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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
Bertrand101 Endorsed 2017-01-22 02:25 UTC Ivanvector 2017-02-22 18:37 UTC Ivanvector 2017-02-22 18:37 UTC
HM8383 Endorsed 2017-02-23 18:08 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2017-02-24 01:25 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2017-02-24 01:25 UTC
OfficialPankajPatidar Relisted 2017-02-20 20:20 UTC MER-C 2017-02-22 13:04 UTC Ivanvector 2017-02-22 13:00 UTC
Kumasojin 熊襲 CU requested 2017-02-10 17:23 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-02-10 21:16 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-02-10 21:16 UTC
Steverci CU requested 2017-02-16 03:31 UTC LouisAragon 2017-02-16 17:20 UTC
Jbuffkin CU requested 2017-02-17 13:47 UTC Calton 2017-02-19 13:40 UTC
Shingling334 CU requested 2017-02-17 16:29 UTC Anachronist 2017-02-21 20:34 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2017-02-20 17:24 UTC
Daniel Kobe Ricks Jr CU requested 2017-02-17 23:52 UTC Sir Sputnik 2017-02-22 16:00 UTC Courcelles 2017-02-18 20:18 UTC
Deikars CU requested 2017-02-20 03:14 UTC NinjaRobotPirate 2017-02-24 03:39 UTC
Rajesh rao kumar CU requested 2017-02-20 13:22 UTC Sitush 2017-02-20 13:26 UTC
089baby CU requested 2017-02-20 15:04 UTC Sir Sputnik 2017-02-24 02:10 UTC
RoyWings CU requested 2017-02-20 19:01 UTC Nordic Nightfury 2017-02-20 21:08 UTC
Jaishankar Chigurula CU requested 2017-02-21 11:04 UTC GSS-1987 2017-02-21 11:04 UTC
Bablu Baghel CU requested 2017-02-21 14:23 UTC GSS-1987 2017-02-21 14:23 UTC
Sahuib CU requested 2017-02-22 16:32 UTC MereTechnicality 2017-02-22 16:32 UTC
Zakariayps CU requested 2017-02-22 18:16 UTC Kzl55 2017-02-22 18:16 UTC
Gabucho181 CU requested 2017-02-22 19:51 UTC Excirial 2017-02-22 20:27 UTC
Amalia.crawford CU requested 2017-02-23 06:10 UTC Anachronist 2017-02-23 07:33 UTC
Theactingeeker CU requested 2017-02-23 16:23 UTC Waggie 2017-02-23 16:34 UTC
JudgePure CU requested 2017-02-23 16:24 UTC Bonadea 2017-02-23 16:24 UTC
Brilbluterin CU completed 2017-01-04 02:34 UTC Garchy 2017-02-22 20:06 UTC Risker 2017-02-20 06:48 UTC
Qara xan CU completed 2017-02-02 19:52 UTC LouisAragon 2017-02-13 03:52 UTC Bbb23 2017-02-02 23:21 UTC
Kkm010 CU completed 2017-02-05 18:37 UTC Bbb23 2017-02-05 21:46 UTC Bbb23 2017-02-05 21:46 UTC
MusicLover650 CU completed 2017-02-10 16:40 UTC DoRD 2017-02-22 14:19 UTC DoRD 2017-02-22 14:19 UTC
Calton CU completed 2017-02-11 16:35 UTC Bbb23 2017-02-11 20:12 UTC Bbb23 2017-02-11 20:12 UTC
Diabedia CU completed 2017-02-13 16:40 UTC Chrissymad 2017-02-23 23:58 UTC Mailer diablo 2017-02-20 14:32 UTC
Soccerfray CU completed 2017-02-14 13:19 UTC Callanecc 2017-02-18 11:59 UTC Callanecc 2017-02-18 11:59 UTC
MarcellusDWallace CU completed 2017-02-15 01:06 UTC Drmies 2017-02-23 18:35 UTC Drmies 2017-02-23 18:35 UTC
A3789 CU completed 2017-02-20 16:06 UTC Ks0stm 2017-02-23 19:04 UTC Ks0stm 2017-02-23 19:04 UTC
Tachyon1010101010 CU completed 2017-02-20 17:51 UTC DoRD 2017-02-24 00:25 UTC DoRD 2017-02-24 00:25 UTC
Duffycharles Open 2017-01-28 21:32 UTC Inlinetext 2017-02-06 06:44 UTC
Qoba Mosque Open 2017-02-01 22:17 UTC HyperGaruda 2017-02-02 06:16 UTC
FFA P-16 Open 2017-02-07 00:09 UTC 2A02:1206:45A8:BC00:68BE:A100:7584:DB3B 2017-02-23 20:17 UTC Ivanvector 2017-02-22 21:25 UTC
Sascha30 Open 2017-02-08 01:01 UTC Danlaycock 2017-02-08 01:01 UTC Danlaycock 2017-02-08 01:01 UTC
Pass a Method Open 2017-02-09 03:36 UTC Bbb23 2017-02-15 17:52 UTC Bbb23 2017-02-15 17:52 UTC
ThanhPeters Open 2017-02-11 07:34 UTC El C 2017-02-11 09:55 UTC
John17587 Open 2017-02-11 20:42 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2017-02-20 19:49 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2017-02-20 19:49 UTC
ThomasPark02 Open 2017-02-13 13:26 UTC DrKay 2017-02-23 16:38 UTC
GabiloveAdol Open 2017-02-15 14:40 UTC Cordless Larry 2017-02-16 08:23 UTC
Nedpedro Open 2017-02-17 08:49 UTC GSS-1987 2017-02-17 08:49 UTC
Vedicant Open 2017-02-18 07:31 UTC MBlaze Lightning 2017-02-18 10:02 UTC
HailyMarie Open 2017-02-18 11:03 UTC 2601:188:1:AEA0:65F5:930C:B0B2:CD63 2017-02-21 00:42 UTC
Ljlas20 Open 2017-02-19 08:55 UTC WayKurat 2017-02-19 08:55 UTC
Sebi wj Open 2017-02-19 15:32 UTC Sir Sputnik 2017-02-21 21:30 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-02-20 20:42 UTC
Wizoproductions Open 2017-02-20 20:10 UTC Wiki-Coffee 2017-02-23 23:30 UTC
Koov Open 2017-02-20 21:32 UTC R1887 2017-02-21 15:40 UTC Danlaycock 2017-02-20 23:06 UTC
Theartiz Open 2017-02-20 22:29 UTC Fllrfth 2017-02-20 23:50 UTC
GoaInsomnia Open 2017-02-21 19:56 UTC Edwmgs 2017-02-22 23:47 UTC
Velebit Open 2017-02-22 04:05 UTC Peacemaker67 2017-02-22 09:24 UTC
Lindokuhle Modi Open 2017-02-22 08:13 UTC Class455 2017-02-22 17:27 UTC
Ananny Open 2017-02-22 16:29 UTC Freshacconci 2017-02-22 16:29 UTC
Nxtgenwiki Open 2017-02-22 21:50 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2017-02-22 21:51 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2017-02-22 21:51 UTC
JoeLhota Open 2017-02-23 04:00 UTC Jytdog 2017-02-23 04:00 UTC
Xboxmanwar Open 2017-02-23 04:23 UTC Bloomdoom2 2017-02-24 00:39 UTC
YCWebCrawler Open 2017-02-24 02:49 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2017-02-24 02:49 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2017-02-24 02:49 UTC
User-4488 More info req. 2017-02-23 07:18 UTC UserDe 2017-02-24 03:03 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-02-23 15:59 UTC
Pkbwcgs More info req. (CU) 2017-02-21 17:43 UTC QEDK 2017-02-22 06:49 UTC QEDK 2017-02-22 06:49 UTC
Tehseenahmad91 Awaiting admin 2017-02-23 20:28 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2017-02-24 02:54 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2017-02-24 02:54 UTC
Purty Awaiting admin 2017-02-24 02:18 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2017-02-24 02:20 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2017-02-24 02:20 UTC
Nalbert123 Closed 2017-01-21 04:33 UTC Callanecc 2017-02-21 07:30 UTC Callanecc 2017-02-21 07:30 UTC
Kristinalaw Closed 2017-02-11 09:18 UTC Ivanvector 2017-02-23 17:56 UTC Ivanvector 2017-02-23 17:56 UTC
Sofia Koutsouveli Closed 2017-02-15 12:44 UTC BU Rob13 2017-02-24 00:28 UTC DoRD 2017-02-23 22:49 UTC
Kavdiamanju Closed 2017-02-15 21:38 UTC BU Rob13 2017-02-23 17:55 UTC Yunshui 2017-02-23 14:27 UTC
Hidden EA Closed 2017-02-16 16:48 UTC BU Rob13 2017-02-23 17:47 UTC Courcelles 2017-02-17 03:14 UTC
Fmadd Closed 2017-02-17 13:34 UTC BU Rob13 2017-02-23 17:42 UTC DoRD 2017-02-22 13:58 UTC
Mziboy Closed 2017-02-19 18:02 UTC NinjaRobotPirate 2017-02-23 17:37 UTC
Catcreekcitycouncil Closed 2017-02-20 02:52 UTC DoRD 2017-02-23 23:24 UTC DoRD 2017-02-23 23:24 UTC
Rodolfootoya12 Closed 2017-02-20 21:46 UTC BU Rob13 2017-02-23 04:17 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2017-02-21 01:13 UTC
Barbara.d.martin Closed 2017-02-22 16:08 UTC BU Rob13 2017-02-23 21:21 UTC DeltaQuad 2017-02-23 21:18 UTC
MCall063 Closed 2017-02-23 01:37 UTC Elisfkc 2017-02-23 21:54 UTC DoRD 2017-02-23 02:56 UTC
Orchomen Closed 2017-02-23 02:30 UTC BU Rob13 2017-02-23 17:20 UTC Euryalus 2017-02-23 10:30 UTC
Constitutionalism Closed 2017-02-23 16:06 UTC Bbb23 2017-02-23 16:12 UTC Bbb23 2017-02-23 16:12 UTC
Diana335 Closed 2017-02-23 18:33 UTC DoRD 2017-02-23 23:58 UTC DoRD 2017-02-23 23:58 UTC
Iniced Closed 2017-02-23 18:57 UTC Favonian 2017-02-23 19:06 UTC
Snialforlife Closed 2017-02-23 21:50 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2017-02-24 02:45 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2017-02-24 02:45 UTC
Jaredgk2008 Closed 2017-02-23 23:49 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2017-02-24 00:48 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2017-02-24 00:48 UTC
Motivação Closed 2017-02-24 02:41 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2017-02-24 02:50 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2017-02-24 02:50 UTC
Kingshowman Closed 2017-02-24 02:47 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2017-02-24 02:47 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2017-02-24 02:47 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".

==== HEADER ====
{{SPIquick}}
* {{Checkuser|
username}}

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