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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-created 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 wish a CheckUser to investigate, change |checkuser=no to |checkuser=yes in the edit box on the next page and explain why you are requesting it.

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
Digitalravan CU requested 2017-05-01 20:03 UTC Beetstra 2017-05-23 03:13 UTC KrakatoaKatie 2017-05-22 18:27 UTC
Bertrand101 CU requested 2017-05-17 04:39 UTC Dlohcierekim 2017-05-23 10:52 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-17 14:37 UTC
Sonic N800 CU requested 2017-05-22 07:50 UTC Champion 2017-05-22 07:51 UTC
Daniel Kobe Ricks Jr CU requested 2017-05-23 19:33 UTC Sir Sputnik 2017-05-23 19:33 UTC
Gameguest CU requested 2017-05-23 23:15 UTC Huon 2017-05-23 23:15 UTC
The abominable Wiki troll CU requested 2017-05-23 23:31 UTC Oshwah 2017-05-24 01:50 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-23 23:43 UTC
Slowking4 CU requested 2017-05-24 03:32 UTC Drmies 2017-05-24 04:18 UTC Drmies 2017-05-24 04:18 UTC
Nathan Jay Williams CU completed 2017-04-12 17:08 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-20 00:57 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-20 00:57 UTC
Jamesflare CU completed 2017-04-23 18:04 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-20 17:56 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-20 17:56 UTC
Joanna Gunadi CU completed 2017-04-28 14:30 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-20 18:18 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-20 18:18 UTC
10W40 CU completed 2017-04-30 11:10 UTC Bbb23 2017-04-30 14:16 UTC Bbb23 2017-04-30 14:16 UTC
Fleets CU completed 2017-04-30 22:00 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-14 02:19 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-14 02:19 UTC
Julian888123 CU completed 2017-05-02 14:14 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-02 14:54 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-02 14:54 UTC
Zakariayps CU completed 2017-05-05 17:13 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-05 17:30 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-05 17:30 UTC
Omb-ec CU completed 2017-05-09 21:58 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-17 15:04 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-17 15:04 UTC
Tomrocket07 CU completed 2017-05-10 00:35 UTC DoRD 2017-05-10 12:51 UTC DoRD 2017-05-10 12:51 UTC
JaySmith2018 CU completed 2017-05-10 14:01 UTC Ks0stm 2017-05-10 14:48 UTC Ks0stm 2017-05-10 14:48 UTC
Msjkus CU completed 2017-05-11 07:46 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-21 15:02 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-21 15:02 UTC
CindyRoleder CU completed 2017-05-11 08:25 UTC SA 13 Bro 2017-05-12 20:28 UTC Yunshui 2017-05-11 13:10 UTC
Obari2Kay CU completed 2017-05-11 13:20 UTC Obari2Kay 2017-05-19 06:12 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-11 22:05 UTC
老山哥哥 CU completed 2017-05-11 14:45 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-12 15:11 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-12 15:11 UTC
Ivanalesi CU completed 2017-05-11 15:43 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-11 18:14 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-11 18:14 UTC
Washim Rahman CU completed 2017-05-13 13:53 UTC Stemoc 2017-05-14 00:42 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-13 17:41 UTC
Hishamu7776 CU completed 2017-05-13 21:03 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-16 15:58 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-16 15:58 UTC
Skirti100 CU completed 2017-05-15 15:00 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-16 00:39 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-16 00:39 UTC
Kingfudge1 CU completed 2017-05-16 17:55 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-16 18:00 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-16 18:00 UTC
Aryan Ashik CU completed 2017-05-17 07:12 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-23 17:50 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-23 17:50 UTC
Harsh75singh CU completed 2017-05-17 20:05 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-17 20:36 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-17 20:36 UTC
Hafiz 001 CU completed 2017-05-18 04:50 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-19 17:24 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-19 17:24 UTC
DMGUSA CU completed 2017-05-18 05:25 UTC Binksternet 2017-05-22 05:48 UTC Yunshui 2017-05-18 14:28 UTC
Siddheart CU completed 2017-05-18 06:19 UTC Capitals00 2017-05-19 14:52 UTC Ivanvector 2017-05-18 14:46 UTC
Cchiera CU completed 2017-05-18 18:31 UTC KrakatoaKatie 2017-05-19 21:31 UTC KrakatoaKatie 2017-05-19 21:31 UTC
Das Dipanjan CU completed 2017-05-19 06:32 UTC Anna Frodesiak 2017-05-21 21:59 UTC KrakatoaKatie 2017-05-21 19:56 UTC
Fiyin Adeyera CU completed 2017-05-19 06:49 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-19 09:56 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-19 09:56 UTC
AcidSnow CU completed 2017-05-19 12:12 UTC Kzl55 2017-05-24 08:43 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-21 15:25 UTC
Giubbotto non ortodosso CU completed 2017-05-19 17:05 UTC KrakatoaKatie 2017-05-19 21:42 UTC KrakatoaKatie 2017-05-19 21:42 UTC
Dhaanunjaya CU completed 2017-05-19 19:09 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-19 19:12 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-19 19:12 UTC
Transformory CU completed 2017-05-20 05:31 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-20 16:47 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-20 16:47 UTC
Antony1821 CU completed 2017-05-20 16:28 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-21 22:28 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-21 22:28 UTC
Cdg428 CU completed 2017-05-22 13:25 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-22 16:57 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-22 16:57 UTC
Redrabbitiam CU completed 2017-05-22 19:34 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-22 22:21 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-22 22:21 UTC
Kiko4564 CU completed 2017-05-23 00:37 UTC DoRD 2017-05-23 00:39 UTC DoRD 2017-05-23 00:39 UTC
JessicaFaith84 CU completed 2017-05-23 03:08 UTC DoRD 2017-05-23 11:53 UTC DoRD 2017-05-23 11:53 UTC
Daniel L. Barth CU completed 2017-05-23 16:14 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-23 17:25 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-23 17:25 UTC
Great2562 CU completed 2017-05-23 20:09 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-23 22:24 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-23 22:24 UTC
Smokey2022 CU completed 2017-05-23 21:14 UTC DoRD 2017-05-23 21:20 UTC DoRD 2017-05-23 21:20 UTC
Legendswillneverdie Open 2017-04-23 19:40 UTC 153.230.136.184 2017-04-23 19:40 UTC
Phil A. Fry Open 2017-04-25 13:15 UTC DynaGirl 2017-04-25 13:15 UTC
Abbas.dlim Open 2017-04-30 14:03 UTC Siuenti 2017-05-03 05:01 UTC
Tammy Levy Open 2017-04-30 21:41 UTC Bri 2017-05-03 02:48 UTC
Abhiran Open 2017-05-01 18:54 UTC Sitush 2017-05-01 19:02 UTC
Eciffociu Open 2017-05-02 10:54 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-02 15:00 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-02 15:00 UTC
Hilsea Open 2017-05-02 15:35 UTC Oshwah 2017-05-23 10:45 UTC
User-4488 Open 2017-05-04 15:01 UTC Meters 2017-05-05 16:36 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-04 23:27 UTC
AngelaRola Open 2017-05-07 10:59 UTC Saqib 2017-05-09 06:45 UTC
Lightbringer (usurped - blocked) Open 2017-05-08 04:57 UTC Beetstra 2017-05-12 13:39 UTC
Laddypat Open 2017-05-10 09:51 UTC Widefox 2017-05-10 12:19 UTC
Lrednuas Senoroc Open 2017-05-10 21:59 UTC 103.200.5.137 2017-05-23 18:57 UTC
Chiromanruma Open 2017-05-11 00:55 UTC GSS-1987 2017-05-12 16:40 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-11 19:11 UTC
MM Ahluwalia Open 2017-05-11 07:45 UTC Cabayi 2017-05-11 07:45 UTC
Vivekkush1983 Open 2017-05-11 09:42 UTC Jake Brockman 2017-05-11 10:57 UTC
Pakistan01 Open 2017-05-11 11:29 UTC Alsee 2017-05-22 16:55 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-22 15:35 UTC
Humayoon Shams Khan Open 2017-05-16 15:26 UTC Agtx 2017-05-16 15:26 UTC
Pkcoolpk Open 2017-05-16 20:04 UTC Chrissymad 2017-05-16 20:04 UTC
Cavalierman Open 2017-05-16 23:57 UTC 23.114.214.45 2017-05-23 02:43 UTC
DaWn ODG Open 2017-05-17 01:27 UTC Sir Sputnik 2017-05-20 14:29 UTC
MANOZ GYAASI Open 2017-05-17 10:51 UTC Uncle Roy 2017-05-24 04:32 UTC
Binila Open 2017-05-17 11:12 UTC SorryNotSorry 2017-05-17 11:12 UTC
LordMaji Open 2017-05-17 12:06 UTC Only in death 2017-05-17 12:06 UTC
GoogleFanatic2017 Open 2017-05-17 20:09 UTC Oshwah 2017-05-23 00:34 UTC
Lisa Marie Fotopoulos Open 2017-05-17 23:03 UTC Uncle Roy 2017-05-18 01:52 UTC
Said-Ul-Auliya Open 2017-05-17 23:49 UTC Kashmiri 2017-05-17 23:53 UTC
144.92.245.47 Open 2017-05-18 01:18 UTC PageantUpdater 2017-05-18 01:22 UTC
Fallenleaflake13 Open 2017-05-18 04:53 UTC Uncle Roy 2017-05-18 04:53 UTC
BrightScholarJonathan Open 2017-05-18 09:45 UTC Cabayi 2017-05-18 09:45 UTC
64.20.161.14 Open 2017-05-18 10:20 UTC Bearian 2017-05-22 15:49 UTC
Singer Jethu Sisodiya Open 2017-05-18 15:16 UTC GSS-1987 2017-05-22 17:45 UTC KrakatoaKatie 2017-05-19 21:55 UTC
Catito14 Open 2017-05-18 15:58 UTC Kahastok 2017-05-18 18:51 UTC
Rddrjdrjrjjdr Open 2017-05-18 21:04 UTC Velella 2017-05-18 21:04 UTC
Andrew.h.chen Open 2017-05-19 05:38 UTC Robert McClenon 2017-05-19 05:38 UTC
AdnanAliAfzal Open 2017-05-19 11:45 UTC Cyphoidbomb 2017-05-19 15:12 UTC
Ljlas20 Open 2017-05-20 00:39 UTC LG-Gunther 2017-05-20 05:28 UTC
Raju Adhikari Open 2017-05-20 11:38 UTC GSS-1987 2017-05-20 11:38 UTC
Daniel B. Choromanski Open 2017-05-20 14:24 UTC Sjö 2017-05-20 14:24 UTC
Cyberacex Open 2017-05-22 09:05 UTC Uncle Roy 2017-05-22 12:50 UTC
Wiki Ruchi Open 2017-05-22 09:18 UTC Cordless Larry 2017-05-22 09:18 UTC
TomWatkins1970 Open 2017-05-22 10:47 UTC Nqr9 2017-05-23 00:30 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-22 17:05 UTC
Guptalab Open 2017-05-22 18:57 UTC RA0808 2017-05-23 17:03 UTC
Brylleconrad Open 2017-05-23 08:33 UTC Babymissfortune 2017-05-23 07:33 UTC
AzamAnimated Open 2017-05-23 10:20 UTC Uncle Roy 2017-05-23 10:20 UTC
Filipz123 Open 2017-05-23 15:22 UTC Burninthruthesky 2017-05-23 15:22 UTC
Born A Open 2017-05-23 15:59 UTC O1lI0 2017-05-23 15:59 UTC
Imjpunit Open 2017-05-23 16:52 UTC Winged Blades of Godric 2017-05-24 07:03 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-23 17:53 UTC
I B Wright Open 2017-05-23 17:15 UTC Burninthruthesky 2017-05-24 07:21 UTC
OfficialPankajPatidar Open 2017-05-24 01:19 UTC Sro23 2017-05-24 01:19 UTC
jcunningham.melb Open 2017-05-24 06:06 UTC LibStar 2017-05-24 06:06 UTC
ThisIsNIRlythere Declined (CU) 2017-04-23 22:12 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-04 20:04 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-04 20:04 UTC
96.54.184.11 Declined (CU) 2017-05-14 01:57 UTC Charles lindberg 2017-05-14 20:38 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-14 02:14 UTC
Imammahedi Declined (CU) 2017-05-17 06:54 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-17 14:31 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-17 14:31 UTC
Meowy Declined (CU) 2017-05-17 18:56 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-17 19:08 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-17 19:08 UTC
NonoHIDE98 Declined (CU) 2017-05-22 03:35 UTC 212.95.8.219 2017-05-22 07:16 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-22 06:22 UTC
Tom O'Carroll On hold 2017-03-31 07:32 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-01 14:15 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-01 14:15 UTC
Z1747449 On hold 2017-04-13 22:51 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2017-04-23 02:26 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2017-04-23 02:26 UTC
Lute88 On hold (CU) 2017-05-08 00:10 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-10 22:09 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-10 22:09 UTC
Nwaki1 On hold (CU) 2017-05-23 16:07 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-23 16:56 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-23 16:56 UTC
Jgreene1333 Closed 2017-04-13 17:47 UTC Berean Hunter 2017-05-16 23:03 UTC Berean Hunter 2017-05-16 23:03 UTC
Jeremy112233 Closed 2017-05-17 01:43 UTC BU Rob13 2017-05-21 08:17 UTC DoRD 2017-05-17 21:18 UTC
Jr abad Closed 2017-05-17 03:36 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-23 14:37 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-23 14:37 UTC
Homoeuropeeans Closed 2017-05-18 01:54 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-23 18:26 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-23 18:26 UTC
The fashionable baby Closed 2017-05-18 16:07 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-24 00:56 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-24 00:56 UTC
Justinzimmer868 Closed 2017-05-18 19:12 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-23 18:29 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-23 18:29 UTC
Swiftsave Closed 2017-05-20 20:51 UTC Berean Hunter 2017-05-20 23:03 UTC Berean Hunter 2017-05-20 23:03 UTC
Gamechanger12345678 Closed 2017-05-21 13:59 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-21 14:10 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-21 14:10 UTC
PennySeven Closed 2017-05-21 16:49 UTC Pi-or-tau 2017-05-23 21:13 UTC Ponyo 2017-05-23 21:06 UTC
Taokaka Closed 2017-05-21 18:43 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-21 19:43 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-21 19:43 UTC
Encoreameya Closed 2017-05-22 00:50 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-22 01:22 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-22 01:22 UTC
Efc1878 Closed 2017-05-22 10:02 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-22 14:25 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-22 14:25 UTC
Motivação Closed 2017-05-22 17:11 UTC Favonian 2017-05-23 21:10 UTC
Fariiiba Closed 2017-05-22 18:26 UTC Oshwah 2017-05-22 18:27 UTC
MaranoFan Closed 2017-05-22 22:44 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-22 23:41 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-22 23:41 UTC
Carolmooredc Closed 2017-05-22 23:39 UTC DoRD 2017-05-23 15:37 UTC DoRD 2017-05-23 15:37 UTC
CincinnatiHistory Closed 2017-05-23 00:22 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-23 01:08 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-23 01:08 UTC
Serrety10 Closed 2017-05-23 00:24 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-23 01:09 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-23 01:09 UTC
BojanJJ Closed 2017-05-23 03:19 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-23 14:26 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-23 14:26 UTC
Jabed015 Closed 2017-05-23 15:13 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-23 15:18 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-23 15:18 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 email 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".

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