We have to deal with sockpuppet accounts constantly, so I propose that members of the administration who we trust with the right of CheckUser, come forward and request them.
In this thread, any administrator who thinks they are qualified to become a checkuser may respond to this thread with an explaination as too why they are qualified.
In a later thread, all candidates will be organized and users will list whether they support of oppose the promotion of the users in question. Staff will be contacted with the request to promote users who have recieved majority support.
Finally, Those users may be promoted (emphasis on "may" as staff rarely gives checkuser rights at all).
I think i am qualified i have earned the trust of the users on this wiki and i handle everything well and i know and understand that you have to be careful with checkusers rights. i understand i am still new but with all the socks and vandals i have dealt with i have learned alot in little time.
Even though, I am newer than some, I feel like I am qualified for CheckUser rights, due to the fact that for the last several months, I have banned tons of sockpuppets, vandals, and trolls. I will also use the rights, if given, wise and fairly.
Why I want it is because I wanna check IPs of potential socks so we know if a user is a sock or an innocent user, and also to prevent potential false bans of an innocent user if they are not a troll but coincidentally has a similar name to a troll. I would never abuse the rights either because if I did abuse it, it would ruin my good reputation on this wiki. I would also check IPs of people like Final West to see who the user in chat that used that account to pretend to be West.
I think I am qualified for CheckUser because I am active on the wiki and chat, can be contacted easily as the situation requires, and have plenty of experience as a long-time user with administrative rights on several wikis. I wish to use CheckUser rights to identify potential sockpuppets, or to attempt to prove the innocence of those falsely accused.
I will not use CheckUser for fun or post private geographical information of any user, regardless of their history. I do not expect to need to use range blocks, and will consult with several other users (without giving away IP information unless they are also a checkuser) as to whether they are actually needed and if there is evidence they could prevent further socking.
edit: it should be noted that Arch Wizard Megumin is my account, and if promoted i would like AWM to be promoted instead of this account.
I believe I am qualified for CheckUser rights because not only am I extremely active on The Demon's Light Wiki, making me easily accessible, I have administrator experience on several Wikis. I will not use CheckUser for any malicious reasons, I will use it to confirm the identities of potential trolls on The Demon's Light Wiki, as well as the other, fairly large Wikis I am administrator on as well.
While I understand that my request may be declined, I think having CheckUser rights would help me deal with trolls and sockpuppets faster and easier. Recently we've had a number of users cause problems, mainly in chat, by creating sockpuppets to evade their bans, using alternate accounts for the purpose of deceiving people, or otherwise abusing multiple accounts. In situations like this I've checked to see if two users had the same IP by blocking both and seeing how many IPs are autoblocked. However, that method can be time consuming and does not always work, especially if someone changes their IP address to evade a block.
I've been on Fandom for over 2 years, and I'm a bureaucrat on two other notable wikis, the Mafia Wiki and the Panic! At The Disco Wiki. So I feel like I have enough experience to be trusted to use CheckUser rights properly, and only when truly needed.