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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
Ju English Endorsed 2017-03-24 15:34 UTC NeilN 2017-03-24 15:34 UTC
Daniel Kobe Ricks Jr CU requested 2017-02-17 23:52 UTC Sir Sputnik 2017-03-25 01:26 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-03-18 19:31 UTC
Zayya CU requested 2017-03-06 05:12 UTC LouisAragon 2017-03-28 05:42 UTC Bbb23 2017-03-06 14:11 UTC
D.H.110 CU requested 2017-03-19 17:09 UTC CityOfSilver 2017-03-20 20:28 UTC Bbb23 2017-03-20 20:23 UTC
Hammadsaeed CU requested 2017-03-20 20:25 UTC Boomer Vial 2017-03-25 21:38 UTC
Joanna Gunadi CU requested 2017-03-23 07:32 UTC SwisterTwister 2017-03-28 03:33 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-03-25 17:14 UTC
Bertrand101 CU requested 2017-03-23 15:41 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2017-03-23 15:41 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2017-03-23 15:41 UTC
Jaredgk2008 CU requested 2017-03-24 01:44 UTC GorillaWarfare 2017-03-26 20:09 UTC GorillaWarfare 2017-03-26 20:09 UTC
Pulak Jyoti Bhuyan CU requested 2017-03-25 16:13 UTC GSS-1987 2017-03-27 15:14 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2017-03-25 16:44 UTC
ManaliJain88 CU requested 2017-03-27 10:43 UTC Gauravjaina 2017-03-27 12:23 UTC Bbb23 2017-03-27 11:55 UTC
Josh4u CU requested 2017-03-28 11:38 UTC Nordic Nightfury 2017-03-28 11:45 UTC
Mieet.shah17 CU requested 2017-03-28 15:10 UTC Train2104 2017-03-28 15:27 UTC
Nsmutte CU requested 2017-03-28 16:12 UTC BethNaught 2017-03-28 16:12 UTC
Qara xan CU completed 2017-02-02 19:52 UTC LouisAragon 2017-03-28 05:47 UTC Bbb23 2017-02-02 23:21 UTC
Kkm010 CU completed 2017-02-05 18:37 UTC Bbb23 2017-02-05 21:46 UTC Bbb23 2017-02-05 21:46 UTC
RoyWings CU completed 2017-02-20 19:01 UTC Ponyo 2017-03-01 23:17 UTC Ponyo 2017-03-01 23:17 UTC
Bablu Baghel CU completed 2017-02-21 14:23 UTC GSS-1987 2017-03-08 09:41 UTC DeltaQuad 2017-03-03 01:06 UTC
Xboxmanwar CU completed 2017-02-23 04:23 UTC TheAmazingPeanuts 2017-03-15 06:56 UTC DeltaQuad 2017-03-03 03:50 UTC
Mziboy CU completed 2017-02-27 15:04 UTC KrakatoaKatie 2017-03-20 15:27 UTC KrakatoaKatie 2017-03-20 15:27 UTC
Europefan CU completed 2017-03-02 21:48 UTC DeltaQuad 2017-03-19 22:57 UTC DeltaQuad 2017-03-19 22:57 UTC
Martimc123 CU completed 2017-03-05 17:34 UTC Bbb23 2017-03-05 21:05 UTC Bbb23 2017-03-05 21:05 UTC
DirectorSandy CU completed 2017-03-08 21:02 UTC DirectorSandy 2017-03-10 20:15 UTC Bbb23 2017-03-08 21:41 UTC
Zakariayps CU completed 2017-03-14 22:16 UTC Bbb23 2017-03-18 17:11 UTC Bbb23 2017-03-18 17:11 UTC
D47817 CU completed 2017-03-18 11:17 UTC DoRD 2017-03-23 20:43 UTC DoRD 2017-03-23 20:43 UTC
MohanishB CU completed 2017-03-19 17:31 UTC Bbb23 2017-03-23 14:03 UTC Bbb23 2017-03-23 14:03 UTC
Leedavid22 CU completed 2017-03-20 23:20 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2017-03-20 23:20 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2017-03-20 23:20 UTC
Michaelgodstimeake CU completed 2017-03-21 20:15 UTC Bbb23 2017-03-21 22:01 UTC Bbb23 2017-03-21 22:01 UTC
Michellabellla CU completed 2017-03-21 22:44 UTC Davey2010 2017-03-22 02:39 UTC Bbb23 2017-03-21 23:34 UTC
Ebandola CU completed 2017-03-23 19:12 UTC Bbb23 2017-03-23 23:11 UTC Bbb23 2017-03-23 23:11 UTC
SPEEDY85 CU completed 2017-03-24 20:43 UTC Salvio giuliano 2017-03-25 10:42 UTC Salvio giuliano 2017-03-25 10:42 UTC
HankMoodyTZ CU completed 2017-03-25 16:58 UTC Bbb23 2017-03-25 18:47 UTC Bbb23 2017-03-25 18:47 UTC
Duffycharles Open 2017-01-28 21:32 UTC Cffk 2017-03-20 21:26 UTC Bbb23 2017-03-05 16:37 UTC
Laddanansari Open 2017-03-10 11:27 UTC Tokyogirl79 2017-03-10 11:36 UTC
BedrockPerson Open 2017-03-11 20:55 UTC Bbb23 2017-03-19 14:55 UTC Bbb23 2017-03-19 14:55 UTC
Dwdpuma Open 2017-03-18 20:45 UTC Chrissymad 2017-03-24 20:10 UTC
Vrahomarinaner Open 2017-03-19 23:21 UTC Sro23 2017-03-19 23:21 UTC
Ljlas20 Open 2017-03-20 16:04 UTC WayKurat 2017-03-23 08:06 UTC
Maysama123 Open 2017-03-21 08:49 UTC Nicnote 2017-03-21 08:56 UTC
DonaldTonald Open 2017-03-21 17:24 UTC Spike789 2017-03-23 13:39 UTC Bbb23 2017-03-21 17:50 UTC
Charles Spencer Chaplin Open 2017-03-21 21:33 UTC Jytdog 2017-03-21 21:33 UTC
Ferura123 Open 2017-03-21 22:04 UTC Winged Blades of Godric 2017-03-24 16:45 UTC
Candy1212 Open 2017-03-22 18:01 UTC Winged Blades of Godric 2017-03-24 16:48 UTC
Tamlinwah Open 2017-03-22 23:16 UTC Winged Blades of Godric 2017-03-24 16:53 UTC
RajtheEmperor Open 2017-03-24 03:50 UTC Sro23 2017-03-24 03:50 UTC
Hydao Open 2017-03-24 04:16 UTC Sro23 2017-03-24 04:16 UTC
Irvi Hyka Open 2017-03-24 17:18 UTC Danlaycock 2017-03-24 23:53 UTC Danlaycock 2017-03-24 23:53 UTC
Pamba23 Open 2017-03-25 07:33 UTC Cabayi 2017-03-25 07:33 UTC
Shonell Thakker Open 2017-03-25 09:06 UTC GSS-1987 2017-03-25 09:06 UTC
Hwlaster Open 2017-03-26 21:23 UTC Erinhayden 2017-03-27 19:03 UTC
John Deguzman Open 2017-03-27 03:05 UTC WayKurat 2017-03-27 03:05 UTC
GMTV Chart Show Open 2017-03-27 05:45 UTC DatGuy 2017-03-27 05:45 UTC
PeacePeace Open 2017-03-28 00:49 UTC JudeccaXIII 2017-03-28 01:00 UTC
TheLangmasGroupInc Open 2017-03-28 01:05 UTC Julietdeltalima 2017-03-28 01:07 UTC
Followerofmuhammad Open 2017-03-28 03:52 UTC McKhan 2017-03-28 07:02 UTC
Dorjeshugden Open 2017-03-28 04:35 UTC Skyerise 2017-03-28 04:35 UTC
ANWARTHEWIKIGUY1 Open 2017-03-28 05:26 UTC Raymie 2017-03-28 05:34 UTC
Aziz Kingrani More info req. 2017-03-21 12:58 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-03-21 17:13 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-03-21 17:13 UTC
MordeKyle Declined 2017-03-23 01:19 UTC L3X1 2017-03-24 21:14 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2017-03-23 01:34 UTC
River Stumpf Declined (CU) 2017-03-03 19:42 UTC Binksternet 2017-03-22 20:27 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-03-22 20:12 UTC
Mediolanum Declined (CU) 2017-03-07 19:02 UTC Bbb23 2017-03-07 19:45 UTC Bbb23 2017-03-07 19:45 UTC
Sonic N800 Closed 2017-03-10 02:57 UTC Bbb23 2017-03-24 17:05 UTC Bbb23 2017-03-24 17:05 UTC
Rp2006 Closed 2017-03-13 03:52 UTC BU Rob13 2017-03-26 17:16 UTC Euryalus 2017-03-16 05:02 UTC
Phoenix0316 Closed 2017-03-20 18:29 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-03-20 19:49 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-03-20 19:49 UTC
Tiseptiko Closed 2017-03-26 23:52 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-03-27 21:58 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-03-27 21:58 UTC
TobyThePug Closed 2017-03-27 12:22 UTC Mac Dreamstate 2017-03-27 14:07 UTC Bbb23 2017-03-27 13:58 UTC
Motivação Closed 2017-03-27 12:41 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-03-27 21:55 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-03-27 21:55 UTC
Champ254 Closed 2017-03-27 19:28 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-03-27 21:59 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-03-27 21:59 UTC
Rowingasia Closed 2017-03-28 12:24 UTC Bbb23 2017-03-28 14:49 UTC Bbb23 2017-03-28 14:49 UTC
Charanjeet kaur Closed 2017-03-28 13:15 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-03-28 13:15 UTC Vanjagenije 2017-03-28 13:15 UTC
Whocanitnao Closed 2017-03-28 13:49 UTC Bbb23 2017-03-28 15:19 UTC Bbb23 2017-03-28 15:19 UTC
Vote (X) for Change Closed 2017-03-28 16:43 UTC NeilN 2017-03-28 16:46 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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