Wikipedia:Requests for checkuser

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(Redirected from Wikipedia:RFCU)

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.

Users with CheckUser access[change source]

The technical list can be found at Special:ListUsers/checkuser.
User:BarrasUser:JamesofurUser:VermontUser:Operator873User:DjsassoUser:Lofty abyssUser:PeterdownunderUser:BarrasUser:Bsadowski1User:JamesofurUser:Fr33kmanUser:The Rambling ManUser:MajorlyUser:EptalonUser:CreolUser:M7

Archives[change source]

Current requests[change source]

Please add requests to the top of the list.

Motzoid accounts[change source]

Per the socking at Motzoid India.— *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 08:04, 29 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Confirmed Operator873 connect 08:16, 29 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Shorya Mahanot accounts[change source]

Per overlap at Shorya Mahanot (artist), I estimate as block evasion. MathXplore (talk) 00:58, 29 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ijumdiya wadzani[change source]

Per the recration of Juiceslf (rapper), a sleeper check may be useful.— *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 11:24, 28 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ijumdiya wadzani last edited in June 2022, which is too old (there's no Checkuser info). But you blocked for 'abusing-multiple acconts', so there's little to do (Ijumdiya wadzani is globally locked). Eptalon (talk) 14:11, 28 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
And if I only tak Teepain, I see no sleepers. Eptalon (talk) 14:15, 28 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Papa2004[change source]

Per the recreation of Liquid (company) at Liquid Trade Ltd.— *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 07:09, 28 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Confirmed blocked and locked plus some sleepers. Operator873 connect 07:32, 28 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

God2much[change source]

This is the exact same issue that is happening in the deletion discussion for the article Tracy Chapele. All three IPs voted to either weak deleted or redirect. What is very suspicious about this is that all three IPs started editing this month, have only edited the article or it's deletion discussion, and all have less than 10 edits. I feel like whoever is doing this is trying to deceive by pretending to want to delete the article. AJ (talk) 03:59, 27 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

X mark.svg Not done CheckUser tool can't be used to publicly connect IPs addresses with accounts. I can't even comment on them now. Operator873 connect 04:57, 27 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

God2much[change source]

Both users voted to keep the article Tracy Chapele during the deletion discussion. It's very suspicious because both users have almost the exact usernames, and both just started editing on Simple Wiki this month. AJ (talk) 00:04, 26 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Confirmed Unfortunately, the ranges involved seem to have limited legitimate traffic. The spam/UPE idiots probably know this and are using the innocents as a shield. We'll continue playing whack-a-mole. Operator873 connect 00:41, 26 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

After the block of the users above, a new user appeared with same behaviour. MathXplore (talk) 12:57, 27 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Confirmed but not related to the above IP. Operator873 connect 19:55, 27 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Alexcreatorcaa[change source]

Interactions at Bui Quoc Huy, the deletion discussion pertaining to the article, and on the enwiki article as well.— *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 08:04, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

As same as above. MathXplore (talk) 08:16, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Confirmed Operator873 connect 08:24, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Another account has appeared. MathXplore (talk) 11:56, 30 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Farhan Rana Rajpoot[change source]

Created Farhan Rana Rajpoot, this is a return of Wikipedia:Requests_for_checkuser/Archive21#Farhan_Rana_Rajpoot. MathXplore (talk) 12:28, 20 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Isaiah Oghenevwegba Ogedegbe[change source]

Both users have many edits related to the article deleted per Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2022/Isaiah Oghenevwegba O., possible block evasion. MathXplore (talk) 16:29, 18 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

They have the same ISP, and use the same browser, but there's no IP overlap. What I see is that IPs are relatively dynamic, but again, I don't get them both in a "close range", on the same day. Most I can do is a class C network (256 addresses, the first three of the four numbers of an IPv4 address are the same), but about a week apart. So, perhaps friends, but likely not the same user. Eptalon (talk) 16:54, 18 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Kourosh Torbat Zadeh[change source]

A new user recreated a BLP (Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2023/Kourosh Torbat Zadeh) with modified spellings, possible block evasion of the former creator. MathXplore (talk) 11:33, 11 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Same country, same ISP; but no overlap as to IP addresses. Maybe a friend, or a copycat? Eptalon (talk) 20:12, 11 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Marvelous MMW[change source]

Article deleted per Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2022/Marvelous MMW has been created again. This is a possible block evasion of the former creators. MathXplore (talk) 16:44, 10 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The last time the article was created was about a year ago, this is too far away for CU to be useful. I do however think that like with many of these likely self-promotion-articles, there are 2-3 people pushing the point of view. So, if it is not the same user, it will be a close friend. Eptalon (talk) 17:36, 10 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The first user that I mentioned in this section has been blocked. Although a new user is preparing recreation at userspace, possible block evasion? MathXplore (talk) 11:26, 11 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

What I see is that the two users (Panther Lee & Blessed Article) don't have overlapping IP addresses (-> not the same user), but they are often "operating from the same subnet". So, as predicted above, it likely is a group of people trying to push some content (about an artist). "Blessed Article" currently has no mainspace edits, but for some time he/she had a copy of the deleted article about the musician in userspace. He/She later blanked that page which was deleted. So: I invite anyone to watch closely, but I haven't blocked "Blessed Article" yet. Eptalon (talk) 20:03, 11 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Battleforterra[change source]

I suspect these to be all the same user, for they like to repeat the word "Loser" in their edit summary and edits. They also claim that Morbius has won the academy award for best picture. Angerxiety 19:37, 6 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This is very interesting. Recently I was active in Wikinews. At that time, I was monitoring the RC. Then I saw the same edits with the edit summary mentioning "loser" term, if I recall correctly. They were blocked later by the local admin as vandalism. Now they are using the same theory over here as well.
Now that user's name something starts with Morbius News, I guess. This must be reported to SRG.
Dibyojyotilet's chat 04:43, 7 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
MorbiusWonBestPicture & MorbiusWonOscars are the same user (same IP address, same browser); unrelated: BattleForTerra & Morb04012022 are likely the same user (same subnet, same browser), all the others are unrelated, or have no edits. Users in question are already blocked. Eptalon (talk) 22:17, 9 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Anurag Dixit[change source]

The user appeared at Anurag dixits Musicology, possible receation of the page deleted per Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2022/Anurag Dixit. Please compare this new account with the former accounts blocked at the last RFD. MathXplore (talk) 08:26, 5 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Opeyemi00[change source]

Both created Musa Muhammed Olayinka. Also worth noting Muhammedpro (talk · contribs · count) who created it as Muaa Muhammed Olayinka, though I'd guess that the CU data on that one is stale.— *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 07:33, 25 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Unfortunately, I cannot give a clear result. As far as I can see, sometimes, the same subnets are used,but it is a class b, so we are lookinmg at 65.000 addresses. The region/metropiolitan arera where this is from is simply too big (several million people). So, CU isn't really helpful here. And yes, Muhhamedpro has no CU data.. Eptalon (talk) 20:46, 25 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Jayanth Reddy accounts[change source]

Local activity overlap at Jayanth Reddy and Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2023/Jayanth Reddy. Global actions overlap at en/hiwiki. MathXplore (talk) 05:32, 28 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Adding Dhilloncharan (talk+ · tag · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · filter log · block user · block log · SUL · CA · checkuser (log)) - blocked for sockpuppetry on enwiki, first edit was to !vote keep at Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2023/Bhaskar Sharma, a deletion discussion for an article created by Manpreet. — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 00:42, 30 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Confirmed Definitely UPE socking. Operator873 connect 01:29, 30 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Manpreet08765 (talk+ · tag · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · filter log · block user · block log · SUL · CA · checkuser (log))
New account, similar username, immediately edits the same pages. — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 05:10, 30 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yep. Operator873 connect 05:37, 30 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Possible lock evasion, activity overlap at Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2023/Bhaskar Sharma. MathXplore (talk) 06:08, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Possible lock evasion, activity overlap at Bhaskar Sharma. MathXplore (talk) 08:05, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Timor1X3 (talk+ · tag · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · filter log · block user · block log · SUL · CA · checkuser (log)) The username alone is similar enough to the other account. Overlaps at Bhaskar Sharma. — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 05:38, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Timor1X/Timor1X3 match, TheHelix0 looks unrelated to the others.--Eptalon (talk) 12:54, 14 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Remitbuber[change source]

Created Avenue of Mathematics (Seville), similar interest (mathematics) and geographic location (Spain). MathXplore (talk) 03:26, 25 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The recently created pages may suggest that my guess is right. I request response as soon as possible. MathXplore (talk) 17:31, 21 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

InfoShahriar[change source]

Blocked on bnwiki for sock-pupetry. As they have significant contributions on this project, so I am reporting here as well. InfoShahriar recreated Black Hat Hackers (log) on this project. —Yahya (talkcontribs.) 16:42, 18 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Shariar Islam Alevi last edited here in December 2019, so there's little to compare to. Checkuser info goes back about 6 months...--Eptalon (talk) 20:31, 25 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DonaldPup[change source]

DonaldPup created the articles Pewdieist and Kraist. Now, Yorgz created Ringgle, which is almost word for word identical to Kraist. Guess who's listed as the founder in the infobox.— *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 05:13, 18 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Both are blocked currently, and yes, there's a match...--Eptalon (talk) 20:25, 25 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Created Savile Park Primary School, a page that was originally made by Yorgz. MathXplore (talk) 11:07, 30 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Disney Anon[change source]

Main LTA account
Confirmed sock
New suspects

MF23 shows up to create Nick Jr. articles that get QD'd so same area as LTA. Other only has a couple non area edits, but no idea if they have deleted edits which weren't noted. Name quacks loudly but as it is LTA, there could also be others hiding which could warrant a quick look under the hood to provide maintenance on the base account given it has a long history of block evasion. Pure Evil (talk) 21:20, 11 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

There isn't much to do here: the edits of the main LTA account and the confirmed sock are too old (2009), MF210 last edited 2014. (also too old). And if I have only one user left on the list, this would result in a fishing trip, which the foundation does not like. So: no support from checkusers on this one. --Eptalon (talk) 23:27, 11 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Confirmed Operator873 connect 00:45, 12 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Clarification: Mariofan2023 cannot be compared to stale accounts listed. However, a prudent CU would look at the behavior and realize this is a specific LTA whom was recently active. With that in mind, the CU would be able to execute the check based on that information and would have found and been able to confirm the sock master and blocked it. As the Mariofan accounts are stale, I can't see much info on them. But there was plenty of info to connect this account to another LTA which resulted in a block. Operator873 connect 00:56, 12 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Saro Grimani accounts[change source]

All recreated Saro Grimani (Saro, Saro grimani). — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 22:33, 29 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(Non-checkuser observation) All accounts have been blocked, along with Giacomomio (talk+ · tag · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · filter log · block user · block log · SUL · CA · checkuser (log)). --Ferien (talk) 22:22, 30 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Ferien, I would urge you to protect the recreated deleted page for few weeks. Dibyojyotilet's chat 11:34, 31 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
DRC-B5, I don't think there's a need to do so at this stage but I am keeping an eye on those three articles. --Ferien (talk) 11:33, 2 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

New account made the subject again as Rosario Saro Grimani, possible block evasion. MathXplore (talk) 06:33, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The user made Memphis Movement, another Saro Grimani-related page. MathXplore (talk) 10:43, 28 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Soon after I made an update to this section, a new user arrived to defend Memphis Movement. MathXplore (talk) 10:49, 28 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Attempted recreation with different title, see Rosario Di Vaio. MathXplore (talk) 16:42, 14 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hard to believe that the similarities are a coincidence. All blocked per duck. — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 05:11, 15 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Samlaptop85213[change source]

Seems to be a block/lock evasion of Samlaptop85213. MathXplore (talk) 08:40, 26 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Samlaptop was blocked a very long time ago; unless you have a real indication that there's harm to the Wiki, I'd suggest we don't run the check; if we see him misbehaving in other ways, any admin can block him, and no checkuser intervention is needed.--Eptalon (talk) 12:38, 28 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Eptalon: locks and blocks don't expire. CU is stale so watch for behavior. Only Stewards can choose to remove a lock. Operator873 connect 23:17, 29 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

SulavXtri[change source]

The Nepal politics-related copy pasting by this user suggests the relation with Special:Contributions/SulavXtri. MathXplore (talk) 06:06, 6 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How they dare to evade sock block.. Dibyojyotilet's chat 13:28, 7 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Another account with similar actions and user name. MathXplore (talk) 04:49, 11 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

New account with same interest and actions. MathXplore (talk) 09:19, 16 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

New account with similar account name and activity area (Nepal), started enwiki copy-pasting as well as the former block evasions. MathXplore (talk) 07:09, 18 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Activities still continuing now... Dibyojyotilet's chat 15:24, 14 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Can likely be blocked on behavioral evidence, once there are mainspace edits; the info for the others is too old to compare to (edited mid-november or earlier). April months and the Syco Killer are glballly locked. Eptalon (talk) 08:19, 4 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]