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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
Cagadhiig Endorsed 2018-04-11 18:34 UTC Ivanvector 2018-05-23 14:44 UTC Ivanvector 2018-05-23 14:44 UTC
Proudpurian CU requested 2018-04-06 04:18 UTC GSS 2018-05-24 11:32 UTC Berean Hunter 2018-04-07 20:38 UTC
CarrieLanderwolt CU requested 2018-05-12 04:28 UTC George Ho 2018-05-24 04:22 UTC Bbb23 2018-05-12 12:17 UTC
Josemonfordindia CU requested 2018-05-15 11:44 UTC GSS 2018-05-15 11:46 UTC
Rishi Kumar Maurya CU requested 2018-05-15 12:45 UTC GSS 2018-05-24 12:38 UTC
RohithKumarPatali CU requested 2018-05-23 10:59 UTC Z0 2018-05-23 11:00 UTC
1-555-confide CU requested 2018-05-23 14:49 UTC TonyBallioni 2018-05-23 14:51 UTC
Dylan Cerbone 2018 CU requested 2018-05-23 19:34 UTC Mdann52 2018-05-23 19:35 UTC
Dino nam CU requested 2018-05-24 04:32 UTC EdJohnston 2018-05-24 16:56 UTC
Sidlikesus CU requested 2018-05-24 12:00 UTC GSS 2018-05-24 12:00 UTC
Sathish1127 CU completed 2018-04-03 13:34 UTC Animalparty 2018-05-20 19:16 UTC Bbb23 2018-04-03 16:33 UTC
Sumon07 CU completed 2018-04-05 10:47 UTC The Mighty Glen 2018-05-02 16:30 UTC Berean Hunter 2018-04-17 21:40 UTC
Makhamakhi CU completed 2018-04-05 15:47 UTC Berean Hunter 2018-04-07 14:30 UTC Berean Hunter 2018-04-07 14:30 UTC
Harassment Survivor CU completed 2018-04-12 02:09 UTC Bbb23 2018-04-12 15:52 UTC Bbb23 2018-04-12 15:52 UTC
Sopher99 CU completed 2018-04-14 14:53 UTC Berean Hunter 2018-05-20 14:03 UTC Berean Hunter 2018-05-20 14:03 UTC
Arionofaghan CU completed 2018-04-23 05:06 UTC Berean Hunter 2018-04-28 13:15 UTC Berean Hunter 2018-04-28 13:15 UTC
Willard84 CU completed 2018-04-28 07:27 UTC Sro23 2018-05-15 02:53 UTC Sro23 2018-05-15 02:53 UTC
Mitscientist CU completed 2018-04-29 06:01 UTC Bbb23 2018-05-15 23:09 UTC Bbb23 2018-05-15 23:09 UTC
Middayexpress CU completed 2018-04-30 23:36 UTC Bbb23 2018-05-24 14:49 UTC Bbb23 2018-05-24 14:49 UTC
Unicorn212 CU completed 2018-05-01 05:48 UTC NinjaRobotPirate 2018-05-08 17:13 UTC NinjaRobotPirate 2018-05-08 17:13 UTC
Programmerfrom2222 CU completed 2018-05-02 09:39 UTC Berean Hunter 2018-05-02 18:39 UTC Berean Hunter 2018-05-02 18:39 UTC
Dmonda CU completed 2018-05-03 03:42 UTC Jytdog 2018-05-07 19:29 UTC Berean Hunter 2018-05-07 16:12 UTC
Wolf Cola CU completed 2018-05-05 21:58 UTC Kishfan 2018-05-22 20:14 UTC Zzuuzz 2018-05-09 00:02 UTC
Shiwam Kumar Sriwastaw CU completed 2018-05-07 16:04 UTC Vermont 2018-05-23 14:28 UTC Berean Hunter 2018-05-20 11:50 UTC
Pakistanpedia CU completed 2018-05-08 04:55 UTC Bbb23 2018-05-21 15:48 UTC Bbb23 2018-05-21 15:48 UTC
Imdebdutsarkar CU completed 2018-05-09 14:46 UTC Berean Hunter 2018-05-10 10:41 UTC Berean Hunter 2018-05-10 10:41 UTC
Soapbox Sam CU completed 2018-05-11 05:29 UTC Bbb23 2018-05-11 12:32 UTC Bbb23 2018-05-11 12:32 UTC
Adambomb4128 CU completed 2018-05-12 23:54 UTC Bri 2018-05-24 05:29 UTC NativeForeigner 2018-05-13 03:41 UTC
Lilastav CU completed 2018-05-13 17:13 UTC Bbb23 2018-05-13 20:06 UTC Bbb23 2018-05-13 20:06 UTC
Stalfos1337 CU completed 2018-05-14 15:26 UTC Berean Hunter 2018-05-15 10:16 UTC Berean Hunter 2018-05-15 10:16 UTC
Panpan1103 CU completed 2018-05-14 19:36 UTC Bbb23 2018-05-16 14:43 UTC Bbb23 2018-05-16 14:43 UTC
Singer Jethu Sisodiya CU completed 2018-05-15 03:38 UTC KrakatoaKatie 2018-05-23 13:11 UTC KrakatoaKatie 2018-05-23 13:11 UTC
BernardZ CU completed 2018-05-20 20:34 UTC Beyond My Ken 2018-05-22 23:03 UTC DoRD 2018-05-22 17:38 UTC
CDveChilliers CU completed 2018-05-21 01:24 UTC Usernamekiran 2018-05-21 04:28 UTC Berean Hunter 2018-05-21 03:14 UTC
Rockefeller2015 CU completed 2018-05-22 10:58 UTC Bbb23 2018-05-23 16:49 UTC Bbb23 2018-05-23 16:49 UTC
Liborbital CU completed 2018-05-22 23:50 UTC Bbb23 2018-05-23 00:53 UTC Bbb23 2018-05-23 00:53 UTC
Apollo The Logician CU completed 2018-05-23 01:36 UTC Claíomh Solais 2018-05-23 22:55 UTC Bbb23 2018-05-23 12:37 UTC
Joeltmpayne CU completed 2018-05-24 05:04 UTC Duffbeerforme 2018-05-24 11:32 UTC Yunshui 2018-05-24 08:06 UTC
Deucalionite CU completed 2018-05-24 18:00 UTC Bbb23 2018-05-24 18:14 UTC Bbb23 2018-05-24 18:14 UTC
Latitude0116 Open 2018-03-20 03:12 UTC Kostas20142 2018-05-20 11:17 UTC
Whaterss Open 2018-04-07 04:01 UTC CaradhrasAiguo 2018-05-18 05:29 UTC
Aggiefan47 Open 2018-04-08 23:31 UTC EricEnfermero 2018-05-15 02:19 UTC Bbb23 2018-05-11 21:10 UTC
Sophiag1616 Open 2018-04-10 15:00 UTC Sro23 2018-04-22 17:57 UTC Sro23 2018-04-22 17:57 UTC
GizzyCatBella Open 2018-04-11 00:21 UTC Icewhiz 2018-05-17 13:48 UTC
Mnaqvii Open 2018-04-13 17:52 UTC Chrissymad 2018-04-13 17:52 UTC
Marcellokf Open 2018-04-15 22:02 UTC Chrissymad 2018-04-15 22:02 UTC
Tk13e Open 2018-04-16 13:42 UTC TomStar81 2018-04-16 13:42 UTC
Rizvi786110 Open 2018-04-17 13:15 UTC Bbb23 2018-04-18 12:38 UTC Bbb23 2018-04-18 12:38 UTC
Hardeep Delhi Open 2018-04-18 00:10 UTC AnjanBorah 2018-04-18 00:10 UTC
Sumitmpathak Open 2018-04-21 07:48 UTC GSS 2018-04-25 05:25 UTC
Adityaaggarwal1994 Open 2018-04-21 08:32 UTC GSS 2018-04-21 08:36 UTC
Kevinado10 Open 2018-04-23 11:26 UTC GSS 2018-04-23 11:31 UTC
Raniagitta Open 2018-04-23 11:59 UTC Chrissymad 2018-04-23 11:59 UTC
Realmissvoodoo Open 2018-04-24 06:50 UTC Emir of Wikipedia 2018-04-27 19:25 UTC Bbb23 2018-04-27 13:15 UTC
Oa01 Open 2018-04-27 20:16 UTC Level C 2018-04-27 21:28 UTC
Virasatgaur Open 2018-04-28 07:54 UTC GSS 2018-04-28 08:12 UTC
Gadri Open 2018-04-29 22:14 UTC Berean Hunter 2018-04-29 22:14 UTC Berean Hunter 2018-04-29 22:14 UTC
Sethie Open 2018-04-30 02:00 UTC Flyer22 Reborn 2018-05-03 09:41 UTC Berean Hunter 2018-05-01 15:29 UTC
Sanghvi6722 Open 2018-05-01 09:17 UTC GSS 2018-05-01 09:17 UTC
Lyricalmigibalvd Open 2018-05-02 07:38 UTC Raritydash 2018-05-11 15:24 UTC
Branflakes452701 Open 2018-05-03 18:20 UTC Mélencron 2018-05-03 18:20 UTC
Billelaggab Open 2018-05-07 13:18 UTC Chrissymad 2018-05-09 12:04 UTC
PolyEastRecords Open 2018-05-07 18:07 UTC Chrissymad 2018-05-07 18:07 UTC
Dtrvicky Open 2018-05-08 10:47 UTC GSS 2018-05-08 10:51 UTC
Unscintillating Open 2018-05-08 19:31 UTC Rusf10 2018-05-10 18:14 UTC Bbb23 2018-05-09 19:55 UTC
73.96.114.255 Open 2018-05-11 03:18 UTC FreeKnowledgeCreator 2018-05-17 00:56 UTC
68.234.65.184 Open 2018-05-11 05:52 UTC DoRD 2018-05-12 12:54 UTC DoRD 2018-05-12 12:54 UTC
Martimc123 Open 2018-05-15 09:35 UTC 101.182.103.57 2018-05-17 05:34 UTC
WorldCreaterFighter Open 2018-05-17 06:28 UTC Fraenir 2018-05-17 06:42 UTC
Hh892 Open 2018-05-17 19:14 UTC Jytdog 2018-05-17 19:14 UTC
Kushalmoharaz Open 2018-05-17 19:26 UTC Cabayi 2018-05-22 19:05 UTC
14.136.156.23 Open 2018-05-19 07:47 UTC EdJohnston 2018-05-21 15:12 UTC
LivinAWestLife Open 2018-05-20 02:49 UTC Nanophosis 2018-05-20 02:51 UTC
Dao2k Open 2018-05-20 12:48 UTC Chrissymad 2018-05-20 23:54 UTC
VarunWise Open 2018-05-21 12:31 UTC GSS 2018-05-21 12:45 UTC
Rajan Jasrotia Open 2018-05-23 13:10 UTC LeoFrank 2018-05-23 13:10 UTC
FreshCorp619 Open 2018-05-23 13:16 UTC TU-nor 2018-05-23 17:20 UTC
Shingling334 Open 2018-05-23 14:48 UTC TU-nor 2018-05-24 20:41 UTC NinjaRobotPirate 2018-05-23 21:12 UTC
Vote (X) for Change Open 2018-05-23 19:11 UTC Jc3s5h 2018-05-23 19:11 UTC
ArthurRebelnatico Open 2018-05-24 03:03 UTC Steel1943 2018-05-24 03:14 UTC
Apacherr310 Open 2018-05-24 07:06 UTC The Mighty Glen 2018-05-24 07:07 UTC
Richard Daft Open 2018-05-24 07:49 UTC Spike 'em 2018-05-24 07:49 UTC
Tren Ligero GDL Open 2018-05-24 15:27 UTC ToThAc 2018-05-24 15:27 UTC
MaximumMadnessStixon Open 2018-05-24 17:04 UTC Darkknight2149 2018-05-24 17:04 UTC
Slatercj01 Open 2018-05-24 19:22 UTC JuneGloom07 2018-05-24 19:22 UTC
Cryx88 Declined 2018-05-23 04:01 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-05-23 04:34 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-05-23 04:34 UTC
197something Declined (CU) 2018-05-16 15:43 UTC GSS 2018-05-16 17:24 UTC Bbb23 2018-05-16 17:08 UTC
Hyperboreangiant Declined (CU) 2018-05-23 23:11 UTC Bbb23 2018-05-24 00:23 UTC Bbb23 2018-05-24 00:23 UTC
Mariocipoletti Awaiting clerk 2018-04-27 14:48 UTC Berean Hunter 2018-05-09 13:42 UTC Berean Hunter 2018-05-09 13:42 UTC
37.171.241.246 Awaiting clerk 2018-05-01 13:13 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-05-11 01:58 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-05-11 01:58 UTC
Upplapati1 Awaiting clerk 2018-05-06 12:35 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-05-07 15:50 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-05-07 15:50 UTC
Sermanda2303 Awaiting clerk 2018-05-07 18:12 UTC NinjaRobotPirate 2018-05-08 03:25 UTC NinjaRobotPirate 2018-05-08 03:25 UTC
Spiritualbanda Awaiting clerk 2018-05-08 13:35 UTC Bbb23 2018-05-08 13:45 UTC Bbb23 2018-05-08 13:45 UTC
Max4142 Awaiting clerk 2018-05-13 15:43 UTC Vanjagenije 2018-05-24 21:10 UTC Vanjagenije 2018-05-24 21:10 UTC
Djumbo75 Awaiting clerk 2018-05-15 16:23 UTC Bbb23 2018-05-15 19:10 UTC Bbb23 2018-05-15 19:10 UTC
Yrengy Awaiting clerk 2018-05-17 20:49 UTC MER-C 2018-05-19 19:51 UTC Bbb23 2018-05-19 18:26 UTC
The Ringits Awaiting clerk 2018-05-18 02:03 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-05-19 15:24 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-05-19 15:24 UTC
Brown and Orange 12 Awaiting clerk 2018-05-19 14:56 UTC Bbb23 2018-05-20 00:23 UTC Bbb23 2018-05-20 00:23 UTC
Personale Awaiting clerk 2018-05-20 14:36 UTC KylieTastic 2018-05-20 14:46 UTC Bbb23 2018-05-20 14:43 UTC
Loliban On hold 2018-04-25 15:38 UTC Ivanvector 2018-05-23 14:41 UTC Ivanvector 2018-05-23 14:41 UTC
Sumatro Closed 2018-02-28 08:12 UTC Richwales 2018-05-22 04:06 UTC Richwales 2018-05-22 04:06 UTC
Reene 23 Closed 2018-03-13 13:26 UTC Richwales 2018-05-24 03:24 UTC Richwales 2018-05-24 03:24 UTC
Darrenmong Closed 2018-03-19 12:25 UTC Richwales 2018-05-23 00:30 UTC Richwales 2018-05-23 00:30 UTC
Gaditano23 Closed 2018-03-22 11:23 UTC Richwales 2018-05-24 03:00 UTC Richwales 2018-05-24 03:00 UTC
Cleanuppopbot99 Closed 2018-03-24 17:43 UTC Richwales 2018-05-24 03:36 UTC Richwales 2018-05-24 03:36 UTC
Pinaki1001 Closed 2018-03-24 18:18 UTC Richwales 2018-05-24 03:38 UTC Richwales 2018-05-24 03:38 UTC
Kindmind Closed 2018-03-29 14:32 UTC Richwales 2018-05-24 03:26 UTC Richwales 2018-05-24 03:26 UTC
Annakoppad Closed 2018-03-29 21:22 UTC Richwales 2018-05-24 03:05 UTC Richwales 2018-05-24 03:05 UTC
Dmillerrevlocal Closed 2018-04-10 20:11 UTC Richwales 2018-05-24 04:54 UTC Richwales 2018-05-24 04:54 UTC
Winningjahofficial Closed 2018-04-15 03:04 UTC Richwales 2018-05-24 03:57 UTC Richwales 2018-05-24 03:57 UTC
Scalabrineformvp Closed 2018-04-21 02:21 UTC Richwales 2018-05-24 04:53 UTC Richwales 2018-05-24 04:53 UTC
Rwbest Closed 2018-04-23 22:11 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-05-23 20:47 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-05-23 20:47 UTC
ParkerJP913 Closed 2018-04-24 23:00 UTC Richwales 2018-05-24 05:08 UTC Richwales 2018-05-24 05:08 UTC
MasterF99 Closed 2018-04-28 05:55 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-05-24 18:49 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-05-24 18:49 UTC
AprilMaple2016 Closed 2018-04-29 20:23 UTC Clpo13 2018-05-23 18:50 UTC DoRD 2018-05-22 20:54 UTC
Dopenguins Closed 2018-05-20 17:19 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-05-23 03:00 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-05-23 03:00 UTC
Leostamp Closed 2018-05-22 04:59 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-05-22 17:29 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-05-22 17:29 UTC
Tech201804 Closed 2018-05-22 06:13 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-05-22 17:08 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-05-22 17:08 UTC
GoldDragon Closed 2018-05-22 10:03 UTC Clpo13 2018-05-23 18:56 UTC Sro23 2018-05-23 05:18 UTC
Hem1982 Closed 2018-05-22 14:45 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-05-22 16:35 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-05-22 16:35 UTC
Satt 2 Closed 2018-05-22 18:46 UTC Favonian 2018-05-22 20:36 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-05-22 18:53 UTC
Froopty Closed 2018-05-22 19:31 UTC NinjaRobotPirate 2018-05-23 01:59 UTC NinjaRobotPirate 2018-05-23 01:59 UTC
Beds16 Closed 2018-05-22 19:49 UTC Ivanvector 2018-05-22 19:50 UTC Ivanvector 2018-05-22 19:50 UTC
PZP-003 Closed 2018-05-22 20:42 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-05-23 02:05 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-05-23 02:05 UTC
Ejoselito57 Closed 2018-05-24 01:35 UTC NinjaRobotPirate 2018-05-24 05:42 UTC NinjaRobotPirate 2018-05-24 05:42 UTC
Asaboiz Closed 2018-05-24 11:22 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-05-24 13:51 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-05-24 13:51 UTC
Royalist Lady Closed 2018-05-24 20:59 UTC Vanjagenije 2018-05-24 21:00 UTC Vanjagenije 2018-05-24 21:00 UTC
Nipponese Dog Calvero Closed 2018-05-24 21:05 UTC Vanjagenije 2018-05-24 21:09 UTC Vanjagenije 2018-05-24 21:09 UTC
Rashtooiy Closed 2018-05-24 21:12 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-05-24 21:22 UTC Sir Sputnik 2018-05-24 21:22 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".

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