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Sockpuppet Investigation Clerk[edit]

@Reaper Eternal: I moved this discussion here, so that Danlaycock's request at Wikipedia_talk:Sockpuppet_investigations/SPI/Clerks may be deleted. Vanjagenije (talk) 13:04, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

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  • I'd be interested in training to be a clerk at SPI if there is ever additional need. SPI is so often backlogged. It's quite frustrating when socks are able to continue their disruption for weeks while the SPI case drags on, only to make the cleanup that much worse. I'd like to assist with non-admin tasks to help speed up the process.
  • I have nearly 10 years of editing experience, with a clean block log and 20,000+ edits.
  • I have a PhD in the sciences, with strong analysis skills.
  • I have significant experience filing reports at SPI back to 2010 which demonstrate my judgement skills and knowledge of sockpuppet and checkuser policy: Rejedef, Koov, Bosnipedian, RoniA20, Naghmehetaati, Xcmpunkx, Soffredo, Kauffner, FallandSpringOlympics, Enciclopediaenlinea, Irvi Hyka, Gbgfbgfbgfb, Diogomauricio3, Camoka4, Evlekis, Cognoscerapo, Sascha30, RRIESQ, BlueJaysMVP, 98.234.208.200, Satt 2, Vovazodessi. I believe my track record at SPI is quite strong: I don't recall any sock that I've reported not be confirmed (aside from IPs that go stale due to the backlog.) I've dealt with quite complicated cases (ie [1]), and have been able to link a number of separate SPI cases back to a single puppeteer by noticing similarities (ie [2]). TDL (talk) 23:39, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
Are you still interested, Danlaycock? If so, I can probably take you on as a trainee. Reaper Eternal (talk) 13:13, 12 June 2015 (UTC)
Hi Reaper Eternal, yes I'm willing and able to start training now if you want to take me on. TDL (talk) 05:46, 13 June 2015 (UTC)
Danlaycock, alright then, I'll take you on as a trainee. :) You'll want to make sure you are familiar with (i.e. re-read) the policy on what SPI clerks are allowed to do, the sock puppetry policy, the local and global checkuser policies, and the privacy policy. The WMF privacy policy and the checkuser policies cover when checkuser may be used and what information may be revealed. (The most common reason for denying a checkuser request is a user requesting checkuser to link an IP and an account—this will never be granted except in extremely extenuating circumstances.) The sock puppetry policy covers the several cases of non-abusive sock puppets, so don't request checkuser or blocks for legitimate uses of alternative accounts. Since you aren't an admin (yet), you can't actually block abusive alternative accounts. However, feel free to flag SPIs as "administrator action needed" to block said sockpuppets. As an SPI clerk, you can endorse or decline checkuser requests, you can close SPIs where all administrator action needed has been taken, you can close SPIs where there is no real evidence of sockpuppetry, or when you decide the evidence is insufficient. You can archive closed cases after double-checking to ensure that everything has been dealt with. If you have any major questions, my talkpage, my email, or IRC is always available to ask questions (anybody is allowed in the SPI IRC channel to prevent misuse). Other than that, good luck, and have fun dealing with the mess that is many SPI pages! Reaper Eternal (talk) 14:50, 21 June 2015 (UTC)
Great, thanks for taking me on Reaper Eternal! I'll take some time to review all the relevant policies before jumping into the fire, and drop you a note if I have any questions. TDL (talk) 20:21, 21 June 2015 (UTC)
Reaper Eternal: Just to let you know, I've now completed my review of all the relevant policies, so I think I'm ready to get started clerking at SPI. Let me know if you have any feedback on my actions. TDL (talk) 04:41, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
Hi! Are you using the SPI helper script when clerking at the SPI? It is very useful. Also the Mark-blocked script is very useful, it marks links to blocked users, so that you can see clearly who is blocked. Vanjagenije (talk) 00:51, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the links Vanjagenije. I've installed them and will give them a try. TDL (talk) 03:22, 24 July 2015 (UTC)