For general information about IRC usage in other Wikimedia projects, see m:IRC.
Code of Conduct
By participating in the IRC channel you agree to adhere to the Code of Conduct for Wikimedia technical spaces.
We also encourage everyone to follow the Technical Engagement Social Norms.
What to do there
Things you can do there:
- Ask for help about the provided services (Toolforge, Cloud VPS, Data Services, etc.)
- Request attention for a bug filed in Phabricator
- Ask for access to a specific project
- Record Server Admin Log messages by sending !log project message messages
The occasional off-topic discussion about real life and events at Wikimedia is permitted in moderate quantities.
Additionally, there are certain rules we strictly enforce to create a healthy discussion environment:
- No spamming/advertising
- No shouting (i.e. using all capital letters for every word)
- No pasting code snippets longer than 2-3 lines (use a pastebin for that)
People who are persistently disruptive may be temporarily or permanently banned from the channel.
You should also avoid publishing any kind of potentially personal information on the channel as it is publicly logged and viewable by all. If absolutely needed, feel free to send a private message to your recipient.
Accessing the channel
The channel is open to anyone so first make sure you can connect using an IRC client.
Once connected just type
/join #wikimedia-cloud and that should be it!
Conversations in the #wikimedia-cloud channel are publicly logged at https://wm-bot.wmcloud.org/browser/index.php?display=%23wikimedia-cloud
- Updates to Phabricator tasks
- Updates to change requests in Gerrit
- Infrastructure alerts
In this channel, you will find various bots relaying that type of information (wikibugs, icinga-wm, shinken-wm, and stashbot).
- Public logs of the channel
- Wikimedia Cloud Services
- Toolforge documentation
- Cloud VPS documentation
- Data Services documentation
- List of all documentation pages
Communication and support
We communicate and provide support through several primary channels. Please reach out with questions and to join the conversation.
|Phabricator Workboard||#Cloud-Services||Task tracking and bug reporting|
|IRC Channel||#wikimedia-cloud connect
|General discussion and support|
|Mailing List||cloud@||Information about ongoing initiatives, general discussion and support|
|Announcement emails||cloud-announce@||Information about critical changes (all messages mirrored to cloud@)|
|News wiki page||News||Information about major near-term plans|
|Cloud Services Blog||Clouds & Unicorns||Learning more details about some of our work|
|Wikimedia Technical Blog||techblog.wikimedia.org||News and stories from the Wikimedia technical movement|