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.



After being blocked from the English Wikipedia for almost (or a little over) a decade of disruptive editing, utilizing the same IP ranges they have continued to push agendas pertaining to articles for the Horn of Africa, especially in Ethiopia. The main article in question currently is Habesha Community. Please refer to English Wikipedia Sockpuppet Investigations for further information. - TheLionHasSeen (talk) 13:53, 29 April 2021 (UTC)

It looks like they have a chronological order in their edits, maybe they switched their IP? Dingothegorg 14:00, 29 April 2021 (UTC)
It looks like the geolocation of these IPs is the same. Darubrub (Let me know) 14:01, 29 April 2021 (UTC)
Looking at the Long Term Abuse case pertaining to these IP ranges in the same location, as evident in the sockpuppet investigations page as well on the English Wikipedia, they have a chronological order and typical set of articles they use to try and evade, before showing themselves again. - TheLionHasSeen (talk) 14:02, 29 April 2021 (UTC)
Unfortunately we are unable to fish through IP ranges. Best, Vermont (talk) 23:12, 29 April 2021 (UTC)
Vermont, fair enough. - TheLionHasSeen (talk) 04:52, 30 April 2021 (UTC)

Liu Kang IIIEdit

Check out the discussion on Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2021/Josephs Quartzy for comments by all these users. Phrasing and grammar (including mistakes) are similar between all comments despite various users. Appears someone trying to game the rfd via sock pockets. Desertborn (talk) 14:28, 1 April 2021 (UTC)

Blocked. -Djsasso (talk) 20:39, 1 April 2021 (UTC)


I really hope I'm not jumping the gun here, but this user has raised red flags for me from the beginning. The odd "I'm not a sock!" userbox, as well as a very familiar editing pattern of adding welcome templates and handing out barnstars leads me to believe we are in fact looking at a sock.--Gordonrox24 | Talk 01:55, 29 March 2021 (UTC)

(Non-administrator observation)KirkburnFandom is a confirmed sock of Wagnerrrr. ShadowBallX (talk) 02:22, 29 March 2021 (UTC)

@Gordonrox24: This is untrue. I believe you’re jumping the gun a bit there. I don’t seem to know or believe you’re looking at me like I’m a sock. DJéxplîćît (talk) 15:15, 29 March 2021 (UTC)

The user had his suspicions, so now we wait for the findings of any of the checkusers. If it is proven you are not a sock, then you can continue editing here. However, if you are found out to be a sock, you will be permanently blocked from editing here. ShadowBallX (talk) 15:38, 29 March 2021 (UTC)

I don’t know any of these users who were mentioned in this RfCU. Thanks for the heads up. DJéxplîćît (talk) 16:45, 29 March 2021 (UTC)

Sure ya don't. Blocked :-) Vermont (talk) 03:39, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
Thanks.--Gordonrox24 | Talk 23:37, 30 March 2021 (UTC)


Similar disruptive editing coming from these accounts. Quacking very loudly. —Belwine (talk) 20:02, 27 March 2021 (UTC)

  Done Vermont (talk) 20:16, 27 March 2021 (UTC)


Both brand new accounts (at CA) voting the same way at an RfD. --IWI (talk) 12:22, 12 March 2021 (UTC)

Sanjayva RajaEdit

Both adding the same factual errors to articles. Quacking loudly. —Belwine (talk) 09:00, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

    • Very suspicious editing, but checkuser info does not reveal a link.Peterdownunder (talk) 08:50, 7 March 2021 (UTC)

Possible Connected IPsEdit

IP was making personal attacks at editors before they were blocked for 31 hours. A few days later several other IPs were doing the exact same attacks at the same editors by rapidly IP hopping. Thanks! --Cuddles9999💬📜 16:39, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

Checkusers can't do anything about IP addresses. -Djsasso (talk) 16:42, 3 March 2021 (UTC)


Master was blocked for 31 hours as they keep placing false userboxes on their page stating they are an admin, bcat, autopatroller, etc. Shortly after being blocked (and not just on simple, but across a lot of the sisters) this account popped up and this is what their page is now: Thanks! It may be helpful also for IP block with account creation blocked for a couple of months. PotsdamLamb (talk) 22:19, 20 February 2021 (UTC)

Adding an update - This user is a sock of a globally banned user. See (whom to date has 83 puppets caught) PotsdamLamb (talk) 22:32, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
No comment on the global sock; the two mentioned are likely the same user. So the block has also been extended to the newly created account (same parameters). --Eptalon (talk) 22:55, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
(Non-administrator observation) both now globally locked —Belwine (talk) 14:22, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
As a side note, generally sockpuppetry and block evasion would mean an indefinite block applied to all of the person's accounts. I can't think of a situation where abusing multiple accounts would result in anything but indefinite blocks. Of course, it is now moot given the global locks. --IWI (talk) 15:21, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
It doesn't happen a lot here lately, but sometimes users are given the chance to have all socks blocked and continue on just the main account. Depends on the situation. -Djsasso (talk) 16:44, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

Socks of, which was blocked for 31 hours for vandalism on 2020 Summer Olympics. Android 2113853211 (talk) 08:41, 10 May 2021 (UTC), updated 11:25, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

  • (Non-administrator observation) The .17 IP has been blocked as an open proxy. The second has not. PotsdamLamb (talk) 06:56, 11 May 2021 (UTC)