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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 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.

Note: You can also open an investigation using Twinkle if you are autoconfirmed. After installing Twinkle, an "ARV" option will appear in the "TW" tab on any user, user talk, or user contributions page. Clicking on this option and selecting either "Sockpuppeteer" or "Sockpuppet" will allow you to fill in a few simple fields to file a report. The report will be automatically formatted for you.

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
Muhammad Samiuddin Qazi (sami) CU requested 2019-09-28 16:44 UTC Zzuuzz 2019-10-14 19:49 UTC Zzuuzz 2019-10-14 19:49 UTC
Carsson Tan CU requested 2019-10-09 17:34 UTC PCock 2019-10-14 11:31 UTC
Slowking4 CU requested 2019-10-10 06:00 UTC Beetstra 2019-10-14 05:02 UTC Berean Hunter 2019-10-12 11:12 UTC
Thesabrerattler CU requested 2019-10-12 00:10 UTC UW Dawgs 2019-10-12 02:17 UTC Bbb23 2019-10-12 02:16 UTC
Punjabier CU requested 2019-10-13 06:07 UTC Bbb23 2019-10-14 17:41 UTC Bbb23 2019-10-14 17:41 UTC
Bikram Jit Sinha. CU requested 2019-10-13 12:36 UTC Praxidicae 2019-10-14 16:31 UTC
Nickjohn1234 CU requested 2019-10-14 14:39 UTC Neil S Walker 2019-10-14 14:40 UTC
Sweethominy CU completed 2019-09-06 23:28 UTC Newslinger 2019-10-06 21:43 UTC Bbb23 2019-09-30 19:03 UTC
Sfj340sfeoem71 CU completed 2019-10-02 09:04 UTC Newslinger 2019-10-03 20:57 UTC Reaper Eternal 2019-10-03 16:01 UTC
Bodiadub CU completed 2019-10-06 21:53 UTC MER-C 2019-10-09 09:57 UTC Bbb23 2019-10-08 21:27 UTC
Ramskq CU completed 2019-10-07 16:35 UTC Berean Hunter 2019-10-07 17:07 UTC Berean Hunter 2019-10-07 17:07 UTC
Yfudspuofg CU completed 2019-10-08 04:50 UTC Mkdw 2019-10-09 02:23 UTC Mkdw 2019-10-09 02:23 UTC
Incorrigible Troll CU completed 2019-10-09 14:12 UTC Berean Hunter 2019-10-09 16:57 UTC Berean Hunter 2019-10-09 16:57 UTC
ABTHEBOSS CU completed 2019-10-10 15:53 UTC Cyphoidbomb 2019-10-11 03:05 UTC Bbb23 2019-10-10 17:34 UTC
Sandro78 CU completed 2019-10-11 12:16 UTC DeltaQuad 2019-10-13 01:13 UTC DeltaQuad 2019-10-13 01:13 UTC
Azerti83 Open 2019-09-30 23:54 UTC C.J. Griffin 2019-10-07 04:04 UTC
Annsheetal Open 2019-10-01 15:48 UTC GSS 2019-10-01 15:48 UTC
Thepoliticsexpert Open 2019-10-01 16:56 UTC Praxidicae 2019-10-01 17:08 UTC
DevilBlack69 Open 2019-10-02 02:37 UTC Bri 2019-10-02 02:39 UTC
Masondopler Open 2019-10-02 19:45 UTC GPL93 2019-10-03 15:50 UTC Bbb23 2019-10-02 22:47 UTC
KaranSharma0445 Open 2019-10-03 07:53 UTC Hellknowz 2019-10-07 11:51 UTC Bbb23 2019-10-04 17:23 UTC
Caidin-Johnson Open 2019-10-04 02:43 UTC EvergreenFir 2019-10-04 02:43 UTC
Mochee Open 2019-10-04 03:42 UTC GSS 2019-10-04 03:42 UTC
Ryich Open 2019-10-04 18:46 UTC Mac Dreamstate 2019-10-04 18:46 UTC
Bipl9719 Open 2019-10-05 01:01 UTC Sir Sputnik 2019-10-05 01:02 UTC Sir Sputnik 2019-10-05 01:02 UTC
Coolboi567 Open 2019-10-05 07:16 UTC GSS 2019-10-05 07:16 UTC
Kidhackr Open 2019-10-07 02:51 UTC 94rain 2019-10-07 03:08 UTC
QBWRIST Open 2019-10-07 08:09 UTC Wham2001 2019-10-10 08:13 UTC ST47 2019-10-10 05:48 UTC
92.14.216.40 Open 2019-10-10 10:27 UTC Mutt Lunker 2019-10-10 10:27 UTC
MrRock9 Open 2019-10-10 13:54 UTC GSS 2019-10-10 13:54 UTC
Djtechno95 Open 2019-10-10 21:38 UTC Gleeanon409 2019-10-10 21:38 UTC
Perperof31 Open 2019-10-11 17:52 UTC Matthew hk 2019-10-11 18:19 UTC
Rajnipandey Open 2019-10-12 09:35 UTC GSS 2019-10-12 09:35 UTC
Rackyamudhavan Open 2019-10-13 08:03 UTC OhKayeSierra 2019-10-13 08:03 UTC
Vishnu jayadeep Open 2019-10-13 08:04 UTC Bbb23 2019-10-13 13:08 UTC Bbb23 2019-10-13 13:08 UTC
ArnieD11 Open 2019-10-13 13:08 UTC Tzowu 2019-10-13 13:08 UTC
PankhilSen Open 2019-10-13 15:42 UTC Ravensfire 2019-10-13 21:57 UTC
Farazswati Open 2019-10-13 18:23 UTC General Ization 2019-10-13 18:22 UTC
Sky Groove Open 2019-10-13 18:23 UTC General Ization 2019-10-13 18:22 UTC
Sheikh Zaman ll Open 2019-10-13 18:24 UTC General Ization 2019-10-13 18:24 UTC
Marather.adt Open 2019-10-13 18:25 UTC General Ization 2019-10-13 18:25 UTC
Yaysmay15 Open 2019-10-13 18:26 UTC General Ization 2019-10-13 18:26 UTC
Fbofficl Open 2019-10-13 18:26 UTC General Ization 2019-10-13 18:26 UTC
Kkm010 Open 2019-10-14 06:27 UTC Begoon 2019-10-14 06:28 UTC
Dragonslayer626 Open 2019-10-14 15:01 UTC CLCStudent 2019-10-14 15:01 UTC
Mnair69 Awaiting clerk 2019-09-08 16:24 UTC Bbb23 2019-10-14 18:06 UTC Bbb23 2019-10-14 18:06 UTC
Whitloe Awaiting clerk 2019-09-12 03:26 UTC Darkwind 2019-10-13 07:39 UTC Berean Hunter 2019-09-12 09:27 UTC
Knk zehar hola Awaiting clerk 2019-09-27 13:14 UTC Darkwind 2019-10-13 08:40 UTC
Mraneshfirnando Awaiting clerk 2019-10-13 17:41 UTC Bbb23 2019-10-14 00:13 UTC Bbb23 2019-10-14 00:13 UTC
Sharmavo On hold 2019-09-18 16:57 UTC MarkH21 2019-10-08 18:14 UTC Bbb23 2019-10-08 18:04 UTC
Killershark101 On hold 2019-10-11 06:26 UTC AmericanAir88 2019-10-11 19:29 UTC Ivanvector 2019-10-11 11:52 UTC
Relly Komaruzaman On hold (CU) 2019-10-05 11:14 UTC Jalan Tol 2019-10-12 03:12 UTC Berean Hunter 2019-10-11 17:48 UTC
Hurungudo Closed 2019-09-03 23:59 UTC Darkwind 2019-10-13 07:21 UTC Bbb23 2019-09-04 22:21 UTC
Rashid Ghafoor Closed 2019-09-13 06:28 UTC Darkwind 2019-10-13 07:44 UTC
Rameezraja001 Closed 2019-09-15 10:34 UTC Darkwind 2019-10-13 08:51 UTC DeltaQuad 2019-09-29 20:43 UTC
AhamBrahmasmi Closed 2019-09-15 15:28 UTC Darkwind 2019-10-13 08:46 UTC DeltaQuad 2019-09-29 17:11 UTC
Farooqahmadbhat Closed 2019-09-17 04:51 UTC Darkwind 2019-10-14 03:49 UTC Bbb23 2019-10-04 14:52 UTC
Sellisdeep Closed 2019-09-17 05:35 UTC Darkwind 2019-10-14 03:58 UTC DeltaQuad 2019-09-29 17:24 UTC
Cdo2017 Closed 2019-09-17 12:21 UTC Darkwind 2019-10-14 04:02 UTC Bbb23 2019-10-13 22:44 UTC
Rashmirparida Closed 2019-09-18 09:20 UTC Darkwind 2019-10-13 07:49 UTC
SABC111 Closed 2019-09-19 17:58 UTC Darkwind 2019-10-13 07:56 UTC
Moon Gin Closed 2019-09-23 06:14 UTC Bbb23 2019-10-14 01:26 UTC Bbb23 2019-10-14 01:26 UTC
Gichi011 Closed 2019-09-25 08:19 UTC Darkwind 2019-10-13 08:02 UTC
SAIestate Closed 2019-09-25 09:37 UTC Darkwind 2019-10-13 08:07 UTC
Iamsnag12 Closed 2019-09-25 20:54 UTC Darkwind 2019-10-13 08:11 UTC
Sorrywrongnumber Closed 2019-09-26 05:57 UTC Darkwind 2019-10-13 08:28 UTC
Vanillablu Closed 2019-09-27 19:41 UTC Darkwind 2019-10-13 08:53 UTC DeltaQuad 2019-09-29 20:43 UTC
Y2kcrazyjoker4 Closed 2019-09-30 06:48 UTC Darkwind 2019-10-13 09:01 UTC
Easy4me Closed 2019-09-30 15:20 UTC Darkwind 2019-10-14 04:18 UTC
Oxon123 Closed 2019-09-30 21:35 UTC Darkwind 2019-10-14 04:24 UTC DeltaQuad 2019-10-07 22:20 UTC
Xayahrainie43 Closed 2019-10-08 16:41 UTC ST47 2019-10-13 08:48 UTC ST47 2019-10-13 08:48 UTC
Apollo The Logician Closed 2019-10-09 15:15 UTC Bbb23 2019-10-14 17:55 UTC Bbb23 2019-10-14 17:55 UTC
Abhishek shannu Closed 2019-10-09 15:46 UTC Cabayi 2019-10-14 15:33 UTC Cabayi 2019-10-14 15:33 UTC
Mildred huxtetter Closed 2019-10-10 19:30 UTC TonyBallioni 2019-10-13 16:36 UTC TonyBallioni 2019-10-13 16:36 UTC
The Real Sam Peters Closed 2019-10-10 20:49 UTC Cabayi 2019-10-11 10:43 UTC Cabayi 2019-10-11 10:43 UTC
Perculaclownfish Closed 2019-10-12 03:39 UTC Bbb23 2019-10-12 20:26 UTC Bbb23 2019-10-12 20:26 UTC
Dimpletisha Closed 2019-10-12 16:03 UTC TheSandDoctor 2019-10-13 22:28 UTC Bbb23 2019-10-12 18:10 UTC
Fakhree al hindi Closed 2019-10-12 16:10 UTC PhilKnight 2019-10-13 10:46 UTC PhilKnight 2019-10-13 10:46 UTC
GeorgeKaztenza Closed 2019-10-12 18:45 UTC TheSandDoctor 2019-10-13 22:42 UTC Bbb23 2019-10-12 20:24 UTC
Boyofjawad Closed 2019-10-13 03:03 UTC ST47 2019-10-14 00:26 UTC ST47 2019-10-14 00:26 UTC
Bir morty Closed 2019-10-13 19:35 UTC TheSandDoctor 2019-10-13 22:31 UTC Bbb23 2019-10-13 20:03 UTC
HughD Closed 2019-10-13 21:12 UTC Bbb23 2019-10-13 23:26 UTC Bbb23 2019-10-13 23:26 UTC
616Kami Closed 2019-10-13 22:30 UTC TheSandDoctor 2019-10-13 22:30 UTC
Ehr1Ros2 Closed 2019-10-14 02:20 UTC Sir Sputnik 2019-10-14 19:08 UTC Sir Sputnik 2019-10-14 19:08 UTC
199.247.42.202 Closed 2019-10-14 04:44 UTC Cabayi 2019-10-14 09:41 UTC Cabayi 2019-10-14 09:41 UTC
73.94.201.73 Closed 2019-10-14 04:47 UTC Cabayi 2019-10-14 09:47 UTC Cabayi 2019-10-14 09:47 UTC
Alvi Z. Closed 2019-10-14 13:59 UTC Sir Sputnik 2019-10-14 14:01 UTC Sir Sputnik 2019-10-14 14:01 UTC
Spanky pic3 Closed 2019-10-14 15:45 UTC Sir Sputnik 2019-10-14 15:46 UTC Sir Sputnik 2019-10-14 15:46 UTC
Arindam Chaterjee Closed 2019-10-14 18:47 UTC Vanjagenije 2019-10-14 18:48 UTC Vanjagenije 2019-10-14 18:48 UTC
Kade is leg Closed 2019-10-14 19:41 UTC Darkwind 2019-10-14 19:42 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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