Wikipedia:Requests for checkuser

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Checkuser is the process of checking information about two or more users (including named users and IPs). Special users are able to check if two or more accounts have been used from the same computer. These users also see User agents. This can help them decide if two accounts are related in the way described above. It is also possible to see if a user is editing from an open proxy.

On this page, users can request some users or IPs to be checked. Good reasons should be given for why a checkuser is needed; you should provide links which show the questionable edits, etc. Questions should usually be formulated so that they can be answered by yes or no. Responses will be short in order to comply with Wikipedia privacy policy. Sensitive information (like the IP addresses used by an account) are usually not reported. The results are not always clear, and a decision should not be made only on the basis of checkuser results.

Use of the tool[change | edit source]

This tool is to be used to fight vandalism, to check for sockpuppet abuse, and to limit disruption of the project. It must be used only to prevent damage to the project.

The tool should not be used for political control; to apply pressure on editors; or as a threat against another editor in a content dispute. There must be a valid reason to check a user. Note that alternative accounts are not forbidden, so long as they are not used in violation of the policies (for example, to vote more than once or to make it look like more people support an idea). Checkusers will refuse a request, if the reason for checking is not good enough to warrant the use of the tool.

Please see the CheckUser policy for all the rules related to CheckUser.

User with Checkuser access[change | edit source]

The technical list can be found at Special:ListUsers/checkuser.

User:Barras User:Jamesofur User:Djsasso User:Mentifisto User:Peterdownunder User:Barras User:Bsadowski1 User:Jamesofur User:Fr33kman User:The Rambling Man User:Majorly User:Eptalon User:Creol User:M7


Archives[change | edit source]

Current requests[change | edit source]

Please add requests to the top of the list.


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Yasir Mushtaq[change | edit source]

This user has been vadalizing a user space draft (User:Mar4d/2014) of another user while logged out. 182.186.64.102 first tagged it with a speedy deletion tag (that exists on English Wikipedia) and latter redirected it to a mainspace article that didn't exist. After doing these disruptive edits the IP asked for this page to be deleted at User:RHaworth 's talk (at English Wikipedia). RHaworth is the admin who has blocked most of this user's socks and also deleted the same pages as User:Pakistan Celebrations/2013 that he first tried to add to mainspace and then to userspace with each of his sock at English Wikipedia. This user uses two different IP ranges that geolocate to same geographic location. More recently this user while logged out tagged User:Mar4d 's same draft with sockpuppet tag. He has case page at English Wikipedia also. -- Smsarmad (talk) 16:05, 25 December 2013 (UTC)

  • The users are fairly new (created 15 decenember and 20th december), and while such editing is problematic, I think this does not yet warrant a block. As to the IP's, the checkuser policy does not allow me to disclose information that allows to associate an IP with an username, execpt in special cases. I think we should talk to the users, before taking further action; even if it turns out they are the same, there is little we can do at the moment. Let?s try not to BITE newcomers. --Eptalon (talk) 21:10, 28 December 2013 (UTC)

Request[change | edit source]

First is the original editor of Nicola Pfund, RfD at Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2013/Nicola Pfund. Hex, IP, and Tri27 have all voted/commented at the RfD. All four accounts have only been used for this one article, either creating it or voting at the RfD. No other activity. Is this suspicious enough to look into? Rus793 (talk) 19:51, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

I have to disappoint you, those are not related, I see no connection between Tri27 and the others --Eptalon (talk) 21:21, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

Christian2941 and friends[change | edit source]

Per impressive page history and LTA case, please see if a rangeblock is feasible so as to stop future socking. Chenzw  Talk  09:56, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

Ran a checkuser, and yes they use the same IPs and user agents. I also blocked another account of them that I found; thanks for noticing. :) --Eptalon (talk) 12:09, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

"Duck quaking into a megaphone"[change | edit source]

Johnhartvig[change | edit source]

Posting the same comment on Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2013/Daniel Niazi. --Mark91it's my world 16:37, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

Thank's for noticing.I have removed the comment made by the IP in the deletion discussion. I have also run a checkuser on the user. Please note however that I am not able to comment on the outcome, as it would let people directly associate a username with an IP.--Eptalon (talk) 19:27, 13 January 2013 (UTC)