[Wikipedia-l] Re: Expanding CheckUser permissions

Sean Barrett sean at epoptic.org
Sat Apr 30 17:07:39 UTC 2005

Tony Sidaway stated for the record:

> Sean Barrett said:
>>>>I think that, for the sort of cases outlined below, CheckUser could
>>>>be used perhaps if the user themselves specifically said it would be
>>>ROTFL!  It means that we should ask every sockpuppet for permission to
>>> check to see if he is a sockpuppet. :-D
>>If the sockpuppet is denying that it is a sockpuppet,
>>it should be willing to give permission, ne?
> Not necessarily.  Someone wrongly accused of being a sock puppet could
> well have objections to an IP check on grounds of privacy.

There is a technical term for people who think they can use the Internet 
while keeping their IP addresses private.

  Sean Barrett     | The magic words are squeamish ossifrage.
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