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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.
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 a clerk, 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 conduct a technical investigation only 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 may 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.

How to open an investigation:

To open an investigation (or case), enter the user name (or if there isn't one, IP address) of the oldest account (the "sockmaster"), or the previous case name, in the box below, then click "Submit". Note: Do not include "User:" or any other commentary.

For example, if the case name is about User:John Doe or a prior case was at Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/John Doe, you should enter John Doe in the box below.

You will then be taken to another page containing a form you must complete to open the investigation. The process for opening a subsequent investigation on the same user is the same as for creating a new case. Again, do not include "User:" in any of the sock or ip fields.

If you also require a CheckUser to investigate, change |checkuser=no to |checkuser=yes in the edit box on the next page.

If you are an anonymous (IP address) editor, and the case page is protected or does not exist, please click "show" to the right and use the box below

Cases currently listed at SPI

Investigation Status Date filed Last user to edit case timestamp Last clerk/checkuser to edit case timestamp
Mikemikev Endorsed 2016-09-20 18:35 UTC EvergreenFir 2016-09-20 21:06 UTC Ivanvector 2016-09-20 20:32 UTC
Nouman khan sherani Endorsed 2016-09-21 11:23 UTC Ivanvector 2016-09-25 13:58 UTC Ivanvector 2016-09-25 13:58 UTC
WILLIEONFEELS ATSUPERSPEED Endorsed 2016-09-23 19:31 UTC Ivanvector 2016-09-25 15:29 UTC Ivanvector 2016-09-25 15:29 UTC
Nikolas.Sudarpo Endorsed 2016-09-25 02:36 UTC Ivanvector 2016-09-25 15:56 UTC Ivanvector 2016-09-25 15:56 UTC
CU needed: User talk:51.7.32.246 Open 2016-09-25 17:12 UTC
CU needed: User talk:Mwrcwms Open 2016-09-25 19:18 UTC
Editor 2050 CU requested 2016-09-22 02:00 UTC Editor 2050 2016-09-25 19:41 UTC Ivanvector 2016-09-22 02:11 UTC
Sveltewallet CU requested 2016-09-22 20:39 UTC Dennis Bratland 2016-09-23 18:19 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2016-09-23 00:07 UTC
Couponpitara CU requested 2016-09-24 08:08 UTC Erinmenal 2016-09-24 20:04 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2016-09-24 16:23 UTC
Dapsee2010 CU requested 2016-09-24 10:27 UTC Bbb23 2016-09-24 13:55 UTC Bbb23 2016-09-24 13:55 UTC
John Kwiecinski CU requested 2016-09-25 22:07 UTC Gestrid 2016-09-25 22:07 UTC
LanguageXpert CU completed 2016-08-06 12:33 UTC Sro23 2016-09-24 22:52 UTC Bbb23 2016-08-06 14:36 UTC
Papaursa CU completed 2016-08-27 16:49 UTC Papaursa 2016-09-14 05:36 UTC Bbb23 2016-08-28 00:31 UTC
Nagendra NJ CU completed 2016-09-19 18:44 UTC Ponyo 2016-09-19 23:30 UTC Ponyo 2016-09-19 23:30 UTC
Ahmed maher saddam CU completed 2016-09-19 22:46 UTC Ponyo 2016-09-22 22:45 UTC Ponyo 2016-09-22 22:45 UTC
Teacher1943 CU completed 2016-09-24 03:53 UTC Bbb23 2016-09-24 13:38 UTC Bbb23 2016-09-24 13:38 UTC
Hiyob346 Open 2016-07-28 00:50 UTC Bbb23 2016-09-15 14:45 UTC Bbb23 2016-09-15 14:45 UTC
Ne0Freedom Open 2016-09-15 15:47 UTC Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi 2016-09-20 13:15 UTC Doug Weller 2016-09-15 20:57 UTC
D47817 Open 2016-09-16 07:09 UTC Nordic Nightfury 2016-09-23 07:55 UTC Vanjagenije 2016-09-17 14:21 UTC
Steveadcuk Open 2016-09-19 19:23 UTC Mkdw 2016-09-23 20:28 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2016-09-20 15:33 UTC
2601:645:c201:5d0:ec00:5a4d:9083:30fa Open 2016-09-20 02:31 UTC Calibrador 2016-09-25 01:23 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2016-09-20 15:24 UTC
Laibwart Open 2016-09-24 22:16 UTC ZH8000 2016-09-24 22:16 UTC
Atomic Meltdown Open 2016-09-25 12:44 UTC Sro23 2016-09-25 12:44 UTC
Chase2na Open 2016-09-25 17:12 UTC EvergreenFir 2016-09-25 17:12 UTC
Vote (X) for Change Open 2016-09-25 19:03 UTC Jc3s5h 2016-09-25 19:03 UTC
Lindenhurst Liberty Open 2016-09-25 19:10 UTC Sro23 2016-09-25 19:12 UTC
Edday1051 More info req. 2016-09-15 21:43 UTC UW Dawgs 2016-09-19 18:48 UTC L235 2016-09-19 04:03 UTC
Daniel Kobe Ricks Jr More info req. (CU) 2016-09-19 19:55 UTC Risker 2016-09-19 21:15 UTC Risker 2016-09-19 21:15 UTC
Puffmuffin Declined 2016-08-23 12:25 UTC Smsarmad 2016-09-03 22:37 UTC Richwales 2016-09-03 03:08 UTC
Renameduser024 Declined 2016-08-29 17:58 UTC Jytdog 2016-09-16 02:27 UTC Richwales 2016-09-02 05:37 UTC
HRA1924 Declined 2016-09-11 12:57 UTC Richwales 2016-09-18 03:44 UTC Richwales 2016-09-18 03:44 UTC
Yukileoo Declined 2016-09-18 04:11 UTC Richwales 2016-09-18 04:36 UTC Richwales 2016-09-18 04:36 UTC
Jeneral28 Declined (CU) 2016-08-16 12:59 UTC Cordless Larry 2016-08-27 11:17 UTC Bbb23 2016-08-23 19:49 UTC
WayneRay Declined (CU) 2016-08-30 02:35 UTC The Master 2016-09-16 00:41 UTC Vanjagenije 2016-09-14 18:36 UTC
IIvIIozzie Declined (CU) 2016-09-02 19:48 UTC Bbb23 2016-09-02 19:48 UTC Bbb23 2016-09-02 19:48 UTC
AnnLivinova Declined (CU) 2016-09-08 19:47 UTC Bbb23 2016-09-10 12:23 UTC Bbb23 2016-09-10 12:23 UTC
Kiragempak24 Awaiting admin 2016-09-18 09:58 UTC Ivanvector 2016-09-25 17:06 UTC Ivanvector 2016-09-25 17:06 UTC
Tshavis Awaiting admin 2016-09-18 17:39 UTC Ivanvector 2016-09-25 17:14 UTC Ivanvector 2016-09-25 17:14 UTC
Jenimcphersoncow Awaiting admin 2016-09-20 19:50 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2016-09-25 21:54 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2016-09-25 21:54 UTC
Filipz123 Awaiting admin 2016-09-25 01:52 UTC Ivanvector 2016-09-25 18:15 UTC Ivanvector 2016-09-25 18:15 UTC
KurdoKardir Awaiting admin 2016-09-25 13:47 UTC Ivanvector 2016-09-25 16:46 UTC Ivanvector 2016-09-25 16:46 UTC
Cosmicon Awaiting admin 2016-09-25 19:03 UTC DanielRigal 2016-09-25 20:27 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2016-09-25 19:06 UTC
Fanoftheworld Closed 2016-09-01 22:17 UTC Mkdw 2016-09-23 20:06 UTC Ivanvector 2016-09-23 12:13 UTC
Javidrezai Closed 2016-09-17 09:18 UTC Mkdw 2016-09-23 19:42 UTC
D.H.Lee Closed 2016-09-18 03:22 UTC Vanjagenije 2016-09-25 20:01 UTC Vanjagenije 2016-09-25 20:01 UTC
Dalai lama ding dong Closed 2016-09-19 02:32 UTC Mkdw 2016-09-24 21:34 UTC Callanecc 2016-09-19 10:17 UTC
Simran1993 Closed 2016-09-21 14:53 UTC Vanjagenije 2016-09-22 18:16 UTC Vanjagenije 2016-09-22 18:16 UTC
Me, Myself, I and DAVE THE DRAGON Closed 2016-09-21 23:21 UTC Vanjagenije 2016-09-22 18:07 UTC Vanjagenije 2016-09-22 18:07 UTC
37.77.51.189 Closed 2016-09-22 00:25 UTC Vanjagenije 2016-09-25 20:11 UTC Vanjagenije 2016-09-25 20:11 UTC
Bobby Boulders~enwiki Closed 2016-09-22 14:22 UTC Vanjagenije 2016-09-22 18:01 UTC Vanjagenije 2016-09-22 18:01 UTC
Garnerted Closed 2016-09-24 17:12 UTC Vanjagenije 2016-09-25 20:09 UTC Vanjagenije 2016-09-25 20:09 UTC
Oanabay04 Closed 2016-09-24 21:28 UTC Vanjagenije 2016-09-25 06:41 UTC Vanjagenije 2016-09-25 06:41 UTC
Archit Archit Closed 2016-09-24 23:48 UTC Vanjagenije 2016-09-25 20:07 UTC Vanjagenije 2016-09-25 20:07 UTC
Patricbromii105 Closed 2016-09-25 19:56 UTC Vanjagenije 2016-09-25 19:58 UTC Vanjagenije 2016-09-25 19:58 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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Jewish descent

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

On Category:People of Jewish descent and its talkpage we suddenly see two IP addresses, 2601:84:4502:61ea:203b:1b5c:2738:c1e9 and 172.91.83.73 who 1. are single purpose accounts and edit only on this category page and its talkpage 2. know altogether surprisingly well how to edit on Wikipedia 3. press a point of view that was decided against on that same talkpage two years ago. 4. don't hesitate to edit war and pose an ultimatum. 5. 172.91.83.73 uses the "genetics" argument that was used before by Gilad55 (talk · contribs) who has been inactive for two years, Yambaram (talk · contribs) who also hasn't been active ever since the previous discussion two-and-a-half years ago, and Evildoer187 (talk · contribs) who is topic banned from Judaism-related articles and also hasn't edited ever since the previous discussion (oh coincidence).

I have serious suspicion that these are socks of an existing user or users, possibly active but more likely blocked or banned or simply largely inactive, although I wouldn't know which one. As I said on the talkpage, I am weary of re-opening a discussion with two single-purpose IPs around, all the more so since they are possibly socks around, so my question is, what can we do to make sure that these are at least not socks? Debresser (talk) 11:15, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

The IPv6 user has confessed to being User:ChronoFrog, rendering this request probably redundant. Debresser (talk) 12:53, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

  •  Clerk note: @Debresser: I closed this request. There is nothing that Checkuser can do here. Per our privacy policy, Checkusers are not allowed to publicly reveal other users' IP addresses. Vanjagenije (talk) 14:17, 25 September 2016 (UTC)
Then how are socks blocked? This request was based (till ChronoFrog revealed himself) on the real suspicion of forbidden sock-puppetry. Debresser (talk) 14:56, 25 September 2016 (UTC)
@Debresser: Bring an SPI against ChronoFrog as the oldest account. Muffled Pocketed 14:59, 25 September 2016 (UTC)
Since he explained that he lost his password, and he didn't hesitate to reveal himself, I think we can let this be. Would you agree? Debresser (talk) 15:07, 25 September 2016 (UTC)
Sounds fair enough, that. Muffled Pocketed 15:08, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

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