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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
Chowkatsun9 CU requested 2015-05-18 23:18 UTC Binksternet 2015-05-25 14:37 UTC
Tirgil34 CU requested 2015-05-24 22:49 UTC Krakkos 2015-05-29 13:07 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-05-25 15:08 UTC
Skkywill CU requested 2015-05-25 12:35 UTC Binksternet 2015-05-26 03:05 UTC
Bayu Antasari CU requested 2015-05-27 06:01 UTC Gparyani 2015-05-28 23:37 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-05-28 21:35 UTC
Bambifan101 CU requested 2015-05-27 07:17 UTC Tokyogirl79 2015-05-27 08:01 UTC
Ancientsteppe CU completed 2015-05-04 14:53 UTC Callanecc 2015-05-18 06:31 UTC Callanecc 2015-05-18 06:31 UTC
Untanglr CU completed 2015-05-18 23:45 UTC DoRD 2015-05-19 14:56 UTC DoRD 2015-05-19 14:56 UTC
Bamsi2929 CU completed 2015-05-19 12:14 UTC Krakkos 2015-05-27 18:18 UTC Bbb23 2015-05-25 15:58 UTC
پارسا آملی CU completed 2015-05-19 16:55 UTC Chrislk02 2015-05-28 14:12 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-05-23 01:17 UTC
Aliengurl CU completed 2015-05-20 01:29 UTC Bbb23 2015-05-20 01:49 UTC Bbb23 2015-05-20 01:49 UTC
DoNotGod CU completed 2015-05-20 02:26 UTC Snowwhiteunger 2015-05-21 14:09 UTC Deskana 2015-05-20 06:24 UTC
Arifjwadder CU completed 2015-05-21 10:51 UTC Lukeno94 2015-05-21 19:32 UTC Bbb23 2015-05-21 17:26 UTC
Sini zaichik CU completed 2015-05-23 17:03 UTC Bbb23 2015-05-23 19:51 UTC Bbb23 2015-05-23 19:51 UTC
Babasalichai CU completed 2015-05-24 15:51 UTC Diannaa 2015-05-25 18:54 UTC DoRD 2015-05-25 17:09 UTC
Samat lib CU completed 2015-05-24 21:39 UTC Bbb23 2015-05-25 11:54 UTC Bbb23 2015-05-25 11:54 UTC
Chiikochan CU completed 2015-05-29 01:42 UTC Callanecc 2015-05-29 04:48 UTC Callanecc 2015-05-29 04:48 UTC
IbankingMM Open 2015-04-29 02:17 UTC Brianhe 2015-04-29 02:52 UTC
Shrik88music Open 2015-04-29 20:14 UTC Bonadea 2015-04-29 20:16 UTC
JoDiaz96 Open 2015-05-03 17:33 UTC Loriendrew 2015-05-23 04:02 UTC
Najaf ali bhayo Open 2015-05-04 05:02 UTC Monty845 2015-05-28 15:29 UTC
Blueventures Open 2015-05-06 18:13 UTC Bbb23 2015-05-23 21:56 UTC Bbb23 2015-05-23 21:56 UTC
Acoma Magic Open 2015-05-08 21:53 UTC Flyer22 2015-05-10 05:38 UTC
Kaz Open 2015-05-08 21:54 UTC 79.109.203.96 2015-05-15 16:23 UTC Berean Hunter 2015-05-08 21:58 UTC
Frederic1995 Open 2015-05-13 15:43 UTC OccultZone 2015-05-13 15:58 UTC
TimSala Open 2015-05-15 12:26 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-05-21 23:14 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-05-21 23:14 UTC
SCD Fan Open 2015-05-15 17:04 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-05-15 18:41 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-05-15 18:41 UTC
Dao2k Open 2015-05-16 23:11 UTC Wgolf 2015-05-16 23:11 UTC
Kbabej Open 2015-05-17 17:08 UTC Winkelvi 2015-05-17 17:08 UTC
Fmg2007 Open 2015-05-18 06:35 UTC Tokyogirl79 2015-05-18 06:39 UTC
Fairyspit Open 2015-05-18 11:15 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-05-18 20:28 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-05-18 20:28 UTC
English Patriot Man Open 2015-05-18 17:15 UTC DN-boards1 2015-05-26 23:39 UTC
Aalaan Open 2015-05-22 15:26 UTC Conifer 2015-05-22 15:26 UTC
Downybruh123 Open 2015-05-23 02:14 UTC Bbb23 2015-05-24 01:18 UTC Bbb23 2015-05-24 01:18 UTC
GingerBreadHarlot Open 2015-05-23 06:33 UTC North Shoreman 2015-05-24 13:15 UTC
Kiefer.Wolfowitz Open 2015-05-24 00:03 UTC The Four Deuces 2015-05-25 00:51 UTC
Kosi Onochie Open 2015-05-24 18:38 UTC Cyphoidbomb 2015-05-24 18:56 UTC
MoAtoum Open 2015-05-24 23:41 UTC Largoplazo 2015-05-25 13:51 UTC
IPV2 Open 2015-05-26 06:17 UTC David Eppstein 2015-05-26 06:17 UTC
Ravagnan gallery Open 2015-05-26 16:16 UTC Dwpaul 2015-05-27 12:20 UTC
Mcallister2412 Open 2015-05-26 19:22 UTC JenniferTheEmpress0 2015-05-28 16:46 UTC
Jagged 85 Open 2015-05-26 22:08 UTC Ojorojo 2015-05-28 19:20 UTC
Muktar allebbey Open 2015-05-27 01:56 UTC AcidSnow 2015-05-27 01:56 UTC
Bloodofox Open 2015-05-27 04:24 UTC Jytdog 2015-05-28 16:18 UTC Bbb23 2015-05-27 04:27 UTC
036386536a Open 2015-05-27 09:38 UTC Psychonaut 2015-05-27 09:37 UTC
IeBariRM Open 2015-05-27 21:21 UTC Everymorning 2015-05-27 21:21 UTC
Reuvengrish Open 2015-05-28 00:09 UTC Brianhe 2015-05-28 00:59 UTC
Leicesterdedlock Open 2015-05-28 09:52 UTC Tokyogirl79 2015-05-29 07:41 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-05-28 21:23 UTC
Nopirosyadi Open 2015-05-28 13:25 UTC Shawn in Montreal 2015-05-29 13:17 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-05-28 21:19 UTC
Azul411 Open 2015-05-28 22:51 UTC Thucydides411 2015-05-28 22:51 UTC
Parkchiqmu Open 2015-05-29 02:26 UTC Callanecc 2015-05-29 04:42 UTC Callanecc 2015-05-29 04:42 UTC
Bosnipedian Open 2015-05-29 04:35 UTC Borsoka 2015-05-29 04:35 UTC
Redleafjumper Open 2015-05-29 08:11 UTC Andrewying 2015-05-29 08:10 UTC
Decentnil Open 2015-05-29 12:32 UTC Bazj 2015-05-29 12:32 UTC
Simonovtheliberator11 Open 2015-05-29 12:45 UTC Narutolovehinata5 2015-05-29 12:46 UTC
Padmalakshmisx More info req. 2015-05-19 13:59 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-05-21 23:21 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-05-21 23:21 UTC
Bashahikgt Declined (CU) 2015-05-16 08:34 UTC Bbb23 2015-05-20 01:11 UTC Bbb23 2015-05-20 01:11 UTC
Xtremedood Declined (CU) 2015-05-18 11:56 UTC Vanamonde93 2015-05-21 03:21 UTC Bbb23 2015-05-20 01:25 UTC
Finealt Declined (CU) 2015-05-20 01:27 UTC Bbb23 2015-05-21 19:33 UTC Bbb23 2015-05-21 19:33 UTC
Nitramrekcap Declined (CU) 2015-05-23 11:03 UTC Bbb23 2015-05-23 15:54 UTC Bbb23 2015-05-23 15:54 UTC
Cali11298 Declined (CU) 2015-05-29 01:49 UTC Joseph2302 2015-05-29 10:21 UTC Bbb23 2015-05-29 04:25 UTC
Vamsiraj Awaiting admin 2015-04-20 05:15 UTC Wgolf 2015-05-29 03:44 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-05-28 20:40 UTC
Matt 20123 Awaiting admin 2015-05-27 17:04 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-05-28 21:39 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-05-28 21:39 UTC
TravisTrails traveler aka Traval 01 Awaiting admin 2015-05-28 14:29 UTC Callanecc 2015-05-29 04:39 UTC Callanecc 2015-05-29 04:39 UTC
AmbitionToGetHer On hold 2015-05-14 16:35 UTC Joseph2302 2015-05-14 17:17 UTC Salvidrim! 2015-05-14 17:05 UTC
Sayerslle Closed 2015-05-17 17:02 UTC Erlbaeko 2015-05-29 11:43 UTC Callanecc 2015-05-29 05:05 UTC
Nmwalsh Closed 2015-05-17 17:03 UTC Callanecc 2015-05-29 04:52 UTC Callanecc 2015-05-29 04:52 UTC
ThalesMontana Closed 2015-05-22 19:36 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-05-24 17:20 UTC Vanjagenije 2015-05-24 17:20 UTC
DLindsley Closed 2015-05-25 16:56 UTC Callanecc 2015-05-29 04:56 UTC Callanecc 2015-05-29 04:56 UTC
Excell type Closed 2015-05-27 19:09 UTC Callanecc 2015-05-29 04:55 UTC Callanecc 2015-05-29 04:55 UTC
Engboy142 Closed 2015-05-29 01:39 UTC Bbb23 2015-05-29 04:36 UTC Bbb23 2015-05-29 04:36 UTC
Cal2323 Closed 2015-05-29 02:18 UTC Bbb23 2015-05-29 05:06 UTC Bbb23 2015-05-29 05:06 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}}

Archived cases

A record of old SPI cases in 2009 and early 2010, separated by month, had been created and maintained by a bot. This archival system was deprecated in February 2010.

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