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Bug 11386 - CheckUser public log
CheckUser public log
Status: RESOLVED WONTFIX
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
CheckUser (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Lowest enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Checkuser
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Reported: 2007-09-18 16:51 UTC by Ian Tresman
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:05 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description Ian Tresman 2007-09-18 16:51:58 UTC
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.
Comment 1 Aaron Schulz 2007-09-18 17:00:24 UTC
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.
Comment 2 Ian Tresman 2007-09-18 18:07:07 UTC
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.
Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2007-09-18 18:14:24 UTC
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.
Comment 4 Aaron Schulz 2007-09-18 18:18:15 UTC
(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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