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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 articles that both 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
SuperPassword Endorsed 2017-12-13 23:15 UTC Sro23 2017-12-14 02:16 UTC Sro23 2017-12-14 02:16 UTC
UnderArmourKid CU requested 2017-12-11 09:37 UTC Widr 2017-12-13 17:17 UTC Sir Sputnik 2017-12-13 17:15 UTC
Bertrand101 CU requested 2017-12-12 06:32 UTC Sir Sputnik 2017-12-13 17:15 UTC Sir Sputnik 2017-12-13 17:15 UTC
Majidmarsh CU requested 2017-12-13 01:09 UTC Widr 2017-12-13 17:17 UTC Sir Sputnik 2017-12-13 17:15 UTC
JEFFMAN12345 CU requested 2017-12-14 04:48 UTC Clarkcj12 2017-12-14 04:48 UTC
Pleaschamp CU completed 2017-08-31 19:34 UTC Bbb23 2017-12-02 23:03 UTC Bbb23 2017-12-02 23:03 UTC
MbahBotak CU completed 2017-09-15 19:14 UTC Sro23 2017-12-04 18:15 UTC Sro23 2017-12-04 18:15 UTC
Rachel123s CU completed 2017-09-16 17:49 UTC Matthew hk 2017-10-20 08:50 UTC KrakatoaKatie 2017-10-01 14:45 UTC
Liborbital CU completed 2017-09-23 00:19 UTC Smartse 2017-12-11 17:02 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-12-02 17:46 UTC
BurritoSlayer CU completed 2017-10-13 05:18 UTC BU Rob13 2017-10-13 14:28 UTC BU Rob13 2017-10-13 14:28 UTC
Commanderofthescript CU completed 2017-10-18 12:45 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2017-11-23 15:30 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2017-11-23 15:30 UTC
Shivamevolution CU completed 2017-10-24 12:04 UTC Berean Hunter 2017-11-04 19:38 UTC Berean Hunter 2017-11-04 19:38 UTC
Susana Hodge CU completed 2017-10-31 13:51 UTC Anachronist 2017-11-06 21:15 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2017-11-03 00:56 UTC
Bobby Martnen CU completed 2017-11-02 12:16 UTC In ictu oculi 2017-12-05 09:48 UTC BU Rob13 2017-11-26 14:33 UTC
RobotRat CU completed 2017-11-04 10:08 UTC Jytdog 2017-12-10 20:57 UTC Bbb23 2017-11-30 00:32 UTC
Anatha Gulati CU completed 2017-11-08 13:16 UTC KrakatoaKatie 2017-12-04 16:56 UTC KrakatoaKatie 2017-12-04 16:56 UTC
JimmiCheddar CU completed 2017-11-11 07:47 UTC Gah4 2017-11-27 02:21 UTC Risker 2017-11-27 01:21 UTC
Faizan CU completed 2017-11-11 15:25 UTC KrakatoaKatie 2017-12-05 12:11 UTC KrakatoaKatie 2017-12-05 12:11 UTC
Kayla994 CU completed 2017-11-14 16:53 UTC NinjaRobotPirate 2017-11-14 19:03 UTC NinjaRobotPirate 2017-11-14 19:03 UTC
Pastorflex CU completed 2017-11-20 16:04 UTC Deskana 2017-11-27 11:27 UTC Deskana 2017-11-27 11:27 UTC
Acodomy CU completed 2017-11-21 14:30 UTC Bbb23 2017-11-30 00:20 UTC Bbb23 2017-11-30 00:20 UTC
Classyklowngrasper CU completed 2017-11-22 13:45 UTC BD2412 2017-12-08 23:40 UTC Bbb23 2017-11-28 23:37 UTC
Dyhp612 CU completed 2017-11-27 02:08 UTC K.e.coffman 2017-12-01 00:09 UTC Bbb23 2017-11-29 21:25 UTC
Purleau1 CU completed 2017-11-29 21:08 UTC Billhpike 2017-11-30 23:28 UTC Bbb23 2017-11-29 23:48 UTC
R.Balm CU completed 2017-12-02 02:30 UTC Jytdog 2017-12-02 18:21 UTC Bbb23 2017-12-02 03:23 UTC
Utbindas CU completed 2017-12-07 03:16 UTC Bbb23 2017-12-11 03:38 UTC Bbb23 2017-12-11 03:38 UTC
Williamluk atletico CU completed 2017-12-09 21:38 UTC 222.167.166.187 2017-12-12 13:04 UTC BU Rob13 2017-12-11 01:03 UTC
Alec Smithson CU completed 2017-12-11 06:50 UTC Voceditenore 2017-12-12 15:03 UTC Bbb23 2017-12-11 19:06 UTC
Aygunnaghiyeva CU completed 2017-12-12 23:40 UTC Bbb23 2017-12-13 00:34 UTC Bbb23 2017-12-13 00:34 UTC
Nayumadehrafti CU completed 2017-12-13 12:59 UTC Bbb23 2017-12-13 15:29 UTC Bbb23 2017-12-13 15:29 UTC
Muhamamd Aziz Saeed CU completed 2017-12-13 15:52 UTC Bbb23 2017-12-14 03:30 UTC Bbb23 2017-12-14 03:30 UTC
Wikibaji CU completed 2017-12-13 22:43 UTC Bbb23 2017-12-14 00:41 UTC Bbb23 2017-12-14 00:41 UTC
Prashantpking Open 2017-11-28 04:36 UTC 72 2017-12-08 16:09 UTC Sir Sputnik 2017-11-28 04:55 UTC
76.187.251.61 Open 2017-12-01 22:46 UTC Widr 2017-12-03 00:40 UTC Bbb23 2017-12-02 01:40 UTC
IranianLeague Open 2017-12-02 21:09 UTC Sir Sputnik 2017-12-05 18:56 UTC Sir Sputnik 2017-12-05 18:56 UTC
Rudra9 Open 2017-12-03 12:52 UTC Widr 2017-12-13 17:17 UTC Bbb23 2017-12-13 16:14 UTC
Xdeluna Open 2017-12-04 01:31 UTC Timmyshin 2017-12-07 00:43 UTC Drmies 2017-12-06 20:54 UTC
Yekhai Open 2017-12-04 05:05 UTC Nihlus 2017-12-08 16:14 UTC
Firey Mcfireface Open 2017-12-04 20:21 UTC Ponyo 2017-12-06 00:31 UTC Ponyo 2017-12-06 00:31 UTC
Amyxcell Open 2017-12-06 23:41 UTC 72 2017-12-08 16:09 UTC
Mare-Silverus Open 2017-12-07 00:44 UTC 88.145.199.86 2017-12-07 00:44 UTC
Igwatala Open 2017-12-08 17:44 UTC Mz7 2017-12-09 22:43 UTC
Superkeegan9100 Open 2017-12-09 22:43 UTC Theinstantmatrix 2017-12-09 22:56 UTC
77.179.37.199 Open 2017-12-10 05:55 UTC BU Rob13 2017-12-13 22:42 UTC BU Rob13 2017-12-13 22:42 UTC
2606:6000:624E:CE00:F81A:20C3:F486:35D0 Open 2017-12-12 13:11 UTC Closeapple 2017-12-12 13:12 UTC
G-Zay Open 2017-12-13 13:40 UTC Mr KEBAB 2017-12-13 13:40 UTC
Mitsubishi love Open 2017-12-14 03:51 UTC Sir Sputnik 2017-12-14 03:51 UTC Sir Sputnik 2017-12-14 03:51 UTC
123Aristotle More info req. 2017-11-11 02:20 UTC Timmyshin 2017-12-12 20:20 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2017-12-09 16:24 UTC
Aydinsalis More info req. 2017-11-19 10:17 UTC Geograf22 2017-12-06 05:35 UTC Bbb23 2017-12-02 19:12 UTC
Nangparbat More info req. (CU) 2017-11-24 12:21 UTC Adamgerber80 2017-12-12 16:58 UTC Bbb23 2017-12-10 19:04 UTC
Xynadyne More info req. (CU) 2017-11-29 08:46 UTC Ponyo 2017-12-06 00:31 UTC Ponyo 2017-12-06 00:31 UTC
Ljlas20 More info req. (CU) 2017-12-09 06:48 UTC BU Rob13 2017-12-10 23:12 UTC BU Rob13 2017-12-10 23:12 UTC
Samuraiantiqueworld Declined 2017-11-20 08:58 UTC Hijiri88 2017-11-22 02:53 UTC Sro23 2017-11-21 00:30 UTC
RichardPDavis Declined (CU) 2017-10-16 02:23 UTC TonyBallioni 2017-10-19 17:12 UTC Drmies 2017-10-18 15:00 UTC
Jeremy112233 Declined (CU) 2017-11-17 17:44 UTC 50.0.205.86 2017-12-03 12:11 UTC BU Rob13 2017-11-18 01:16 UTC
Whothe Declined (CU) 2017-12-01 09:57 UTC Bbb23 2017-12-01 16:05 UTC Bbb23 2017-12-01 16:05 UTC
Aggiefan47 Declined (CU) 2017-12-03 19:22 UTC EricEnfermero 2017-12-13 23:49 UTC Bbb23 2017-12-03 20:03 UTC
Deucalionite Declined (CU) 2017-12-07 08:44 UTC Bbb23 2017-12-12 16:16 UTC Bbb23 2017-12-12 16:16 UTC
Huggums537 Declined (CU) 2017-12-13 17:08 UTC Bbb23 2017-12-13 19:26 UTC Bbb23 2017-12-13 19:26 UTC
SeanSTL Awaiting admin 2017-12-11 21:23 UTC Sir Sputnik 2017-12-11 21:54 UTC Sir Sputnik 2017-12-11 21:54 UTC
Tamara787 On hold 2017-10-13 20:37 UTC Magog the Ogre 2017-12-10 01:31 UTC Berean Hunter 2017-10-29 14:11 UTC
Modernrocker4 Closed 2017-12-12 03:36 UTC Sro23 2017-12-13 20:03 UTC Sro23 2017-12-13 20:03 UTC
Idesignw Closed 2017-12-13 03:16 UTC Sro23 2017-12-13 19:37 UTC Sro23 2017-12-13 19:37 UTC
Rtjfan Closed 2017-12-13 11:50 UTC Bbb23 2017-12-13 16:53 UTC Bbb23 2017-12-13 16:53 UTC
Tyler Durden Closed 2017-12-13 13:03 UTC Bbb23 2017-12-13 16:50 UTC Bbb23 2017-12-13 16:50 UTC
Carlo Galanti Closed 2017-12-13 15:36 UTC Mz7 2017-12-13 20:00 UTC
209.194.236.254 Closed 2017-12-13 15:39 UTC Bbb23 2017-12-13 16:59 UTC Bbb23 2017-12-13 16:59 UTC
Hoggardhigh Closed 2017-12-13 16:54 UTC Mz7 2017-12-13 19:46 UTC
Juditho123 Closed 2017-12-13 19:30 UTC Sro23 2017-12-13 19:32 UTC Sro23 2017-12-13 19:32 UTC
Fusion20 Closed 2017-12-13 20:42 UTC Sro23 2017-12-14 02:04 UTC Sro23 2017-12-14 02:04 UTC
Bjoergenbestever Closed 2017-12-13 21:56 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-12-13 21:57 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-12-13 21:57 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}}

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