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Latest comment: 9 years ago by Peteforsyth in topic Letter petitioning WMF to reverse recent decitions

Privacy violation by a ruwiki checkuser[edit]

Sorry for multiple posting. I want to send this to the ombudsman commission members, but I am not sure who of you is available. Here checkuser Kv75 disclosed personally identifiable information about a user. He disclosed that the user is located in Moscow. Publishing whereabouts is prohibited by the privacy policy. (Previously Kv75 openly speculated about other users' travel.) SA ru 19:08, 14 November 2009 (UTC)Reply

Letter petitioning WMF to reverse recent decitions[edit]

The Wikimedia Foundation recently created a new feature, "superprotect" status. The purpose is to prevent pages from being edited by elected administrators -- but permitting WMF staff to edit them. It has been put to use in only one case: to protect the deployment of the Media Viewer software on German Wikipedia, in defiance of a clear decision of that community to disable the feature by default, unless users decide to enable it.

If you oppose these actions, please add your name to this letter. If you know non-Wikimedians who support our vision for the free sharing of knowledge, and would like to add their names to the list, please ask them to sign an identical version of the letter on change.org.

I'm notifying you because you participated in one of several relevant discussions. -Pete F (talk) 22:22, 20 August 2014 (UTC)Reply