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Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations

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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 sockpuppetry.

  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 pages that the accounts 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.
  3. Concision is key. Evidence should be presented in a concise format. Because of the length of the backlog, cases with clear and concise explanations and evidence are handled the most quickly.

Investigations are conducted by a clerk or 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 conduct a technical investigation only if clear, behavioural evidence of sockpuppetry 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 numbered 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.

Note: You can also open an investigation using Twinkle. After installing Twinkle, an "ARV" option will appear in the "TW" tab on any user, user talk, or user contributions page. Clicking on this option and selecting either "Sockpuppeteer" or "Sockpuppet" will allow you to fill in a few simple fields to file a report. The report will be automatically formatted for you.
If you are not autoconfirmed, 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 Filed at (UTC) Last user edit Last clerk/CU edit
User Time (UTC) User Time (UTC)
Expertwikiguy Endorsed 2022-09-25 21:40 MER-C 2022-09-29 19:09 Girth Summit 2022-09-26 18:06
GermanKity CU requested 2022-09-10 19:52 RoySmith 2022-09-27 17:22 RoySmith 2022-09-27 17:22
Rivugayen CU requested 2022-09-26 20:18 Vulpes-bengalensis 2022-09-27 07:50
Eric.mintae.kim CU requested 2022-09-27 14:58 Drm310 2022-09-27 14:58
Amanjol CU requested 2022-09-27 15:08 HistoryofIran 2022-09-27 20:46
Sounderk CU requested 2022-09-27 20:39 Crossroads 2022-09-27 22:08
Johnldnnyccenter18 CU requested 2022-09-28 15:28 Bbb23 2022-09-29 23:22
Mili977 CU requested 2022-09-28 19:01 DaxServer 2022-09-28 19:01
Johnjacksonhtx CU requested 2022-09-29 13:29 Bbb23 2022-09-29 23:09
Priyanka kewat1 CU requested 2022-09-29 14:21 Timtrent 2022-09-29 14:23
Arminzarei1234 CU requested 2022-09-30 02:32 DMacks 2022-09-30 02:34
Viu MIT CU requested 2022-09-30 06:23 Girth Summit 2022-09-30 10:10 Girth Summit 2022-09-30 10:10
WeirdWith100 Awaiting clerk 2022-09-15 16:27 Dreamy Jazz 2022-09-28 21:17 Dreamy Jazz 2022-09-28 21:17
October difference Awaiting clerk 2022-09-29 10:52 RoySmith 2022-09-29 21:17 RoySmith 2022-09-29 21:17
WorldCreaterFighter CU completed 2022-08-09 03:02 Hunan201p 2022-09-02 15:59
Hoaeter CU completed 2022-08-09 23:03 Gyrofrog 2022-09-25 03:36 Zzuuzz 2022-08-13 22:42
Uday88mandal CU completed 2022-08-15 15:54 Venkat TL 2022-09-27 14:27 Girth Summit 2022-08-16 09:48
Nalbarian CU completed 2022-08-17 10:43 TheSandDoctor 2022-08-23 03:10 TheSandDoctor 2022-08-23 03:10
Joey Forbes CU completed 2022-08-17 13:54 Dreamy Jazz 2022-08-21 22:42 Dreamy Jazz 2022-08-21 22:42
RenRen070193 CU completed 2022-08-19 06:09 RoySmith 2022-08-28 16:52 RoySmith 2022-08-28 16:52
ChethanKumar88 CU completed 2022-08-19 14:33 Mz7 2022-08-21 03:24 Mz7 2022-08-21 03:24
Jamal047 CU completed 2022-08-19 18:44 Wareon 2022-08-22 03:13 Maxim 2022-08-22 00:41
Theonlineeditor CU completed 2022-08-22 15:19 Dreamy Jazz 2022-08-22 15:19 Dreamy Jazz 2022-08-22 15:19
Valleriani CU completed 2022-08-23 12:39 TonyBallioni 2022-08-27 22:22 TonyBallioni 2022-08-27 22:22
Subskile CU completed 2022-08-27 16:04 Dreamy Jazz 2022-09-19 12:57 Dreamy Jazz 2022-09-19 12:57
The abominable Wiki troll CU completed 2022-08-28 18:05 NebY 2022-09-02 16:38 RoySmith 2022-09-02 16:17
Spoonkymonkey CU completed 2022-09-01 22:53 GeneralNotability 2022-09-10 13:55 GeneralNotability 2022-09-10 13:55
MyrtaBeautyQueen CU completed 2022-09-04 20:02 Bri 2022-09-29 16:22 MarioGom 2022-09-24 13:04
NameIsShaheer CU completed 2022-09-06 04:38 Aman.kumar.goel 2022-09-06 17:38 Girth Summit 2022-09-06 14:02
Deepcruze CU completed 2022-09-11 10:47 Abhishek0831996 2022-09-20 04:20 RoySmith 2022-09-18 23:18
Wordain CU completed 2022-09-12 03:37 RoySmith 2022-09-29 18:20 RoySmith 2022-09-29 18:20
Depressed Desi CU completed 2022-09-13 23:41 TolWol 2022-09-19 21:20 GeneralNotability 2022-09-15 00:15
AshleyFredo CU completed 2022-09-16 21:13 GeneralNotability 2022-09-18 23:00 GeneralNotability 2022-09-18 23:00
Peter39c CU completed 2022-09-23 15:28 Girth Summit 2022-09-23 17:27 Girth Summit 2022-09-23 17:27
Maxpayne69 CU completed 2022-09-25 00:24 Dreamy Jazz 2022-09-26 23:48 Dreamy Jazz 2022-09-26 23:48
Theresaolojo CU completed 2022-09-25 21:00 Girth Summit 2022-09-26 16:34 Girth Summit 2022-09-26 16:34
Francy888 CU completed 2022-09-27 15:56 Dreamy Jazz 2022-09-28 21:11 Dreamy Jazz 2022-09-28 21:11
Bennet43 CU completed 2022-09-28 18:10 Oshwah 2022-09-30 00:56 Oshwah 2022-09-30 00:56
Lostinniagarafalls CU completed 2022-09-28 18:30 Dreamy Jazz 2022-09-28 21:20 Dreamy Jazz 2022-09-28 21:20
Dolyn CU completed 2022-09-29 21:56 Ponyo 2022-09-29 21:56 Ponyo 2022-09-29 21:56
Dheeraj L D Open 2022-08-23 16:22 Ningalonnichpovuka 2022-08-27 17:00
Armaghan Muawiyah Open 2022-08-23 19:15 Liz 2022-08-23 19:15
Magic4950 Open 2022-09-05 21:45 Jack Frost 2022-09-08 11:28 Jack Frost 2022-09-08 11:28
Omkrishnajena Open 2022-09-08 14:46 Praxidicae 2022-09-08 14:46 Praxidicae 2022-09-08 14:46
Imsaneikigai Open 2022-09-11 17:38 Bbb23 2022-09-21 15:16
Yudhishthir1947 Open 2022-09-12 19:30 Spicy 2022-09-17 16:50 Spicy 2022-09-17 16:50
IWakeeVibwike Open 2022-09-16 02:10 Bri 2022-09-17 00:06
Sunny Prajapatii Open 2022-09-16 14:46 Ravensfire 2022-09-16 14:46
Tfburns Open 2022-09-16 22:13 OrgoneBox 2022-09-27 16:31 TonyBallioni 2022-09-18 16:25
Mickeydee15 Open 2022-09-18 08:07 IJBall 2022-09-18 08:07
CountingStars500 Open 2022-09-18 19:52 Bbb23 2022-09-22 16:45
Rajashreechavan Open 2022-09-22 09:00 Dreamy Jazz 2022-09-23 12:17 Dreamy Jazz 2022-09-23 12:17
Ineedtostopforgetting Open 2022-09-24 10:22 Chipmunkdavis 2022-09-24 10:22
AU79G11 Open 2022-09-26 23:11 Beyond My Ken 2022-09-27 01:51
Janvez Open 2022-09-27 18:51 DatGuy 2022-09-28 14:56 GeneralNotability 2022-09-28 01:40
Eswaran Naveen Open 2022-09-28 13:55 Girth Summit 2022-09-30 11:20 Girth Summit 2022-09-30 11:20
Moka Mo Open 2022-09-28 15:53 Sabbatino 2022-09-28 15:53
SirInfinity0000 Open 2022-09-28 23:42 BriLila 2022-09-28 23:48
Octoberrocks Open 2022-09-30 12:41 DatGuy 2022-09-30 12:41
Windafarna CU declined (CU) 2022-09-09 08:55 Ks0stm 2022-09-10 09:35 Ks0stm 2022-09-10 09:35
TheGreatWikiLord CU declined (CU) 2022-09-16 12:14 TonyBallioni 2022-09-18 16:33 TonyBallioni 2022-09-18 16:33
H2ppyme CU declined 2022-08-29 16:19 Oshwah 2022-09-08 03:07 Oshwah 2022-09-08 03:07
إيان CU declined 2022-09-03 19:09 0xDeadbeef 2022-09-20 13:41 Sir Sputnik 2022-09-03 22:45
64.67.122.103 CU declined 2022-09-17 14:20 0xDeadbeef 2022-09-17 14:20 Spicy 2022-09-14 23:51
Zhomron CU declined 2022-09-29 04:31 Elizium23 2022-09-29 15:22 Spicy 2022-09-29 14:49
GPinkerton More info req. 2022-09-29 15:20 Tamzin 2022-09-29 16:06 Tamzin 2022-09-29 16:06
Gabcol Closed 2022-08-16 17:29 Dreamy Jazz 2022-09-29 20:35 Dreamy Jazz 2022-09-29 20:35
IndyNotes Closed 2022-08-23 17:48 GeneralNotability 2022-09-30 01:24 GeneralNotability 2022-09-30 01:24
Kaimaidment18 Closed 2022-09-08 12:51 DatGuy 2022-09-29 21:24 Spicy 2022-09-29 21:08
Jayaprakashtpm Closed 2022-09-08 14:54 DatGuy 2022-09-28 14:38 MarioGom 2022-09-22 22:51
Pcmishradigital Closed 2022-09-10 11:45 GeneralNotability 2022-09-29 23:38 GeneralNotability 2022-09-29 23:38
GermanKity Closed 2022-09-10 19:52 RoySmith 2022-09-27 17:22 RoySmith 2022-09-27 17:22
Singhal.sasthry Closed 2022-09-11 13:52 GeneralNotability 2022-09-27 21:54 GeneralNotability 2022-09-27 21:54
Worldofknowledge121 Closed 2022-09-12 10:25 RoySmith 2022-09-30 13:47 RoySmith 2022-09-30 13:47
Jacee215 Closed 2022-09-14 13:53 Spicy 2022-09-15 00:24 Spicy 2022-09-15 00:24
Bodiadub Closed 2022-09-14 14:32 Spicy 2022-09-16 21:51 Spicy 2022-09-16 21:51
WondrousMachine Closed 2022-09-15 17:54 Dreamy Jazz 2022-09-16 21:05 Dreamy Jazz 2022-09-16 21:05
Yashthakurkamail Closed 2022-09-15 18:00 Panchalidraupadi 2022-09-23 05:42 Tamzin 2022-09-23 05:08
Vijayclicker93 Closed 2022-09-16 11:07 DatGuy 2022-09-28 14:17 MarioGom 2022-09-25 12:10
Samansadeghy Closed 2022-09-16 19:20 Firefly 2022-09-18 17:08 Spicy 2022-09-18 01:33
Kristianatienza Closed 2022-09-17 00:01 Firefly 2022-09-17 22:02 Spicy 2022-09-17 21:45
Srimonbanik2007 Closed 2022-09-17 02:28 Spicy 2022-09-17 03:53 Spicy 2022-09-17 03:53
AbdellahRais37 Closed 2022-09-17 06:13 Spicy 2022-09-23 04:01 Spicy 2022-09-23 04:01
HeyRaphael Closed 2022-09-17 22:27 Nythar 2022-09-19 02:53 Spicy 2022-09-19 02:52
Majolat2000 Closed 2022-09-18 03:13 MarioGom 2022-09-19 07:43 MarioGom 2022-09-19 07:43
Chamroshduty Closed 2022-09-18 18:57 Spicy 2022-09-29 19:47 Spicy 2022-09-29 19:47
DusanSilniVujovic Closed 2022-09-20 00:28 MarioGom 2022-09-25 08:41 MarioGom 2022-09-25 08:41
MANDADI LUCKY Closed 2022-09-20 12:44 DaxServer 2022-09-24 08:54 Spicy 2022-09-24 00:37
Brizzleman Closed 2022-09-20 13:33 Spicy 2022-09-23 04:07 Spicy 2022-09-23 04:07
MohammedEguyue25 Closed 2022-09-20 14:15 MarioGom 2022-09-25 16:39 MarioGom 2022-09-25 16:39
Best known for IP Closed 2022-09-20 20:59 Jack Frost 2022-09-22 11:17 Jack Frost 2022-09-22 11:17
Esthappanos Bar Geevarghese Closed 2022-09-21 01:25 RoySmith 2022-09-30 14:03 RoySmith 2022-09-30 14:03
Anup Rajbanshi Closed 2022-09-21 03:21 Mz7 2022-09-28 19:00 Mz7 2022-09-28 19:00
Delhisentinel44 Closed 2022-09-21 07:55 DatGuy 2022-09-28 13:32 MarioGom 2022-09-25 18:18
Tiffany.Price.84 Closed 2022-09-21 10:56 RoySmith 2022-09-29 14:20 RoySmith 2022-09-29 14:20
Ark712 Closed 2022-09-21 18:55 MarioGom 2022-09-24 17:32 MarioGom 2022-09-24 17:32
Nikokiris Closed 2022-09-22 04:25 Firefly 2022-09-24 11:04 Spicy 2022-09-24 04:07
Jellywings19 Closed 2022-09-22 06:37 Girth Summit 2022-09-25 16:20 Girth Summit 2022-09-25 16:20
Guilherme Gava Bergami Closed 2022-09-22 18:07 Spicy 2022-09-23 04:34 Spicy 2022-09-23 04:34
Emilio5519 Closed 2022-09-22 18:24 Mz7 2022-09-24 19:45 Mz7 2022-09-24 19:45
LastEdit2008 Closed 2022-09-23 00:56 Dreamy Jazz 2022-09-23 12:28 Dreamy Jazz 2022-09-23 12:28
Shingling334 Closed 2022-09-23 03:57 Zzuuzz 2022-09-24 14:55 Zzuuzz 2022-09-24 14:55
Gabi838r Closed 2022-09-23 06:36 DatGuy 2022-09-29 21:00 Spicy 2022-09-29 20:47
AJ DA YOUNGAN Closed 2022-09-23 06:45 Firefly 2022-09-23 12:55
Jeremiah Caquias Closed 2022-09-23 11:20 Firefly 2022-09-24 14:53 MarioGom 2022-09-24 12:02
Aydın memmedov2000 Closed 2022-09-23 13:35 RoySmith 2022-09-27 02:12 RoySmith 2022-09-27 02:12
Entertainment4Reality Closed 2022-09-23 14:53 MarioGom 2022-09-24 11:59 MarioGom 2022-09-24 11:59
Zaner25 Closed 2022-09-23 17:45 Blablubbs 2022-09-24 11:05 Blablubbs 2022-09-24 11:05
Nyaytyhyaynyiyeylyluytyeysy Closed 2022-09-23 20:54 MarioGom 2022-09-24 13:33 MarioGom 2022-09-24 13:33
Symon Sadik Closed 2022-09-23 22:52 Bbb23 2022-09-23 23:23
BogusDingle Closed 2022-09-24 00:03 Firefly 2022-09-24 11:02 Spicy 2022-09-24 06:24
Rgalo10 Closed 2022-09-24 01:35 Tamzin 2022-09-24 01:44 Tamzin 2022-09-24 01:44
Snthilakammarist Closed 2022-09-24 16:25 Bbb23 2022-09-24 23:32
Admiralis-generalis-Aladeen Closed 2022-09-24 18:16 GeneralNotability 2022-09-27 21:38 GeneralNotability 2022-09-27 21:38
DPLIVE202 Closed 2022-09-24 21:39 DatGuy 2022-09-28 14:18 MarioGom 2022-09-25 19:08
Brettandelle Closed 2022-09-24 22:32 Blablubbs 2022-09-24 22:36 Blablubbs 2022-09-24 22:36
Fyeaxel05 Closed 2022-09-25 03:44 Spicy 2022-09-29 19:42 Spicy 2022-09-29 19:42
Prince Of Roblox Closed 2022-09-25 06:41 Blablubbs 2022-09-29 10:50 Blablubbs 2022-09-29 10:50
Əzərbəyəniləri Closed 2022-09-25 07:51 AmandaNP 2022-09-25 09:28 AmandaNP 2022-09-25 09:28
Amanheheh337 Closed 2022-09-25 09:12 Blablubbs 2022-09-26 13:26 Blablubbs 2022-09-26 13:26
Jeff wincott Closed 2022-09-25 10:23 Girth Summit 2022-09-26 05:51 Girth Summit 2022-09-26 05:51
Pitzzaboy Closed 2022-09-25 14:05 Girth Summit 2022-09-27 05:42 Girth Summit 2022-09-27 05:42
Carl Delos Arcos Closed 2022-09-25 17:07 Girth Summit 2022-09-26 08:02 Girth Summit 2022-09-26 08:02
GECollins Closed 2022-09-26 07:55 RoySmith 2022-09-29 18:51 RoySmith 2022-09-29 18:51
Caidin-Johnson Closed 2022-09-26 20:44 DatGuy 2022-09-28 16:28
Slowking4 Closed 2022-09-26 21:53 Jack Frost 2022-09-27 12:56 Jack Frost 2022-09-27 12:56
Mark Imanuel Granados Closed 2022-09-26 23:07 Spicy 2022-09-29 19:36 Spicy 2022-09-29 19:36
Bcjohnjr Closed 2022-09-26 23:44 Tamzin 2022-09-27 21:11 Tamzin 2022-09-27 21:11
FightOfTheLivingDeadFan Closed 2022-09-27 00:17 DatGuy 2022-09-28 14:54 RoySmith 2022-09-27 01:37
Social Credit Generator Closed 2022-09-27 02:36 GeneralNotability 2022-09-27 23:19 GeneralNotability 2022-09-27 23:19
Daredevils56 Closed 2022-09-27 06:11 Girth Summit 2022-09-27 14:16 Girth Summit 2022-09-27 14:16
Jamestmoser Closed 2022-09-27 10:17 GeneralNotability 2022-09-27 22:20 GeneralNotability 2022-09-27 22:20
Lithuaniaball2 Closed 2022-09-27 10:43 Girth Summit 2022-09-27 15:46 Girth Summit 2022-09-27 15:46
D47817 Closed 2022-09-27 12:42 Girth Summit 2022-09-27 12:46 Girth Summit 2022-09-27 12:46
Sunderland Renaissance Closed 2022-09-27 15:04 GeneralNotability 2022-09-30 01:33 GeneralNotability 2022-09-30 01:33
Janvez Closed 2022-09-27 18:51 DatGuy 2022-09-28 14:56 GeneralNotability 2022-09-28 01:40
MysteryWalter9191010 Closed 2022-09-27 19:17 Bbb23 2022-09-28 12:50
Otiasah Miracle Closed 2022-09-27 19:52 Spicy 2022-09-29 19:30 Spicy 2022-09-29 19:30
Powerfultample Closed 2022-09-27 21:22 Spicy 2022-09-29 19:28 Spicy 2022-09-29 19:28
Shit233333334 Closed 2022-09-28 01:12 Bbb23 2022-09-28 12:44
Un-username Closed 2022-09-28 02:59 DatGuy 2022-09-29 20:30 Spicy 2022-09-29 19:26
Arsi786 Closed 2022-09-28 04:17 RoySmith 2022-09-28 18:15 RoySmith 2022-09-28 18:15
AungKaung932 Closed 2022-09-28 09:08 Dreamy Jazz 2022-09-28 09:08 Dreamy Jazz 2022-09-28 09:08
Mike Matthews17 Closed 2022-09-28 10:05 DatGuy 2022-09-28 14:43
Sauraved Closed 2022-09-28 10:46 RoySmith 2022-09-29 17:52 RoySmith 2022-09-29 17:52
Eswaran Naveen Closed 2022-09-28 13:55 Girth Summit 2022-09-30 11:20 Girth Summit 2022-09-30 11:20
Ert141 Closed 2022-09-28 15:55 DatGuy 2022-09-28 16:25
Bhuvanhungund Closed 2022-09-28 16:52 GeneralNotability 2022-09-30 02:07 GeneralNotability 2022-09-30 02:07
InitialLucifer Closed 2022-09-29 00:33 DatGuy 2022-09-29 11:08
RNS Groups Closed 2022-09-29 03:55 DatGuy 2022-09-29 11:04
Lokeshwaran V R Closed 2022-09-29 19:31 Spicy 2022-09-29 20:11 Spicy 2022-09-29 20:11
Stubes99 Closed 2022-09-29 22:07 RoySmith 2022-09-30 01:39 RoySmith 2022-09-30 01:39
Cornelius Keagon Closed 2022-09-29 22:47 RoySmith 2022-09-30 00:03 RoySmith 2022-09-30 00:03
Bikrookanpurgangster Closed 2022-09-29 23:39 DatGuy 2022-09-30 12:43 Girth Summit 2022-09-30 10:41

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.
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