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.



Juiceslf ‎accounts[change source]

Involved in Juiceslf ‎recreation. MathXplore (talk) 02:08, 18 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Checking... (Also removed an exact copy of this report from Fehufanga). Operator873 connect 02:13, 18 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Confirmed and then some. Operator873 connect 02:35, 18 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Cartoon editors[change source]

TV Show News Man (talk+ · tag · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · filter log · block user · block log · SUL · CA · checkuser (log))
Pablo Dexy (talk+ · tag · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · filter log · block user · block log · SUL · CA · checkuser (log))
They keep messing with these articles using various accounts and IPs, which shouldn't be allowed here. Lights and freedom (talk) 18:00, 10 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


User:SulavXtri[change source]

User:Sulavxettri45 (talk+ · tag · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · filter log · block user · block log · SUL · CA · checkuser (log))
Creating articles which is copied directly from English Wikipedia. Also their usernames are quite same. Requested for CU. -- DRC (User:TTP1233) (talk . e-mail . contrib) 03:56, 9 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@TTP1233: What would you like for me to do here? Were you looking for WP:VIP? Operator873 connect 04:00, 9 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yeah @Operator873. I should have report it to VIP but there are two accounts named similar so I thought I must ask for CU. Is it possible? DRC (User:TTP1233) (talk . e-mail . contrib) 05:43, 9 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@TTP1233: Apologies. For some reason, the CentralAuth link didn't work and I only thought there was one account. I'll look at these. Operator873 connect 05:52, 9 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It's Ok, please take your time @Operator873. DRC (User:TTP1233) (talk . e-mail . contrib) 05:54, 9 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Confirmed Many socks found globally. Operator873 connect 07:56, 9 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Sulavxettri300 (talk+ · tag · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · filter log · block user · block log · SUL · CA · checkuser (log))

Block evasion attempt, doing same activity.--DRC (User:TTP1233) (talk . e-mail . contrib) 10:09, 9 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Dhjeekw[change source]

Similar unusual username. editing patter similar, around football referees. Both accounts pushing the line towards being blocked individually, but I'm also suspicious about abusing multiple accounts as well. --Gordonrox24 | Talk 23:23, 7 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Confirmed A few global blocks, two confirmed, one quacking... bagged and tagged. Operator873 connect 01:05, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Carmena Seoul[change source]

Username is typical of Carmena being an anagram of a first lady's name (in a way, it's an anagram of Ri Sol-ju), overlaps in editing pattern, similar edit summaries:

Feohfang (talk) 23:43, 5 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Madhesh Province accounts[change source]

Both accounts are making many pages about the politics of Madhesh Province, repeating copy pastes from enwiki. MathXplore (talk) 11:51, 2 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

*Harrison Fordham (talk+ · tag · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · filter log · block user · block log · SUL · CA · checkuser (log))
  Same suspect as well.--DRC (User:TTP1233) (talk . e-mail . contrib) 13:38, 9 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oscareduardo10_(Musicien)[change source]

Lindokuhle Modi[change source]

SPAs used to create Lindokuhle Modi. — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 22:18, 29 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thoufic khan[change source]

Accounts created to duplicate misused user pages. MathXplore (talk) 12:49, 29 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Zandioy[change source]

Really weird interactions on an RfD and the article on it. A lot of the same verbiage. See the article talk Talk:Lindokuhle_Modi with IP user comments and compare to named users' comments on their tp User_talk:Zandioy and then compared to the RfD discussion Wikipedia:Requests_for_deletion/Requests/2022/Lindokuhle_Modi where both named and IP throw accusations at me personally and on the TP for the named user, accusing a reg editor of the same thing. The edits on the article show changes being made at different times by either the IP or the named user. I am pretty sure they are one and the same. I would note the only edit the named editor did on enWP was reverted for violation of BLP. There is also this Wikipedia:Requests_for_deletion/Requests/2017/Morning,_Mandela where the article Lindokuhle Modi aka Lindoo Moody were repeatedly deleted. Thank you. PDLTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? 19:29, 14 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

X mark.svg Not done We cannot connect IPs and accounts. It's also possible (and unfortunately relatively frequent) for some people to, in good faith, accidentally edit logged out. I do not know if that's what happened here, but AGF. Vermont 🐿️ (talk) 21:45, 20 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Eiskrahablo[change source]

Immortal Fact removed two RFD templates from articles created by Onsterflik (now locked as a sock of Eiskrahablo): [7], [8]. Editing pattern also matches previous Eiskrahablo socks (related to Austronesian languages). — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 22:08, 11 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Confirmed, other account locked. Vermont 🐿️ (talk) 21:48, 20 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oyinkansola Alabi accounts[change source]

Both accounts seem to be related with Oyinkansola Alabi. MathXplore (talk) 08:52, 6 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done Both were blocked. MathXplore (talk) 04:33, 13 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Orange5454 and Nike5453[change source]

Nike5453 only used their account to vote for the RfD of Gingerwood Drive. It was a deletion vote, surprisingly, but the name gives it away.

-- Hockeycatcat (talk) 03:07, 5 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Both done by oper. Vermont 🐿️ (talk) 21:49, 20 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Account created with similar name as a blocked account[change source]

The Abdeslamaitoufella account was registered on Simple WP shortly after Anogenyoganathan09 was blocked indefinitely. No edits yet, but probably worth keeping an eye on. I'm not sure if checking the user for similarities is allowed by policy if the account hasn't made any edits.

-- Hockeycatcat (talk) 11:25, 4 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

16 days later, no edits. Thanks for the report, seems to be either not them or an account they're not using. Vermont 🐿️ (talk) 21:50, 20 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Chobblesome Accounts[change source]

All of the accounts listed above have been recently created and have only made edits to Chobblesome which is a made term from a youtube person who is not notable. The article is clearly promoting and reminds me of the movie Mean Girls trying to make 'fetch' happen. I believe all of these accounts are related and there are many IPs also involved in this and the page is under an edit war, which is why it was protected yesterday. PDLTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? 23:34, 25 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(Non-checkuser observation) Considering that this is all related to the recently trending word, I doubt some of them are sockpuppets. See en:WP:ANI#Multiple accounts at Draft:Chobblesome. — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 23:52, 25 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Fehufanga We do not have the same team as enWK so we are limited in our options here. Admins cannot see the IPs and see if they match the username, which is why I asked for it. PDLTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? 03:48, 26 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@PotsdamLamb: I don't have the checkuser right, but what options do you think are limited here? Also, the people with the checkuser right aren't allowed to publicly comment on IPs, but that doesn't mean they can't see them. -- Auntof6 (talk) 04:30, 26 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I am aware of the IPs and no comments. But with the blocks on enWP then they came here and did the same thing that they did on there the CUs should be able to match those and block as needed. CU isn’t just for sockpuppets as it can be crosswiki abuse too which is what I’m believing is happening here. Especially with the same behavior being exhibited. PDLTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? 04:56, 26 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
At the very least they can be blocked for NOTHERE or ONESTRIKE. Checkuser isn't magic pixie dust, and local CU in this case won't help with the cross-wiki abuse (that can be done through lwcu by stewards). My guess? A bunch of people got together en masse to make an article about a word coined by their favorite youtuber. That's it. — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 05:03, 26 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
X mark.svg Not done, was good at the time but this trend seems to have faded, and the users with it. Vermont 🐿️ (talk) 21:51, 20 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Raihan Chowdhury accounts[change source]

Both accounts are used to re-create Raihan Chowdhury. MathXplore (talk) 10:12, 25 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The first one edited in October last year; CU doesn't go back that far, so I can't really tell anything. Eptalon (talk) 00:00, 26 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

MorphMagician350[change source]

This shall be fun and I apologize in advance for the list:

The list goes on and on and on... They wipe out anything related to Harry Potter Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows is one example. Another is Hermione Granger. On his last revert of my vandalism revert, he told me to "F*** Off! I feel the IP(s) should be globally blocked, however, I do not have access to that information since these are all strictly vandalism-only accounts. Thank you so much! — Preceding unsigned comment added by PotsdamLamb (talkcontribs) 18:35, 22 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

There's little to do, as all of them are blocked already. AeloianMagic375 & Morphmagician350 & Combee375 are the same; unrelated LionPrincew975 & SparkyDog545 match.--Eptalon (talk) 00:22, 26 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bəşir İmanov (cross-wiki)[change source]

Bəşir İmanov has created Farhad Garashov, which has already been created on English Wikipedia and deleted as the work of the Elshadiman sock farm. This is cross-wiki abuse. Robert McClenon (talk) 22:47, 16 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Comment - Sock confirmed on English Wikipedia. Robert McClenon (talk) 00:41, 17 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment - Last two have popped up at the deletion debate to vote Keep. Robert McClenon (talk) 00:48, 17 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    For Bəşir İmanov and Erokhin: Different countries, different operating systems, so no luck. It looks like the middle ones do not have an account here, so also no luck. Sorry. Eptalon (talk) 16:07, 18 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

B.R Chopra Mahabharat accounts[change source]

Message at Talk:BR Chopra Mahabharat suggests possible block evasion of users who used several accounts to vote in a former RfD Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2022/B.R Chopra Mahabharat Awards. MathXplore (talk) 13:07, 3 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RetuoGvb43 is likely unrelated, the other two are blocked aready Eptalon (talk) 00:13, 26 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sayyid Mir Israfil[change source]

Appear to be SPAs created to promote Prince Sayyid Raphael Dakik. Removing RfD tag claiming that Warburton123's argument is stronger. — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 03:40, 23 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sayyid Mir Israfil has no edits in SEWP, the other two don't match. --Eptalon (talk) 13:04, 29 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Remitbuber[change source]

Included in this request is the most recent sockpuppet I found. There are some overlaps with Remitbuber's previous socks:

*Fehufangą✉ Talk page 08:40, 17 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I see that this has been confirmed in enwiki. No further action needed. — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 12:39, 29 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

‎Mr singla112211[change source]

Username is a loud quack. Both are trying to promote Priyanshu Singla. The first account was pblocked from the article, and the second account evaded their partial block by (rather confusingly) creating Priyanshu. — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 02:59, 3 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

New account made for RfD votes. MathXplore (talk) 07:43, 3 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Some infos match, all three use the same ISP, and two of the three have similar browsers. Match could be clearer though. Eptalon (talk) 13:25, 29 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Vivek Pandey accounts[change source]

These new accounts appeared only to edit Vivek Pandey. MathXplore (talk) 06:33, 1 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ali Tajdary socks[change source]

All of these accounts are promoting the same person. User:Confermation is currently blocked indefinitely. Deppty (talk) 23:33, 28 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Infomation is stale: two of the three didn't edit recently; this also means I get no info to compare... Eptalon (talk) 13:15, 29 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

117.226.153.105[change source]

Both user accounts from India, both of which have one or two edits, both of which have a {{keep}} vote on Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2022/Mahira Sharma. Very similar writing. MrMeAndMrMeLet's talk 18:23, 28 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(Non-checkuser observation) Requests here are used for linking accounts with other accounts, and IPs cannot be technically connected to other IPs. At best, a checkuser could be used to investigate whether the IP was being used by account to evade an existing block, but no target account is listed in the request Griff (talk) 18:37, 28 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
There's nothing I can do here. Per policy, checkuser can't be used for 'fishing-expeditions' ('give me all users of an IP or IP range). Checkuser is more limited to the question are users A and B related. Currently, we do have two IP addresses, one IPv4, the other IPv6. So, there's little a Checkuser can do. Eptalon (talk) 13:09, 29 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wwikix[change source]

Deliblecue made an RfD (Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2022/List of women politicians) on an article that was kept at RfD last year (Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2021/List of women politicians) where the creator of that was also blocked as a Wwikix sock. Dlublucaszy has been very involved in Template:Dutch political leaders which has been almost exclusively been edited by Wwikix socks and !voted keep at RfD with no explanation. --Ferien (talk) 18:09, 26 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Confirmed plus 1. Operator873 connect 19:39, 26 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Spreadmediaglobal[change source]

User:LevelMusicOffl was blocked in the English Wikipedia as a sock of Spreadmediaglobal. Both users recreated RfD-deleted articles which were created by socks of Spreadmediaglobal: Deri Lorus, Stephen Zechariah. — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 08:39, 22 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Confirmed Operator873 connect 19:45, 26 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Rob waring[change source]

All kept recreating the Greg Maluma despite a consensus at RfD. Rob warring is globally locked so this is potential lock evasion. --Ferien (talk) 07:57, 21 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Already confirmed on enwiki... no action is needed. --Ferien (talk) 09:16, 21 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya, Shirsa accounts[change source]

These accounts seem to be created to vote for Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2022/Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya, Shirsa. MathXplore (talk) 10:54, 20 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Added another user whose edits are only for the RfD above. MathXplore (talk) 10:58, 20 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Chemistrylover3 and Withlovedibya currently blocked on enwiki, see en:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Dibya Ranjan Giri. Deppty (talk) 13:44, 20 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you for the information. MathXplore (talk) 15:55, 20 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

One more account appeared for this RfD. MathXplore (talk) 15:55, 20 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]