[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #3633: Moderator tool: Help spot sock puppets

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Wed Sep 29 19:02:16 UTC 2021

#3633: Moderator tool: Help spot sock puppets
 Reporter:  anevins            |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  enhancement        |      Status:  assigned
 Priority:  normal             |   Milestone:
Component:  Support Forums     |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  2nd-opinion close  |
Changes (by Clorith):

 * keywords:  2nd-opinion => 2nd-opinion close


 I am going to consider this as a `wontfix`, much in part due to the
 potential privacy implications (depending on which rulings you look at,
 the relationship between IP and other identifying factors such as screen-
 names may be considered Personally Identifiable Information), and storing
 this on a users machine in any way may, or may not (I am not a lawyer,
 just common-sensing stuff here) be skirting along what is acceptable use.
 As moderators, one is given insights, but that insight should ideally
 never really be stored on the moderators machine.

 Now if we were looking into better tools built on, and running on,
 WordPress.org, that's a whole other story, but I feel that IP reputation
 is something we'll want services like Akismet to keep monitoring, they
 only get better as we track the right kind of content. (the question then
 becomes "is fake content made by a fake user considered spam that Akiset
 should monitor and be taught of" I guess, or should we consider an IP
 reputation service?)

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3633#comment:1>
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