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CheckUser public log
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Author: it

Description:
For accountability, I'd like to see a publicly accessible CheckUser log which shows when someone uses CheckUser, and on whom. CheckUser results are obviously kept confidential.


Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement
URL: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Checkuser

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Lowest.Nov 21 2014, 9:56 PM
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bzimport created this task.Sep 18 2007, 4:51 PM
aaron added a comment.Sep 18 2007, 5:00 PM

Well, maybe a log for listing checks on users could be used. But CUs do oversee each other and such changes will not be done until CU uses a DB, rather than the NFS.

it wrote:

In principle they should oversee each other; but what is seen to be done, and what is actually done, could differ. A public log would provide transparency and accountability that would leave no doubt.

brion added a comment.Sep 18 2007, 6:14 PM

A public log is not used as that was seen to cast unfair light on people being checked (eg, appearing to publicly accuse someone in a permanent log). The bug tracker is the wrong place to discuss or change that decision, as it's not a software issue.

aaron added a comment.Sep 18 2007, 6:18 PM

(In reply to comment #3)

A public log is not used as that was seen to cast unfair light on people being
checked (eg, appearing to publicly accuse someone in a permanent log). The bug
tracker is the wrong place to discuss or change that decision, as it's not a
software issue.

Yeah, I would anticipate more labeling as well as trolling of checkusers with such a log.

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