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 or the Arbitration Committee to open an investigation. Private information, emails, logs, and other sensitive evidence must not be posted on Wikipedia.
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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
Mister Mtzplk curequest 2014-10-04 14:15 UTC Mr. Stradivarius 2014-10-21 07:59 UTC
Un4goten1 curequest 2014-10-18 13:04 UTC DerBorg 2014-10-18 13:13 UTC
Kauffner curequest 2014-10-18 23:29 UTC Marchjuly 2014-10-23 22:10 UTC
Mikemikev curequest 2014-10-19 19:44 UTC Dougweller 2014-10-25 14:51 UTC
Anonbae curequest 2014-10-20 17:49 UTC Thine Antique Pen 2014-10-20 18:20 UTC
Amyxcell curequest 2014-10-24 08:54 UTC Widefox 2014-10-25 08:38 UTC
Maryenault curequest 2014-10-24 17:49 UTC MER-C 2014-10-25 03:51 UTC
WKS Śląsk Wrocław checked 2014-09-10 19:12 UTC Berean Hunter 2014-10-24 17:31 UTC Berean Hunter 2014-10-24 17:31 UTC
BengaliHindu checked 2014-09-15 16:10 UTC MehulWB 2014-09-22 17:31 UTC Salvio giuliano 2014-09-22 10:13 UTC
UxUmbrella checked 2014-09-21 17:38 UTC Risker 2014-10-04 16:51 UTC Risker 2014-10-04 16:51 UTC
Historicist checked 2014-09-29 03:43 UTC VQuakr 2014-10-01 05:00 UTC Callanecc 2014-09-29 15:16 UTC
X,sakto.bebe checked 2014-10-06 16:50 UTC Tiptoety 2014-10-07 18:07 UTC Tiptoety 2014-10-07 18:07 UTC
INic checked 2014-10-16 06:02 UTC PhilKnight 2014-10-25 09:54 UTC PhilKnight 2014-10-25 09:54 UTC
Manyzz checked 2014-10-17 19:49 UTC NativeForeigner 2014-10-23 05:18 UTC NativeForeigner 2014-10-23 05:18 UTC
O.Turani checked 2014-10-20 07:32 UTC PhilKnight 2014-10-25 11:42 UTC PhilKnight 2014-10-25 11:42 UTC
SingingZombie checked 2014-10-20 23:33 UTC Ponyo 2014-10-23 18:58 UTC Ponyo 2014-10-23 18:58 UTC
089baby checked 2014-10-22 17:27 UTC Ponyo 2014-10-24 21:56 UTC Ponyo 2014-10-24 21:56 UTC
Misconceptions2 checked 2014-10-23 18:25 UTC Mike V 2014-10-24 21:41 UTC Mike V 2014-10-24 21:41 UTC
Harminderdesign open 2014-10-06 01:41 UTC Bbb23 2014-10-19 15:48 UTC Bbb23 2014-10-19 15:48 UTC
Nepalichoro255 open 2014-10-07 07:33 UTC King of Hearts 2014-10-22 01:47 UTC King of Hearts 2014-10-22 01:47 UTC
Koraent open 2014-10-11 14:37 UTC Drmies 2014-10-24 01:11 UTC
Briandelancy open 2014-10-12 03:48 UTC Dwpaul 2014-10-12 04:11 UTC
AdamTayl open 2014-10-12 21:44 UTC JuneGloom07 2014-10-12 23:05 UTC
Opbeith open 2014-10-13 12:26 UTC Pincrete 2014-10-19 11:15 UTC
Mentoroso open 2014-10-14 00:07 UTC Leftcry 2014-10-14 00:06 UTC
United arabs open 2014-10-14 00:52 UTC Mabalu 2014-10-15 11:47 UTC
BrewJay open 2014-10-14 01:42 UTC Stickee 2014-10-14 01:43 UTC
Scrublord69 open 2014-10-14 12:31 UTC McGeddon 2014-10-14 12:31 UTC
Jajadelera open 2014-10-14 17:40 UTC Areaseven 2014-10-14 17:40 UTC
Gsnguy open 2014-10-17 00:32 UTC Obsidi 2014-10-17 00:57 UTC
Frmorrison open 2014-10-17 08:10 UTC Cyphoidbomb 2014-10-25 16:07 UTC
Norden1990 open 2014-10-17 14:19 UTC DeltaQuad 2014-10-20 16:19 UTC DeltaQuad 2014-10-20 16:19 UTC
Gabriella~four.3-6 open 2014-10-18 12:55 UTC Kkj11210 2014-10-18 12:55 UTC
Cryx88 open 2014-10-18 14:29 UTC Jfhutson 2014-10-20 19:13 UTC
Vjmlhds open 2014-10-18 14:39 UTC Vjmlhds 2014-10-25 04:59 UTC
AMILTON DE CRISTO open 2014-10-18 21:35 UTC Rschen7754 2014-10-25 03:17 UTC
Literarywikiman open 2014-10-19 05:51 UTC Safiel 2014-10-20 00:57 UTC
AntiTheJakAremania open 2014-10-19 14:51 UTC Walter Görlitz 2014-10-19 23:02 UTC
Lloydbaltazar open 2014-10-19 22:25 UTC Elizium23 2014-10-19 22:25 UTC
Milanabong open 2014-10-20 08:32 UTC WayKurat 2014-10-21 05:45 UTC
Ff wikiwrite open 2014-10-20 17:04 UTC Blackfish12 2014-10-20 17:13 UTC
Subtitlemeplease open 2014-10-20 23:10 UTC Grayfell 2014-10-21 21:58 UTC
ElNiñoMonstruo open 2014-10-21 04:34 UTC Lara Maigue 2014-10-21 04:34 UTC
John.V.1112 open 2014-10-21 09:40 UTC Charlesdrakew 2014-10-21 09:40 UTC
KatiiK open 2014-10-21 20:20 UTC Mike V 2014-10-24 00:48 UTC Mike V 2014-10-24 00:48 UTC
Pandit pankaj open 2014-10-21 20:36 UTC Bonadea 2014-10-21 20:36 UTC
Europefan open 2014-10-22 01:09 UTC Dennis Bratland 2014-10-22 15:08 UTC Mike V 2014-10-22 03:09 UTC
DeFacto open 2014-10-22 04:23 UTC Lesser Cartographies 2014-10-22 20:33 UTC
Weefei.opelom open 2014-10-22 22:27 UTC Swimnteach 2014-10-22 22:31 UTC
Jason Crew open 2014-10-23 08:08 UTC Timtrent 2014-10-23 08:20 UTC
Liz de Quebec open 2014-10-23 13:19 UTC Rschen7754 2014-10-24 05:39 UTC
Ziggyroscoe open 2014-10-24 00:03 UTC Raintheone 2014-10-25 10:44 UTC
180.253.124.234 open 2014-10-24 01:27 UTC Dustin V. S. 2014-10-24 01:27 UTC
Sinpere open 2014-10-24 01:49 UTC Thesixthstaff 2014-10-24 01:49 UTC
Numbers not news open 2014-10-24 19:02 UTC Gparyani 2014-10-24 19:02 UTC
Princeneil open 2014-10-24 20:56 UTC JohnCD 2014-10-24 21:00 UTC
97.73.64.152 open 2014-10-25 14:36 UTC Electricburst1996 2014-10-25 14:36 UTC
Padmalakshmisx moreinfo 2014-09-21 05:27 UTC Kailash29792 2014-10-14 15:08 UTC DeltaQuad 2014-10-13 17:11 UTC
Vulson moreinfo 2014-10-04 04:32 UTC Langus-TxT 2014-10-14 04:42 UTC DeltaQuad 2014-10-13 17:29 UTC
BarzanPDK18 moreinfo 2014-10-11 16:08 UTC DanielRigal 2014-10-14 22:07 UTC DeltaQuad 2014-10-13 16:34 UTC
Sfacets hold 2014-10-09 03:14 UTC NativeForeigner 2014-10-23 05:23 UTC NativeForeigner 2014-10-23 05:23 UTC
Kapamilyaliker hold 2014-10-21 04:44 UTC Mike V 2014-10-23 04:22 UTC Mike V 2014-10-23 04:22 UTC
LauraHale cuhold 2014-10-07 13:47 UTC DeltaQuad 2014-10-15 16:35 UTC DeltaQuad 2014-10-15 16:35 UTC
E4024 cuhold 2014-10-21 17:06 UTC DeltaQuad 2014-10-21 17:06 UTC DeltaQuad 2014-10-21 17:06 UTC
The Determinator close 2014-10-08 02:48 UTC Berean Hunter 2014-10-16 15:09 UTC Berean Hunter 2014-10-16 15:09 UTC
Mrm7171 close 2014-10-13 06:58 UTC Bbb23 2014-10-24 01:45 UTC Bbb23 2014-10-24 01:45 UTC
Ustesians close 2014-10-16 10:11 UTC PhilKnight 2014-10-23 06:23 UTC PhilKnight 2014-10-23 06:23 UTC
Young caligraphy close 2014-10-17 05:48 UTC JamesBWatson 2014-10-20 07:37 UTC DeltaQuad 2014-10-20 04:35 UTC
Oilzayo22820 close 2014-10-17 15:44 UTC King of Hearts 2014-10-22 01:24 UTC King of Hearts 2014-10-22 01:24 UTC
South sea surfer close 2014-10-18 18:06 UTC ChamithN 2014-10-18 23:53 UTC
Hurricanexpert1 close 2014-10-21 01:15 UTC Mike V 2014-10-21 19:59 UTC Mike V 2014-10-21 19:59 UTC
Donyi Taga close 2014-10-21 01:54 UTC Ponyo 2014-10-23 20:19 UTC Ponyo 2014-10-23 20:19 UTC
Mediaent123 close 2014-10-21 13:24 UTC PhilKnight 2014-10-23 06:01 UTC PhilKnight 2014-10-23 06:01 UTC
Prajyotmahajan close 2014-10-21 20:18 UTC Ponyo 2014-10-23 19:55 UTC Ponyo 2014-10-23 19:55 UTC
MarkMysoe close 2014-10-22 02:18 UTC Mike V 2014-10-22 02:23 UTC Mike V 2014-10-22 02:23 UTC
HoshiNoKaabii2000 close 2014-10-22 23:38 UTC Mike V 2014-10-23 05:36 UTC Mike V 2014-10-23 05:36 UTC
Mr Wiki Pro close 2014-10-23 08:12 UTC LightandDark2000 2014-10-24 02:53 UTC Ponyo 2014-10-23 17:55 UTC
SeattliteTungsten close 2014-10-23 14:21 UTC Ponyo 2014-10-23 15:54 UTC Ponyo 2014-10-23 15:54 UTC
Naghmehetaati close 2014-10-23 16:49 UTC Salvidrim! 2014-10-23 21:57 UTC Salvidrim! 2014-10-23 21:57 UTC
UsernameXtreme close 2014-10-23 16:55 UTC Mike V 2014-10-23 18:40 UTC Mike V 2014-10-23 18:40 UTC
Maromania close 2014-10-23 22:27 UTC Ponyo 2014-10-24 22:44 UTC Ponyo 2014-10-24 22:44 UTC
Coat of Many Colours close 2014-10-24 00:42 UTC Drmies 2014-10-25 02:16 UTC Bbb23 2014-10-24 23:34 UTC
Arifer close 2014-10-24 10:42 UTC JamesBWatson 2014-10-24 11:26 UTC
San Roberta close 2014-10-24 12:50 UTC PhilKnight 2014-10-24 17:06 UTC PhilKnight 2014-10-24 17:06 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 ====
{{SPIquick}}
* {{Checkuser|
username}}

Liz de Quebec

Symbol comment vote.svg This case has been marked as closed.

User has been banned on the French Wikipedia and has created many sock puppets. The IP checker (link in french) has concluded for many different account names : Liz de Quebec (talk · contribs), Semeur4p (talk · contribs), Pri0n (talk · contribs), Faune7 (talk · contribs) and now I see Adenin (talk · contribs) that might also be related to 184.160.203.59 (talk · contribs · WHOIS) (same kind of modifications). Tabernuch (talk · contribs) was also created, but this account had no modifications done on en.wiki. --SamuelFreli (talk) 18:07, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

Please file a full case; this is not a "quick request". --Rschen7754 01:56, 23 October 2014 (UTC)
@Rschen7754: I've filed a full case Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Liz de Quebec. Not sure if I forgot something. You can close the quick check. Thanks, --SamuelFreli (talk) 14:05, 23 October 2014 (UTC)
Closing per note above that a full case has been created.--Jezebel's Ponyobons mots 16:34, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Archived cases

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