Hi all,

I'm forwarding this mail from Sherry Snyder regarding read-only moments on
wikis. It will happen on 22nd of March but I hope it won't affect World
Mime Day edit-a-thon, cause it will be during low-traffic period.

From: *Whatamidoing (WMF)/Sherry Snyder* <ssny...@wikimedia.org>
Date: Monday, 14 March 2016
Subject: [GLAM] You will not be able to edit any wiki three times during
the next two weeks
To: g...@lists.wikimedia.org, Wikimedia Education <
educat...@lists.wikimedia.org>


The Wikimedia Technical department is doing a major test for a new data
center. This work will improve the reliability of the servers and their
ability to recover from a major disaster.  As part of this work, it will
briefly be necessary to put all of the wikis into read-only mode.  This
will make it *impossible to edit or save any page* on Wikipedia or any
related project, including the Outreach wiki, during those times.

The current schedule [1] is this:

* No editing for 5 minutes on Tuesday, 15 March at 07:00 UTC (3:00 a.m. EDT)
* No editing for 15 to 30 minutes on Tuesday, 22 March
* No editing for 15 to 30 minutes on Thursday, 24 March

The exact time for the second and third events has not been determined.  It
will be posted at [1].  It will probably be during a low-traffic time such
as 7:00 UTC.

I am sending this information to these lists because being unable to edit
would obviously be very disruptive to any training classes or
edit-a-thons.  I apologize for the late notice.  I hope that this will not
interfere with any of your work.

There is more information posted here:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Tech/Server_switch_2016  If you have
questions for me, then please contact me on wiki at
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Whatamidoing_(WMF)



[1]
https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/Switch_Datacenter#Schedule_for_Q3_FY2015-2016_rollout

2016-03-10 10:35 GMT+01:00 Ivana Madžarević <ivana.madzare...@vikimedija.org
>:

> Hi again :)
>
> I just wanted to share with you category on Commons
> <https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:World_Mime_Day_edit-a-thon>
> where you can find or/and contribute with your own or released photos. :)
>
> Regards,
>
> 2016-03-04 12:54 GMT+01:00 Ivana Madžarević <
> ivana.madzare...@vikimedija.org>:
>
>> Hi everyone,
>>
>> I'm Ivana Madžarević, Project and Community Manager of Wikimedia Serbia
>> <https://rs.wikimedia.org/wiki/%D0%93%D0%BB%D0%B0%D0%B2%D0%BD%D0%B0_%D1%81%D1%82%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%B0>.
>> I'm reaching out to you hoping that you will join organizing World Mime Day
>> Wiki edit-a-thon. It's an international event that will be held in several
>> countries (so far confirmed) around the world on 22nd of March.
>>
>> The idea came up in cooperation of Wikimedia Serbia and Serbian actor
>> Marko Stojanović (also president of World Mime Organisation
>> <http://www.worldmime.org/>). We wanted to enrich Wikipedia and
>> Wikimedia Commons with relevant articles and photos of mime artists,
>> theaters, festivals, history etc. Mr Stojanović is very well connected with
>> institutions who can provide literature, photo materials and maybe even a
>> venue for the edit-a-thon. It would have much more impact if it's organized
>> in several countries on the same date - similar like Art&Feminism
>> edit-a-thons. Organizing such an event will help developing strong
>> relations between chapters and building partnerships with relevant
>> institutions through networking.
>>
>> I've created meta page
>> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/World_Mime_Day_Wiki_edit-a-thon#Time_plan>
>> and I'm asking you to join and add information about your chapter if you're
>> willing to organize it. So far, several countries confirmed their interest.
>> Wikimedians from Bulgaria, Armenia, Macedonia and Georgia will organize it
>> and some of them have already contacted institutions who can help with
>> sources and photos. Event in Serbia will probably be organized at Singidunum
>> faculty <http://eng.singidunum.ac.rs/> in Belgrade. Mr Stojanović is
>> preparing photos that will be released and used for illustrating Wikipedia
>> articles.
>>
>> Feel free to contact me if you need any assistance or help. Also, if you
>> have any suggestion or comment, do share them.
>>
>> Cheers!
>> --
>> Ивана Маџаревић
>> Менаџер пројеката и заједнице
>>
>> Викимедија Србије  - rs.wikimedia.org -
>> 00381 (0)60 7 454 773
>>
>> „Замислите свет у коме свака особа има слободан приступ целокупном
>> људском знању. То је оно на чему ми радимо.“
>>
>>
>
>
> --
> Ивана Маџаревић
> Менаџер пројеката и заједнице
>
> Викимедија Србије  - rs.wikimedia.org -
> 00381 (0)60 7 454 773
>
> „Замислите свет у коме свака особа има слободан приступ целокупном људском
> знању. То је оно на чему ми радимо.“
>
>


-- 
Ивана Маџаревић
Менаџер пројеката и заједнице

Викимедија Србије  - rs.wikimedia.org -
00381 (0)60 7 454 773

„Замислите свет у коме свака особа има слободан приступ целокупном људском
знању. То је оно на чему ми радимо.“
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