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Apr 26 2019, 10:55 AM (24 w, 6 d)
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Jun 20 2019

Gestumblindi added a comment to T226048: Sometimes pages load slowly for users routed to the Amsterdam data center (due to some factor outside of Wikimedia cluster).

Seems to be better. Solved by the rebooting mentioned by @ema ? I don't experience that slowness anymore.

Jun 20 2019, 1:29 PM · User-notice, Performance-Team (Radar), Operations, Traffic, Performance Issue

Jun 19 2019

Gestumblindi added a comment to T226048: Sometimes pages load slowly for users routed to the Amsterdam data center (due to some factor outside of Wikimedia cluster).

I honestly do not think that the issue is connected to my computer, my browser or my internet connection, as the slowness is Wikipedia-specific, other sites load fine, and every speed and connectivity test gives good results. The traceroute I posted above also looks fine, I'd say? It's a "gut feeling", but as a longtime Wikipedia user, to me the symptoms really "feel" like they're on the Wikipedia side. For what it's worth, I'm in Switzerland.

Jun 19 2019, 5:50 PM · User-notice, Performance-Team (Radar), Operations, Traffic, Performance Issue
Gestumblindi added a comment to T226048: Sometimes pages load slowly for users routed to the Amsterdam data center (due to some factor outside of Wikimedia cluster).

The slowness persists today. Still similar experience.

Jun 19 2019, 10:45 AM · User-notice, Performance-Team (Radar), Operations, Traffic, Performance Issue

Jun 18 2019

Gestumblindi added a comment to T226048: Sometimes pages load slowly for users routed to the Amsterdam data center (due to some factor outside of Wikimedia cluster).

Loading the same page twice in a row: Yes, there are often differences. It's an overall slow experience, but pages often load faster when loading a second time (not always). Everything seems to be faster now, but not blindingly fast. Safemode: I'm now using https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arbeitermuseum for testing and it loads consistently with loading times between 250 and 300 ms, with and without safemode, no difference. I'm not on a Linux or Mac device, but Traceroute is also available under windows ("tracert" command), this is the result:

Jun 18 2019, 10:57 PM · User-notice, Performance-Team (Radar), Operations, Traffic, Performance Issue
Gestumblindi added a comment to T226048: Sometimes pages load slowly for users routed to the Amsterdam data center (due to some factor outside of Wikimedia cluster).

Some random examples: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fu%C3%9Fball-Weltmeisterschaft_2022 right now had a loading time of 152158 ms and didn't load completely. The main text of the article is there, but the Wikipedia logo and navigation to the left are missing. The short article https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alkuin_Stillhart did load in 438 ms, which also seems to be pretty slow to me. Some articles did load without the style sheets.

Jun 18 2019, 9:05 PM · User-notice, Performance-Team (Radar), Operations, Traffic, Performance Issue
Gestumblindi added a comment to T226048: Sometimes pages load slowly for users routed to the Amsterdam data center (due to some factor outside of Wikimedia cluster).

For what it's worth, I can confirm that there are currently often slow loading times in German-language Wikipedia (using Firefox 67.0.3 and previously 67.0.2). But it's intermittent. And not for other websites, but specifically Wikipedia.

Jun 18 2019, 8:57 PM · User-notice, Performance-Team (Radar), Operations, Traffic, Performance Issue

Apr 26 2019

Gestumblindi added a comment to T221892: &veaction=edit no longer overrides namespace settings (can't edit global sandbox page using VE).

I suspect I broke this by fixing T219457 – if you had new wikitext editor enabled, such links would open the visual editor's HTML in the wikitext editor, which was crazy.
If the visual editor is expected to be available in the project namespace ("Wikipedia"), perhaps it would be better to just enable it there? It is enabled on other wikis, e.g. pl.wp.

Apr 26 2019, 11:01 AM · MW-1.34-notes (1.34.0-wmf.4; 2019-05-07), VisualEditor-MediaWiki, VisualEditor (Current work)