The Distributed Proofreaders site is scheduled to be completely unavailable starting at noon server time on Wednesday 2 June as we updated our Operating System and database. We hope to have completed the update by end of day. During this time the main site, forum and wiki will be unavailable.
Please consider using this maintenance window to do Smooth Reads that you have taken out prior to the downtime.
Please save all of your work before we start the maintenance at 12 noon server time. Proofreading pages offline while the server is down and saving them when it comes back up will not work.
If the upgrade and related checks are completed early, the site will return sooner.
Thank you for your patience. As you wait for Distributed Proofreaders to become available again, please feel free to browse through the excellent articles in this Blog.
We’ll keep this blog post updated with progress during the outage. You can also find us on Facebook.
Update 12:00pm EDT: Maintenance has started.
Update 1:00pm EDT: Maintenance proceeding as planned.
Update 2:00pm EDT: Maintenance proceeding as planned.
Update 3:20pm EDT: Maintenance continuing. The core Operating System upgrade is complete and we’re working to validate middleware and bring services online.
Update 5:20pm EDT: The Distributed Proofreaders Site is back up and operational. Thank you for your patience.