Tony Sidaway said:
If anyone else would like to add to these comments, please do so at
<http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CheckUser> so that decisions can be
made about how this feature should be used, and who should be able to
Thanks. I've outlined my thoughts in a section titled (appropriately)
"At discretion of arbcom, subject to veto".
..or would if I could!
I get a maintenance lock right now.
Here's the text:
At discretion of arbcom, subject to veto
All the gubbins seems to me to be a symptom of our understandable
suspicion about abuse of this feature. The best solution to me seems to be
to place this feature at the discretion of the arbitration apparatus of
each individual Wiki, subject to veto, separately, by the board and Jimbo.
Power to flip the appropriate bits to grant or revoke the ability to use
this feature should continue to reside with whoever has it now, who as de
facto custodian of user privacy would have an absolute veto. Arbcom should
also be responsible for ensuring that the feature is used only according
to its instructions. The log of all accesses of this feature (when used
and by whom) should be public if possible. Further information should not
be made available but should be available by a report run by the
developers on request of arbcom. User:Tony Sidaway 15:30, 28 Apr 2005