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.

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.


Friday3jason.webp[change source]

First edit appears to be an edit to User talk:Sakura emad in a discussion where a couple of socks were recently blocked by Bsadowski1. Requesting CU for sleeper accounts. SHB2000 (talk) 01:42, 25 September 2021 (UTC)[]

When Bsadowski blocked the user, he certainly checked for sleepers...--Eptalon (talk) 12:15, 25 September 2021 (UTC)[]
this account popped up right after those accounts were blocked. SHB2000 (talk) 12:27, 25 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Socks at Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2021/Susovan Sonu Roy[change source]

Likely socks used to keep the Susovan Sony Roy article and disrupt the RfD process. Added an IP that might be related although I know you can't comment on IPs. And the last user is the person who created the article. SHB2000 (talk) 04:34, 22 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Also pinging @Achim55: about this. SHB2000 (talk) 04:42, 22 September 2021 (UTC)[]
Added two more accounts. —Yahya (talkcontribs.) 18:55, 24 September 2021 (UTC)[]
No comment on the ip, as promised. Antezblik, Sikpink, and Gringotee are likely the same user. Onukrit, Colaheed, and Caresthen are unrelated to the first three, and to each other.--Eptalon (talk) 19:49, 24 September 2021 (UTC)[]
Omkmandy (talk+ · tag · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · filter log · block user · block log · SUL · CA · checkuser (log))
Vineunify (talk+ · tag · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · filter log · block user · block log · SUL · CA · checkuser (log)) (added 12:00, 25 September 2021 (UTC))
Another user is acting similarly. --Ferien (talk) 09:02, 25 September 2021 (UTC)[]
Bsadowski1 ran some checks, and found that Omkmandy,Vineunify,Onukrit,Colaheed and Caresthen are lkely connected/the same user. Blocks were put in place. --Eptalon (talk) 09:26, 26 September 2021 (UTC)[]

SmileylolXDXD[change source]

Both were involved in the Wikidestruction article and they keep editing each others' talk page. Darubrub (Let me know) 15:07, 16 September 2021 (UTC)[]

pointless: cu's are not allowed to associate usernames and ip addresses.-Eptalon (talk) 15:25, 16 September 2021 (UTC)[]
Also, they're all blocked now. Ferien (talk) 15:26, 16 September 2021 (UTC)[]
@Eptalon what do you mean. 🌸 Sakura emad 💖 (talk) 15:28, 16 September 2021 (UTC)[]
I mean that according to the Checkuser policy, checkusers are not permitted to give out information (on RfCU) that would allow to link an account and an IP address. What is listed above is one account name, and two IP addresses.--Eptalon (talk) 17:19, 19 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Possible connections?[change source]

Hi, I think these two accounts might be connected to an article I spotted yesterday and sent to RFD. --Derpdart56 (talk) 13:10, 15 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Blocked as socks. -Djsasso (talk) 21:01, 22 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Xenen1970[change source]

Per en:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Xenen1970. MER-C (talk) 17:25, 11 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Blocked. -Djsasso (talk) 21:11, 22 September 2021 (UTC)[]

PDL[change source]

You may be wondering why I'm reporting PDL. Well, lets say we had a little incident on the Africa stub and PDL accused Auntof6 of admin abuse (Wow Antaradus was right) and made a personal attack at her. He was blocked for 6 months due to Onestrike and soon abandoned his account. However, I saw this vandalism only account pop up. Is it impersonation or was PDL "back for revenge"? (Antaradus' observation page is actually useful). PDL has a history of socking on the en-wiki, so I'm not so sure this is just an impersonation. If it is discovered that these are the same person(s) then please globally ban PDL and extend the block here to indefinite. Also, PDL, if you're reading this, I said I wouldn't interact but hey, curiosity got the cat. Ely - Talk 04:04, 9 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Hello there; the account with the ..nn.. has less than 20 edits; and I have to say that as to addresses, there's no overlap. As to blocking, both users are currently blocked, so there's little to do here anyway.--Eptalon (talk) 19:47, 10 September 2021 (UTC)[]
Seems to be impersonation. Thanks for the report though! Best, Vermont (talk) 04:03, 16 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Bear accounts[change source]

Both accounts have similar names, starting with bear and then a domestic animal. Bearmutt has been making bad changes, and is possibly good-hand/bad-hand account. Ely - Talk 13:25, 24 August 2021 (UTC)[]

Very clearly a spoof account indented to harass Bearcat who is a highly regarded editor on and not a sock. No check done but blocking Bearmutt as a spoof. -Djsasso (talk) 11:41, 26 August 2021 (UTC)[]

Sussyboy17 and TimiLodeWiki20 + IP[change source]

Both users are creating stubs related to the television industry, all edits of both users are also tagged as Mobile edit and Mobile web edit. The account TimiLodeWiki20 has been first used on 20 August 2021, only a few days after the account Sussyboy17 has been blocked indefinitly. The IP 2A0A:A546:2C04:0:45A4:BAFB:E7B9:4382 is also engaging similarly. –Morneo06 (talk) 11:34, 20 August 2021 (UTC)[]

Accounts are confirmed connected and blocked. Can't comment on IPs. -Djsasso (talk) 11:47, 20 August 2021 (UTC)[]

All recreating articles that were deleted and originally made by Sussyboy 17. Continually removing quick deletion templates. @Djsasso: Similar behaviour to the above confirmed IP's. Cheers, Hockeycatcat (talk) 11:06, 26 August 2021 (UTC)[]

CUs can't comment directly on IPs. -Djsasso (talk) 18:21, 26 August 2021 (UTC)[]

Adamu001 and Bobline adams[change source]

Both users working to keep Dc Themmie, which was created by Bobline adams. Tactics are similar (for example, multiple posts on the RFD for the article). Speech patterns are similar. Bobline adams is indeffed on enwiki for abusing multiple accounts, so may be doing so here. Adamu001 started editng here only after Bobline Adams became globally locked. All but one of Adamu001's edits here are related to Dc Themmie; the one exception is a minor change that was made after I noted that all their edits so far were related to Dc Themmie. Both have "adam" in their user name. --Auntof6 (talk) 15:41, 19 August 2021 (UTC)[]

Confirmed and blocked that one and expanded the block on the other to be site wide though they already are globally. -Djsasso (talk) 15:56, 19 August 2021 (UTC)[]
@Djsasso: Thanks. Let's see what new name they come up with; the RFD has a while to run. --Auntof6 (talk) 16:17, 19 August 2021 (UTC)[]
Another account who has been adding Dc Themmie to the list of Nigerian singers and asking for the page to be recreated. Ferien (talk) 17:44, 16 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Anshuman Tiwari accounts[change source]

Obvious from their account names, both have created advertisement pages about the same subject. MathXplore (talk) 12:43, 12 August 2021 (UTC)[]

Don't exactly match. But it is likely, but could also be meatpuppets. -Djsasso (talk) 14:52, 12 August 2021 (UTC)[]

AutodidactReview123[change source]

Likely a sock of block evasion EditorManagerPH [1], the article has already been deleted here [2], but was recreated again Francis Baraan. User:MathXplore notice. (talk) 12:50, 6 August 2021 (UTC)[]

Amanmdshala[change source]

These users have all been reverting RfD notices on Sanjay Chakravarti and Mohammad Amanullah. They appear to be heavily related and write similarly to one another. Fixing26 (talk) 13:54, 5 August 2021 (UTC)[]

CUs can't comment on any of the IPs and since there is no other accounts here I will leave it up to an admin to decide what to do. -Djsasso (talk) 14:53, 12 August 2021 (UTC)[]
(Non-checkuser observation) Looks like the account has already been blocked by Vermont. --Ferien (talk) 14:56, 12 August 2021 (UTC)[]

SPA voters[change source]

Accounts were made just recently to vote on a RfA. Darubrub (Let me know) 14:04, 4 August 2021 (UTC)[]

Hi, earlier I created an RFA for Tropical Storm Angela and suddenly 2 new editors have come out of the blue using nicknames of 2 of her middle names (Mo-Maureen and Katie-Kate) and I’m suspecting that they are Meatpuppets I will be really disappointed if they are as I put a lot of effort into nominating her for adminship. In a nutshell I’m requesting an ip check on User:Tropical Storm Angela, User:Mo1980s- and User:Katieamerican to see if they are socks of each other. To me this is Duck quacking. Shame this has come to it but if she’s socking she certainly can’t have adminship. — Cheers TGSL (Leave me a message) 14:05, 4 August 2021 (UTC)[]

(Non-checkuser observation) The user katieamerican did not comment on the RfA, an IP did. See Special:Diff/7699326. Fixing26 (talk) 14:16, 4 August 2021 (UTC)[]
Interesting! How come it was signed by her?— Cheers TGSL (Leave me a message) 14:23, 4 August 2021 (UTC)[]
Sometimes IPs sign as users to cause disruption. Check the page history. --Ferien2 (talk) 18:39, 4 August 2021 (UTC)[]

Statement from Tropical Storm Angela: I would not commit sock puppetry; by doing so, I would damage my editing career along with the trust I've gained over the past eleven years I've been editing regular and Simple English Wikipedias. Why would I ever put myself in danger by abusing multiple accounts? That is stupid and inappropriate behavior on any Wikipedia! Committing sock puppetry would get me blocked permanently, and I can't afford that. I'm only using one account; that is policy on all the Wikipedia websites. Angela Kate Maureen 16:28, 4 August 2021 (UTC).

I personally still think it’s suspicious. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Thegameshowlad (talkcontribs) 18:40, 4 August 2021 (UTC)[]

To me, this looks like a way to frame an innocent person. An editor of 11 years wouldn't do such an obvious and reckless thing. Etoza (?) 18:53, 4 August 2021 (UTC)[]
Checking... And let me be quite clear on this note: I am investigating these accounts and IPs on the basis of harassment of a Wikipedian in good standing. Not as meat puppets on that user. Operator873 connect 19:13, 4 August 2021 (UTC)[]
Tropical Storm Angela is exonerated and is not related to the provided accounts. The two new accounts were related and have been blocked. I can't comment on the IP addresses. Going forward, I would caution Thegameshowlad against passively or actively implicating other users are using sock accounts. If there are suspicious accounts, we can look at those accounts. I feel this report was very close to outright accusing another editor. "TGSL" please understand casting aspersions is tantamount to a personal attack and not allowed. Operator873 connect 19:58, 4 August 2021 (UTC)[]

Guguxiangguchengquan[change source]

Both SPAs made to blank something on specific pages. Darubrub (Let me know) 20:24, 24 July 2021 (UTC)[]

Both currently blocked, so nothing to do here..--Eptalon (talk) 20:59, 24 July 2021 (UTC)[]

UnoBochaganj[change source]

All 3 above accounts were used to vote on this RfD. They commented within minutes of one another and all except one have only edited the RfD. Fixing26 (talk) 13:46, 24 July 2021 (UTC)[]

  • Likely the same user, blocked all three for abusing several accounts. Note: Two of the three have only one edit, which is the RfD... — Preceding unsigned comment added by Eptalon (talkcontribs) 14:30, 24 July 2021 (UTC)[]

Fandom - a1123581321 v 2[change source]

I added the "Android + many digit numbers" account to the "Darubrub" (possible impersonation) accounts. Because, the accounts have similar appearance. As, the "Darubrub" accounts were created at 17:31, 17:41, 17:49, and 17:53, The "Fandom" account was created at 18:18, on 21 July 2021. All except one were created by the Simple Wikipedia and have accounts on French Wikipedia, This is unusual. There is also, common pattern, they seem to target blocked users (w:User:Android 1123581321, but, Darubrub is blocked on English Wikipedia not Simple Wikipedia). May be that all accounts made by single vandal / sockpuppet / impersonator. (talk) 18:45, 21 July 2021 (UTC)[]

(Non-administrator observation)All accounts globally locked. Phew. Darubrub (Let me know) 18:47, 21 July 2021 (UTC)[]
I still question if may be a long term abuser made all of these accounts. There are many long term abusers recently. (talk) 18:53, 21 July 2021 (UTC)[]
(Redacted). Darubrub (Let me know) 18:54, 21 July 2021 (UTC)[]
(Non-checkuser observation) The Darubrubrubrub account was globally locked for "Long-term abuse" so that's probably the case. --Ferien (talk) 18:55, 21 July 2021 (UTC)[]

Stegosaurus1two3four5six7eight9[change source]

All of these accounts have been making edits removing Hermione Granger from the Hermione page and blanking the Hermione Granger page and saying she doesn't exist. Likely abusing multiple accounts.. --Ferien (talk) 19:50, 20 July 2021 (UTC)[]

Looking... Operator873 connect 19:55, 20 July 2021 (UTC)[]
 Confirmed with some extras. Operator873 connect 20:06, 20 July 2021 (UTC)[]

CoolSarah[change source]

This kind of goes the same. They have simaler names and Cool Sarah did create Talk:Pixel artand compare there summaries, KUNJARPUNCH 21:41, 29 June 2021 (UTC)[]

(Non-checkuser observation) I don't think they are related. One is a sock in the Zeshan Khan sock household (Bzu.girls, now globally locked as evading a lock) and one is just a vandal.
Of course, checkusers can still check if they want to; the account behaviours just don't seem similar to me. --Ferien (talk) 21:49, 29 June 2021 (UTC)[]
Likely unrelated, so we are out of luck here. --Eptalon (talk) 16:03, 13 July 2021 (UTC)[]

CalabazaFénix2[change source]

CalabazaFénix2 (talk+ · tag · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · filter log · block user · block log · SUL · CA · checkuser (log)) is globally locked, see English-Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/CalabazaFénix2 for background. The two suspect socks created here an article on a completely non-notable film created by a confirmed sock Pangitnatawo888 (talk+ · tag · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · filter log · block user · block log · SUL · CA · checkuser (log)) on English Wikipedia (When Cinderella becomes a boy Part 3). The two suspected socks are SPA accounts with low edits counts that collaborated on creating content on this non-notable production organization and short films: Hearty Channel and Blue Star Entertainment Philippines Film, Cinderella boy (2019 short film), Cinderella boy Part 3. The likelihood of these two new accounts showing up here randomly together is very low. Shortfilmcommunity and Iconsmaxed are not active on the English Wikipedia so they can not be checked there, but the overlap here is obvious.--Eostrix (talk) 11:00, 22 June 2021 (UTC)[]

As to CabazaFénix2: There are edits on this wiki, but they are too far back that I get an IP address. Iconsmaxed and Shortfilmcommunity have IPs that are possibly related; user agent is the same: They use the same ISP and are both from the same city in Asia (of roughly 1 million people). In short: 'possible - From what I see now though I'd more think about two different people, who are prerhaps friends. Note also: Working together on an article is what we definitely want. If that movie or its production company is notable, and if there's a possible conflict of interest, is however not something to ask a checkuser. --Eptalon (talk) 16:21, 13 July 2021 (UTC)[]