On 19/06/07, Steve Summit <scs(a)eskimo.com> wrote:
Thomas Dalton wrote:
> If someone became suspicious that something odd
was going on
> with a particular article and ran a checkuser on all the contributors
Is that routinely done? I was under the impression
checkuser was applied only to specific users about whom
suspicions had arisen.
Pretty much. My use of it tends to be assisting other admins in
tracking long-term trolls. (One of whom is an utterly reliable open
proxy canary. Now if only he would get bored and go away ...)
That said, checking Tor IPs is a pretty reliable way of spotting
trouble quickly. Because the good editors (Charlotte Webb, Armed
Blowfish) going through them really are the exceptions, sadly.
"We are blocking Tor as a firehose of sewage."
"WHY DO YOU HATE FREEDOM!"
"Guess we must just be like that."
> the best they could find is that lots of people
are using TOR,
> but if we allow people to use TOR then it is quite a leap to
> assume that it is just one person using TOR.
That's why I've been musing about the
possibility of changing the
If you edit using TOR or open proxies, you run the risk
of being falsely accused as a sockpuppet.
"bad-faith editor", I suggest.