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.

Archives[change source]

Current requests[change source]

Please add requests to the top of the list.


CraptasticSams[change source]

Pretty obvious similarlity in usernames, and both accounts are indefinitely blocked as being vandalism only accounts. In addition, both accounts vandalized the user page of User:There'sNoTime and then reverted the user who reverted the vandalism. These edits have now been removed via RevisionDeletion, but they are still evident in the public page history. To me, this is pretty obvious, and therefore I think a CheckUser-imposed block on IP(s)/IP ranges might be warranted, at least temporarily. Catalan (talk) 00:36, 26 June 2017 (UTC)

Both are blocked, blocking an IP range is probably no use, unless more vandalism is detectzed. --Eptalon (talk) 20:23, 9 July 2017 (UTC)

Lenin.exe[change source]

Both appear to be vandalism only accounts created shortly between each other and share overlapping interests in editing the same articles/same vandalism. See 1, 2, variety duck sock. Chrissymad (talk) 13:00, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

 Done Certainly failed the duck test, and I did find another one too. However they are sourced from a large education network, and therefore without blocking a large range further vandalism could be expected on topics related to Marx, Lenin and Communism. --Peterdownunder (talk) 23:32, 9 July 2017 (UTC)

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:, 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)