WMUK wiki migration

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Wikimedia UK's wiki has been migrated from the Wikimedia Foundation's datacenter to the Wikimedia UK's one.

What about me?[edit | edit source]

Activate "Enable email from other users" in your user profile now! That we get a chance to communicate to you your new password. To do this:

  1. Log in to your account
  2. Click 'Preferences' (or 'Dewisiadau') in the top-right of the page
  3. Near the bottom of the page, enter your email address (if not already entered)
  4. Select the check box marked 'Enable e-mail from other users' (or 'Galluogi e-bost oddi wrth ddefnyddwyr eraill')
  5. Save your preferences by clicking on the button at the bottom of the screen.

What will the impact be?[edit | edit source]

  • The wiki will be in read-only mode for a few hours
  • User will lose (and thus have to reset) their account configuration; this includes:

What else will change?[edit | edit source]

The domain name of the website will change from

uk.wikimedia.org

to

www.wikimedia.org.uk

While automatic redirect will exist from the current domain, users should update their bookmarks to use the new address.

Saving your watchlist[edit | edit source]

To manually migrate your watchlist, go to Special:EditWatchlist/raw and save everything within the Titles: text box in a text file on your computer. On the new wiki after migration, again go to Special:EditWatchlist/raw and this time paste what you previously saved into the text box and click "Update watchlist".

When?[edit | edit source]

Last friday of September 2013: the 27th, 8PM UTC.

How?[edit | edit source]

Have a look to our strategy.

See also[edit | edit source]