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 created 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 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 source]

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


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Current requests[change source]

Please add requests to the top of the list.


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ABS-CBN Out[change source]

These three accounts have appeared in the last 2 days and have the same edit patterns. They're tagging English Wikipedia administrators as blocked sockpuppets here (see the deleted history of User:NeilN, User:JamesBWatson, and User:DMacks. They're putting block notices on each other's pages ([1][2] and the deleted history of User:ABS-CBN Out). ABS-CBN Out ([3]) and PCMPAKurat ([4]) have also both taken the user talk page header of JamesBWatson and put it on their talk pages.

Definitely seems like there's a connection to this English sockpuppet case: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Sockpuppet_investigations/Christian2941/Archive, especially considering JamesBWatson blocked the sockmaster back in 2011. Only (talk) 11:37, 14 April 2017 (UTC)

All users listed as blocked, so I am not sure whether a checkuser is necessary.--Peterdownunder (talk) 21:47, 11 May 2017 (UTC)