What is a checkuser?
Checkusers are highly-trusted users with the technical ability to see private data for a user, such as their IP address. This is done to determine whether a user is misusing multiple accounts (multiple undisclosed accounts all controlled by the same editor that are used for fraudulent, deceptive, or otherwise disruptive purposes are normally referred to as sockpuppets.
Cos'è un checkuser?
The tools are typically used to fight vandalism, to check for sockpuppet abuse, and to limit disruption of the project. Such abuses may have to be dealt with blocks performed by checkusers themselves, thus checkusers are usually administrators. The use of the checkuser tools and release of the private data is limited by the Meta CheckUser policy and the WMF access to nonpublic data policy. CheckUser actions are logged, but for privacy reasons the logs are only visible to other Checkusers. Because of this, Wikispecies must always have no fewer than two checkusers, for mutual accountability.
Requesting a CheckUser
For those in need of making a request for a sockpuppet investigation please go to Wikispecies:Requests for checkuser and fill out the form.
List of Checkusers
There are 3 checkusers on Wikispecies. A current list can be found at Special:ListUsers/checkuser.
- Dan Koehl (talk • contribs • checkuser poll)
- Faendalimas (talk • contribs • checkuser poll)
- Koavf (talk • contribs • checkuser poll)
Checkusers may use the Checkuser user box on their user page.
Copy and paste the following code to your user page:
Come diventare un checkuser?
First, read Wikispecies:Checkusers/Howto.
Quando si è pronti effettuare la richiesta utilizzando la casella di seguito. Quindi sostituire il Nome utente con il proprio nome utente.