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 | 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 | change 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 | change source]

Current requests[change | change source]

Please add requests to the top of the list.


Dao98 and Dao57k[change | change source]

User Dao98 created Dao ranaldo. I QD'd it for lack of notability. After it was recreated and re-deleted two more times, I salted it. After that, the user created Dao ranaldo (MC) and Young rhymes (MC) with the same content, which I also deleted.

After all that, user Dao57k created Young rhymes (MC), which was deleted, recreated, and deleted again.

The fact that these users created the same content within such a short time is the reason for this request. I also draw your attention to en:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Dao2k/Archive, which appears to be related to the same user(s) and articles. Thank you. --Auntof6 (talk) 07:13, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

Pretty much a en:WP:DUCK case but I did verify with CU and blocked. -DJSasso (talk) 13:38, 24 December 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, DJ. Could I please a couple more to this same group? The following user created articles about the same person.
I blocked the second one, but you might have some special block settings for socks that I don't know about. Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 04:38, 28 December 2014 (UTC)
Based on the edits, and the data, I'd say  Confirmed. I blocked the account. -Barras talk 13:16, 28 December 2014 (UTC)