User:Osiris/work/Velebit

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Velebit (talkchanges) is a long-term sockpuppeteer whose puppets have been blocked on multiple Wikipedias (including the English, Serbian, Croatian, Albanian, Bosnian, Russian and Spanish wikipedias, but never on the Simple English Wikipedia). Descriptions of his editing behaviour can be found in this directory.

Obviously a dynamic IP issued by Verizon. Entries highlighted in red, however, were found to be abusing that advantage at a deletion request I filed.

Comparison reports: simplewiki_p - enwiki_p

The two registered accounts listed below are sockpuppets of user Velebit, who is now banned on the English Wikipedia. On top of the obvious behavioural links, a clear link is demonstrated in this edit when one of the Verizon IP addresses links (in 2011) to an obscure, ancient revision from 2006 of a talk page on the Serbian Wikipedia. The old revision is by Purger (talkchanges), a confirmed sock of Velebit. It was immediately reverted at the time, since it was the full text of the book source the IP wanted to link to (it's since been deleted for copyright reasons).

Address ISP Geolocation CIDR Activity Global comparison
71.163.229.6 (WHOIS) Verizon District of Columbia 71.168.0.0/18
71.161.224.0/19
71.164.0.0/14
71.162.0.0/15
link
  • simple (143 edits, Apr-Jun 2011)
  • en (27 edits, Apr-May 2011) - investigated @ SPI
  • hr (6 edits, May 2011)
  • ru (1 edit, Apr 2011)
  • sh (1 edit, May 2011)
  • sr (51 edits, Apr-Jun 2011) - temp blocked
  • Magnum Crimen: simple, sh, ru, sr
  • Independent State of Croatia: simple, sr
  • Ante Pavelić: simple, en,
  • Jasenovac concentration camp: simple, en, sr
  • Ante Starčević: simple
  • Srbosjek: simple, en, sr
  • Jure Francetić: simple, hr, sr
  • Ustaše: simple, sr
  • Adolf Eichmann: simple
  • Novak Djokovic: en, hr
  • Giorgio da Sebenico: en
  • Giulio Clovio: en
  • Luciano Laurana: en
  • Francesco Laurana: en
  • Adolf Eichmann: hr
  • Catholic Church and the Ustaše: sr
  • Bleiburg tragedy: sr
71.163.230.117 (WHOIS) Verizon District of Columbia 71.164.0.0/14
71.161.224.0/19
71.162.0.0/15
71.168.0.0/18
link
  • simple (12 edits, May 2012)
  • en (11 edits, May 2012; project space only)
  • sr (36, May 2012)
  • Croatian Liberation Movement: simple, sr
  • Croatian National Resistance: sr
  • Bruno Busic: sr
  • Zvonko Busic: sr

71.163.236.199 (WHOIS) Verizon District of Columbia 71.162.0.0/15
71.168.0.0/18
71.161.224.0/19
71.164.0.0/14
link
  • simple (22 edits, Dec 2011-Jan 2012)
  • bs (9 edits, Dec 2011-Jan 2012) - temp blocked
  • de (14 edits, Dec 2011-Jan 2012)
  • en (110 edits, Dec 2011-Jan 2012) - investigated @ SPI
  • es (7 edits, Dec 2011)
  • hr (16 edits, Dec 2011-Jan 2012)
  • it (19 edits, Dec 2011)
  • pl (1 edit, Jan 2012)
  • ru (19 edits, Dec 2011-Jan 2012)
  • sh (22 edits, Dec 2011-Jan 2012) - indef blocked
  • sr (47 edits, Dec 2011-Jan 2012)
  • sv (9 edits, Dec 2011)
  • uk (1 edit, Dec 2011)
  • Giorgio da Sebenico: simple, bs, de, en, es, hr, it, sh, sv, ru, sr, uk
  • Jure Francetić: simple, bs, de, en, hr, pt, sr
  • Jasenovac concentration camp: simple, en, sr
  • Ustaše: simple
  • Ante Starčević: simple
  • Ante Pavelić: simple
  • Nikola Tesla: bs
  • Novak Djokovic: en
  • Kingdom of Croatia (medieval): en
  • Neo-Nazism in Serbia: en
  • Neo-Nazism: en
  • John Harnad: en
  • Pacta conventa (Croatia): en
  • Magnum Crimen: sr
71.178.101.2 (WHOIS) Verizon District of Columbia 71.173.128.0/17
71.174.0.0/15
71.173.96.0/19
71.176.0.0/14
71.180.0.0/16
link
  • simple (12)
  • bs (2, Apr-May 2012) - temp blocked
  • en (84, Apr-May 2012) - temp blocked
  • ru (2, May 2012)
  • sl (1, Apr 2012)
  • sv (1, Apr 2012)
  • Croatian Liberation Movement: simple, en
  • Ante Pavelić: simple, en
  • Catholic sex abuse cases: en, ru
  • Nikola Tesla: bs
  • Neo-Nazism: en
  • Michelangelo: sl
  • Nedo Farcic: sv
71.178.106.120 (WHOIS) Verizon District of Columbia 71.174.0.0/15
71.176.0.0/14
71.173.128.0/17
71.180.0.0/16
71.173.96.0/19
link
  • simple (2, Feb 2012)
  • bs (17, Jan 2012)
  • de (4, Feb 2012)
  • en (35, Jan-Mar 2012) - investigated @ SPI, temp blocked
  • ru (4, Feb-Mar 2012)
  • sh (4, Feb 2012)
  • sr (11, Jan-Mar 2012)
  • sv (1, Feb 2012)
  • uk (1, Feb 2012)
  • Giorgio da Sebenico: de, en, sh, sv, sr
  • Jure Francetić: simple, bs, sr
  • Curzio Malaparte: de, en, ru
  • Zvonko Busic: sr, uk
  • Matematička gimnazija: en, sr
  • Holodomor: en, ru
  • In God's Name: en
  • Pope John Paul I: en
  • Milan Raspopović: en
71.178.110.201 (WHOIS) Verizon District of Columbia 71.176.0.0/14
71.173.96.0/19
71.180.0.0/16
71.173.128.0/17
71.174.0.0/15
link
  • simple (48, Jul-Aug 2011)
  • en (38, Jul-Aug 2011)
  • hr (3, Jul-Aug 2011)
  • sr (74, Jul-Aug 2011)
  • Croatian National Resistance: simple, sr
  • Ustaše: simple, sr
  • Zvonko Busic: simple, sr
  • Magnum Crimen: en, sr
  • Vjekoslav Luburić: en, sr
  • Miroslav Filipović: hr, sr
  • Catholic sex abuse cases: en
  • Anders Behring Breivik: en
  • Sexual abuse scandal in Cloyne diocese: en
  • Neo-Nazism in Serbia: en
  • White pride: en
  • Nikola Tesla: hr
  • Bleiburg tragedy: sr
  • Jure Francetić: sr
71.178.112.164 (WHOIS) Verizon District of Columbia 71.174.0.0/15
71.173.128.0/17
71.173.96.0/19
71.176.0.0/14
71.180.0.0/16
link
  • simple (15, May 2012)
  • sr (19, May 2012)
  • Croatian Liberation Movement: simple, sr
  • Croatian National Resistance: simple
  • Bruno Busic: sr
71.178.115.169 (WHOIS) Verizon District of Columbia 71.173.96.0/19
71.180.0.0/16
71.176.0.0/14
71.173.128.0/17, 71.174.0.0/15
link
  • Magnum Crimen: simple, sr
  • Ante Pavelić: simple, en
  • Ante Gotovina: en
71.191.19.40 (WHOIS) Verizon District of Columbia 71.184.0.0/13
71.182.0.0/15
71.181.128.0/17
link
  • simple (62, Nov-Dec 2011)
  • bs (6, Oct-Dec 2011) - temp blocked
  • en (74, Oct-Dec 2011) - investigated @ SPI
  • hr (5, Oct-Dec 2011) - temp blocked (3 times)
  • it (3, Dec 2011)
  • la (1, Nov 2011)
  • sv (4, Dec 2011)
  • ru (17, Dec 2011)
  • sr (25, Nov-Dec 2011) - temp blocked
  • uk (4, Dec 2011)
  • Giorgio da Sebenico: simple, bs, en, it, sv, ru, sr, uk
  • Magnum Crimen: simple, sr
  • Nikola Tesla: bs, hr, la
  • Ante Pavelić: simple
  • Miroslav Filipović: en
  • Far right in Croatia: en
  • Spanish Inquisition: en
  • Viktor Novak: en
  • Hitler's Pope: en
  • Ustaše: sr
71.191.23.46 (WHOIS) Verizon District of Columbia 71.184.0.0/13
71.182.0.0/15
71.181.128.0/17
link
  • simple (50, Jun 2012)
  • sr (8, Jun 2012)
71.191.31.183 (WHOIS) Verizon District of Columbia 71.184.0.0/13
71.181.128.0/17
71.182.0.0/15
link
  • Independent State of Croatia: simple
  • Jasenovac concentration camp: simple, en, ru
  • Ustaše: simple, ru, sr
  • Magnum Crimen: simple, en, ru
  • Zvonko Bušić: en
  • Giulio Clovio: en
  • Ante Starčević: en
  • Vjekoslav Luburić: en
  • Croatian National Resistance: en
  • Miroslav Filipović: en
  • Mile Budak: en
  • Franjo Tuđman: en
  • Julienne Bušić: en
  • TWA Flight 355: en
  • Nikola Tesla: hr
  • Ante Pavelić: sr
72.66.96.86 (WHOIS) Verizon District of Columbia 72.71.128.0/18
72.66.0.0/15
72.68.0.0/15
72.71.0.0/17
72.70.0.0/16
72.65.128.0/17
link
  • simple (4, May 2012; project space only)
none
MagnumCrimen link
  • Magnum Crimen: simple, bs, de, en, es, hr, sh, ru, sr
  • Bleiburg tragedy: en, sr
  • Ante Starčević: en
  • De Administrando Imperio: en
  • Giorgio da Sebenico: en
  • Vjekoslav Luburić: en
Remind me never link
  • Magnum Crimen: simple, en
  • Neo-Nazism: en
  • Far right in Croatia: en
  • De Administrando Imperio: en
  • Jasenovac concentration camp: en
  • Catholic sex abuse cases: en
  • Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests: en
  • Ante Starčević: en
  • Ante Pavelić: en
  • Sisak children's concentration camp: en
216.168.230.7 (WHOIS) VeriSign District of Columbia 216.168.224.0/20 link
  • simple (11, May 2012; project space only)
  • bs (3, Apr 2012) - temp blocked
  • en (31, Apr-May 2012)
  • sr (5, Apr 2012)

clear link to Verizon IPs [1][2]

  • Ivo Sanader: bs, en, sr
  • Nikola Tesla: bs
  • Joe Theismann: en
  • Apache Hadoop: en
  • Curzio Malaparte: en
  • Punjab, India: en
  • Neo-Nazism: en
  • Scranton Preparatory School: en
  • Catholic sex abuse cases: en
  • Chernobyl Diaries: en
  • Jure Francetić: sr

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Address ISP Geolocation CIDR Activity Global comparison
71.178.108.23 (WHOIS) Verizon District of Columbia 71.176.0.0/14
71.174.0.0/15
71.173.128.0/17
71.173.96.0/19
71.180.0.0/16
link
  • en (77, Aug 2012)
  • gl (1, Jul 2012)
  • simple (..., Aug 2012)
  • sr (19, Jul 2012)
  • tr (1, Jul 2012)
  • Croatian Liberation Movement: simple, en
  • Battle of Ankara: en, sr, tr, gl
  • Vjekoslav Vrančić: en
  • Dziga Vertov: en
  • Mihajlo D. Mesarovic: en
  • Mrkonjić Grad: sr
  • Stevo Todorčević: sr
Luciano di Martino

Luciano di Martino (talkchanges) (see separate case page) is another sockpuppeteer connected with the case. In February 2012, a possible connection was drawn between Velebit and Luciano. Both users have almost identical editing patterns, interests and behaviour. In response to Luciano's final block through an arbitration motion, one of his suspected sockpuppets Eleven Nine (talkchanges) issued a rant quoting John Harnad (see here). Several of the above Verizon IPs have repeated this exact same rant whenever anticipating a block (see examples here, here, here and here).

The typical appearance of two sets of IPs, both working together in several different (sometimes cross-wiki) disputes over lengthy periods of time suggests, at the least, meatpuppetry. They are easy to identify: the Verizon IP, which is static, and a more stable IP assigned by VeriSign. The most recent stable IP is 216.168.230.7, which has been active cross-wiki since April 2012. It appears suddenly and conveniently to weigh in on whatever disputes or edit wars the Verizon user happens to be involved in at the time. It makes little or no further edits of its own and then disappears until the next dispute comes up. Some examples: