On Sun, 8 Oct 2006 20:20:17 +0100, "David Gerard" <dgerard(a)gmail.com>
> The new rules at CheckUser demand a code letter.
The code letters
> available *do not* include checking the identity of apparent socks
> being used to astroturf a POV. I have no problem with requiring
> credible evidence before asking for CheckUser but it does rather
> stymie the process of confirming sockpuppetry outside of closed votes.
Wasn't discussed on checkuser-l, but I can fully
going ahead and setting it up that way. If you think as "requests for
checkuser" as "requests for magic wiki pixie dust truth serum" you
will get a better idea. (And the solution isn't more checkers.)
I don't have any problem bringing along the correct type of shrubbery,
but excluding astroturfing socks outside of !votes seems to be
shooting ourselves in the foot; if anything, astroturfing a viewpoint
in mainspace is *more* damaging to the project than it is in a !vote,
especially since in a !vote such actions are usually pretty