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Checkuser abuse on English Wikipedia

Checkuser can investigate your IP address and Useragent which is stored for a period of 90 days.

Checkuser rights have been abused previously resulting in removal of admins. For one, you may follow the arbitration case which was referred to in a news paper article that correctly concluded that linking account to real people is pure speculation. Another admin was removed for abusing the system in collusion with other favourable admins.

There is a wiki where checkuser may track information on SPI cases. The data thus generated is not subject to the 90 days restriction although this is against the terms of usages. Some CU, like Bbb23, maintain a personal vault of data, which is again, against the privacy policy. Some CU like DoRD and Bbb23 are known to engage in fishing routinely; fishing means checking CU data without proper justification as mentioned in terms of usage.

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