Major news in August includes:
Various initiatives geared toward improving site responsiveness, decreasing resource consumption, and/or improving site maintainability
Status: (2014-05-monthly) Aaron Schulz has been reviewing the Petition extension for deployment to the cluster, working with Peter Coombe to improve its performance. In addition, the reliability and speed of media uploads was increased by removing many failure cases on Commons. There were many other minor fixes over the course of the month.
Team: Ori Livneh, Aaron Schulz, Antoine Musso, Andrew Garrett
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