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This pages provides information about CheckUsers on this Meta-Wiki. For the policy see CheckUser policy.


Users with access to the checkuser tool (called checkusers) are community-appointed individuals who can access restricted technical information about users in a set of limited circumstances outlined at the CheckUser policy. In particular, the tool is to be used to fight vandalism, to check for multiple accounts abuse, and to limit disruption of the project. It must be used only to prevent damage to the project. The tool should not be used for political control; to apply pressure on editors; or as a threat against another editor in a content dispute. There must be a valid reason to check a user. Note that alternative accounts are not forbidden, so long as they are not used in violation of the policies (for example, to double-vote or to increase the apparent support for any given position).


Since Meta-Wiki does not have an Arbitration Commitee, candidates are appointed by community vote at Meta:Requests for adminship. Users willing to candidate must be at least 18 years old and also have the legal majority age according to their personal law. Candidates must be familiar with the CheckUser policy, the privacy policy, the Terms of Use and the Access to nonpublic information policy, and be willing to respect and abide them. Upon election, successful candidates will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information before permissions can be activated on their accounts.

For an election to be successful, the candidate must achieve a percentage of support of at least 70/80% in a pro/con individual vote, with at least 25 supporting votes. Votes will run for at least one full week before they can be closed. In borderline cases bureaucrats can extend the vote to allow for the consensus to become clear. Notwithstanding, CheckUser (and oversight elections) are votes, which means that the result is based on a pure mathematical operation.

Requests for CheckUser information for this Meta-Wiki[edit]

Requests for checkuser information on this wiki can be lodged at Meta:Requests for CheckUser information.

Users with CheckUser access[edit]


The following users hold CheckUser access on this wiki:


The following users held CheckUser access on this wiki:



User:Ajraddatz User:Teles User:Trijnstel User:Vituzzu User:Billinghurst User:Barras User:Tiptoety User:Mardetanha User:MarcoAurelio User:Mike.lifeguard User:Magister Mathematicae User:Spacebirdy User:Herbythyme User:Lar User:Pathoschild




CheckUser Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Total
Ajraddatz (log) 31 31
Barras (log) 5 5
MarcoAurelio (log) 15 15
Trijnstel (log) 2 2
Vituzzu (log) 98 98
Total per month 150 150


CheckUser Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Total
Ajraddatz (log) 142 240 121 58 92 75 150 57 19 954
Barras (log) 25 15 4 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 49
MarcoAurelio (log) 54 38 34 31 7 17 24 42 18 10 17 48 340
Trijnstel (log) 35 9 6 11 0 11 9 0 3 26 2 43 155
Vituzzu (log) 230 286 188 137 55 150 90 73 56 65 75 52 1,457
Total per month 344 348 232 323 302 299 181 210 156 251 151 162 2,959

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