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Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations

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Administrator instructions

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
Bertrand101 Endorsed 2017-05-26 14:32 UTC Ks0stm 2017-05-29 03:05 UTC Ks0stm 2017-05-29 03:05 UTC
Jaredgk2008 Endorsed 2017-05-28 19:24 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2017-05-28 23:00 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2017-05-28 23:00 UTC
Lotus L-12 CU requested 2017-05-27 08:11 UTC Matthew hk 2017-05-27 08:39 UTC
Padmalakshmisx CU requested 2017-05-27 14:21 UTC Cyphoidbomb 2017-05-27 14:23 UTC
NepaliHelper CU requested 2017-05-28 21:06 UTC Yeryry 2017-05-28 21:06 UTC
Delotrooladoo CU requested 2017-05-29 01:06 UTC Sro23 2017-05-29 01:06 UTC
Akbaralighazi CU requested 2017-05-29 05:50 UTC Saqib 2017-05-29 06:01 UTC
Joanna Gunadi CU completed 2017-04-28 14:30 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-05-28 15:37 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-05-28 15:37 UTC
10W40 CU completed 2017-04-30 11:10 UTC DeltaQuad 2017-05-25 05:55 UTC DeltaQuad 2017-05-25 05:55 UTC
Fleets CU completed 2017-04-30 22:00 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-14 02:19 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-14 02:19 UTC
AngelaRola CU completed 2017-05-07 10:59 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-27 21:30 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-27 21:30 UTC
Omb-ec CU completed 2017-05-09 21:58 UTC Ks0stm 2017-05-26 15:08 UTC Ks0stm 2017-05-26 15:08 UTC
Msjkus CU completed 2017-05-11 07:46 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-21 15:02 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-21 15:02 UTC
Obari2Kay CU completed 2017-05-11 13:20 UTC Obari2Kay 2017-05-19 06:12 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-11 22:05 UTC
Skirti100 CU completed 2017-05-15 15:00 UTC Ks0stm 2017-05-26 15:06 UTC Ks0stm 2017-05-26 15:06 UTC
LordMaji CU completed 2017-05-17 12:06 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-26 23:37 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-26 23:37 UTC
DMGUSA CU completed 2017-05-18 05:25 UTC Binksternet 2017-05-28 08:29 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-27 17:53 UTC
Siddheart CU completed 2017-05-18 06:19 UTC Capitals00 2017-05-19 14:52 UTC Ivanvector 2017-05-18 14:46 UTC
BrightScholarJonathan CU completed 2017-05-18 09:45 UTC DeltaQuad 2017-05-27 16:01 UTC DeltaQuad 2017-05-27 16:01 UTC
Fiyin Adeyera CU completed 2017-05-19 06:49 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-19 09:56 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-19 09:56 UTC
AcidSnow CU completed 2017-05-19 12:12 UTC Kzl55 2017-05-26 12:16 UTC DeltaQuad 2017-05-25 20:00 UTC
Cyberacex CU completed 2017-05-22 09:05 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-27 15:07 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-27 15:07 UTC
Cdg428 CU completed 2017-05-22 13:25 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-22 16:57 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-22 16:57 UTC
Guptalab CU completed 2017-05-22 18:57 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-28 22:32 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-28 22:32 UTC
Redrabbitiam CU completed 2017-05-22 19:34 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-22 22:21 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-22 22:21 UTC
JessicaFaith84 CU completed 2017-05-23 03:08 UTC DoRD 2017-05-23 11:53 UTC DoRD 2017-05-23 11:53 UTC
Great2562 CU completed 2017-05-23 20:09 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-23 22:24 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-23 22:24 UTC
Choloubek CU completed 2017-05-24 20:39 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-24 22:34 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-24 22:34 UTC
Vwegba4real CU completed 2017-05-26 10:58 UTC Thomas.W 2017-05-28 22:02 UTC DeltaQuad 2017-05-27 16:54 UTC
Pakistan01 CU completed 2017-05-26 14:24 UTC DeltaQuad 2017-05-27 16:20 UTC DeltaQuad 2017-05-27 16:20 UTC
IMZahidIqbal CU completed 2017-05-28 23:44 UTC Mkdw 2017-05-28 23:52 UTC Mkdw 2017-05-28 23:52 UTC
Pankaj Bhatia CU completed 2017-05-29 00:54 UTC Ks0stm 2017-05-29 00:55 UTC Ks0stm 2017-05-29 00:55 UTC
Legendswillneverdie Open 2017-04-23 19:40 UTC 153.206.83.132 2017-05-28 16:18 UTC
Phil A. Fry Open 2017-04-25 13:15 UTC DynaGirl 2017-04-25 13:15 UTC
Tammy Levy Open 2017-04-30 21:41 UTC Bri 2017-05-03 02:48 UTC
Abhiran Open 2017-05-01 18:54 UTC Sitush 2017-05-01 19:02 UTC
Eciffociu Open 2017-05-02 10:54 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-02 15:00 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-02 15:00 UTC
User-4488 Open 2017-05-04 15:01 UTC Meters 2017-05-05 16:36 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-04 23:27 UTC
Laddypat Open 2017-05-10 09:51 UTC Kudpung 2017-05-28 16:53 UTC
Lrednuas Senoroc Open 2017-05-10 21:59 UTC 103.200.5.137 2017-05-23 18:57 UTC
Said-Ul-Auliya Open 2017-05-17 23:49 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-28 00:27 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-28 00:27 UTC
Raju Adhikari Open 2017-05-20 11:38 UTC GSS-1987 2017-05-27 09:40 UTC Ks0stm 2017-05-27 01:23 UTC
Janagewen Open 2017-05-25 11:51 UTC Murph9000 2017-05-28 12:46 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-05-26 20:46 UTC
LLISteam Open 2017-05-26 10:01 UTC Cabayi 2017-05-26 10:01 UTC
Danglc Open 2017-05-26 18:20 UTC Jupitus Smart 2017-05-26 18:20 UTC
Deghop1617 Open 2017-05-26 21:54 UTC Ks0stm 2017-05-26 21:54 UTC Ks0stm 2017-05-26 21:54 UTC
JamesBolivar Open 2017-05-27 18:01 UTC PageantUpdater 2017-05-27 18:01 UTC
Outdoorsmen2000 Open 2017-05-27 18:19 UTC Uncle Roy 2017-05-27 18:20 UTC
ColourWolf Open 2017-05-28 07:10 UTC Kiteinthewind 2017-05-28 07:10 UTC
Eeeeeewtw Open 2017-05-29 01:23 UTC MRD2014 2017-05-29 01:23 UTC
Royalrajasthan2013 Open 2017-05-29 05:58 UTC Jupitus Smart 2017-05-29 05:58 UTC
Ljlas20 More info req. 2017-05-20 00:39 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-05-28 14:40 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-05-28 14:40 UTC
Imjpunit More info req. 2017-05-23 16:52 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-05-26 18:32 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-05-26 18:32 UTC
Justice007 More info req. 2017-05-26 13:51 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-05-27 10:32 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-05-27 10:32 UTC
Sakultah More info req. (CU) 2017-05-28 08:53 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-05-28 15:29 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-05-28 15:29 UTC
ThisIsNIRlythere Declined (CU) 2017-04-23 22:12 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-04 20:04 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-04 20:04 UTC
96.54.184.11 Declined (CU) 2017-05-14 01:57 UTC Charles lindberg 2017-05-14 20:38 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-14 02:14 UTC
Imammahedi Declined (CU) 2017-05-17 06:54 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-17 14:31 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-17 14:31 UTC
Meowy Declined (CU) 2017-05-17 18:56 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-17 19:08 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-17 19:08 UTC
NonoHIDE98 Declined (CU) 2017-05-22 03:35 UTC 212.95.8.219 2017-05-22 07:16 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-22 06:22 UTC
Yashrajkumarjha Declined (CU) 2017-05-25 16:32 UTC Domdeparis 2017-05-26 12:12 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-25 16:58 UTC
Antichristos Declined (CU) 2017-05-26 08:32 UTC EdJohnston 2017-05-27 16:54 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-26 14:23 UTC
Xtremedood Declined (CU) 2017-05-27 10:46 UTC Capitals00 2017-05-28 16:16 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-27 13:07 UTC
HenryBlum Declined (CU) 2017-05-28 20:52 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-28 22:30 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-28 22:30 UTC
Waffen77 Declined (CU) 2017-05-28 23:33 UTC Mkdw 2017-05-29 00:09 UTC Mkdw 2017-05-29 00:09 UTC
Tom O'Carroll On hold 2017-03-31 07:32 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2017-05-28 23:08 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2017-05-28 23:08 UTC
Lute88 On hold (CU) 2017-05-08 00:10 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-25 20:32 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-25 20:32 UTC
Styron111 On hold (CU) 2017-05-26 21:44 UTC Ks0stm 2017-05-27 02:02 UTC Ks0stm 2017-05-27 02:02 UTC
Z1747449 Closed 2017-04-13 22:51 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2017-05-28 23:02 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2017-05-28 23:02 UTC
Das Dipanjan Closed 2017-05-19 06:32 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-05-28 15:26 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-05-28 15:26 UTC
Dhaanunjaya Closed 2017-05-19 19:09 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-05-28 13:29 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-05-28 13:29 UTC
Archie a9 Closed 2017-05-24 12:48 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-05-28 13:21 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-05-28 13:21 UTC
Austereraj Closed 2017-05-25 08:51 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-28 20:59 UTC Bbb23 2017-05-28 20:59 UTC
FarnuBak Closed 2017-05-26 12:56 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-05-26 18:31 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-05-26 18:31 UTC
Efefwefwef Closed 2017-05-27 20:52 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-05-28 08:31 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-05-28 08:31 UTC
Gramjames Closed 2017-05-28 01:57 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-05-28 15:35 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-05-28 15:35 UTC
UnderArmourKid Closed 2017-05-28 02:07 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-05-28 13:09 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-05-28 13:09 UTC
Zjec Closed 2017-05-28 06:14 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-05-28 17:57 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-05-28 17:57 UTC
Lightbringer (usurped - blocked) Closed 2017-05-28 08:33 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-05-28 08:33 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-05-28 08:33 UTC
Chase2na Closed 2017-05-28 08:38 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-05-28 08:39 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-05-28 08:39 UTC
Iamvishnugnair Closed 2017-05-28 08:55 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-05-28 10:39 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-05-28 10:39 UTC
TheOnlyNWOparty Closed 2017-05-28 13:58 UTC Fitindia 2017-05-28 15:33 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-05-28 15:28 UTC
Tshavis Closed 2017-05-28 15:13 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-05-28 18:00 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-05-28 18:00 UTC
Cottona Closed 2017-05-28 15:31 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-05-28 15:32 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-05-28 15:32 UTC
Collins wisdom Closed 2017-05-28 19:41 UTC Mz7 2017-05-29 03:42 UTC
WawMart Closed 2017-05-29 02:52 UTC Mz7 2017-05-29 04:04 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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