I never thought it possible there would be a poster on that board lamer than Kumioko......
But to be pedantic, they can't actually block people of course, only accounts or ip addresses, as I'm sure you're well aware. The question I have though is this: has it now become policy to run checkuser against all new accounts? Perhaps Kumioko would know more about that.
I don't doubt that you're right, but then as I understand it Wikimedia claim to keep the data for three months when they do. So they are therefore obliged to provide that data under a GDPR SAR when asked to do so.
Which in my own particular case they have. I would suggest that others make the same request. Particularly if, like me, they were foolish enough to post under their real names.
I've suggested just above that we all make GDPR Subject Access Requests to Wikimedia, or at least those of us in Europe. Perhaps the law will be able to help with this abusive misuse of CU.
There is of course no reason for him to be asking on the public board, he has more than enough friends on the inside who would be prepared to tell him Chapter and Verse of how to evade detection and keep his addiction fed.
He's doing it because he's lame enough to believe there are people in Wikipedia who might be upset to learn he has no intention of walking away.
He's proper thick. The people who will be most upset by his evident desire to become Kumioko 2.0, are all those gullible fucks who defended him, year after year, on the basis he wasn't that kind of little bitch. That he was an honorable person worthy of respect. That if you mistreated him, you would lose him forever.
The people who will be looking for Eric Corbett's socks, are the people who always knew this level of sheer selfishness was what the little bastard was all about, to his core. Every sock they catch, will be another nail in the coffin of the people who defended him, believed in him, hung their reputation on him, far beyond the point it was remotely justifiable.
NewYorkBrad, for example. Is he going to stand for ArbCom? Let him. Let him explain what he possibly thought he saw in this malevolent creature, that was worth sacrificing the entire bedrock of the trust/faith based Wikipedia community for.
Assuming Eric even has the balls to carry through with his threats, which is never a given, now we will see. Now we will know the names of the defenders who didn't defend him for honorable reasons. Now we will know the names of the Wikipedians whose every word and deed in support of this little shit, was borne of nothing more than selfishness. An utter contempt for the community they claim to serve.
You're up, Black Kite.
Bring it on, Eric. Stomping your guts out was never going to be the end. We'll drag your enablers out of those houses one by one, and beat them in the street.
Send a message to the villagers. Make some orphans even. Easier to raise the right way.
The legacy of Eric, was always going to be yet more misery and division. Recovery from cancer is never a bed of roses, especially when it just keeps re-emerging.