[WikiEN-l] Jayjg: Abusing CheckUser for political ends?

Joe Szilagyi szilagyi at gmail.com
Fri Jun 15 23:29:00 UTC 2007

Is it appropriate for a CheckUser to disclose on someone's RFA the methods
of *how* they connect to edit Wikipedia? Here, Jayjg disclosed that
CharlotteWeb edited from Tor previously:



":'''6''' Can you explain why you edit using TOR proxies? [[User:Jayjg|Jayjg
color="DarkGreen">[[User_talk:Jayjg|(talk)]]</font></small></sup> 03:04, 15
June 2007 (UTC)"

How is he allowed to make such a public disclosure to sink an RFA? Any
question of whether Jay's actions are inappropriate (if not a violation of
the Foundation Privacy Policy?) are deflected by SlimVirgin.

Is Jayjg in violation of the Wikipedia Privacy Policy by disclosing this to
affect a Requests for Adminship? He also implies he has similar data on
others, yet has not acted on them. Sitting on them for the political winds
to be right?


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