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


Current requestsEdit

Please add requests to the top of the list.



Both new users voting keep on the same article. --IWI (talk) 13:05, 20 October 2020 (UTC)

Checking... Operator873talkconnect 13:09, 20 October 2020 (UTC)
Interesting little investigation here. Lets sum up by saying accounts were blocked and I continue to watch. Operator873talkconnect 14:03, 20 October 2020 (UTC)
Operator873, Can you also do a check on Sushila Ganesh, they created this account with their first edit to vote "keep" in the RFA that those users above voted in. --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 02:27, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

Additional accounts for attention:

--Chenzw  Talk  08:37, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

Looking... Operator873talkconnect 12:10, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
  Confirmed Operator873talkconnect 12:19, 23 October 2020 (UTC)


Ngozikalu7435 kept on vandalizing Deaths in 2020 by adding Charlie Rose frequently. The user was blocked by Operator873 but today another user by the name Ngozikalu903 (similar name) is conducting the same edits to Deaths in 2020. I believe this is a sock puppet account. --TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 05:33, 16 October 2020 (UTC)

Yes, they are likely related. This means Ngozikalu903 got a free block...--Eptalon (talk) 07:37, 16 October 2020 (UTC)

Insulated 1Edit

All recreated Himanshu Jaykar (musical artist) repeatedly. --IWI (talk) 11:23, 15 October 2020 (UTC)

  Confirmed Operator873talkconnect 12:29, 15 October 2020 (UTC)


Similar name. Similar adverts. --IWI (talk) 12:43, 13 October 2020 (UTC)

To be honest, the 2nd account is blocked for bad username and the blocking admin allow them in the block notice to create a new account. I don't think is socking but just spamming. I will rather someone to block the 2nd account as spam only (per enwp too) now. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 13:12, 13 October 2020 (UTC)
@Camouflaged Mirage: Agreed, just thought the CUs should judge what to do about the two accounts. --IWI (talk) 22:57, 13 October 2020 (UTC)
Just noting here that Auntof6 blocked the new account. No further action is probably needed. --IWI (talk) 14:53, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

I Nyoman Gede AnilaEdit

Both voted on the RfD for Davidson Laksono Lim. They also both edited the article. --IWI (talk) 14:19, 10 October 2020 (UTC)

Based on technical and behavioral information, I'm inclined to believe it's either the same person or meatpuppets. As such, I'm imposing a CU-block on both accounts. Thank you for reporting, Vermont (talk) 15:39, 10 October 2020 (UTC
@Vermont: Thank you. In terms of the RfD votes, are they invalid as a result? If so perhaps they should be striken. --IWI (talk) 16:03, 10 October 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for reminding me, I've struck both votes. Best, Vermont (talk) 16:15, 10 October 2020 (UTC)


Both created Ma Ge/MarQoo‎ articles previously deleted per Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2020/Ma Ge. --IWI (talk) 05:23, 3 October 2020 (UTC)

  • Likely the same user; blocked them, plus a few others. --Eptalon (talk) 10:53, 3 October 2020 (UTC)


Both edited articles on the same spam subject. --IWI (talk) 12:52, 23 September 2020 (UTC)

It is possible that they're the same user, though the available technical information is insufficient to come to a distinct conclusion on that. If it's not the same person, then they're likely meatpuppets. Vermont (talk) 15:06, 23 September 2020 (UTC)
And I've non-CU blocked both for spam. Vermont (talk) 15:07, 23 September 2020 (UTC)

Ali Sarhan Shamran Edit

Both users exclusively edited this article (or the talk page). Seems SPA. Requesting CU as the placing of wait templates and talk page discussions seems to be influencing the outcome of deletion, against sock policies. There had also been IPs editing. I know CU cannot reveal IP addresses, but might be of a look (using behavioural etc). Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 16:13, 6 September 2020 (UTC)
Adding 1 more. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 16:20, 6 September 2020 (UTC)
Checking ... Operator873talkconnect 16:31, 6 September 2020 (UTC)
  Confirmed Operator873talkconnect 16:49, 6 September 2020 (UTC)
Thanks @Operator873:. :) Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 16:49, 6 September 2020 (UTC)

Echi Echi Edit

These accounts almost exclusively only edits Madison Taylor Baez. Echi Echi created the page. JesusLuna19 added new information about the subject's Early Life. MTB20202 uploaded the image on commons. --Infogapp1 (talk) 18:13, 25 August 2020 (UTC)

Also adding the user at the top (Madonna1992), which is now a globally locked account, as they created the original page. As the bottom user (Rashmika Rashmika) first created Sam Pio, and Samantha Ismael Gabriel Pio was recreated by Madonna1992, there is a sufficient link to add for CU also. --IWI (talk) 13:03, 27 August 2020 (UTC)

Checking... Operator873talkconnect 13:28, 27 August 2020 (UTC)
  Confirmed and/or ducks Operator873talkconnect 14:08, 27 August 2020 (UTC)


Second account recreated the page Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar (TV series) shortly after it was deleted at RfD. The first page was created by top account. --IWI (talk) 13:54, 23 August 2020 (UTC)

Looking... Vermont (talk) 14:13, 23 August 2020 (UTC)
Sandesh apparently has a long and problematic history with their editing cross-wiki. This looks to me like paid editing, perhaps from both accounts, but I did not find a technical link between the two. Vermont (talk) 14:20, 23 August 2020 (UTC)


Both are involved in creating and saving Jalen McMillan MewSic created the article. When the article was nominated for QD, StokerB appealed and added wait tag unto it, and argued for it in its talk page. Very odd for a new account to just immediately jump on such discussions unless they’re one and the same. --Infogapp1 (talk) 16:29, 19 August 2020 (UTC)

MewSic was found with socks. Operator873talkconnect 17:08, 19 August 2020 (UTC)


Sandesh created P. Lakshmi Narasu. When it got flagged for RfD, the new account's instinct is to vote Keep Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2020/P. Lakshmi Narasu. Same with the other user where it's got no other activity apart from comment on the article's talk page and then Sandesh adding a fix to the new user's comment. --Infogapp1 (talk) 10:25, 19 August 2020 (UTC)

Checking... Operator873talkconnect 16:31, 19 August 2020 (UTC)
No technical similarities. Operator873talkconnect 16:44, 19 August 2020 (UTC)


Very similar name and created the same spam article. IWI (chat) 13:37, 18 August 2020 (UTC)

Was already checking... and   Confirmed Operator873talkconnect 13:52, 18 August 2020 (UTC)


Reason: These accounts appear to have no other objective (aka SPA) apart from adding external links to this article Aap Ke Aa Jane Se leading to some "watch bollywood moviews" site. See these edits for example [1], [2]. — Infogapp1 (talk) 14:00, 14 August 2020 (UTC)

Just added new account whose only edit is to add the same spammy link in the same article above. — Infogapp1 (talk) 17:41, 15 August 2020 (UTC)
Checking... Operator873talkconnect 18:17, 15 August 2020 (UTC)
Kissasiann, Aqsa11, Pinoyy2222 are already locked.
Nidhimathur78, Adroit.faizi, Huntsends, TagOut are not active accounts
Yehrishtaserial, BiggBossshow blocked as DUCK. Operator873talkconnect 18:31, 15 August 2020 (UTC)
@Operator873: Thank you. For my future reference, what's the timeframe for an account's last edit to be considered stale? — Infogapp1 (talk) 18:34, 15 August 2020 (UTC)
@Infogapp1: Anything older than a few months really should be considered stale. Operator873talkconnect 18:36, 15 August 2020 (UTC)
@Operator873: Understood, thank you. Can I still refer to older similar accounts (perhaps just don't tag them for CU) in the reason/comment section to help establish similar patterns for a duck test though? — Infogapp1 (talk) 18:39, 15 August 2020 (UTC)
Sure. Operator873talkconnect 18:41, 15 August 2020 (UTC)
Just as a reference, information relevant to cu-request goes back a few months; an account that hasn't edited in 3-4 months cannot really be checked using CU. Waterfowl-testing might still work though. --Eptalon (talk) 18:48, 15 August 2020 (UTC)
@Eptalon: Copy that, thank you. — Infogapp1 (talk) 18:53, 15 August 2020 (UTC)


Rahul created the Rahul Kumar Pandey article first (twice) and it got deleted. GuidePro signs up the next day and recreated the page again. — Infogapp1 (talk) 21:36, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

Considering Raaahulpandey was warned that if they created the article again, they would be blocked, I would say this is trying to avoid a block. IWI (chat) 22:22, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
Checking Operator873talkconnect 02:54, 13 August 2020 (UTC)
  Confirmed Exact match. Got rid of the article too. Operator873talkconnect 03:05, 13 August 2020 (UTC)

@Operator873: MrTrapper (talk+ · tag · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · filter log · block user · block log · SUL · CA · checkuser (log)) created same article. --IWI (talk) 21:22, 21 September 2020 (UTC)

  Confirmed Operator873talkconnect 21:29, 21 September 2020 (UTC)


This involves cross-wiki spam here and EN, so the evidences cross over in both projects. If not CU, simple quack test may help. Both accounts are involved in editing Siddesh_Bhagat. Nithiin1983 was recently blocked here. The same account is known to create nothing but promotional articles on EN. See SPI thread on EN. Then, DarknetQueen joins and removed the RfD for an article which Nithiin1983 started on EN (now deleted) and Wikidata. DarkQueen also recently added a keep vote on another RfD thread of an article started by Nithiin1983. DarkQueen's signature is also eerily similar to that of Nithiin1983. Now, this DarknetQueen has also started creating nothing but very promotional and borderline hoax pages here. — Infogapp1 (talk) 16:41, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

Checking ... Operator873talkconnect 18:30, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
  Confirmed via technical evidence with overlapping activity. Operator873talkconnect 18:36, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

@Operator873: Sorry if I just ping this thread. Let me know if you'd prefer I set a whole new CU request above, but thought it's easier to establish connection with this thread. This new user just recreated the same article above (using a completely different permutation of the name). — Infogapp1 (talk) 12:46, 17 August 2020 (UTC)

@Infogapp1: Thanks. I was already looking for the disturbance in the force I was feeling. You cut that search short. Checking... Operator873talkconnect 13:20, 17 August 2020 (UTC)
Shusshi Teishi was   Confirmed Operator873talkconnect 13:32, 17 August 2020 (UTC)

@Operator873: Looks like this editor is at it again. Nobisuke Nobi is possibly connected, as per NinjaRobotPirate --Infogapp1 (talk) 21:20, 22 August 2020 (UTC)

Yep.   Confirmed. This will be an on-going thing, I imagine. But I do know it has been noticed on the WMF side. Operator873talkconnect 21:45, 22 August 2020 (UTC)


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)


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)