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Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations

If you suspect sock puppetry by an administrator, or if you need to submit off-wiki evidence for some other reason, you must email the CheckUser team to open an investigation. Private information, emails, logs, and other sensitive evidence must not be posted on Wikipedia. All evidence related to a sockpuppet investigation must otherwise be posted on the designated page.
What is a sockpuppet?

This page is for requesting that we investigate whether two or more Wikipedia accounts are being abusively operated by the same person.

Before opening an investigation, you need good reason to suspect sock puppetry.

  1. Evidence is required. When you open the investigation, you must immediately provide evidence that the suspected sock puppets are connected. The evidence will need to include diffs of edits that suggest the accounts are connected. (This requirement is waived if the edits in question are deleted; in this case just provide the names of the pages that the accounts have been editing.)
  2. You must provide this evidence in a clear way. Vaguely worded submissions will not be investigated. You need to actually show why your suspicion that the accounts are connected is reasonable.

Investigations are conducted by a clerk, who will compare the accounts' behaviour and determine whether they are probably connected; this is a behavioural evidence investigation. Upon request, investigations can also be conducted by a CheckUser, who can look at the physical location of the accounts (and other technical data) in order to determine how likely it is they are connected; this is a technical evidence investigation.

Due to Wikipedia's CheckUser policy, CheckUsers will conduct a technical investigation only if clear, behavioural evidence of sock puppetry is also submitted; if you ask for technical evidence to be looked at but do not provide behavioural evidence, the investigation may not be allowed to proceed. Additionally, CheckUsers will not publicly connect an account with an IP address per the privacy policy except in extremely rare circumstances.

How to open an investigation:

To open an investigation (or case), enter the user name (or if there isn't one, IP address) of the oldest-created account (the "sockmaster"), or the previous case name, in the box below, then click "Submit". Note: Do not include "User:" or any other commentary.

For example, if the case name is about User:John Doe or a prior case was at Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/John Doe, you should enter John Doe in the box below.

You will then be taken to another page containing a form you must complete to open the investigation. The process for opening a subsequent investigation on the same user is the same as for creating a new case. Again, do not include "User:" in any of the sock or ip fields.

If you also wish a CheckUser to investigate, change |checkuser=no to |checkuser=yes in the edit box on the next page and explain why you are requesting it.

If you are an anonymous (IP address) editor, and the case page is protected or does not exist, please click "show" to the right and use the box below

Cases currently listed at SPI

Investigation Status Date filed Last user to edit case timestamp Last clerk/checkuser to edit case timestamp
Kendalljr2404 Endorsed 2018-08-19 21:51 UTC Mz7 2018-08-20 17:27 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-08-19 22:35 UTC
Pptt226 Relisted 2018-08-03 16:07 UTC Bbb23 2018-08-19 17:56 UTC Bbb23 2018-08-19 17:56 UTC
Gpkp CU requested 2018-08-15 00:27 UTC Sam Sailor 2018-08-17 11:06 UTC Bbb23 2018-08-16 18:20 UTC
Bertrand101 CU requested 2018-08-20 03:40 UTC WayKurat 2018-08-20 14:37 UTC
Benniejets CU requested 2018-08-20 20:00 UTC Adamgerber80 2018-08-20 20:00 UTC
Ugur none CU completed 2018-06-17 19:31 UTC MER-C 2018-08-15 14:56 UTC Berean Hunter 2018-08-12 12:48 UTC
Iamskindia CU completed 2018-06-20 09:00 UTC Mailer diablo 2018-07-30 15:11 UTC Mailer diablo 2018-07-30 15:11 UTC
Shiwam Kumar Sriwastaw CU completed 2018-06-22 12:45 UTC PlyrStar93 2018-08-01 04:49 UTC Berean Hunter 2018-07-21 19:21 UTC
Idera1123 CU completed 2018-06-23 06:11 UTC Anachronist 2018-07-01 07:04 UTC DeltaQuad 2018-07-01 04:47 UTC
Colectors CU completed 2018-07-01 05:33 UTC Berean Hunter 2018-07-11 03:02 UTC Berean Hunter 2018-07-11 03:02 UTC
Diabedia CU completed 2018-07-03 22:45 UTC Учхљёная 2018-08-05 23:23 UTC Deskana 2018-07-07 15:03 UTC
Kiril43 CU completed 2018-07-10 00:43 UTC Jytdog 2018-07-16 15:01 UTC There'sNoTime 2018-07-12 19:25 UTC
Vix sapientia CU completed 2018-07-13 16:37 UTC Jytdog 2018-07-13 17:42 UTC Bbb23 2018-07-13 17:39 UTC
MHS1976 CU completed 2018-07-13 20:30 UTC Deskana 2018-07-17 10:13 UTC Deskana 2018-07-17 10:13 UTC
Vyadav7636 CU completed 2018-07-17 15:47 UTC Berean Hunter 2018-08-12 19:43 UTC Berean Hunter 2018-08-12 19:43 UTC
ErnestCarrot CU completed 2018-07-17 18:31 UTC MER-C 2018-08-05 18:52 UTC Bbb23 2018-08-05 18:26 UTC
Essjaey CU completed 2018-07-29 11:17 UTC Bbb23 2018-08-05 15:03 UTC Bbb23 2018-08-05 15:03 UTC
FilmLover2016 CU completed 2018-07-29 16:18 UTC RoySmith 2018-08-01 16:21 UTC Bbb23 2018-07-29 18:34 UTC
Ross11245 CU completed 2018-07-31 17:09 UTC DoRD 2018-08-08 00:15 UTC DoRD 2018-08-08 00:15 UTC
Nikunjamr CU completed 2018-08-03 13:47 UTC Berean Hunter 2018-08-12 23:12 UTC Berean Hunter 2018-08-12 23:12 UTC
Gaurav456 CU completed 2018-08-04 02:17 UTC Berean Hunter 2018-08-12 18:49 UTC Berean Hunter 2018-08-12 18:49 UTC
Ehsan iq CU completed 2018-08-07 14:53 UTC LouisAragon 2018-08-08 02:30 UTC Bbb23 2018-08-08 00:49 UTC
Snoopy012 CU completed 2018-08-07 15:10 UTC Berean Hunter 2018-08-18 23:06 UTC Berean Hunter 2018-08-18 23:06 UTC
Muhammed Zafwan CU completed 2018-08-09 07:13 UTC NinjaRobotPirate 2018-08-10 20:46 UTC NinjaRobotPirate 2018-08-10 20:46 UTC
Donnie Juanito CU completed 2018-08-10 22:59 UTC Smartse 2018-08-12 11:46 UTC Berean Hunter 2018-08-10 23:01 UTC
Anglopatriot CU completed 2018-08-13 10:44 UTC Vanjagenije 2018-08-14 20:02 UTC Vanjagenije 2018-08-14 20:02 UTC
Deepakbarh CU completed 2018-08-13 14:23 UTC Bbb23 2018-08-13 16:04 UTC Bbb23 2018-08-13 16:04 UTC
Joliya147 CU completed 2018-08-14 00:42 UTC Berean Hunter 2018-08-18 21:35 UTC Berean Hunter 2018-08-18 21:35 UTC
Rogerreborn CU completed 2018-08-15 16:34 UTC Bbb23 2018-08-15 18:08 UTC Bbb23 2018-08-15 18:08 UTC
Branflakes452701 CU completed 2018-08-15 19:58 UTC Bbb23 2018-08-19 19:23 UTC Bbb23 2018-08-19 19:23 UTC
BrookeCook CU completed 2018-08-17 04:47 UTC Biwom 2018-08-19 12:47 UTC Bbb23 2018-08-17 12:36 UTC
SportsEditor518 Open 2018-06-06 07:33 UTC Pharaoh of the Wizards 2018-07-24 02:16 UTC
Ali Mohammad Khilji Open 2018-06-19 20:37 UTC TonyBallioni 2018-07-20 16:35 UTC Sro23 2018-07-15 00:17 UTC
Bananazed Open 2018-06-22 10:00 UTC Bbb23 2018-07-20 15:17 UTC Bbb23 2018-07-20 15:17 UTC
AmritasyaPutra Open 2018-07-07 04:35 UTC Acroterion 2018-07-22 19:47 UTC Bbb23 2018-07-20 15:15 UTC
RafikiSykes Open 2018-07-08 09:42 UTC Chrissymad 2018-08-07 18:31 UTC Bbb23 2018-07-20 15:17 UTC
JoshuSasori Open 2018-07-11 13:18 UTC Hijiri88 2018-08-19 18:59 UTC Bbb23 2018-07-20 15:17 UTC
Lyubomirab Open 2018-07-12 19:56 UTC Quickfingers 2018-07-19 04:26 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-07-15 21:35 UTC
Nangu karna Open 2018-07-20 15:19 UTC GSS 2018-08-08 06:27 UTC Bbb23 2018-07-23 02:22 UTC
Mhdsuhail111 Open 2018-07-24 13:47 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-08-17 02:27 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-08-17 02:27 UTC
Sathish1127 Open 2018-07-26 17:40 UTC Chrissymad 2018-08-20 16:12 UTC L235 2018-08-20 01:10 UTC
MegaCyanide666 Open 2018-07-31 16:35 UTC Capitals00 2018-07-31 17:34 UTC Bbb23 2018-07-31 16:54 UTC
Abhinand1234 Open 2018-08-02 08:06 UTC Let There Be Sunshine 2018-08-05 07:12 UTC
Boxinthegarage Open 2018-08-06 20:36 UTC Cabayi 2018-08-06 20:36 UTC
Vijaysuthar008877 Open 2018-08-07 04:28 UTC GSS 2018-08-07 04:28 UTC
Kadribistrica Open 2018-08-08 17:28 UTC Waggie 2018-08-08 17:28 UTC
Menj Open 2018-08-15 23:20 UTC Inter&anthro 2018-08-17 02:08 UTC
HankMoodyTZ Open 2018-08-17 12:50 UTC Oleola 2018-08-18 15:36 UTC
JackW436 Open 2018-08-19 22:07 UTC Guliolopez 2018-08-19 22:19 UTC
Ljlas20 Open 2018-08-20 14:39 UTC WayKurat 2018-08-20 14:40 UTC
Zeshan Mahmood Open 2018-08-20 15:33 UTC Chrissymad 2018-08-20 15:37 UTC
Seokochin Open 2018-08-20 16:42 UTC Chrissymad 2018-08-20 16:42 UTC
Atmnn Open 2018-08-20 19:50 UTC Kashmiri 2018-08-20 19:50 UTC
Abhishe78 More info req. (CU) 2018-08-19 19:15 UTC Matthew hk 2018-08-20 10:01 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-08-19 22:55 UTC
Rakib kumar Declined 2018-07-26 14:44 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-08-02 20:31 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-08-02 20:31 UTC
Thomasfilbert Declined 2018-08-07 07:41 UTC Richwales 2018-08-11 04:51 UTC Richwales 2018-08-11 04:51 UTC
Mike Galvin Declined 2018-08-14 18:48 UTC Bbb23 2018-08-14 22:34 UTC Bbb23 2018-08-14 22:34 UTC
Pokerdealer123 Declined (CU) 2018-07-23 15:24 UTC Bbb23 2018-07-23 20:04 UTC Bbb23 2018-07-23 20:04 UTC
Virasatgaur Declined (CU) 2018-08-04 15:10 UTC Bbb23 2018-08-04 22:09 UTC Bbb23 2018-08-04 22:09 UTC
Dimpletisha Declined (CU) 2018-08-14 07:15 UTC Bbb23 2018-08-14 13:21 UTC Bbb23 2018-08-14 13:21 UTC
BushidoBrown Declined (CU) 2018-08-17 13:20 UTC Binksternet 2018-08-17 14:59 UTC Bbb23 2018-08-17 14:08 UTC
Camdens4eva Declined (CU) 2018-08-17 18:22 UTC Bbb23 2018-08-17 19:27 UTC Bbb23 2018-08-17 19:27 UTC
Azerti83 Awaiting clerk 2018-07-19 21:21 UTC Bbb23 2018-07-23 13:48 UTC Bbb23 2018-07-23 13:48 UTC
Before the Storm Awaiting clerk 2018-08-19 13:09 UTC Jc86035 2018-08-19 18:59 UTC Bbb23 2018-08-19 17:54 UTC
Unsungking123 Awaiting clerk 2018-08-20 18:46 UTC Bbb23 2018-08-20 19:55 UTC Bbb23 2018-08-20 19:55 UTC
Jimchu23 Awaiting admin 2018-08-20 19:19 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-08-20 19:43 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-08-20 19:43 UTC
Aggiefan47 On hold 2018-06-12 00:30 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-08-19 04:45 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-08-19 04:45 UTC
پارسا آملی Closed 2018-06-04 21:40 UTC Vanjagenije 2018-08-15 07:11 UTC Vanjagenije 2018-08-15 07:11 UTC
Lzzy303 Closed 2018-07-23 22:50 UTC Bbb23 2018-08-16 18:40 UTC Bbb23 2018-08-16 18:40 UTC
Blu Aardvark Closed 2018-08-01 13:35 UTC L235 2018-08-20 01:14 UTC L235 2018-08-20 01:14 UTC
Wayn12 Closed 2018-08-06 11:40 UTC L235 2018-08-20 06:50 UTC L235 2018-08-20 06:50 UTC
Willschmut Closed 2018-08-11 00:57 UTC Ivanvector 2018-08-20 13:02 UTC Ivanvector 2018-08-20 13:02 UTC
PornSexAssButtPiss Closed 2018-08-13 00:43 UTC TonyBallioni 2018-08-20 19:11 UTC DoRD 2018-08-20 18:58 UTC
Duan05 Closed 2018-08-13 14:55 UTC Vanjagenije 2018-08-15 07:07 UTC Vanjagenije 2018-08-15 07:07 UTC
Paul Bedson Closed 2018-08-14 19:31 UTC Hhkohh 2018-08-19 15:04 UTC Vanjagenije 2018-08-19 15:02 UTC
WelcometoJurassicPark Closed 2018-08-15 03:04 UTC Vanjagenije 2018-08-15 07:08 UTC Vanjagenije 2018-08-15 07:08 UTC
Nyc media research Closed 2018-08-15 19:42 UTC Bbb23 2018-08-20 13:19 UTC Bbb23 2018-08-20 13:19 UTC
Fredverdi Closed 2018-08-19 03:36 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-08-19 16:37 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-08-19 16:37 UTC
Zimmermann901 Closed 2018-08-19 10:41 UTC Bbb23 2018-08-19 18:23 UTC Bbb23 2018-08-19 18:23 UTC
Jiam Momin Closed 2018-08-19 13:16 UTC Mz7 2018-08-20 03:22 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-08-19 14:33 UTC
MariaJaydHicky Closed 2018-08-19 17:28 UTC Bbb23 2018-08-19 18:34 UTC Bbb23 2018-08-19 18:34 UTC
Knson Closed 2018-08-19 18:02 UTC Mz7 2018-08-20 03:26 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-08-19 23:03 UTC
Contributions to gbr Closed 2018-08-19 20:53 UTC Bbb23 2018-08-19 21:33 UTC Bbb23 2018-08-19 21:33 UTC
Yoyowhatsup2 Closed 2018-08-20 09:25 UTC Bbb23 2018-08-20 12:28 UTC Bbb23 2018-08-20 12:28 UTC
UnderArmourKid Closed 2018-08-20 14:11 UTC Bbb23 2018-08-20 15:01 UTC Bbb23 2018-08-20 15:01 UTC
MKS Harsha Closed 2018-08-20 15:44 UTC Bbb23 2018-08-20 17:11 UTC Bbb23 2018-08-20 17:11 UTC

Quick CheckUser requests

Use this section to request checkuser information relating to a situation that does not involve sock puppetry. You could use this section to request, for example:
  • Underlying IPs of an account, where the autoblock has expired or been ineffective.
  • Collateral damage checks for the informed hardblocking of IPs or ranges.
  • IP block exemption checks before granting IPBE (or to verify it is being used constructively).

For threats of harm (to self or others) you must email emergency@wikimedia.org (see the threats of harm page) and not use this page. Requests to investigate and confirm sockpuppetry should be listed in the sockpuppet section above, and not here (such requests will be summarily removed).

To make a request here, copy the following template and paste it to the end of this section (quick link to edit) – replacing "header" with an informative title, and adding underneath the template any relevant information – then sign using "~~~~", preview, and click "save".

==== HEADER ====
{{SPIquick}}
* {{Checkuser|
username}}

PolicyReformer

Symbol comment vote.svg This case has been marked as closed.
  • This shouldn't be dealt with here and is apparently being handled elsewhere anyway, including your Talk page. Closing.--Bbb23 (talk) 14:46, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
  • My apologies. As my UTRS request here stated it was "Awaiting Checkuser," and per above stating Quick CU's are used for WP:IPBE reviews, I thought something might've slipped through the cracks and I thought here was best to raise it. I was mistaken. Sorry about that. --Policy Reformer(c) 21:05, 8 August 2018 (UTC)

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