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On a wiki running on the MediaWiki software, CheckUser (sometimes spelled Checkuser or Check user) is a user group account variable defined by an extension for people on said wiki who have access to specific personal information on all whom have edited, registered an account, and those who have applied to register for a user. CheckUser privileges enable the ability to see what IP addresses and what software browsers other users have been editing from. CheckUser privileges tend to be reserved for the most trusted community members; typically an existing bureaucrats or system administrator – since CheckUser information can be used in ways that could cause real-world consequences for others, as when it is exposed what an account's identity, employer, etc. are.

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Current CheckUsers