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.


Lukuna19 & MisterF19[change source]

Insertion of adult links to an Escort agency on Cologne (diff) - duplicated each others work despite reversion by myself, reinserted same link. Duck, but still handed over. DaneGeld (talk) 16:52, 5 April 2018 (UTC)

@DaneGeld: I can't reply to the request, but why have you not warned these users? At the very least, they have tried to use Wikipedia for promotion. --Auntof6 (talk) 17:14, 5 April 2018 (UTC)
@Auntof6: - I would say that the reason I haven't warned them is that I was going on advice I've had in the past about reverting and ignoring, re. WP:RBI at the English Wikipedia, except I can't block them. A couple of things struck me as ducky with them, like the 19s in their usernames, adding the exact same link in the same place, etc, so I brought it here as possible socks. DaneGeld (talk) 19:15, 5 April 2018 (UTC)
I would say you could block as a duck, at the very worst they are meatpuppet spammers. On the surface they don't appear to be the same individuals but one of them is an IP for a hosting company so it is very possible they are the same person. I would say the duck test is enough to block, but I will leave that up to an admin to handle. -DJSasso (talk) 17:41, 5 April 2018 (UTC)

Dylan Cerbone 2018[change source]

Obvious sock is obvious. I'll be requesting glock shortly given the x-wiki nature at this point but am hoping at least to stop the crap here first. Chrissymad (talk) 15:36, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

The second user didn't make any contributions (in the last few months) here; having multiple accounts is no offense. Where was the case of checkuser again? --Eptalon (talk) 08:37, 2 April 2018 (UTC)

Ma'az and Samee[change source]

Coming here from where I have documented their sock puppetry violations. I can also see some violation of multiple accounts here as well, for example tag bombing same articles:


All on same day. Raymond3023 (talk) 11:36, 8 March 2018 (UTC)

I looked into it but the data I have is inconclusive. Looks unlikely to me. @Bsadowski1: can verify if he wants as he tends to dig a bit deeper sometimes. -DJSasso (talk) 12:08, 8 March 2018 (UTC)
The ‘evidence’ presented here was not worth enough to warrant a CheckUser in my opinion. In all these diffs, I had edited first and the timings were around the creation of the articles. Nevertheless, what I did was not ‘tag bombing’. Here on this page, it’s written that 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). Hence, I am not convinced the request was eligible to be entertained on Simple Wikipedia even on the basis of both assumptions.  samee  talk 13:42, 12 March 2018 (UTC)
I did a cross check, even though the "violations" do probably not warrant checking: Yes, both of them geolocate to the same area in Asia. One of the problems is that the area in question is quite densely populated. With tthe evidence we have, concluding both editors are the same person is difficult to impossible; also note that the "tag bombing" mentioned is no clear case of vandalism. In that sense I conclude that likely, they are not the same user.--Eptalon (talk) 08:30, 2 April 2018 (UTC)

iPhone Vandals[change source]

Extremely likely to be the same person. I think that there should be a indef block-on-sight for all "IPhones-are-for-[insert profanity here]" accounts, for LTA rather than just username abuse. Vermont | reply here 22:12, 27 February 2018 (UTC)

@Djsasso: as a recently active local CheckUser, please respond to this request - TNT 17:49, 12 March 2018 (UTC)
It's already been looked at by Bsadowski1 and all accounts are already blocked. -DJSasso (talk) 17:54, 12 March 2018 (UTC)
Thank you, as long as it's been communicated to the requester as such :-) - TNT 17:58, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

IP[change source]

  • Please check IP, suspected of being a block evader. Macdonald-ross (talk) 17:19, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
Can't just fish like that unless you know what User you think it is. -DJSasso (talk) 17:37, 9 February 2018 (UTC)

Rwandajournalist and Willyrwanda[change source]

Suspected by me of being two accounts of the same user. They were used to place an obvious advertisement of product called Famemix. Macdonald-ross (talk) 12:07, 7 February 2018 (UTC)

First was already blocked as a sockpuppet. Blocked the second one now. -DJSasso (talk) 12:32, 7 February 2018 (UTC)

The Locomotive and others[change source]

The user pages of the first two accounts are very similar - in fact part of the texts are copied from enwiki admin Widr's user page. Eerie Eagle edited page Jason Smith (see deleted contribs) which had been repeatedly deleted under this name or other name. The other three accounts are basically variations of the name Jason Smith, and they also participated in creating the similar pages and removing content from an RfD - diff. Three accounts are blocked already, but putting them up here for checkuser to compare them with the other two. -★- PlyrStar93. Message me. 19:49, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

Also note that blanked the RfD page and also edited The Locomotive's user page. -★- PlyrStar93. Message me. 19:51, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
All already looked at. ;) -DJSasso (talk) 19:58, 16 January 2018 (UTC)