Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations

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Administrator instructions

If you suspect sock puppetry by an administrator, or if you need to submit off-wiki evidence for some other reason, you must email the CheckUser team to open an investigation. Private information, emails, logs, and other sensitive evidence must not be posted on Wikipedia. All evidence related to a sockpuppet investigation must otherwise be posted on the designated page.
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What is a sockpuppet?

This page is for requesting that we investigate whether two or more Wikipedia accounts are being abusively operated by the same person.

Before opening an investigation, you need good reason to suspect sock puppetry.

  1. Evidence is required. When you open the investigation, you must immediately provide evidence that the suspected sock puppets are connected. The evidence will need to include diffs of edits that suggest the accounts are connected. (This requirement is waived if the edits in question are deleted; in this case just provide the names of the articles that both have been editing.)
  2. You must provide this evidence in a clear way. Vaguely worded submissions will not be investigated. You need to actually show why your suspicion that the accounts are connected is reasonable.

Investigations are conducted by an administrator, who will compare the accounts' behaviour and determine whether they are probably connected; this is a behavioural evidence investigation. Upon request, investigations can also be conducted by a CheckUser, who can look at the physical location of the accounts (and other technical data) in order to determine how likely it is they are connected; this is a technical evidence investigation.

Due to Wikipedia's CheckUser policy, CheckUsers will only conduct a technical investigation if clear, behavioural evidence of sock puppetry is also submitted; if you ask for technical evidence to be looked at but do not provide behavioural evidence, the investigation will not be allowed to proceed. Additionally, CheckUsers will not publicly connect an account with an IP address per the privacy policy except in extremely rare circumstances.

Cases currently listed at SPI

Investigation Status Date filed Last user to edit case timestamp Last clerk/checkuser to edit case timestamp
Sophie.grothendieck Endorsed 2015-02-26 23:05 UTC Sophie.grothendieck 2015-03-03 22:28 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-02-28 12:36 UTC
Natly 88 Endorsed 2015-03-05 05:03 UTC Dl2000 2015-03-06 04:55 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-03-05 10:14 UTC
Richa101091 In progress 2015-02-27 07:03 UTC DeltaQuad 2015-03-03 16:32 UTC DeltaQuad 2015-03-03 16:32 UTC
MuhammedIn CU requested 2015-03-01 05:08 UTC Rajmaan 2015-03-01 22:16 UTC
Kirglach CU requested 2015-03-03 16:16 UTC 84.16.39.44 2015-03-03 19:36 UTC
Fairyspit CU requested 2015-03-04 12:19 UTC Flyer22 2015-03-04 12:26 UTC
6Flamingo CU requested 2015-03-04 19:50 UTC Cyphoidbomb 2015-03-04 19:50 UTC
Bukangadavid CU requested 2015-03-05 05:44 UTC Wgolf 2015-03-05 05:44 UTC
Zhanzhao CU requested 2015-03-05 09:01 UTC VictoriaGrayson 2015-03-06 13:58 UTC
JABarker97 CU requested 2015-03-05 20:34 UTC 5 albert square 2015-03-05 20:34 UTC
Zotteteen1 CU requested 2015-03-05 23:45 UTC SLBedit 2015-03-05 23:45 UTC
Kelephonestr CU completed 2015-01-29 18:20 UTC Risker 2015-02-08 07:34 UTC Risker 2015-02-08 07:34 UTC
VeronicaPR CU completed 2015-02-18 18:37 UTC Bellerophon 2015-02-19 09:27 UTC Ponyo 2015-02-19 00:26 UTC
TV5Ozamiz CU completed 2015-02-21 04:34 UTC DoRD 2015-03-04 20:39 UTC DoRD 2015-03-04 20:39 UTC
TyrusThomas4lyf CU completed 2015-02-22 09:23 UTC DeltaQuad 2015-03-04 17:33 UTC DeltaQuad 2015-03-04 17:33 UTC
BlackBox NS CU completed 2015-02-25 21:26 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-02-28 12:05 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-02-28 12:05 UTC
Sadman Sakibzz CU completed 2015-02-26 20:38 UTC Geniac 2015-03-04 22:13 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-03-04 22:04 UTC
Cerme CU completed 2015-02-27 19:32 UTC Mailer diablo 2015-03-06 06:36 UTC Mailer diablo 2015-03-06 06:36 UTC
Nikbert16 CU completed 2015-03-01 11:15 UTC DeltaQuad 2015-03-03 06:39 UTC DeltaQuad 2015-03-03 06:39 UTC
Nsmutte CU completed 2015-03-03 19:59 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-03-05 23:01 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-03-05 23:01 UTC
Chan f.c. CU completed 2015-03-04 20:21 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-03-06 14:22 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-03-06 14:22 UTC
Srahmadi CU completed 2015-03-05 11:24 UTC Psychonaut 2015-03-06 10:16 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-03-06 10:07 UTC
Greengrounds Open 2015-02-19 17:43 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-02-24 00:17 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-02-24 00:17 UTC
71.167.8.202 Open 2015-02-20 00:39 UTC Electricburst1996 2015-02-20 03:21 UTC
Shiba Ali Khan Open 2015-02-20 19:43 UTC Bazj 2015-02-28 10:26 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-02-27 22:36 UTC
Zoidberg262 Open 2015-02-20 21:48 UTC Zoidberg262 2015-03-05 00:17 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-02-28 18:37 UTC
Benjaminvermersch Open 2015-02-25 02:50 UTC Brianhe 2015-02-25 05:08 UTC
Mansand1000 Open 2015-02-25 05:02 UTC HkCaGu 2015-02-25 10:31 UTC
Hypocaustic Open 2015-02-25 13:04 UTC Oknazevad 2015-02-26 01:46 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-02-25 13:08 UTC
Therealauthor04 Open 2015-02-25 13:43 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-02-28 11:43 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-02-28 11:43 UTC
Carlstak Open 2015-02-26 00:21 UTC Carlstak 2015-03-06 12:58 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-02-27 22:00 UTC
TheDevNegi Open 2015-02-26 12:48 UTC TomStar81 2015-02-26 12:48 UTC
143.176.62.228 Open 2015-02-26 20:16 UTC ToonLucas22 2015-02-26 20:19 UTC
DeFacto Open 2015-02-26 21:35 UTC Lukeno94 2015-03-06 09:12 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-02-28 12:32 UTC
Smfphoenix Open 2015-02-27 05:38 UTC Redrose64 2015-02-27 12:24 UTC
Alexmccrea00 Open 2015-03-01 17:20 UTC TheMagikCow 2015-03-01 17:20 UTC
The UPN Vandal Open 2015-03-01 22:05 UTC Electricburst1996 2015-03-01 22:05 UTC
168.229.61.225 Open 2015-03-02 04:10 UTC Walter Görlitz 2015-03-02 04:10 UTC
Fernyberny Open 2015-03-02 04:21 UTC Drm310 2015-03-03 05:38 UTC
Kubekosh Open 2015-03-02 04:30 UTC SStephens13 2015-03-02 04:30 UTC
Thundervoul Open 2015-03-02 10:40 UTC Раціональне анархіст 2015-03-02 10:40 UTC
Phillip Pham Open 2015-03-02 23:40 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-03-04 17:10 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-03-04 17:10 UTC
Samsamcat Open 2015-03-03 00:51 UTC Ivanvector 2015-03-04 20:24 UTC Callanecc 2015-03-03 11:52 UTC
189.6.140.40 Open 2015-03-03 00:53 UTC Wolbo 2015-03-03 11:35 UTC
Leandro ricardo rafael oliveira andrade Open 2015-03-03 01:22 UTC Callanecc 2015-03-03 11:49 UTC Callanecc 2015-03-03 11:49 UTC
Mikemikev Open 2015-03-03 01:52 UTC ArtifexMayhem 2015-03-03 07:06 UTC
Nijam122 Open 2015-03-03 04:20 UTC Раціональне анархіст 2015-03-03 04:23 UTC
Nickaang Open 2015-03-03 12:55 UTC B 2015-03-03 13:13 UTC
Deepblug Open 2015-03-03 20:19 UTC Jeppiz 2015-03-03 22:39 UTC
Nayeem talukderAA Open 2015-03-03 20:33 UTC Largoplazo 2015-03-03 20:33 UTC
Gabucho181 Open 2015-03-03 20:44 UTC Cyphoidbomb 2015-03-04 21:01 UTC Tiptoety 2015-03-03 20:51 UTC
Madere Open 2015-03-04 02:08 UTC Keizers 2015-03-04 20:31 UTC
TimeQueen32 Open 2015-03-04 07:20 UTC Duffbeerforme 2015-03-06 03:35 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-03-05 10:22 UTC
Valentia Nesterova Open 2015-03-04 08:55 UTC Раціональне анархіст 2015-03-04 08:55 UTC
Isseasa Open 2015-03-04 14:34 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-03-05 23:27 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-03-05 23:27 UTC
SPIKE SPIKE BAD Open 2015-03-04 23:55 UTC DoRD 2015-03-06 14:57 UTC DoRD 2015-03-06 14:57 UTC
Eightcirclestheorem Open 2015-03-05 01:57 UTC JohnBlackburne 2015-03-05 02:00 UTC
MS Bhargav Open 2015-03-05 18:40 UTC Vin09 2015-03-06 07:57 UTC
Wrecklessasian Open 2015-03-06 02:32 UTC Раціональне анархіст 2015-03-06 02:32 UTC
Noggyjoggy Open 2015-03-06 03:18 UTC Cyphoidbomb 2015-03-06 03:18 UTC
Jemz21 Open 2015-03-06 11:15 UTC AgnosticPreachersKid 2015-03-06 11:15 UTC
Ron Gates Open 2015-03-06 13:40 UTC Bonadea 2015-03-06 13:57 UTC
Superheroprashast More info req. 2015-02-23 02:04 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-02-28 18:12 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-02-28 18:12 UTC
Brikheshsharma More info req. 2015-02-26 15:59 UTC Bladesmulti 2015-02-26 17:21 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-02-26 16:42 UTC
Aergas More info req. (CU) 2015-02-08 00:32 UTC Alon12 2015-03-02 01:41 UTC DeltaQuad 2015-02-28 18:01 UTC
Girish Jha More info req. (CU) 2015-03-03 17:18 UTC Wgolf 2015-03-05 03:32 UTC Mailer diablo 2015-03-05 00:35 UTC
Rodolfootoya12 Declined 2015-02-25 18:37 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-03-02 19:18 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-03-02 19:18 UTC
Ecemaml Declined 2015-02-27 14:37 UTC Kahastok 2015-03-01 16:42 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-03-01 02:14 UTC
Mehulamin22 Declined 2015-02-28 19:09 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-03-03 23:02 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-03-03 23:02 UTC
Cbubinas Declined (CU) 2015-03-03 13:45 UTC Psychonaut 2015-03-05 08:08 UTC Mailer diablo 2015-03-04 23:39 UTC
Whofan1964 Awaiting admin 2015-03-04 18:02 UTC DoRD 2015-03-06 14:50 UTC DoRD 2015-03-06 14:50 UTC
Miscs10000 Awaiting admin 2015-03-05 22:36 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-03-06 14:35 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-03-06 14:35 UTC
Tirgil34 On hold 2015-02-26 21:29 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-03-05 11:30 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-03-05 11:30 UTC
Kszapsza Closed 2015-02-17 19:57 UTC HJ Mitchell 2015-03-06 12:55 UTC DoRD 2015-02-18 14:23 UTC
Surgish Closed 2015-03-03 05:28 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-03-04 17:23 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-03-04 17:23 UTC
Robinwiel Closed 2015-03-03 06:01 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-03-05 10:17 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-03-05 10:17 UTC
Ankur Mazumder Closed 2015-03-03 11:17 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-03-05 23:29 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-03-05 23:29 UTC
Africamr Closed 2015-03-03 16:52 UTC HJ Mitchell 2015-03-05 22:57 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-03-05 10:48 UTC
Jaredgk2008 Closed 2015-03-04 13:42 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-03-04 17:43 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-03-04 17:43 UTC
RJR3333 Closed 2015-03-04 21:40 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-03-04 21:56 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-03-04 21:56 UTC
Trendae Closed 2015-03-06 01:51 UTC Bbb23 2015-03-06 15:15 UTC Bbb23 2015-03-06 15:15 UTC
Nola Carveth Closed 2015-03-06 10:09 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-03-06 10:13 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-03-06 10:13 UTC

Quick CheckUser requests

Use this section to request checkuser information relating to a situation that does not involve sock puppetry. You could use this section to request, for example:
  • Underlying IPs of an account, where the autoblock has expired or been ineffective.
  • Collateral damage checks for the informed hardblocking of IPs or ranges.
  • IP block exemption checks before granting IPBE (or to verify it is being used constructively).

For threats of harm (to self or others) you must e-mail emergency@wikimedia.org (see the threats of harm page) and not use this page. Requests to investigate and confirm sockpuppetry should be listed in the sockpuppet section above, and not here (such requests will be summarily removed).

To make a request here, copy the following template and paste it to the end of this section (quick link to edit) – replacing "header" with an informative title, and adding underneath the template any relevant information – then sign using "~~~~", preview, and click "save".

==== HEADER ====
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* {{Checkuser|
username}}

Archived cases

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