Wikipedia:Requests for checkuser

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CheckUser is the process of checking information about two or more users (including named users and IPs). Special users are able to check if two or more accounts have been used from the same computer. These users also see User agents. This can help them decide if two accounts are related in the way described above. It is also possible to see if a user is editing from an open proxy.

On this page, users can request some users or IPs to be checked. Good reasons should be given for why a checkuser is needed; you should provide links which show the questionable edits, etc. Questions should usually be created so that they can be answered by yes or no. Responses will be short in order to comply with Wikipedia privacy policy. Sensitive information (like the IP addresses used by an account) are usually not reported. The results are not always clear, and a decision should not be made only on the basis of checkuser results.

Use of the toolEdit

This tool is to be used to fight vandalism, to check for sockpuppet abuse, and to limit disruption of the project. It must be used only to prevent damage to the project.

The tool should not be used for political control; to apply pressure on editors; or as a threat against another editor in a content dispute. There must be a valid reason to check a user. Note that alternative accounts are not forbidden, so long as they are not used in violation of the policies (for example, to vote more than once or to make it look like more people support an idea). Checkusers will refuse a request, if the reason for checking is not good enough to warrant the use of the tool.

Please see the CheckUser policy for all the rules related to CheckUser.

Users with CheckUser accessEdit

The technical list can be found at Special:ListUsers/checkuser.
User:BarrasUser:JamesofurUser:VermontUser:Operator873User:DjsassoUser:Lofty abyssUser:PeterdownunderUser:BarrasUser:Bsadowski1User:JamesofurUser:Fr33kmanUser:The Rambling ManUser:MajorlyUser:EptalonUser:CreolUser:M7


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BlueD954Edit

Both adding false information to British millitary articles. The first was attacking other users and leaving disruptive edit summaries, and was previously blocked on enwiki for socking. --IWI (talk) 12:26, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

Yutaro26Edit

Some creating promotional style articles about non-notable pop-groups/comedy groups, and all have a very similar style. There were also some IPs creating such articles. Some have already been deleted. --IWI (talk) 08:52, 18 January 2021 (UTC)

Not all of the article subjects are non-notable (in fact, some have EN equivalents), and not all articles are about pop/comedy groups. Editing pattern appears to be consistent with a school project; please do not bite the newcomers. Chenzw  Talk  09:00, 18 January 2021 (UTC)
@Chenzw: Yes, you are correct. Apologies, hadn't considered a school project, had been thinking paid editing but that seems unlikely now. --IWI (talk) 09:02, 18 January 2021 (UTC)
Completely slipped my mind that a school project would explain this. I gave them all a welcome; I guess I'm too used to seeing socks advertising, lol. --IWI (talk) 09:17, 18 January 2021 (UTC)

SsojicEdit

For second account, only edit is on this RfD. The first account's only edits have been on the Olivier Staub article. Belwine💬📜 21:40, 14 January 2021 (UTC)

Checking... Operator873talkconnect 21:54, 14 January 2021 (UTC)
  Confirmed plus a 3rd account Operator873talkconnect 22:01, 14 January 2021 (UTC)

Joem2masaEdit

Similar general writing style. Similar "meme" related usernames. All targeting the same two users within an hour and being generally disruptive. --IWI (talk) 18:13, 14 January 2021 (UTC)

I should have really checked contribs before replying to them... Wasn't obvious to me that they were possible socks, but quite obvious now... Belwine💬📜 18:20, 14 January 2021 (UTC)
  Done. -Djsasso (talk) 18:31, 14 January 2021 (UTC)

Fire93200Edit

All creating the same spam article. Same number in name. --IWI (talk) 19:44, 12 January 2021 (UTC)

Some were already blocked. Blocked other related accounts. -Djsasso (talk) 20:07, 12 January 2021 (UTC)
  Confirmed Operator873talkconnect 19:33, 13 January 2021 (UTC)

Davide Dall'AcquaEdit

Irrespective of same names, I checked that user no 1's page has been edited by user no. 2, they are same person. Check their user talk page and history revision for further investigation. Already been give warning to user no. 2. on his talk page. May be same person but might not decleared same person. It looks duck to me.KP (talk) 09:36, 10 January 2021 (UTC)

So far only userspace edits, no article or project page edits. There's no problem behaviour, so where's the reason for a check? - Using multiple accounts is not forbidden.--Eptalon (talk) 12:01, 10 January 2021 (UTC)
The users were using their pages for promotional purposes. --IWI (talk) 12:24, 10 January 2021 (UTC)
Yes, but there is no need for a CheckUser if a sock puppet/master account hasn't been blocked. They could receive a warning, but there is no need for a CheckUser. BlackWidowMovie0 (talk) 00:39, 12 January 2021 (UTC)
@BlackWidowMovie0: There can be several reasons for CheckUser tools, block evasion being only one of them. Naleksuh (talk) 05:37, 12 January 2021 (UTC)
@Nakeksuh: That's fair, but checking contributions, I don't see a need for the CheckUser. I could be wrong, but at a first glance, it doesn't seem warranted. BlackWidowMovie0 (talk) 16:18, 12 January 2021 (UTC)

Jordanene7Edit

Same name. Same behavior of copy/pasting enwiki in many cases. Looking at CentralAuth, I would say there is a strong possibility of sleepers. I included the actual master, for reference. --IWI (talk) 05:41, 10 January 2021 (UTC)

Checking... Operator873talkconnect 06:34, 10 January 2021 (UTC)
"We've woken the hive!"   Confirmed Operator873talkconnect 06:46, 10 January 2021 (UTC)

Astronomyscientist124Edit

Both claiming Eddie Van Halen's death was a hoax. --IWI (talk) 22:53, 9 January 2021 (UTC)

Checking... Operator873talkconnect 22:54, 9 January 2021 (UTC)
  Confirmed Operator873talkconnect 23:18, 9 January 2021 (UTC)

KeywankomalaEdit

Seems really strange all these accounts are appearing to vote on this rfd. MiladAz92 and Soufi1355's only edits are the votes on this proposal. Also, Halovand and Keywankomala have made similar edits. I'm not 100% sure, but it seems a little fishy, so I'm checking. Belwine💬📜 21:20, 5 January 2021 (UTC)

According to the info I have, they are probably not related (as to using the same IP range). Sorry. Btw: if these users only edited the RfD their votes will likely be disregarded.--Eptalon (talk) 21:34, 5 January 2021 (UTC)
Ok. There's no need to worry, I was just checking. :) Belwine💬📜 21:39, 5 January 2021 (UTC)
But it can also be happening that he is using different IP address, creating accounts and doing this. Moreover their first edit is Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2021/International network of iranian kurdistan human rights. After that no edits. So we have to focus on it.KP (talk) 17:41, 6 January 2021 (UTC)
However, if their only/first edit is on the rfd, then it probably won't count anyway. Belwine💬📜 17:46, 6 January 2021 (UTC)

Again doing this kind of comment to support this article keep mentioned by Belwine. Please check and blocked them.I am not satisfied with their activities. Their editing pattern suspects me. See they hadn't sign after comment. KP (talk) 18:44, 6 January 2021 (UTC)

Sorry, per policy, I am not allowed to associate an IP Address with a username.--Eptalon (talk) 21:33, 6 January 2021 (UTC)

Knowledgenerd95Edit

Both created the Jonn Poker spam article. --IWI (talk) 16:00, 1 January 2021 (UTC)

  Confirmed both behaviorally and with technical evidence other than Knowledgenerd95's (stale). Thanks for the report, Vermont (talk) 16:19, 1 January 2021 (UTC)