[Foundation-l] Fwd: Jimbo's response re:Rampant CheckuserPrivacy Abuse

elisabeth bauer eflebeth at googlemail.com
Wed Dec 12 21:32:53 UTC 2007

2007/12/12, Jimmy Wales <jwales at wikia.com>:
> Brian McNeil wrote:
> > I have CheckUser on the English Wikinews, and I am glad to say I have never
> > been pressured to carry out a check in secret. My opinion is that no
> > undocumented CheckUser should be performed.
> I disagree.  CheckUser should be used liberally with absolutely no
> implication that the user being checked is suspected of wrongdoing.
> Indeed, in many cases, the purpose of CheckUser is to *clear people*.
> A checkuser who has confirmed that nothing is going wrong, need not
> mention it.  This is just routine work.

Is the above your private opinion or normal checkuser practice on en-wp?


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