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.
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 source]

Current requests[change source]

Please add requests to the top of the list.


Poopsniffer282 and Donald trump tikeem cumberbatch[change source]

These two accounts have been vandalizing the same types of articles and creating similar bad pages. As Donald trump tikeem cumberbatch was blocked, Poopsniffer282 was created and was used to continue vandalizing. — This unsigned comment was added by Eurodyne (talk • changes).

Evidence checked, users blocked. No further action required at this time.--Peterdownunder (talk) 06:53, 3 October 2016 (UTC)

Disruption on African-American people[change source]

Looks like this user account has managed to evade the global hardblock on the /64 IPv6 range. Requesting CU to root out sleeper accounts and apply more rangeblocks as necessary. Chenzw  Talk  02:00, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

Found one sleeper and now blocked.--Peterdownunder (talk) 06:36, 3 October 2016 (UTC)

Two IPs[change source]

Behavioral evidence that these are same user. The first is blocked for 31 hours for vandalism. After the block, the second made a first edit that was identical to the first edit made by the first IP. That edit was to add the Sharedipedu template naming Ohio State University as the source of the IP. The IP geolocates to a different state. If confirmed, the misleading template should be removed from the page, unless a different educational institution is identified as the souce of the IP. The second IP has already been warned for creating bad pages (by Lolcats20) and for project disruption (by me). Etamni | ✉   12:42, 20 September 2016 (UTC)
I don't think the use of checkuser will be able to shed any light on the matter here. Data returned by checkuser is limited to user agents, as well as the identities of registered editors who have edited from these IPs (if any). Chenzw  Talk  14:24, 20 September 2016 (UTC)
Have removed the School IP tag, as there is no evidence to support the tagging.--Peterdownunder (talk) 20:31, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

Moldovan0731 and WelcometoJurassicPark[change source]

Similarity in editing: vexatious and over-detailed changes to data on fossil animal size, weight, dimensions. Macdonald-ross (talk) 16:50, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

Is the first name correct? I see no user with that name. -DJSasso (talk) 17:16, 2 August 2016 (UTC)
Edits were made by user:Moldovan0731, and his handle above is now corrected. Macdonald-ross (talk) 05:56, 4 August 2016 (UTC)

LaurenCox600 and SanJoseGirl6[change source]

Editing the same type of articles. Similar introductory messages on their user pages. Similar phrasing of talk messages. New user SanJoseGirl6 denying (on my talk page) that she is a sock of LaurenCox600 even though she's a brand new user and no one had suggested that she was. New user going out of her way to praise LaurenCox600 and say how badly she has been treated (on her own user page and LaurenCox600's talk page). --Auntof6 (talk) 05:45, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

Confirmed as a sock and blocked. -DJSasso (talk) 10:45, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

LaurenCox600[change source]

User strongly reminds me of Krett12/Computer Fizz. Same style of editing behavior, same use of behind-the-scenes sarcastic edit summaries and self-reverts with the same "oops" or "forget it" style justifications. Has heavy use of the same "vandal fighting" tool (Twinkle) right from the start. Her editing also began (as a user) on 24 June, which is the same date that Computer Fizz stopped editing. When I brought this issue up to see what another editor (Auntof6) thought I should do, the replies from LaurenCox600 followed quickly by the first edits from Computer Fizz since he stopped on the 24th seem to reinforce the behavior evidence that they are either the same person or strongly related. I am requesting a CheckUser based on the similar behavior patterns. Thank you, Lithorien TalkChanges 08:52, 1 July 2016 (UTC)

Just because I resemble them doesn't mean I'm a sock of them. Before you get me into more trouble I will say I am NOT Krett12 or Computer Fizz. I'm not related to them period. And no I'm not the same person as them either. --LaurenCox600 (chat me!) 12:09, 1 July 2016
About similar reply times, that is because I have been editing inactively but will be returning because I am going to watch this discussion very closely. Besides, any reasonable prrson knows that I am not a sockpupeterr and never will be. I have been here for nearly a year, this is ridiculous. Please never do this again. Computer Fizz (talk) 21:58, 1 July 2016 (UTC)
Note: User:Bsadowski1 has blocked the LaurenCox600 account with several socks. Only (talk) 02:45, 4 July 2016 (UTC)
@Only: I think they turned out to be a sock of someone else. I have a suspicion who, but I'm reluctant to say. I also think the "IM NOT BEING DISRUPTIVE IM JUST REVERTING VANDALISM!!!!!!" and stuff might be to get people to think that.
I swear that account is not mine. Krett12 (talk) 05:55, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

LastResort4All[change source]

I (Krett12) believe to be an IPsock of LastResort4All. Both of them seem to hate Ponyo, edit at similar times of day, always agree with each other. I'm not one to accuse socks a lot of the time, so I would like this case to be followed up with a CheckUser. Krett12 (talk) 00:11, 8 June 2016 (UTC)

User:Dr. Neurosis[change source]

Subject area of edits, workflow of adding dubious article maintenance tags, and use of Twinkle straight from the start reminds me of User:Samlaptop85213's behaviour. Chenzw  Talk  16:11, 10 May 2016 (UTC)

@Chenzw:, let me add an additional note. I checked his Enwiki stuff and his contributions are a little weird. His most recent edit was to request a page for page protection, which was not edited since Feb 2013. Also, he has added a ton of badges to his user page. Its ki nd of weird how he knew things off the bat. Etimena (talk) 20:08, 13 May 2016 (UTC)

Too far back to match with him. And there are no socks. -DJSasso (talk) 00:21, 14 May 2016 (UTC)

user:‎Compassionate247[change source]

user:Compassionate247 has arrived on our wiki, and has been making many changes on Pakistani languages (a sensitive and much edited area). I assume he is the same editor who is indefinitely blocked on En wiki as one of the many socks of user:Najaf ali bhayo. Macdonald-ross (talk) 10:45, 30 April 2016 (UTC)