[tor-project] [ticket system] registrations of users & next trac/gitlab meeting

Tom Ritter tom at ritter.vg
Wed Oct 16 14:22:36 UTC 2019

This is a self-serving question, but will it possible/easier to rename
user accounts in gitlab? Or could we perform a rename during the


On Fri, 11 Oct 2019 at 18:38, Gaba <gaba at torproject.org> wrote:
> Hi!
> At the last meeting there was a lot of discussion [0] around the
> registration of users in https://dip.torproject.org and people had a few
> suggestions to deal with spam and allow people to easily send bugs and
> track them (some suggestions were to create a web interface for
> anonymous users in front of gitlab, continue with cypherpunk account,
> install a forum with discourse). It seems that this last decision is the
> only blocker right now to move forward with a date for the migration.
> All the suggestions proposed involve extra work/resources right now that
> we do not have.
> With the objective of getting this done soon with the requirements we
> have, let's choose the minimum solution for moving to our gitlab
> instance and resolve all the other problems later.
> It would mean having registration open (at first at least but we can
> close it anytime) in https://dip.torproject.org and get a few of us (at
> least Pili and me are volunteering for this) to moderate who is
> registering and creating issues. Gitlab has a way for people to report
> users and we can monitor new accounts closely. And there is a way to
> whitelist and black list domains for sign-ups. If we see that this is a
> lot more work volume that what we have now in trac, we can close
> regisration and open accounts on request. Other gitlab instances have a
> lot of issues dealing with spam and it seems that it could get worst
> than at trac but we will deal with this once the migration to gitlab is
> done.
> Next meeting is on October 15th at 17 UTC on #irc-meeting and the agenda
> should be:
> * dates for migration
> * review steps for the migration [1]
> cheers,
> gaba
> [0]
> https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-project/2019-October/002517.html
> [1] https://nc.riseup.net/s/SnQy3yMJewRBwA7
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