[Foundation-l] Wikipedia tracks user behaviour via third party companies #2

effe iets anders effeietsanders at gmail.com
Fri Jun 5 19:33:01 UTC 2009

2009/6/5 Peter Gervai <grinapo op gmail.com>

> <snip>
> The stats (which have, by surprise, a dedicated domain under th hu
> wikipedia domain) runs on a dedicated server, with nothing else on it.
> Its sole purpose to gather and publish the stats. Basically nobody
> have permission to log in the servers but me, and I since I happen to
> be checkuser as well it wouldn't even be ntertaining to read it, even
> if it wasn't big enough making this useless. I happen to be the one
> who have created the Hungarian checkuser policy, which is, as far as I
> know, the strictest one in WMF projects, and it's no joke, and I
> intend to follow it. (And those who are unfamiliar with me, I happen
> to be the founder of huwp as well, apart from my job in computer
> security.)
> <snip>

Just a remark on the checkuser argument. Checkuser actions and checks are
logged, and can be double checked by other checkusers and stewards. This
server can not. I can imagine that this would pose a problem.


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