User talk:Ryan Lane

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Latest comment: 9 years ago by Sandaru in topic Deleting abandoned projects in Labs

Bots project

Hi Ryan,

Can you kindly add me to the bots project too? I'd like to run Pywikipedia-based bots off the Labs instances, primarily on Fa WP. I'd also like to create a mini-documentation in Persian for how to do this, and share it with other Fa WP bot owners.

Thanks, huji (talk) 16:46, 30 September 2012 (UTC)Reply

I tend to not add people into projects, and instead let the project admins do so. They'll help you get acquainted with the project while doing so. You should talk to Damianz and/or petan in the #wikimedia-labs IRC channel on Freenode.--laner (talk) 03:37, 2 October 2012 (UTC)Reply
Makes perfect sense. Honestly, there was no way for to me figure out who the project admin is, from Nova Resource:Bots. I added an {{{Admins}}} parameter to the relevant templates, and updated Nova Resource:Bots to list at least one of the admins, so that other people will know how to talk to. huji (talk) 11:04, 2 October 2012 (UTC)Reply
Yeah. I need to make a change to labsconsole so that admins are also tracked, like members are.--laner (talk) 18:21, 2 October 2012 (UTC)Reply

A beer for you!

For enabling WikiLove on Wikitech :) dzahn (talk) 20:41, 14 March 2013 (UTC)Reply

A barnstar for you!

The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
There is nothing more helpful than Ryan hanging out in #wikimedia-labs to save our projects. As a tireless admin, here is the awesome rotating barnstar. Thank you ! hashar (talk) 22:05, 14 March 2013 (UTC)Reply

Local adminship

Hi. What's the process for local adminship here? I searched the wiki for "adminship", but didn't see anything. --mzmcbride (talk) 18:12, 16 March 2013 (UTC)Reply

We have a contentadmin group that can be used for most actions, except for editing the interface. We're very strictly limiting the interface editing permissions, as they can be used to hijack other user's accounts.--Ryan Lane (talk) 21:37, 16 March 2013 (UTC)Reply

Relatedly, thoughts on transwiki importing between here ( and Does this just need a bug? --mzmcbride (talk) 18:14, 16 March 2013 (UTC)Reply

We should have a request queue for transwiki imports. We have it enabled, but like the ability to edit the interface we limit its membership. It can be used to import interface pages, which increases our risk.--Ryan Lane (talk) 21:37, 16 March 2013 (UTC)Reply

New project request

What do you think of this project?

DGideas (talk) 13:09, 12 April 2013 (UTC)Reply

Replied on the request's discussion page.--Ryan Lane (talk) 20:39, 12 April 2013 (UTC)Reply

A barnstar for you!

The Barnstar of Good Humor
scream of silence Khanduja.pawandeep (talk) 10:36, 23 April 2013 (UTC)Reply

Welcome to Tool Labs

Hello Ryan Lane, 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 labs! petrb (talk) 13:42, 24 May 2013 (UTC)Reply

:D --mzmcbride (talk) 21:01, 30 May 2013 (UTC)Reply

add me to bastion project?

Hi Ryan, I'm trying to get access to My shell access request was granted, and I believe my SSH keys are in order, but I haven't been added to the bastion user group. IRC user scfc_de checked things out and said that because I have an "old" account some special magic is necessary to give me access. Apparently you're the magic man :) Little help? Cheers, jmorgan (talk) 23:02, 16 August 2013 (UTC)Reply

Done--Ryan Lane (talk) 21:56, 19 August 2013 (UTC)Reply

Completing project documentation

This is regarding the announcement ( if you have missed it.

We have added some fields in addition to description field which is already there on your projects. Please click "Edit Documentation" in your project page/projects pages and fill the blanks. It will only take few minutes from your valuable time.

If you have any comments or suggestion on the form please let me know. Thanks in advance!--Sandaru (talk) 16:54, 24 July 2014 (UTC)Reply

Can you please fill the documentation of Bastion as well. Thanks in advance! --Sandaru (talk) 17:18, 17 August 2014 (UTC)Reply

Deleting abandoned projects in Labs

Hi, Your projects namely, Metavidwiki, Openstack-wiki,Pediapress, Puppet-cleanup and Publicdata have been identified as having "no running instances." We would like to know whether the projects are still active and functional. Please reply to this post if they are still functioning. This will help the ongoing process to identify abandoned projects and delete them from Labs. --Sandaru (talk) 17:45, 13 November 2014 (UTC)Reply