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This thread was archived on 6 September 2011 by Suppa chuppa.

I'll keep this short and simple in light of my previous...text wall. We chose 5 checkusers, some new, some old, in early January of this year. As it turns out, not all of them are exactly using their tools. I have spoken with Karlis, and Cook Me Plox has spoken with Iiii_I_I_I about the reassignment of the tools. They have both said they would be fine with a reassignment of the tools. Calebchiam has not responded to any inquiries, so I'm going to assume that he's fine with it. He has not used the tools in the last 12 months, and he is not active on the wiki, so I don't see a reason for him to possess them. I have contacted Wikia about it, so all we really have to do is go through the following process:

  1. Acknowledge that we are okay with reassigning the tools to users who will actually use them.
  2. If (1) passes, then decided which users will receive the tools. Remember that we do not need to pick exactly 3 to replace them. There is some leeway so if only 2 are agreed upon, it's still fine.

Discussion[edit source]

Support the reassignment of CheckUser (again) as the nominator. Suppa chuppa Talk 05:20, September 3, 2011 (UTC)

Support - Others could actually use this tool. sssSp7p.pngIjLCqFF.png 05:22, September 3, 2011 (UTC)

Support - Per Ferg's and Suppa Twig Talk 772kZGs.png 05:26, September 3, 2011 (UTC)

Note - I don't think that Cook and Gaz need to go through the selection process again since they have both been actively making good use of the tool either through their own efforts or by the requests of others. Only if the community should decide that they need to be reevaluated should they undergo the process again. Suppa chuppa Talk 05:31, September 3, 2011 (UTC)

Support - Others could utilise the tools far more effectively. Ronan Talk 10:22, September 3, 2011 (UTC)

Where is the log We decided last time that the checkusers would need to keep a log so we could all see anytime who had used the tool on what IP. I thought we did anyhow, but I can't find a log that is accessible to normal users.--Degenret01 10:42, September 3, 2011 (UTC)

RuneScape:CheckUser/Log, up to date as of time of writing. Quest.png Gaz Lloyd 7:^]Events!99s 12:29, September 3, 2011 (UTC)

Support - These tools need to be in the hands of those who will actually use them, given how few of them can receive it What I've done Ciphrius Kane Talk 12:34, September 3, 2011 (UTC)

Support - They were reassigned so they could be accessible more often, so if the users with the tools aren't very active, then they should be given to other people. Just makes sense. Hunter cape (t).png Sentra246Blue hallowe'en mask.png 12:57, September 3, 2011 (UTC)

Support - It's not used that often, and has more potential at the current state in time. --クールネシトーク 13:08, September 3, 2011 (UTC)

Support - Per Suppa and the Ferginator. svco4bY.png3Gf5N2F.png 18:31, September 3, 2011 (UTC)

Support - It would be better if others who may actually use the tool/use it more often had them instead. Smithing (talk | contribs) 19:15, September 3, 2011 (UTC)

Support - as per above Small recharge gem.png AnselaJonla Slayer-icon.png 23:32, September 3, 2011 (UTC)

Support - Per Twigy and Zamorak. Ts4kNfA.png 00:33, September 4, 2011 (UTC)

Support - As per Fergy and Suppa. Hofmic Talk 05:48, September 4, 2011 (UTC)

Comment - I still don't think assigning this tool is necessary, per what I have said in previous discussions on this issue. The log linked to shows the checkuser tool being used by local editors about once per month on average, assuming it is accurate (if it isn't, that would prove that the current checkusers are not trustworthy). This is not frequent enough to warrent assigning the tool. It seems as though we have to ask staff to assign the tools more often than we actually use it. Dtm142 21:02, September 5, 2011 (UTC)

I would probably use it once a week if given the tools. The issue has risen with the release of [[Special:Chat]]. Within the past week 2 users (4 accounts) have been banned from the chat due to suspected (or proven by lack of proper trolling) sockpuppetry. sssSp7p.pngIjLCqFF.png 21:13, September 5, 2011 (UTC)
Should also be mentioned that the log does not include IPs. ʞooɔ 21:18, September 5, 2011 (UTC)
I should also mention that I used a form of pseudo-check user almost every day through the use of the abuse log. However, as Wikia has removed this feature, this is no longer possible. Suppa chuppa Talk 23:30, September 5, 2011 (UTC)

Support - Per all. --Touhou FTW 21:17, September 5, 2011 (UTC)

Support - What Touhou said. Hair 23:34, September 5, 2011 (UTC)

Support, per above. Active checkusers are the best type of checkuser. ajr 02:20, September 6, 2011 (UTC)

Support - Don't have much to say on this matter. However, since most of those checks appear to be from the VSTF, I am unsure how reliable a tool this is when our own user base doesn't use it as much. Sure, this is a sparsely used right and within reason, but as per what Ajr stated that active checkusers are better than absent users. Ryan PM 07:05, September 6, 2011 (UTC)

Closed - Clearly consensus to implement these changes, I'm archiving this portion of the thread. Suppa chuppa Talk 18:21, September 6, 2011 (UTC)