Wikipedia Report: Search and editing appears to be down

Hi Baby Birds,

A quick update for any of you who are as addicted to Wikipedia as I am. As of 11:42 central time, the search function and the editing functions on Wikipedia appear to be down. I’ve run a couple of tests on both Mozilla Firefox and Safari and continue to get a variation of the same error: “[45006c8e] 2013-06-28 04:43:23: Fatal exception of type MWException”.

Apparently these errors are not particularly rare on Wiki-based platforms, but this is the first time I’ve personally ever seen it on Wikipedia itself. I will try to post updates as they come in, but I assume Wikipedia will be back and functioning normally soon. It looks like you can still access the main page and articles until then.

UPDATE 1: Apparently others are experiencing this outage too – Arjuna Rao Chavala posted “@psubhashish @Wikipedia yes #wikipedia is down “[fe1c101b] 2013-06-28 04:49:08: Fatal exception of type MWException”” at 9:50 p.m.

UPDATE 2: Wikipedia appears to be back up and running smoothly as normal. I will continue to update if there is anything further to report.

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