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Hello Owner of abandoned tools, welcome to the Toolforge project! Your request for access was processed, and you should be able to use ssh to connect to You will need to logout and login again at to activate your new permissions there.

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Thank you, and have fun making Tools! --StrikerBot (talk) 22:50, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

Who to notify to adopt a tool?


The Abandoned_tool_policy states that the current owner must be notified, but what to do when the current owner is this "Owner of abandoned tools" account? -Ash Crow (talk) 14:53, 14 August 2021 (UTC)

Great question @Ash Crow! I never came back to update the policy after we invented the @Owner of abandoned tools "placeholder" account. Taking over these tools should still require the committee to verify that secrets have been removed from the tool's $HOME directory, but there should not be a need to notify or wait for that notice to be acknowledged or time out. -- BryanDavis (talk) 16:53, 14 August 2021 (UTC)
Policy documentation updated in Special:Diff/1922224. - BryanDavis (talk) 20:22, 14 August 2021 (UTC)