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Jun 8 2021

Vukky awarded T283980: Phacility (Maintainer of Phabricator) is winding down. Upstream support ending. a Heartbreak token.
Jun 8 2021, 11:21 AM · Release-Engineering-Team (Seen), User-Matthewrbowker, Phabricator
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Jun 8 2021, 9:44 AM · Release-Engineering-Team (Seen), User-Matthewrbowker, Phabricator

Jun 7 2021

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Jun 6 2021

Niharika awarded T283980: Phacility (Maintainer of Phabricator) is winding down. Upstream support ending. a Heartbreak token.
Jun 6 2021, 4:11 PM · Release-Engineering-Team (Seen), User-Matthewrbowker, Phabricator

Jun 5 2021

Matthewrbowker added a comment to T283980: Phacility (Maintainer of Phabricator) is winding down. Upstream support ending..

Several of Phabricator's users and long time contributors are coming together to fork phabricator, with @epriestley's blessing and under a new name. I hope that Wikimedia will be a part of that effort, at least by sponsoring some of my time towards it, however, I intend to contribute in a personal capacity as much as I can.

Please name it Phork. Please name it Phork.

+1 to the name suggestion, but is there also any public documentation about this discussion and fork? I'd be interested in following along (and I'm sure others on this task would be too)

Jun 5 2021, 12:31 PM · Release-Engineering-Team (Seen), User-Matthewrbowker, Phabricator

Jun 3 2021

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Jun 2 2021

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Jun 1 2021

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May 31 2021

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May 31 2021, 7:05 AM · Release-Engineering-Team (Seen), User-Matthewrbowker, Phabricator

May 30 2021

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May 30 2021, 5:01 PM · Release-Engineering-Team (Seen), User-Matthewrbowker, Phabricator
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May 30 2021, 7:04 AM · Release-Engineering-Team (Seen), User-Matthewrbowker, Phabricator
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May 30 2021, 2:47 AM · Release-Engineering-Team (Seen), User-Matthewrbowker, Phabricator
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May 30 2021, 12:55 AM · Release-Engineering-Team (Seen), User-Matthewrbowker, Phabricator

May 29 2021

Krenair awarded T283980: Phacility (Maintainer of Phabricator) is winding down. Upstream support ending. a The World Burns token.
May 29 2021, 11:15 PM · Release-Engineering-Team (Seen), User-Matthewrbowker, Phabricator
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May 29 2021, 11:04 PM · Release-Engineering-Team (Seen), User-Matthewrbowker, Phabricator
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May 29 2021, 11:03 PM · Release-Engineering-Team (Seen), User-Matthewrbowker, Phabricator
Matthewrbowker created T283980: Phacility (Maintainer of Phabricator) is winding down. Upstream support ending..
May 29 2021, 11:01 PM · Release-Engineering-Team (Seen), User-Matthewrbowker, Phabricator

Apr 25 2021

Matthewrbowker added a comment to T280392: Migrate Wikimedia away from OTRS software and branding.

community has feelings about the name of this and I think the name choice should be a community discussion

see past conversation with lots of participation

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:OTRS/Archives/2019#Proposal_for_name_change_-_%22Wiki_client_services%22

propose that there be a conversation before anyone takes action at scale

Apr 25 2021, 2:24 AM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Oct-Dec-2021), Znuny, Epic

Oct 30 2020

Matthewrbowker moved T266894: Two pages a user never created showing up on report from Backlog to Pages Created on the XTools board.
Oct 30 2020, 5:36 PM · User-Matthewrbowker, XTools
Matthewrbowker created T266894: Two pages a user never created showing up on report.
Oct 30 2020, 5:36 PM · User-Matthewrbowker, XTools

Oct 13 2020

whym awarded T171996: Add column for MediaWiki namespace edits to adminstats a Cookie token.
Oct 13 2020, 2:19 PM · User-DannyS712, User-Matthewrbowker, XTools

Oct 7 2020

Matthewrbowker added a comment to T122220: Enable optional two-factor authentication for OTRS.

Also, the idea of centralizing the OTRS authentication has been discussed and rejected before: T133476: Proposal: Centralize OTRS login methodology. I proposed setting up an LDAP server years ago that would handle the authentication and role management, and the overhead was too high.

Oct 7 2020, 4:51 PM · Security, Znuny

Sep 28 2020

Matthewrbowker moved T263997: nur ne kurze Frage from Backlog to Complete on the XTools board.
Sep 28 2020, 5:48 PM · Trash

Sep 18 2020

Matthewrbowker archived P12669 OTRS Queue Colors.js.
Sep 18 2020, 7:19 PM · Znuny
Matthewrbowker added a comment to T263243: Add visual incoming/outgoing clue in OTRS ticket view.

https://otrs-wiki.wikimedia.org/wiki/Greasemonkey_Scripts (Feel free to expand or rename) - I also ported to GitHub as opposed to the Paste, which was more maintainable.

Sep 18 2020, 6:59 PM · Znuny
Matthewrbowker added a comment to T263243: Add visual incoming/outgoing clue in OTRS ticket view.

Can you please put or link this somewhere on OTRS wiki? I think there are some more Greasemonkey scripts, at lease I have one that is a bit useful.

Sep 18 2020, 6:47 PM · Znuny
Matthewrbowker edited P12669 OTRS Queue Colors.js.
Sep 18 2020, 6:18 PM · Znuny
Matthewrbowker added a comment to T263243: Add visual incoming/outgoing clue in OTRS ticket view.

Hey, I don't know if this helps a lot, but I built a quick GreaseMonkey script that should restore the colors: https://github.com/Matthewrbowker/otrs-colors/raw/master/otrs-colors.user.js . This should work short-term until we decide what to do with our OTRS install.

Sep 18 2020, 5:36 PM · Znuny
Matthewrbowker created P12669 OTRS Queue Colors.js.
Sep 18 2020, 5:34 PM · Znuny
Matthewrbowker added a comment to T122220: Enable optional two-factor authentication for OTRS.

I appreciate that we have that feature now and do test it, but I second akosiaris' statement above that we don't have any process yet to recover an account. I guess if anybody locks out themselves at the moment we could be unable to recover the account. Please consider that OTRS admins may not have enough resources for assistance at the moment.
If 2fa forces us to rely on anything not verifyable during account recovery, it perhaps doesn't add much additional security.

This is my biggest concern as well. My feeling, at least for the trial period, would be to require a post to [[AR]] on OTRS wiki. But, if we have to remove their 2FA token we also scramble their password and force them to reset it.

Long-term, we need a better solution (like a committed identity that enwiki has) - but all of that is taking more time from an already stretched thin admin team.

Another question/idea would be: How hard are OTRS modules to build? We could theoretically build an enhanced version of the built-in 2FA module, which allowed for scratch codes and hide the generator token.

A more suitable question would be "How costly are OTRS modules to maintain?" as I my experience up to now with OTRS modules is that most of their cost goes into maintenance and not building them. And since we would be probably patching the current implementation, it would be considerable. We would need to find someone to do build it and maintain it down the road.

Sep 18 2020, 5:15 PM · Security, Znuny

Sep 17 2020

Matthewrbowker added a comment to T122220: Enable optional two-factor authentication for OTRS.

I appreciate that we have that feature now and do test it, but I second akosiaris' statement above that we don't have any process yet to recover an account. I guess if anybody locks out themselves at the moment we could be unable to recover the account. Please consider that OTRS admins may not have enough resources for assistance at the moment.
If 2fa forces us to rely on anything not verifyable during account recovery, it perhaps doesn't add much additional security.

Sep 17 2020, 5:01 PM · Security, Znuny
Matthewrbowker added a comment to T263149: Add bigdelete to OTRS Wiki bureaucrats.

@DannyS712 Awesome, thank you for taking care of that!

Sep 17 2020, 5:00 PM · Performance-Team (Radar), Patch-For-Review, User-DannyS712, User-Matthewrbowker, Znuny, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Matthewrbowker moved T263149: Add bigdelete to OTRS Wiki bureaucrats from Inbox to Created on the User-Matthewrbowker board.
Sep 17 2020, 4:39 PM · Performance-Team (Radar), Patch-For-Review, User-DannyS712, User-Matthewrbowker, Znuny, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Matthewrbowker created T263149: Add bigdelete to OTRS Wiki bureaucrats.
Sep 17 2020, 4:37 PM · Performance-Team (Radar), Patch-For-Review, User-DannyS712, User-Matthewrbowker, Znuny, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Matthewrbowker added a comment to T122220: Enable optional two-factor authentication for OTRS.

I have also enabled 2FA on my account. It's a bit of a scary process currently - I'm used to being asked that 2FA is set up correctly by inputting a code. Instead, the interface just assumes that you're set up correctly, which makes it easy to lock your account.

Sep 17 2020, 3:55 PM · Security, Znuny

Sep 16 2020

Matthewrbowker added a comment to T122220: Enable optional two-factor authentication for OTRS.

+1 to the lab rat queue, I'd love to test this.

Sep 16 2020, 5:25 PM · Security, Znuny

Sep 15 2020

Matthewrbowker moved T224654: Page history: Extra space in log events in year counts from Inbox to Defined on the User-Matthewrbowker board.
Sep 15 2020, 5:25 PM · User-Matthewrbowker, User-DannyS712, XTools
Matthewrbowker claimed T224654: Page history: Extra space in log events in year counts.
Sep 15 2020, 5:25 PM · User-Matthewrbowker, User-DannyS712, XTools
Matthewrbowker added a comment to T262399: Edit Counter not working since since last 2 days.

Isn’t the edit counter supposed to issue a replay warning in these instances?

Sep 15 2020, 5:12 PM · XTools

Sep 11 2020

Matthewrbowker added a comment to T262721: Proposal: Separate Phabricator project for semi-automated edit requests in XTools.

That's why I didn't tag any project admins yet, I wanted to open it for wider discussion from the XTools maintainers before I went ahead and implemented.

Sep 11 2020, 7:48 PM · PM, Project-Admins, User-Matthewrbowker, XTools
Matthewrbowker triaged T262721: Proposal: Separate Phabricator project for semi-automated edit requests in XTools as Low priority.
Sep 11 2020, 7:32 PM · PM, Project-Admins, User-Matthewrbowker, XTools

Sep 9 2020

Matthewrbowker updated subscribers of T262399: Edit Counter not working since since last 2 days.

@MusikAnimal @Cyberpower678 Do we want to use the banner system to maybe add a message linking to T262239 on prod? Otherwise, I fear we're going to see multiple tasks related to this.

Sep 9 2020, 5:43 PM · XTools

Sep 3 2020

Matthewrbowker moved T253464: XTools displaying weird percentages from Inbox to Working on the User-Matthewrbowker board.
Sep 3 2020, 1:09 AM · User-Matthewrbowker, XTools
Matthewrbowker claimed T253464: XTools displaying weird percentages.
Sep 3 2020, 1:08 AM · User-Matthewrbowker, XTools

Jun 14 2020

Matthewrbowker moved T255263: Edit counter no longer counting all edits from Backlog to Complete on the XTools board.
Jun 14 2020, 10:02 PM · XTools

May 29 2020

AntiCompositeNumber awarded T156953: Ability to move task on multiple workboards on same action a Love token.
May 29 2020, 4:01 PM · User-Matthewrbowker, Phabricator (Upstream), Upstream

Apr 8 2020

Matthewrbowker placed T189413: Please port the adminscore for other projects up for grabs.
Apr 8 2020, 7:06 PM · User-Matthewrbowker, XTools
Matthewrbowker placed T198872: Simple Counter should show the latest edit and logged action up for grabs.
Apr 8 2020, 7:06 PM · User-Matthewrbowker, XTools
Matthewrbowker placed T217505: Request to add tool to AutoEdits: Twinkle on zhwp up for grabs.
Apr 8 2020, 7:06 PM · User-Matthewrbowker, Chinese-Sites, XTools
Matthewrbowker placed T235941: IPv6 globalcontribs does not support double-colon syntax up for grabs.
Apr 8 2020, 7:05 PM · User-Matthewrbowker, XTools
Matthewrbowker placed T186258: Move the old RfX tools to a separate dedicated ToolForge project up for grabs.
Apr 8 2020, 7:05 PM · User-Matthewrbowker, XTools
Matthewrbowker placed T171998: rfap: Highlight RfXs by outcome up for grabs.
Apr 8 2020, 7:05 PM · User-Matthewrbowker, XTools
Matthewrbowker placed T61113: Remove MediaWiki code marked for removal in a past release up for grabs.
Apr 8 2020, 7:04 PM · MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.8; 2018-12-11), User-Matthewrbowker, Google-Code-In-2016, Technical-Debt, good first task, MediaWiki-General
Matthewrbowker placed T53434: Establish an internal system or a recommended external system for monitoring user-created Toolforge web services up for grabs.
Apr 8 2020, 7:03 PM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), User-Matthewrbowker, community-labs-monitoring, Toolforge

Mar 17 2020

Matthewrbowker added a comment to T247900: allow users without a wiki cloak trigger the ops stalkword.

For the record, I'm against this change. If there's truly an issue, a trusted contributor with a WMF cloak can bangops just as easily. But by whitelisting other networks, it becomes trivial to social engineer enough to begin creating spam. And I know a couple of our bad actors would love that.

Why can't a trusted contributor without a wiki cloak be given the same rights as one with one?

Wiki contributors are vetted using OAth, requiring 250 edits, three months service, and no active blocks. I consider that pretty low bar, certainly not something would preclude someone who is hanging in our channels actively to achieve.

And if not, someone with a cloak can bangops. Or go to #wikimedia-ops and ask for help.

What about for example for users like myself, who meet those criteria for a cloak, but have a cloak with a different project?

Mar 17 2020, 8:41 PM · User-Zppix, wikimedia-irc-libera
Matthewrbowker added a comment to T247900: allow users without a wiki cloak trigger the ops stalkword.

For the record, I'm against this change. If there's truly an issue, a trusted contributor with a WMF cloak can bangops just as easily. But by whitelisting other networks, it becomes trivial to social engineer enough to begin creating spam. And I know a couple of our bad actors would love that.

Why can't a trusted contributor without a wiki cloak be given the same rights as one with one?

Mar 17 2020, 8:32 PM · User-Zppix, wikimedia-irc-libera
Matthewrbowker updated Matthewrbowker.
Mar 17 2020, 8:19 PM
Matthewrbowker added a comment to T247900: allow users without a wiki cloak trigger the ops stalkword.

For the record, I'm against this change. If there's truly an issue, a trusted contributor with a WMF cloak can bangops just as easily. But by whitelisting other networks, it becomes trivial to social engineer enough to begin creating spam. And I know a couple of our bad actors would love that.

Mar 17 2020, 8:18 PM · wikimedia-irc-libera, User-Zppix