Wikipedia:Requests for checkuser
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.
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.
Users with CheckUser access[change source]
- The technical list can be found at Special:ListUsers/checkuser.
Current requests[change source]
Please add requests to the top of the list.
Liu Kang III[change source]
- (no edits on SEW but user Liu Kang IV admits on RFD linked below that it was their account)
Check out the discussion on Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2021/Josephs Quartzy for comments by all these users. Phrasing and grammar (including mistakes) are similar between all comments despite various users. Appears someone trying to game the rfd via sock pockets. Desertborn (talk) 14:28, 1 April 2021 (UTC)
I really hope I'm not jumping the gun here, but this user has raised red flags for me from the beginning. The odd "I'm not a sock!" userbox, as well as a very familiar editing pattern of adding welcome templates and handing out barnstars leads me to believe we are in fact looking at a sock.--Gordonrox24 | Talk 01:55, 29 March 2021 (UTC)
- (Non-administrator observation)KirkburnFandom is a confirmed sock of Wagnerrrr. ShadowBallX (talk) 02:22, 29 March 2021 (UTC)
- The user had his suspicions, so now we wait for the findings of any of the checkusers. If it is proven you are not a sock, then you can continue editing here. However, if you are found out to be a sock, you will be permanently blocked from editing here. ShadowBallX (talk) 15:38, 29 March 2021 (UTC)
- Sure ya don't. Blocked :-) Vermont (talk) 03:39, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
Sanjayva Raja[change source]
Possible Connected IPs[change source]
IP was making personal attacks at editors before they were blocked for 31 hours. A few days later several other IPs were doing the exact same attacks at the same editors by rapidly IP hopping. Thanks! --16:39, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
Master was blocked for 31 hours as they keep placing false userboxes on their page stating they are an admin, bcat, autopatroller, etc. Shortly after being blocked (and not just on simple, but across a lot of the sisters) this account popped up and this is what their page is now: https://simple.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:(Q_Q)_-_WK&oldid=7391078. Thanks! It may be helpful also for IP block with account creation blocked for a couple of months. PotsdamLamb (talk) 22:19, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
- Adding an update - This user is a sock of a globally banned user. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Alex9777777 (whom to date has 83 puppets caught) PotsdamLamb (talk) 22:32, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
- No comment on the global sock; the two mentioned are likely the same user. So the block has also been extended to the newly created account (same parameters). --Eptalon (talk) 22:55, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
- (Non-administrator observation) both now globally locked —Belwine (talk) 14:22, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
- As a side note, generally sockpuppetry and block evasion would mean an indefinite block applied to all of the person's accounts. I can't think of a situation where abusing multiple accounts would result in anything but indefinite blocks. Of course, it is now moot given the global locks. --IWI (talk) 15:21, 21 February 2021 (UTC)