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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
Itskumudhk CU requested 2017-04-04 16:01 UTC Bbb23 2017-04-19 20:07 UTC Bbb23 2017-04-19 20:07 UTC
IMZahidIqbal CU requested 2017-04-07 08:46 UTC Andy Dingley 2017-04-23 09:58 UTC
Bertrand101 CU requested 2017-04-10 15:25 UTC 2404:E800:E610:1D5:E9AE:B8E:6330:6043 2017-04-21 05:57 UTC
089baby CU requested 2017-04-11 17:56 UTC Sir Sputnik 2017-04-18 13:42 UTC
Borock CU requested 2017-04-18 02:18 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2017-04-18 02:44 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2017-04-18 02:44 UTC
Savmkim-10 CU requested 2017-04-24 08:32 UTC Mathglot 2017-04-24 08:32 UTC
Owais Khursheed CU requested 2017-04-24 11:26 UTC Owais Khursheed 2017-04-25 06:51 UTC
MusicLover650 CU requested 2017-04-24 11:43 UTC Duffbeerforme 2017-04-24 11:43 UTC
Antria Efstathiou CU requested 2017-04-24 12:24 UTC Velella 2017-04-24 12:24 UTC
Secretupdater CU requested 2017-04-24 18:35 UTC Writ Keeper 2017-04-24 19:17 UTC
Jbertho88 CU requested 2017-04-24 21:03 UTC Fitindia 2017-04-24 21:03 UTC
Jytdog CU requested 2017-04-25 07:57 UTC Roxy the dog 2017-04-25 11:23 UTC
Wikiaccnt1234 CU requested 2017-04-25 09:41 UTC Sitush 2017-04-25 09:54 UTC
Deucalionite CU requested 2017-04-25 10:18 UTC Future Perfect at Sunrise 2017-04-25 10:40 UTC
Mareenchee CU requested 2017-04-25 10:30 UTC Smartse 2017-04-25 10:30 UTC
Daniel Kobe Ricks Jr CU completed 2017-02-17 23:52 UTC KrakatoaKatie 2017-04-12 00:34 UTC KrakatoaKatie 2017-04-12 00:34 UTC
Bablu Baghel CU completed 2017-02-21 14:23 UTC GSS-1987 2017-03-31 13:06 UTC DeltaQuad 2017-03-03 01:06 UTC
Europefan CU completed 2017-03-02 21:48 UTC Bbb23 2017-04-10 23:21 UTC Bbb23 2017-04-10 23:21 UTC
DirectorSandy CU completed 2017-03-08 21:02 UTC DirectorSandy 2017-03-10 20:15 UTC Bbb23 2017-03-08 21:41 UTC
D47817 CU completed 2017-03-18 11:17 UTC KrakatoaKatie 2017-04-24 18:51 UTC KrakatoaKatie 2017-04-24 18:51 UTC
Dwdpuma CU completed 2017-03-18 20:45 UTC Chrissymad 2017-04-18 09:45 UTC Bbb23 2017-04-01 17:21 UTC
MohanishB CU completed 2017-03-19 17:31 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-04-07 15:26 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-04-07 15:26 UTC
Leedavid22 CU completed 2017-03-20 23:20 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2017-03-20 23:20 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2017-03-20 23:20 UTC
Michellabellla CU completed 2017-03-21 22:44 UTC Davey2010 2017-03-22 02:39 UTC Bbb23 2017-03-21 23:34 UTC
HankMoodyTZ CU completed 2017-03-25 16:58 UTC Bbb23 2017-03-25 18:47 UTC Bbb23 2017-03-25 18:47 UTC
Hwlaster CU completed 2017-03-26 21:23 UTC DoRD 2017-04-10 12:02 UTC DoRD 2017-04-10 12:02 UTC
Tom O'Carroll CU completed 2017-03-31 07:32 UTC Bbb23 2017-03-31 11:38 UTC Bbb23 2017-03-31 11:38 UTC
LogAntiLog CU completed 2017-04-01 16:58 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-04-24 20:24 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-04-24 20:24 UTC
Premlesnar007 CU completed 2017-04-03 08:48 UTC Timotheus Canens 2017-04-24 07:24 UTC Timotheus Canens 2017-04-24 07:24 UTC
12crescendo CU completed 2017-04-09 17:05 UTC KrakatoaKatie 2017-04-24 00:04 UTC KrakatoaKatie 2017-04-24 00:04 UTC
StylesClash18 CU completed 2017-04-10 14:24 UTC Bbb23 2017-04-10 18:00 UTC Bbb23 2017-04-10 18:00 UTC
FallandSpringOlympics CU completed 2017-04-13 12:45 UTC Wesley Wolf 2017-04-14 19:17 UTC Berean Hunter 2017-04-14 00:00 UTC
Beebenmk CU completed 2017-04-21 01:51 UTC Bbb23 2017-04-21 14:19 UTC Bbb23 2017-04-21 14:19 UTC
Nate Speed CU completed 2017-04-24 22:37 UTC NinjaRobotPirate 2017-04-25 02:40 UTC DoRD 2017-04-25 00:13 UTC
RajtheEmperor Open 2017-03-24 03:50 UTC Sro23 2017-03-24 03:50 UTC
Ju English Open 2017-03-24 15:34 UTC Train2104 2017-04-09 17:00 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-04-07 15:16 UTC
Vodkapoise Open 2017-04-05 03:36 UTC Bri 2017-04-23 18:06 UTC Berean Hunter 2017-04-20 22:13 UTC
Antonseidler Open 2017-04-06 12:28 UTC Bri 2017-04-21 00:18 UTC Berean Hunter 2017-04-20 23:33 UTC
Amar Jilu Open 2017-04-10 08:20 UTC Cabayi 2017-04-10 12:01 UTC
NeoNeoHunter Open 2017-04-11 03:13 UTC Doug Weller 2017-04-15 13:40 UTC Doug Weller 2017-04-15 13:40 UTC
Nathan Jay Williams Open 2017-04-12 17:08 UTC Bearcat 2017-04-17 23:54 UTC
Ntyhoney Open 2017-04-13 01:01 UTC Sitush 2017-04-13 11:58 UTC
Jgreene1333 Open 2017-04-13 17:47 UTC Berean Hunter 2017-04-17 23:18 UTC Berean Hunter 2017-04-17 23:18 UTC
HipHopVisionary Open 2017-04-16 02:22 UTC Sro23 2017-04-16 02:22 UTC
PastieFace Open 2017-04-16 02:41 UTC General Ization 2017-04-19 14:48 UTC
Cricket246 Open 2017-04-16 08:29 UTC Lugnuts 2017-04-16 08:29 UTC
Kkm010 Open 2017-04-18 02:10 UTC Ms Sarah Welch 2017-04-19 15:10 UTC
ISDA Chelsea Open 2017-04-18 15:39 UTC NinjaRobotPirate 2017-04-19 02:06 UTC Berean Hunter 2017-04-19 01:57 UTC
Michel Sher Open 2017-04-19 17:22 UTC Pi zero 2017-04-19 18:55 UTC
Jr abad Open 2017-04-20 07:50 UTC CactusWriter 2017-04-23 19:09 UTC
Macer75 Open 2017-04-21 14:50 UTC Sro23 2017-04-25 00:14 UTC
Prashantpking Open 2017-04-22 14:34 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2017-04-22 14:34 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2017-04-22 14:34 UTC
Jamesflare Open 2017-04-23 18:04 UTC Matthewsulik 2017-04-23 20:27 UTC
Legendswillneverdie Open 2017-04-23 19:40 UTC 153.230.136.184 2017-04-23 19:40 UTC
ThisIsNIRlythere Open 2017-04-23 22:12 UTC Justeditingtoday 2017-04-23 22:12 UTC
Tyler James Durden Open 2017-04-24 01:31 UTC Hawkeye75 2017-04-24 01:31 UTC
Isak2017 Open 2017-04-24 05:05 UTC Edgar181 2017-04-24 13:45 UTC
AdnanAliAfzal Open 2017-04-24 15:56 UTC GermanJoe 2017-04-24 15:56 UTC
MPGFellow3 Open 2017-04-24 17:32 UTC Swpb 2017-04-24 17:33 UTC
Vwegba4real Open 2017-04-24 17:49 UTC Chrissymad 2017-04-24 17:49 UTC
Soxfan0902 Open 2017-04-24 18:01 UTC Reddogsix 2017-04-24 18:01 UTC
Zquad1 Open 2017-04-25 01:26 UTC Livelikemusic 2017-04-25 02:02 UTC
Danratedrko Declined (CU) 2017-04-07 23:27 UTC Silverfish 2017-04-08 17:19 UTC Bbb23 2017-04-08 14:24 UTC
Thapa Kazi999 Declined (CU) 2017-04-16 07:30 UTC Bbb23 2017-04-16 14:58 UTC Bbb23 2017-04-16 14:58 UTC
Vikaskumar601 Declined (CU) 2017-04-17 10:54 UTC Bbb23 2017-04-17 14:29 UTC Bbb23 2017-04-17 14:29 UTC
Z1747449 On hold 2017-04-13 22:51 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2017-04-23 02:26 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2017-04-23 02:26 UTC
Hemunarine Closed 2017-04-24 04:36 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-04-24 19:04 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-04-24 19:04 UTC
MichalWiedenski0000 Closed 2017-04-24 12:26 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-04-24 19:05 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-04-24 19:05 UTC
Mahmudae Closed 2017-04-24 15:46 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-04-24 19:12 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-04-24 19:12 UTC
Will.w.w Closed 2017-04-25 00:09 UTC Oshwah 2017-04-25 00:39 UTC
Freshmangrandcaravan Closed 2017-04-25 04:50 UTC Mz7 2017-04-25 04:51 UTC
Lurulu Closed 2017-04-25 06:56 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-04-25 06:57 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-04-25 06:57 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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