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.

User with Checkuser accessEdit

The technical list can be found at Special:ListUsers/checkuser.


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Osaman2011Edit

Both are involved in editing Adodo Eddy Osaman, which is a recreation of of this RfD Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2020/Adodo Eddy Osaman. Osaman created it first. Got deleted. Then, Vanguard recreated it. — Infogapp1 (talk) 15:04, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

Checking... Operator873talkconnect 15:08, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
  Confirmed Technically indistinguishable. Deleted the article too. Operator873talkconnect 15:15, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

Dinesh Zala journalistEdit

Dineshzala2020 is attempting to incubate and recreate this page User:Dinesh Zala journalist/Dinesh zala, which looks to me as a block evasion for Dinesh Zala journalist. — Infogapp1 (talk) 17:07, 8 August 2020 (UTC)

  • Looking... Vermont (talk) 17:12, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
  • The old account is stale and, as such, there is no data to compare the new account with. I have blocked the new account as an obvious sockpuppet not with CU but with the duck test. Vermont (talk) 17:30, 8 August 2020 (UTC)

Marathi BhabuchakEdit

All accounts are involved in editing Mufti Mujeeb Ashraf Sahab Qibla. Hello babaji has removed the RfD tag and has twice closed the RfD discussion despite repeated reminders in the talk page. — Infogapp1 (talk) 14:24, 6 August 2020 (UTC)

Was already checking... Operator873talkconnect 14:26, 6 August 2020 (UTC)
Sock farm discovered and culled. Operator873talkconnect 15:13, 6 August 2020 (UTC)

FmwtotaljokeEdit

Attempting to harass Vermont and Antandrus per [1] and files 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 (these are all pictures of mail sent to me by them). ~Prahlad balaji (t / c) 21:53, 31 July 2020 (UTC)

  Not done Fmwtotaljoke is already blocked. I can't provide any information on the IP per policy. And there's no account called Georgforgorg. Nothing here for CU to do. Operator873talkconnect 21:58, 31 July 2020 (UTC)
Account Georgforgeorg is already blocked. Struck above comment since I found the right spelling. Operator873talkconnect 22:02, 31 July 2020 (UTC)

Rashmika RashmikaEdit

Bottom three used to remove RfD template of article created by the top user on Sam Pio. Bottom vandalised the RFD page. IWI (chat) 12:32, 20 July 2020 (UTC)

The two accounts are   Confirmed. However, CU is unable to publicly connect IPs to accounts so I'm not able to do anything with those IP addresses. Operator873talkconnect 13:30, 21 July 2020 (UTC)

Tok906Edit

Both accounts are newly created and involved in Willie raysor article. Tok906 created the article and when it was flagged for QD, it tried to remove the tag. Now Rraysor's immediate instinct after creating an account is for vote to keep the article. — Infogapp1 (talk) 22:31, 15 July 2020 (UTC)

These two were quacking together. But you did manage to catch a sleeper that was   Confirmed Operator873talkconnect 22:35, 15 July 2020 (UTC)
Operator873If I see more connected and having similar editing patterns connected to this article, can I just update this thread, or should I create a completely new request? If it's okay, I've added two more characters to this story. All of them (editing from mobile like Rraysor above) are currently editing the same article.
Sryyx looks unrelated, at least as to IPs & location in the world. Per policy, I can't comment on the IPv6 address.--Eptalon (talk) 19:25, 19 July 2020 (UTC)
Understood about the IP, will keep it in mind for future instances. Thanks for looking into it anyway. — Infogapp1 (talk) 19:55, 19 July 2020 (UTC)

UnscathedsacrificeEdit

Both editing the Lil Cory article and commenting on its request for deletion. Very likely the same person. IWI (chat) 18:22, 7 July 2020 (UTC)

Added a new one. IWI (chat) 18:39, 7 July 2020 (UTC)
  Confirmed All 3 accounts. Votes on RfD struck Operator873talkconnect 18:59, 7 July 2020 (UTC)

Katyn sleepersEdit

Two sleepers that hit the Katyn massacre article just now. They're obviously socks of one another and of the globally banned user. I've blocked them as such. Just looking for checkuser insight on other potential sleepers. These accounts registered on June 26 and made a handful of junk edits to crossover the 10 threshold to be able to edit the semi-protected article. Only (talk) 20:43, 3 July 2020 (UTC)

  Confirmed tiresome WMF banned person. Operator873talkconnect 20:43, 3 July 2020 (UTC)

Trisha1983Edit

All involved in possibly undisclosed paid editing on Mila Nabours, Krutika Desai, and Krutika Desai (actress) (among other pages). Also requesting check for sleepers. Chenzw  Talk  18:07, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

No technical evidence but let me tell you a story about a duck who found a megaphone. "Quack quack," said the little duck, but at first no one heard. Then little duck found a megaphone and said, "QUACK QUACK!!" This time, everyone heard the little duck. Since the duck wasn't hidden anymore, the little duck was blocked. The end. Known LTA Paid Editor Operator873talkconnect 18:14, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

AflantwoEdit

Quite a long shot, but Aflantwo created the Wikidata for Habib Alejalil in May 2020. It has then been created across cross-wiki pages on ES, HI, TK, UR by Feloniii in June 2020. While the account has been created in 2017, it has only been active again in the next month when the article in question was created. — Infogapp1 (talk) 17:50, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

  Not done There's no probable cause to investigate here. One of the accounts hasn't even edited on this project. The CU tool can only be used to confirm a connection, not create one. Operator873talkconnect 18:03, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

Manoj Rajout11Edit

All accounts are involved in editing Dekha Hai Jabse Tujhe and possibly the now-deleted Anil Nayak (singer) and have been removing RfD tags. Possibly even related to John Sahu below. Quite a stretch, but very similar editing behaviour to: 2409:4042:2792:8B5E:F69E:45D2:A612:4F13. See #27-32 of my QD logs. — Infogapp1 (talk) 14:12, 27 June 2020 (UTC)

  Confirmed via below investigation Operator873talkconnect 15:26, 27 June 2020 (UTC)

John SahuEdit

All accounts involved in creating/editing Anil Nayak (singer), also requesting check for sleepers. Chenzw  Talk  13:51, 27 June 2020 (UTC)

  Confirmed And took a lot of other accounts with those. Operator873talkconnect 14:05, 27 June 2020 (UTC)

ChasehanensEdit

User have a history of sockpuppetry. Please see d:Wikidata:Requests for checkuser/Case/Jm9944309--Trade (talk) 08:18, 27 June 2020 (UTC)

  Confirmed Tiktokinfluencer. Additional account blocked as well. Operator873talkconnect 15:48, 27 June 2020 (UTC)

@Operator873:--Trade (talk) 17:37, 24 July 2020 (UTC)

  Confirmed Operator873talkconnect 17:47, 24 July 2020 (UTC)

Meena BeaneyEdit

Imran voted in the following thread, then another vote supposedly from Meena Beaney (but was actually signed by Imran). — Infogapp1 (talk) 16:51, 26 June 2020 (UTC)

  Confirmed Technically indistinguishable. Operator873talkconnect 16:53, 26 June 2020 (UTC)

IamjackyangEdit

Voted in the same RfD with the exact same reason. Also request check for sleepers. Chenzw  Talk  16:40, 14 June 2020 (UTC)

Possible, same ISP, gelolocate to the same city in Asia (of roughly 5 million people). IP range is different though.--Eptalon (talk) 19:01, 14 June 2020 (UTC)

Editor940 and ColumbusDayEdit

ColumbusDay's user page[2] is identical that of Editor940[3], a user indefinitely blocked on enwiki and globally locked for sockpuppetry and disruption. 158.101.144.173 (talk) 21:13, 13 June 2020 (UTC)

@Bsadowski1: I commented on User:Martin Urbanec's talk page on Meta since he handled the global ban of Editor940, but if you're available to take a look, too. Only (talk) 21:28, 13 June 2020 (UTC)
  Not done Apart from the userpage, ColumbusDay currently has one content edit in SEWP. I would classify this edit as constructive. CheckUser should be used to find problem editors and troublemakers. So where's the problem behaviour? --Eptalon (talk) 21:35, 13 June 2020 (UTC)

Raider456 againEdit

Same mistake in their request for rollback (ref: Special:Diff/6968689), as well as similar language in their RfP as compared to the text on User:CatBot20. Chenzw  Talk  14:16, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

  Confirmed Operator873talkconnect 15:32, 4 June 2020 (UTC)

Raider456 + CatBot20Edit

Both accounts are promotionally editing Sham Kumar Monger. Raider456 was globally locked for crosswiki abuse, and shortly after this lock CatBot20 was created. Naleksuh (talk) 22:30, 2 June 2020 (UTC)
  Confirmed plus Sham Kr. Monger Operator873talkconnect 00:07, 3 June 2020 (UTC)