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Suspicious activity, Craig.Dumbarton and similar[edit]

Do you have a sock drawer for "good hand/bad hand" pairs of accounts? One to possibly watch is Craigdumbarton123 (talk · contribs)/Craig.Dumbarton (talk · contribs) --Redrose64 (talk) 20:28, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

They're schoolmates, and their IP address is already under a long-term {{schoolblock}}. I'm not sure why the blocking CU didn't block account creation, but I'll adjust it later if necessary. Anyway, I went ahead and blocked 123 as a VOA, but I left the other one alone. ​—DoRD (talk)​ 22:07, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

Request for checkuser[edit]

Hi, your Reduncyship. You did a CU at Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/SCD Fan. Behavioural evidence strongly inclines me to think that Buggydance1972 is another sockpuppet of the same person, but the fact that you did not mention that account in your CU report discourages me from blocking it. Presumably there is no compelling CU evidence against that account, or you would have mentioned it, but I wonder if you would be willing have a CU look at the account, and let me know whether you think it is at all possible. The editor who uses the pseudonym "JamesBWatson" (talk) 15:28, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

I see what you mean, but it turns out that that'll be part of another sockfarm. Results will be posted there shortly. Cheers ​—DoRD (talk)​ 16:00, 8 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. The editor who uses the pseudonym "JamesBWatson" (talk) 11:48, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

Open proxy?[edit]

Can you check to see if it's an open proxy? It's probably Kumioko. (I doubt anyone in Ulan Bator is interested in me.) BMK (talk) 23:25, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

I don't have the tools to do an open proxy check, unfortunately. Taking a guess at it, though, I'd say that it probably is. Since it's already blocked, though, I guess it's a moot point now. ​—DoRD (talk)​ 00:15, 10 May 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, Salvidrim! got it, sorry to bother you. BMK (talk) 01:25, 10 May 2015 (UTC)
Didn't really check anything other than the previous ProcseeBot block and the current listing on the "Open Proxies" report, though. But yea, needed to be blocked regardless, being a open proxy is just the easy reason. ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  01:34, 10 May 2015 (UTC)
Based on this it is an open proxy.
 — Berean Hunter (talk) 01:56, 10 May 2015 (UTC)
Confirming this...Here are my scan results minus 6 traceroute hops (masking my networks):

 — Berean Hunter (talk) 02:51, 10 May 2015 (UTC)


Appears to be Mangoeater1000. Making some of the same edits as Cryptjohson, a previous sock you blocked. Could you take a look? BMK (talk) 00:45, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

I understand your concern, but I don't recall seeing Mango using that ISP before. I'll try to look at it further, but as I said to Anna below, I'll be pressed for time today and tomorrow. ​—DoRD (talk)​ 12:27, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
OK, thanks, whatever insights you can give would be great. BMK (talk) 11:34, 21 May 2015 (UTC)
Sorry for the delay, my weekend got rather busy. After digging around, I don't think that it's Mango, but it's probably worth keeping an eye on. ​—DoRD (talk)​ 14:59, 25 May 2015 (UTC)
OK, thanks. BMK (talk) 19:54, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

Malayalam actress usernames[edit]

May I please dump this in your lap?

You famousblocked User:Bindu Ramakrishnan (Malayalam actress) and User:Anthony Bradbury deleted the userpage.

FYI, there are more.

Many thanks, Anna Frodesiak (talk) 06:21, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

Actually, I thought I'd post at User talk:Mini Arun (Malayalam actress) before any block happens just to see if we can get a dialogue going. I hope that's okay. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 06:28, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

The user does not respond, but continues to work on the latest userpage draft. I now see you have blocked lots of these per famousblock. Should we consider an SPI at this point to help others (me in this case) know what to do in future cases?
Oh, and the great firewall of China is making it very hard for me to load pages off and on. For this reason, it is taking me lots of time to figure out which the first account is for a possible SPI. Please advise. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 07:50, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear about your firewall troubles. Anyway, after adjusting my search, I've just cu-blocked a bunch more accounts:
I'm going to be pressed for time today and tomorrow, but I'll try to look further into this to decide whether an SPI is necessary and/or if there are older accounts.
Fair enough. Should I wait until you decide about the SPI before deleting the userpages as FAKEARTICLES? Best, Anna Frodesiak (talk) 22:40, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
@Anna Frodesiak: Alright, I think that it would be worthwhile to set up an SPI to document these accounts and to get some more eyes on them. I did place a rangeblock to slow them down, but I expect that they will resume once it expires. ​—DoRD (talk)​ 15:05, 25 May 2015 (UTC)
Done. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 21:55, 25 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! ​—DoRD (talk)​ 22:12, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

For possible SPI[edit]

Here's the list:

(Registered: 10:40, 14 May 2015, earliest I can find)

Anna Frodesiak (talk) 08:05, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

Other accounts[edit]

Hi. Quick question. A now-indef-blocked editor indicated that they had also edited under other accounts, though they did not reveal which. Do we have some tool to discover this, and if so block the other accounts? I have in mind this recent matter. Thanks. --Epeefleche (talk) 22:25, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

Assuming that you're talking about Mellowed, I wasn't able to see any other accounts, or any indication of previous accounts. That's not to say that there aren't any, it's just that CU data only goes back so far. ​—DoRD (talk)​ 22:43, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
Yes, thanks, that is who I had in mind. Ah -- so if I understand it, which I thought might be the case, is it that even though he indicates he used other accounts (which he is not revealing), a CU was done and at least the CU does not reveal (perhaps because it only goes back so far, perhaps because he used other computers, etc) what those accounts were. So ... absent other evidence, such as similarity in editing, etc., nothing to indicate what accounts that may have been. CU is not a help here. Did I understand correctly? Tx. --Epeefleche (talk) 22:57, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
Yep, that's about it. ​—DoRD (talk)​ 00:03, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
The way I read his comment is that these were previous accounts he used in the past, not that he had edited from multiple accounts currently. Liz Read! Talk! 00:27, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
That's the way I understood it as well. ​—DoRD (talk)​ 00:55, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
Suicide Is Painless Juan Riley (talk) 01:00, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
  • It was unclear, IMHO. He wrote "As I have stated before, this is not my first account. While I am not going to divulge prior identities, I have made tens of thousands of edits over a multi-year period." He indicates he has edited from multiple accounts -- and he does make clear that he has edited from more than one other account. And he indicates he has done so over a "multiple year period." And he indicates he will not reveal the names of those accounts. One reason for that could be that he does not want action taken with regard to those edits; there are few reasons I can imagine for his reticence now to reveal their names, given that he is revealing their existence. He give no indication of when, if ever, he last edited from the other accounts. But ... we've gone as far as C/U can take us (I tend to be against the continued existence of puppets of indef blocked users). DoRD -- thanks for the input. Epeefleche (talk) 01:03, 27 May 2015 (UTC)