User talk:BryanDavis

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Your shell access was granted

Hello, welcome to Wikimedia Labs! I would like to inform you that your shell request was processed and you should be able to login to Bastion host now at In case you get into troubles, please read this page which contains useful information about accessing instances. You can also ask in our irc channel at #wikimedia-labs connect or send an e-mail to our mailing list - thank you, and have fun using labs! Tim Landscheidt (talk) 17:20, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

Welcome to Tool Labs

Hello BryanDavis, welcome to the Tool Labs project! Your request for access was processed and you should be able to login now via ssh at To get started, check the help page and the migrating from the Toolserver page. You can also ask in our IRC channel at #wikimedia-labs connect or send an e-mail to our mailing list – thank you, and have fun using Tools! Tim Landscheidt (talk) 18:54, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

A beer for you!

Export hell seidel steiner.png Enjoy. Greg Grossmeier (talk) 20:38, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

Une étoile pour vous !

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Thanks Bryan! Youni Verciti (talk) 12:29, 23 February 2016 (UTC)

Administrator rights

I don't feel a need to «talk about need for full admin rights». I assume however you know what's the gain in moving me from one group to the other, otherwise you would not have done so, and it would have been nice to write in my user talk page what permissions you sought to remove. Special:ListGroupRights is not especially enlightening (speaking of which, a different setup of the groups could be appropriate for clarity; if there's only a difference of 10 permissions, just remove those from the sysop group and move them to a super-sysop group, or something). Nemo 14:28, 18 February 2017 (UTC)

@Nemo_bis: Sorry, no offense was intended. The reason for the change is described in task T158315. Fundamentally, having the ability to edit the MediaWiki: namespace on wikitech is considered a very sensitive user right, and I decided to remove first and ask later. --BryanDavis (talk) 16:23, 18 February 2017 (UTC)
Ok. I replied there. It would be useful to write down somewhere what's so special about the MediaWiki namespace on this wiki (as opposed to other Wikimedia wikis) and also what the current setup of "sysop" and "contentadmin" groups is good for. Nemo 23:37, 18 February 2017 (UTC)

Access request for Tool Labs to support non-WMF wikis

Could you please process this access request for Tool Labs? I think it's outside of (Tool) Labs's primary scope; there have been exceptions to that in the past, but I don't want to decide that on my own. --Tim Landscheidt (talk) 18:16, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

Thanks Tim Landscheidt. I have left a message on the user's talk page. --BryanDavis (talk) 19:23, 23 February 2017 (UTC)


Hello, sorry for bothering, but can you review my request? Alaa (talk) 16:07, 4 March 2017 (UTC)

@Alaa: Done --BryanDavis (talk) 18:02, 4 March 2017 (UTC)

Access Request

Sorry for bothering, but can you review my access request?

I am a intern at the Wikimedia Taiwan, we are running a project about a third part wiki that uses Taiwan aboriginal languages to write encyclopedia articles, and we need a bot to rapidly export Taiwan aboriginal language articles from Wikimedia Incubator and import them to that wiki, there is more details in the request page.Thank you!--R96340 (talk) 06:05, 8 May 2017 (UTC)

No access to add URI - Diffusion


I followed your explanation, but when I click on "Add URI" I get an "Access Denied: R2119" message.

This is regarding the tool "signature-manquante-bot", diffusion-rep.

Can you help me with it?

--Brclz (talk) 15:14, 3 August 2017 (UTC)

@Brclz: What URI did you try to use for your mirror origin? --BryanDavis (talk) 15:40, 3 August 2017 (UTC)
I can't even add one, the error shows when I go on the page to add some (here, can't even see this page). URI to watch and update from would be (still experimenting to see if this would fit my needs). --Brclz (talk) 15:45, 3 August 2017 (UTC)
@Brclz: The access policy for the repository shows that only the Repository-Admins group can manage the repo. This is either because you had not linked your Phabricator account with your LDAP account before you created the repository or there is some regression bug in repository creation. I can fix the repo permissions for you by adding your Phabricator account to the ACL, but to do that you will need to connect your accounts using We should probably move this discussion to a Phabricator task as well to make it easier to track and to leave a better record for people how have similar issues in the future. --BryanDavis (talk) 16:00, 3 August 2017 (UTC)
=> phab:T172413 :-) Thx for the help so far --Brclz (talk) 16:33, 3 August 2017 (UTC)

Shell Access Request

Hello. I'm not sure where I should put the request for shell access, so I ended up here in the idea that you might be able to help. My old account "User:Simeondahl" is not getting used anymore as of right now since I renamed myself as "SimmeD". Is it possible that you can add "Shell user" back on this new account and remove it from it from the old? --SimmeD (talk) 16:08, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

@SimmeD: "Shell user" is something that is automatically granted when a user becomes a member of a Cloud VPS project like Toolforge or Beta Cluster. See Help:Getting_Started for more information. --BryanDavis (talk) 04:23, 23 October 2017 (UTC)

A pie for you!

A very beautiful Nectarine Pie.jpg Enjoy! Alangi derick (talk) 18:50, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

Some JS deletions, please

Hello and happy new year if we don't talk before the event. I wonder if you could please have the .js pages User:Thiemo Mättig (WMDE)/common.js and User:Thiemo Kreuz/common.js deleted? They're listed as double redirects and I can fix them as content administrators can't edit those user subpages. Thank you. --MarcoAurelio (talk) 12:19, 30 December 2017 (UTC)

Link fix:
--MarcoAurelio (talk) 12:20, 30 December 2017 (UTC)
@MarcoAurelio: Done --BryanDavis (talk) 17:14, 30 December 2017 (UTC)

Outdated info

Hello. I've seen Wikitech still mentions 'silver' as the place where this wiki runs. Is that still accurate? I think I heard somehow this wiki was moved? Regards, --MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:11, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

Done I've updated that page and a few others that mentioned --BryanDavis (talk) 22:00, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

Logstash access for slow filters

Hi BD. I see that the slow filters stuff is behind a login wall. What competency level are you expecting, and which oaths of allegiance need to be sworn to see the slow filters results? If they are not too onerous, where should make an application? — billinghurst sDrewth 06:23, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

@billinghurst: I'm not sure what application/tool "slow filters stuff" refers to. Could you provide a URL? --BryanDavis (talk) 14:18, 14 May 2018 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Billinghurst (talkcontribs) 14:26, 14 May 2018 (UTC)
@billinghurst:, I guess I did not read the header for this message where it says "logstash". Access to the production application log data requires signing a non-disclosure agreement with the Foundation. The process for doing this as a community member is documented at Volunteer NDA#Volunteer_NDA_for_privileged_LDAP_access_or_shell_access. Once your developer account has been added to the cn=nda LDAP group you will be able to view all of the Kibana logging dashboards by authenticating with your developer account credentials. --BryanDavis (talk) 14:51, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

Tool question

Hello. I was wondering if the new Phab Ban tool kept a log somewhere? There's none, as far as I can see (but I might have not searched well enough). Best regards, — MarcoAurelio (talk) 22:15, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

@MarcoAurelio: the tool does not keep a log itself, but Phabricator does keep a log of enable/disable events at I'm not 100% sure, but I think you may have to be a Phabricator Admin to see that log. --BryanDavis (talk) 15:57, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
Hello. Yes, I am afraid that you'll have to be an administrator to see those logs as I am not able to access such page. In any case, I understand that the people that can use the PhabBan account is trusted so there shouldn't be any issues, but maybe, just maybe; having the tool log X disabled the account Y using the shared PhabBan tool would be a good idea for accountability? Thanks. — MarcoAurelio (talk) 20:18, 31 July 2018 (UTC)

User to block

User:WhenDatHotlineBling. Posting here and User talk:Greg Grossmeier, since you were active admins in the past 24 hours. Koavf (talk) 02:16, 1 October 2018 (UTC)

@Koavf: Thanks for the poke. --BryanDavis (talk) 20:04, 1 October 2018 (UTC)

Toolforge membership request

Hello Bryan -- I am trying to figure out how to complete the process of becoming a Toolforge member. I'm writing to you because you responded to my query at Access Request 396. I was able to fix the problem but have not heard anything since. We'd really like to get started with our project, so please let me know if there is anything else I should do.

Rca2t (talk) 16:00, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for your review of this request. Blue Rasberry (talk) 16:08, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
@Rca2t, Bluerasberry: Done, and thanks for the ping to remind me to check the review queue. --BryanDavis (talk) 16:39, 16 October 2018 (UTC)