Wiktionary:Requests for checkuser

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Request for CheckUser investigation:[edit]

For Changing username see WT:CHU

Information[edit]

A CheckUser investigation is a method by which certain Wiktionary users are able to determine IP information for logged in users, information which is normally hidden by the MediaWiki software. This ability allows them to determine whether a given set of usernames are or not connected to a specific IP address, range, ISP or geographical region. Because of the privacy implications, CheckUser requests are only to be used with long-term, persistent suspected sockpuppets and vandals. More information can be found on the Meta policy page. If you feel that your privacy has been violated through the misuse of this tool by a CheckUser enabled person, there is a CheckUser ombudsman service available.

Policy[edit]

  1. CheckUser investigations will only be conducted with the following cause:
    • with reasonable suspicion of the misuse of sockpuppets, including block evasion, persistent vandalism and vote fraud,
      • (a suspected sockpuppet may be investigated solely as a result of its edit behaviour if this reflects that of a persistent vandal)
    • to identify an underlying IP range of a persistent vandal in order to prevent likely repeat vandalism
    • upon the request of a user to be checked themselves for cause.
  2. CheckUser enabled users are restricted in their use of the tool by the meta CheckUser policy.

Procedure[edit]

  1. If a CheckUser is in order, request one below including the following information:
    • Usernames and IPs suspected of association.
    • Concise examples of reasons for suspicion (diffs and deletion logs).
    • Other applicable notes and comments.
    • Sign your request.
  2. If the CheckUser investigation is merited, a CheckUser investigation will be made, with the results posted on this page.
  3. The results of an investigation are posted in a very succint manner, per Wikimedia's privacy policy requirements. Because of the nature of the tool, often results will be inconclusive and no determination is possible.
Indicator
Symbol keep vote.svg Confirmed
Symbol support vote.svg Likely
Symbol comment vote.svg Possible
Symbol unsupport vote.svg Inconclusive
Symbol delete vote.svg Unrelated
Symbol question.svg Additional information needed.
Symbol opinion vote.svg Note:
Symbol oppose vote.svg Declined
Crystal 128 babelfish.png Checkuser is not for fishing.
Nuvola filesystems trashcan full.png Rejected
Symbol merge vote.svg Clerk assistance required:
Symbol comment vote.svg Clerk note:

Completed Requests[edit]

Due to their infrequent nature, all completed investigations will be archived periodically at /archive.

New Requests[edit]

Emergency checkuser access[edit]

To alert the Wikiquote community that I recently undertook emergency access for Checkuser checks following a crosswiki vandal attack. I have informed your checkusers of the details via the checkuser network. The information gained enabled a global block. — billinghurst sDrewth 10:19, 9 April 2012 (UTC)