[Foundation-l] Fwd: Jimbo's response re:Rampant Checkuser Privacy Abuse
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Wed Dec 12 19:34:38 UTC 2007
On Dec 12, 2007 2:16 PM, Birgitte SB <birgitte_sb at yahoo.com> wrote:
> --- Tomasz Ganicz <polimerek at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 2007/12/12, GerardM <gerard.meijssen at gmail.com>:
> > > Hoi,
> > > Why is this exclusively en.wikipedia issue
> > discussed on Foundation-l ???
> > > Thanks,
> > > GerardM
> > >
> > I think the examples are just from en-wikipedia -
> > but the problem is
> > about all Wikimedia projects.
> What other projects are having such problems?
> Considering only a small number of projects have local
> checkusers and some of those have strong requirements
> for transparency, I would be very surprised to find
> this to be a WMF-wide issue. IIRC fr.WP doesn't even
> allow local checkusers to join checkuser-l because of
> the lack of transparency of that mailing list.
> I doubt this is inherently a checkuser problem
> anyways. It is just another symptom of the larger
> dysfunction of the en.WP community.
> Birgitte SB
So are other communities immune from this problem, or has it just not
hit them yet? Either way, I think input from those outside en.wp
would be valuable. If you're immune from the problem, tell us how you
got there. If it just hasn't hit you yet, let's work together to
solve it before it does.
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