[Foundation-l] checkuser

Anthony wikimail at inbox.org
Thu Aug 2 03:02:01 UTC 2007

On 8/1/07, The Uninvited Co., Inc <uninvited at nerstrand.net> wrote:
> The first of these has already been brought up by others, which is
> whether or not the commission should be investigating allegations of
> abuse of the checkuser tool that are unrelated to privacy violations.

Aren't all allegations of abuse of the checkuser tool (other than by
developers) related to privacy violations?  The privacy policy says
that "When using a pseudonym, your IP address will not be available to
the public, but it will be stored on the wiki servers for a relatively
short amount of time. Thus it will be available to developers and may
be released under certain circumstances (see below)."

So if the checkuser was not a "developer", and the release didn't fall
under the reasons listed "below", then the release was a violation of
the privacy policy.

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