[Foundation-l] checkuser

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Thu Aug 2 10:44:09 UTC 2007

On 02/08/07, The Uninvited Co., Inc <uninvited at nerstrand.net> wrote:

> Another issue is that policy is silent on the release of derived data.
> If someone releases the information that someone is "a user from
> Chicago," or at a particular college, they have revealed partial
> information derived from page logs about an individual user.  It's
> unclear whether or when this is permitted.  We should be providing clear
> guidance not only for the commission but for individual checkusers.

I do try to keep to the rule "if in doubt, say nothing" and advise
other checkers to do so.

OTOH, if someone is clearly doing bad things, too bad. Also, if they
are using their IP as a separate personality, that's what they get for
using their IP as a sockpuppet.

> The board of trustees approached me about the ombudsman role initially
> and I would be happy to serve in that capacity if asked to do so again,
> though it is not a role I particularly relish nor one that I would seek
> out.

Job finds you!!

- d.

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