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Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations

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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 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.

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
Hicablevanz CU requested 2018-01-10 18:07 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-01-16 05:23 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-01-16 05:23 UTC
HughD CU requested 2018-01-12 15:55 UTC DoRD 2018-01-13 13:36 UTC DoRD 2018-01-13 13:36 UTC
089baby CU requested 2018-01-13 15:03 UTC Hhhhhkohhhhh 2018-01-13 15:03 UTC
Ashkalaan CU requested 2018-01-14 10:02 UTC GSS-1987 2018-01-14 10:02 UTC
AnnLivinova CU requested 2018-01-15 00:46 UTC K.e.coffman 2018-01-16 01:40 UTC
Qqqqqjfckvkvkvcbej CU requested 2018-01-16 08:02 UTC Wario-Man 2018-01-16 08:02 UTC
Pleaschamp CU completed 2017-08-31 19:34 UTC Bbb23 2017-12-02 23:03 UTC Bbb23 2017-12-02 23:03 UTC
RobotRat CU completed 2017-11-04 10:08 UTC Jytdog 2017-12-10 20:57 UTC Bbb23 2017-11-30 00:32 UTC
Acodomy CU completed 2017-11-21 14:30 UTC Bbb23 2017-11-30 00:20 UTC Bbb23 2017-11-30 00:20 UTC
Classyklowngrasper CU completed 2017-11-22 13:45 UTC BD2412 2017-12-08 23:40 UTC Bbb23 2017-11-28 23:37 UTC
Amitbhb12 CU completed 2017-12-17 16:50 UTC Bbb23 2017-12-17 20:20 UTC Bbb23 2017-12-17 20:20 UTC
Ptcloof khan CU completed 2017-12-19 17:59 UTC Philroc 2018-01-03 14:10 UTC DeltaQuad 2017-12-29 01:05 UTC
Famousv CU completed 2017-12-31 12:13 UTC DeltaQuad 2017-12-31 17:16 UTC DeltaQuad 2017-12-31 17:16 UTC
Tele12nova CU completed 2018-01-08 18:44 UTC Berean Hunter 2018-01-08 20:13 UTC Berean Hunter 2018-01-08 20:13 UTC
Commanderofthescript CU completed 2018-01-09 13:13 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2018-01-10 01:56 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2018-01-10 01:56 UTC
Moggitello CU completed 2018-01-10 12:36 UTC Bbb23 2018-01-13 16:24 UTC Bbb23 2018-01-13 16:24 UTC
Dyhp612 CU completed 2018-01-11 00:53 UTC K.e.coffman 2018-01-13 06:12 UTC Berean Hunter 2018-01-13 02:37 UTC
Tigerson1995 CU completed 2018-01-11 20:47 UTC Bbb23 2018-01-11 22:18 UTC Bbb23 2018-01-11 22:18 UTC
Seokochin CU completed 2018-01-12 15:02 UTC SpacemanSpiff 2018-01-13 04:02 UTC Bbb23 2018-01-12 20:46 UTC
118 alex CU completed 2018-01-14 11:00 UTC Hydronium Hydroxide 2018-01-15 09:32 UTC Bbb23 2018-01-14 16:44 UTC
LauraGoldstein67 CU completed 2018-01-15 07:10 UTC Bbb23 2018-01-15 16:19 UTC Bbb23 2018-01-15 16:19 UTC
Superkeegan9100 Open 2017-12-09 22:43 UTC Berean Hunter 2018-01-08 21:55 UTC Berean Hunter 2018-01-08 21:55 UTC
ApostleVonColorado Open 2017-12-29 03:48 UTC Lorstaking 2018-01-16 02:59 UTC Bbb23 2018-01-07 01:40 UTC
Lycoperdon Open 2017-12-29 16:43 UTC Bbb23 2018-01-09 16:38 UTC Bbb23 2018-01-09 16:38 UTC
Faizan Open 2018-01-10 06:59 UTC Capitals00 2018-01-15 05:18 UTC Sro23 2018-01-13 23:27 UTC
Mjglr Open 2018-01-12 14:43 UTC Viewmont Viking 2018-01-12 14:58 UTC
RoyWings Open 2018-01-13 23:56 UTC Largoplazo 2018-01-13 23:56 UTC
Wyteoh2000 Open 2018-01-14 13:59 UTC Areaseven 2018-01-14 13:59 UTC
Zeshan Mahmood Open 2018-01-15 05:12 UTC 1997kB 2018-01-15 05:12 UTC
LilaDelany Open 2018-01-16 02:57 UTC Aṭlas 2018-01-16 03:08 UTC
Nangparbat More info req. (CU) 2018-01-15 19:26 UTC Capitals00 2018-01-16 09:41 UTC Bbb23 2018-01-15 20:23 UTC
Rtjfan Declined (CU) 2017-12-13 11:50 UTC Risker 2018-01-01 16:33 UTC Risker 2018-01-01 16:33 UTC
RohithKumarPatali Declined (CU) 2018-01-08 18:04 UTC Ben MacDui 2018-01-14 13:03 UTC Bbb23 2018-01-08 18:17 UTC
Akshayzine13 Declined (CU) 2018-01-13 16:33 UTC Saqib 2018-01-13 17:06 UTC Bbb23 2018-01-13 16:56 UTC
Philthy D Declined (CU) 2018-01-14 15:18 UTC O1lI0 2018-01-15 10:05 UTC DoRD 2018-01-14 15:26 UTC
Snowsuit Wearer Declined (CU) 2018-01-14 23:45 UTC Sportsfan 1234 2018-01-15 00:54 UTC Bbb23 2018-01-14 23:53 UTC
Rudra.shukla Awaiting admin 2018-01-02 01:56 UTC Bri 2018-01-02 17:07 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-01-02 04:31 UTC
MAROUGANDA Awaiting admin 2018-01-12 11:23 UTC Amortias 2018-01-15 21:29 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-01-15 21:16 UTC
Simiprof Awaiting admin 2018-01-12 23:34 UTC Cabayi 2018-01-16 09:35 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-01-14 19:09 UTC
Bengoman1993 Awaiting admin 2018-01-15 16:56 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-01-15 18:01 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-01-15 18:01 UTC
Camilod Awaiting admin 2018-01-16 01:14 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-01-16 02:57 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-01-16 02:57 UTC
Tamara787 On hold 2017-10-13 20:37 UTC Sro23 2018-01-15 03:11 UTC Sro23 2018-01-15 03:11 UTC
SuperPassword On hold 2018-01-10 16:57 UTC Sro23 2018-01-10 17:05 UTC Sro23 2018-01-10 17:05 UTC
JimmiCheddar Closed 2017-11-11 07:47 UTC Gah4 2018-01-06 06:10 UTC Risker 2017-11-27 01:21 UTC
Aydinsalis Closed 2017-11-19 10:17 UTC Richwales 2018-01-08 05:22 UTC Richwales 2018-01-08 05:22 UTC
Hamzaramzan123 Closed 2017-12-23 21:11 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-01-11 20:24 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-01-11 20:24 UTC
Paulgorbulski Closed 2018-01-08 00:36 UTC Vanjagenije 2018-01-10 13:38 UTC Vanjagenije 2018-01-10 13:38 UTC
31.49.41.102 Closed 2018-01-08 17:14 UTC Richwales 2018-01-12 07:16 UTC Richwales 2018-01-12 07:16 UTC
Utraqueunum Closed 2018-01-10 07:34 UTC Vanjagenije 2018-01-11 20:32 UTC Vanjagenije 2018-01-11 20:32 UTC
Willschmut Closed 2018-01-10 19:43 UTC Bbb23 2018-01-14 14:13 UTC Bbb23 2018-01-14 14:13 UTC
Wikieditorlove Closed 2018-01-12 02:16 UTC Bbb23 2018-01-13 13:31 UTC Bbb23 2018-01-13 13:31 UTC
124.155.251.2 Closed 2018-01-13 17:05 UTC Cyphoidbomb 2018-01-14 01:01 UTC
Mujhideen101 Closed 2018-01-14 08:50 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2018-01-15 01:02 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2018-01-15 01:02 UTC
Marcuscw Closed 2018-01-14 09:59 UTC Bbb23 2018-01-14 15:01 UTC Bbb23 2018-01-14 15:01 UTC
Mhsohaib Closed 2018-01-14 15:26 UTC TonyBallioni 2018-01-14 15:27 UTC
Rowingasia Closed 2018-01-14 19:09 UTC Bbb23 2018-01-14 19:15 UTC Bbb23 2018-01-14 19:15 UTC
Shivanshis4 Closed 2018-01-14 20:35 UTC Bbb23 2018-01-15 00:32 UTC Bbb23 2018-01-15 00:32 UTC
Krajoyn Closed 2018-01-14 20:53 UTC Bbb23 2018-01-14 23:52 UTC Bbb23 2018-01-14 23:52 UTC
Astro.ixi Closed 2018-01-14 23:04 UTC RolandR 2018-01-15 00:15 UTC Bbb23 2018-01-14 23:18 UTC
Elmodivot Closed 2018-01-15 00:26 UTC NinjaRobotPirate 2018-01-16 08:07 UTC NinjaRobotPirate 2018-01-16 08:07 UTC
Shonakash Closed 2018-01-15 05:58 UTC Bbb23 2018-01-15 17:04 UTC Bbb23 2018-01-15 17:04 UTC
Bluhaze777 Closed 2018-01-15 06:35 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-01-15 17:22 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-01-15 17:22 UTC
Fairchristabelle Closed 2018-01-15 18:25 UTC Justlettersandnumbers 2018-01-15 18:52 UTC Bbb23 2018-01-15 18:44 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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