Indeed. Perhaps Jimmy Wales can be declared the WikiGod, and when he catches
someone abusing status like CheckUser, he'll smite them.
On 6/21/06, Kelly Martin <kelly.lynn.martin(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 6/21/06, Robert Scott Horning <robert_horning(a)netzero.net> wrote:
I've heard a lot of fear mongering and what I
percieve to be unwarrente
fears about abuses to checkuser actions. Can you give some clear
examples of what have been percieved as abuses of those with checkuser
privileges, at least types of problems that have happened as a matter or
I know I am speaking from an apparent minority opinion on this mailing
list, but I fail to see what real damage is happening from simply
looking up the IP address of a user.
I have yet to see a bona fide case of CheckUser abuse. However, this
does not mean that we should fail to be vigilant for abuses. Trust,
Having a group of people who are positioned to advise the Board in
making policy in this area is a good idea in any case.
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