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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
Richindiogo12 Endorsed 2019-05-20 17:44 UTC QEDK 2019-05-20 19:18 UTC QEDK 2019-05-20 19:18 UTC
Nafeby633 Endorsed 2019-05-21 22:41 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2019-05-22 17:10 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2019-05-22 17:10 UTC
Frid.antonia-arlon Endorsed 2019-05-22 02:17 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2019-05-22 17:04 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2019-05-22 17:04 UTC
DKG156 CU requested 2019-04-30 07:26 UTC DoRD 2019-04-30 12:34 UTC DoRD 2019-04-30 12:34 UTC
Rmsberger CU requested 2019-05-07 02:48 UTC ST47 2019-05-21 16:42 UTC Ponyo 2019-05-10 20:44 UTC
A145GI15I95 CU requested 2019-05-14 09:17 UTC A145GI15I95 2019-05-14 17:45 UTC
Veuveclicquot1 CU requested 2019-05-14 20:09 UTC Kashmiri 2019-05-15 19:36 UTC
Sairg CU requested 2019-05-22 20:15 UTC ST47 2019-05-22 21:26 UTC
Radadiyageet CU requested 2019-05-22 23:24 UTC Robert McClenon 2019-05-22 23:24 UTC
Mujhideen101 CU requested 2019-05-23 06:52 UTC Wario-Man 2019-05-23 06:52 UTC
SolomonV2 CU completed 2019-04-01 10:14 UTC Oshwah 2019-05-03 03:59 UTC Oshwah 2019-05-03 03:59 UTC
Colors of Colors CU completed 2019-04-06 16:24 UTC MusikBot 2019-05-13 14:30 UTC Berean Hunter 2019-04-14 16:38 UTC
Sivakarthy CU completed 2019-04-07 16:36 UTC MusikBot 2019-05-13 14:20 UTC Berean Hunter 2019-04-10 17:04 UTC
Tencl.jakub CU completed 2019-04-21 21:09 UTC Tencl.jakub 2019-05-12 15:48 UTC TonyBallioni 2019-04-23 22:56 UTC
Mrdhimas CU completed 2019-04-24 04:50 UTC TonyBallioni 2019-04-24 06:24 UTC TonyBallioni 2019-04-24 06:24 UTC
Kauffner CU completed 2019-05-01 13:09 UTC Cuchullain 2019-05-06 13:05 UTC Bbb23 2019-05-02 21:57 UTC
Mhdsuhail111 CU completed 2019-05-01 19:49 UTC 137.97.106.7 2019-05-22 14:41 UTC Berean Hunter 2019-05-22 00:26 UTC
World Of EDM DJ Maneger CU completed 2019-05-02 00:53 UTC Berean Hunter 2019-05-02 20:28 UTC Berean Hunter 2019-05-02 20:28 UTC
SwedenAviator CU completed 2019-05-06 11:03 UTC Berean Hunter 2019-05-06 11:35 UTC Berean Hunter 2019-05-06 11:35 UTC
Skymhnty CU completed 2019-05-06 13:32 UTC Bbb23 2019-05-06 20:20 UTC Bbb23 2019-05-06 20:20 UTC
Blelalersitre CU completed 2019-05-06 17:13 UTC QEDK 2019-05-06 17:28 UTC QEDK 2019-05-06 17:28 UTC
संदेश हिवाळे CU completed 2019-05-07 12:59 UTC -revi 2019-05-13 05:59 UTC Bbb23 2019-05-07 14:03 UTC
Ezidishingali CU completed 2019-05-07 22:24 UTC Berean Hunter 2019-05-18 19:32 UTC Berean Hunter 2019-05-18 19:32 UTC
Noneof yourbusiness48 CU completed 2019-05-10 03:03 UTC There'sNoTime 2019-05-13 19:31 UTC There'sNoTime 2019-05-13 19:31 UTC
Hongkongrun123 CU completed 2019-05-10 21:59 UTC Cabayi 2019-05-16 14:51 UTC Cabayi 2019-05-16 14:51 UTC
Ocean912345 CU completed 2019-05-13 22:44 UTC Berean Hunter 2019-05-18 15:59 UTC Berean Hunter 2019-05-18 15:59 UTC
Shakira111 CU completed 2019-05-14 05:39 UTC Torowhynot 2019-05-22 03:06 UTC Berean Hunter 2019-05-21 17:40 UTC
Snooganssnoogans CU completed 2019-05-16 08:52 UTC TonyBallioni 2019-05-19 23:11 UTC TonyBallioni 2019-05-19 23:11 UTC
GTA5Player CU completed 2019-05-20 13:29 UTC Berean Hunter 2019-05-21 22:28 UTC Berean Hunter 2019-05-21 22:28 UTC
Jaswanthvijay Open 2019-04-16 17:00 UTC Masumrezarock100 2019-05-09 18:14 UTC Cabayi 2019-04-16 17:00 UTC
Batdigitalmeda Open 2019-05-03 05:26 UTC Berean Hunter 2019-05-18 22:26 UTC Berean Hunter 2019-05-18 22:26 UTC
Extremecia Open 2019-05-03 05:26 UTC Shellwood 2019-05-09 08:28 UTC
Ec1801011 Open 2019-05-03 05:51 UTC Shellwood 2019-05-09 08:28 UTC
Psalmuno Open 2019-05-03 08:29 UTC Shellwood 2019-05-09 08:29 UTC
DiscoveryTeenHD Open 2019-05-03 08:33 UTC Black Kite 2019-05-03 08:43 UTC
Jaishankar Chigurula Open 2019-05-03 08:36 UTC Black Kite 2019-05-03 08:42 UTC
Abhijitjimmi2 Open 2019-05-03 22:44 UTC Berean Hunter 2019-05-18 23:34 UTC Berean Hunter 2019-05-18 23:34 UTC
Immirzakhan Open 2019-05-06 18:09 UTC ST47 2019-05-21 16:48 UTC Sir Sputnik 2019-05-07 00:24 UTC
Makhamakhi Open 2019-05-07 08:44 UTC Jake Brockman 2019-05-11 09:36 UTC Ponyo 2019-05-10 20:44 UTC
Brunodam Open 2019-05-13 21:28 UTC Rosguill 2019-05-13 21:29 UTC
Bothiman Open 2019-05-15 01:27 UTC JJMC89 2019-05-15 01:27 UTC
Manda 1993 Open 2019-05-15 01:27 UTC 180.241.80.34 2019-05-23 06:38 UTC DeltaQuad 2019-05-16 14:36 UTC
WritingPro1234 Open 2019-05-18 02:45 UTC Mikenorton 2019-05-18 10:48 UTC
Giovannigiulio Open 2019-05-18 18:26 UTC LM2000 2019-05-18 18:25 UTC
YahwehSaves Open 2019-05-18 19:12 UTC Larry Hockett 2019-05-20 06:43 UTC
Cameliajohn Open 2019-05-19 18:07 UTC Aspening 2019-05-19 18:07 UTC
Jengtingchen Open 2019-05-20 16:19 UTC Praxidicae 2019-05-20 16:19 UTC
Torygreen84 Open 2019-05-21 07:25 UTC DoRD 2019-05-21 11:19 UTC DoRD 2019-05-21 11:19 UTC
She-Hulka Open 2019-05-21 14:21 UTC ChocolateTrain 2019-05-21 14:44 UTC
Bokpasa Open 2019-05-21 18:17 UTC Rockstone35 2019-05-21 18:17 UTC
Trust Is All You Need Open 2019-05-22 16:36 UTC Leutha 2019-05-23 03:08 UTC DoRD 2019-05-22 17:54 UTC
Harryawhite Open 2019-05-23 04:38 UTC Nardog 2019-05-23 04:38 UTC
Torpilorul Declined 2019-03-02 20:09 UTC TonyBallioni 2019-04-21 01:07 UTC TonyBallioni 2019-04-21 01:07 UTC
Arsi786 Declined 2019-04-02 15:52 UTC Sir Sputnik 2019-04-02 22:49 UTC Sir Sputnik 2019-04-02 22:49 UTC
Lego - Bloom Declined 2019-04-24 02:40 UTC Mike70961 2019-05-01 04:28 UTC Bbb23 2019-04-28 20:17 UTC
Halosine Declined (CU) 2019-04-14 17:16 UTC Aman.kumar.goel 2019-04-18 11:01 UTC TonyBallioni 2019-04-16 02:36 UTC
Jvm21 Declined (CU) 2019-04-19 18:18 UTC Lugnuts 2019-04-24 08:21 UTC Bbb23 2019-04-19 23:50 UTC
Wizenthorne Declined (CU) 2019-04-28 22:10 UTC Bbb23 2019-04-29 13:37 UTC Bbb23 2019-04-29 13:37 UTC
Til Eulenspiegel Declined (CU) 2019-05-05 01:25 UTC PlyrStar93 2019-05-20 13:08 UTC Bbb23 2019-05-05 01:58 UTC
Woking123 Declined (CU) 2019-05-09 12:14 UTC GiantSnowman 2019-05-10 15:19 UTC Bbb23 2019-05-09 12:59 UTC
Ahamed faris Declined (CU) 2019-05-20 21:07 UTC Berean Hunter 2019-05-22 01:39 UTC Berean Hunter 2019-05-22 01:39 UTC
I B Wright Declined (CU) 2019-05-21 16:33 UTC Berean Hunter 2019-05-21 23:55 UTC Berean Hunter 2019-05-21 23:55 UTC
TonelMarket Awaiting clerk 2019-04-28 00:56 UTC QEDK 2019-04-29 20:01 UTC QEDK 2019-04-29 20:01 UTC
Vjardin2 Awaiting clerk 2019-05-02 03:46 UTC Bbb23 2019-05-11 16:42 UTC Bbb23 2019-05-11 16:42 UTC
Dude Master 2 Awaiting admin 2019-05-03 08:29 UTC IamNotU 2019-05-22 23:58 UTC QEDK 2019-05-22 14:55 UTC
Daniel Kobe Ricks Jr Closed 2019-04-22 14:47 UTC Sir Sputnik 2019-05-20 03:53 UTC Sir Sputnik 2019-05-20 03:53 UTC
Oon835 Closed 2019-04-26 08:02 UTC QEDK 2019-05-21 08:04 UTC QEDK 2019-05-21 08:04 UTC
Wikibaji Closed 2019-04-29 22:47 UTC MER-C 2019-05-05 09:25 UTC Cabayi 2019-05-04 20:14 UTC
Nguyễn Ngọc Cao Sơnn Closed 2019-05-01 12:11 UTC Cabayi 2019-05-13 14:02 UTC Cabayi 2019-05-13 14:02 UTC
Massyparcer Closed 2019-05-03 10:13 UTC QEDK 2019-05-21 08:06 UTC QEDK 2019-05-21 08:06 UTC
A bicyclette Closed 2019-05-04 05:47 UTC DoRD 2019-05-19 14:22 UTC DoRD 2019-05-19 14:22 UTC
OrbitalEnd48401 Closed 2019-05-05 18:37 UTC TheSandDoctor 2019-05-21 13:19 UTC Bbb23 2019-05-05 18:41 UTC
EastWestern Closed 2019-05-06 07:34 UTC ST47 2019-05-21 17:19 UTC 1997kB 2019-05-21 08:54 UTC
AniPalaciosMcBride Closed 2019-05-06 11:10 UTC Cabayi 2019-05-11 19:16 UTC Cabayi 2019-05-11 19:16 UTC
Havel68 Closed 2019-05-06 17:49 UTC Sir Sputnik 2019-05-20 00:45 UTC Sir Sputnik 2019-05-20 00:45 UTC
Vishnu suryakanth panchal Closed 2019-05-07 15:02 UTC ST47 2019-05-21 16:39 UTC Ponyo 2019-05-10 20:44 UTC
Japanelemu Closed 2019-05-08 03:31 UTC TonyBallioni 2019-05-18 18:01 UTC TonyBallioni 2019-05-18 18:01 UTC
Essex PR Closed 2019-05-09 12:42 UTC Smartse 2019-05-10 00:11 UTC Cabayi 2019-05-09 17:21 UTC
Oreratile1207 Closed 2019-05-10 08:00 UTC ST47 2019-05-21 16:36 UTC
Sheeryn21 Closed 2019-05-12 07:57 UTC Cabayi 2019-05-12 08:14 UTC Cabayi 2019-05-12 08:14 UTC
KarenGishyan Closed 2019-05-12 20:23 UTC Cabayi 2019-05-13 14:41 UTC Cabayi 2019-05-13 14:41 UTC
OasisRealm Closed 2019-05-13 14:48 UTC ST47 2019-05-21 16:32 UTC
Danielrapson Closed 2019-05-13 15:07 UTC Sir Sputnik 2019-05-20 03:48 UTC Sir Sputnik 2019-05-20 03:48 UTC
Brantastic Closed 2019-05-13 15:55 UTC Cabayi 2019-05-16 14:45 UTC Cabayi 2019-05-16 14:45 UTC
Tseung kang 99 Closed 2019-05-14 15:06 UTC Sir Sputnik 2019-05-20 23:23 UTC Sir Sputnik 2019-05-20 23:23 UTC
NoCal100 Closed 2019-05-15 01:27 UTC Cabayi 2019-05-19 10:30 UTC Cabayi 2019-05-19 10:30 UTC
Blendar33 Closed 2019-05-15 01:27 UTC DoRD 2019-05-19 14:24 UTC DoRD 2019-05-19 14:24 UTC
Dashing boy31 Closed 2019-05-15 05:47 UTC Cabayi 2019-05-22 09:10 UTC Cabayi 2019-05-22 09:10 UTC
Markdabeast1 Closed 2019-05-15 10:20 UTC NinjaRobotPirate 2019-05-18 16:02 UTC NinjaRobotPirate 2019-05-18 16:02 UTC
Legende Legende Legende Closed 2019-05-15 15:58 UTC Cabayi 2019-05-15 18:02 UTC Cabayi 2019-05-15 18:02 UTC
Nkeerthana29 Closed 2019-05-15 16:17 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2019-05-20 08:56 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2019-05-20 08:56 UTC
L3l4l5926 Closed 2019-05-15 19:04 UTC Mz7 2019-05-16 23:32 UTC Cabayi 2019-05-16 19:31 UTC
SHAHEENHUN Closed 2019-05-16 05:48 UTC ST47 2019-05-21 16:25 UTC Sir Sputnik 2019-05-17 00:42 UTC
LigonX Closed 2019-05-16 12:33 UTC Cabayi 2019-05-19 12:21 UTC Cabayi 2019-05-19 12:21 UTC
SingaporeUniversity Closed 2019-05-16 16:39 UTC Cabayi 2019-05-18 19:41 UTC Cabayi 2019-05-18 19:41 UTC
Scottish12345678 Closed 2019-05-16 19:03 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2019-05-21 19:30 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2019-05-21 19:30 UTC
Amvivek Closed 2019-05-17 10:06 UTC ST47 2019-05-21 16:29 UTC
KaranSharma0445 Closed 2019-05-17 10:11 UTC Ponyo 2019-05-17 16:02 UTC Ponyo 2019-05-17 16:02 UTC
Drama panchi Closed 2019-05-17 15:31 UTC Cabayi 2019-05-17 15:35 UTC Cabayi 2019-05-17 15:35 UTC
LastBreath64 Closed 2019-05-17 22:22 UTC Cabayi 2019-05-18 16:33 UTC Cabayi 2019-05-18 16:33 UTC
Evlekis Closed 2019-05-19 08:48 UTC Berean Hunter 2019-05-21 23:45 UTC Berean Hunter 2019-05-21 23:45 UTC
Hanzaloveshuntie Closed 2019-05-19 09:40 UTC Sir Sputnik 2019-05-19 19:44 UTC Sir Sputnik 2019-05-19 19:44 UTC
Php7788 Closed 2019-05-19 11:49 UTC Cabayi 2019-05-20 13:56 UTC Cabayi 2019-05-20 13:56 UTC
Techsmaachaar Closed 2019-05-19 17:25 UTC QEDK 2019-05-20 17:37 UTC QEDK 2019-05-20 17:37 UTC
Ekamror Closed 2019-05-19 17:57 UTC Cabayi 2019-05-21 17:13 UTC Cabayi 2019-05-21 17:13 UTC
Lechuzaj Closed 2019-05-19 21:35 UTC ST47 2019-05-22 21:53 UTC QEDK 2019-05-22 13:56 UTC
Hencoder Closed 2019-05-20 14:01 UTC Cabayi 2019-05-20 14:06 UTC Cabayi 2019-05-20 14:06 UTC
Bilalstephen Closed 2019-05-20 21:07 UTC Cabayi 2019-05-22 18:25 UTC Cabayi 2019-05-22 18:25 UTC
90Xray Closed 2019-05-21 16:52 UTC Cabayi 2019-05-22 18:23 UTC Cabayi 2019-05-22 18:23 UTC
Fourlaxers Closed 2019-05-21 17:35 UTC Cabayi 2019-05-22 08:52 UTC Cabayi 2019-05-22 08:52 UTC
Drinkreader Closed 2019-05-21 21:18 UTC ST47 2019-05-22 23:01 UTC
Vikasambwani Closed 2019-05-22 15:02 UTC Cabayi 2019-05-22 17:26 UTC Cabayi 2019-05-22 17:26 UTC
Freeboy200 Closed 2019-05-22 15:47 UTC ST47 2019-05-22 22:53 UTC
Sayerslle Closed 2019-05-22 16:33 UTC ST47 2019-05-22 22:24 UTC
Antoine76000 Closed 2019-05-22 20:07 UTC ST47 2019-05-22 21:39 UTC
Bodiadub Closed 2019-05-22 20:40 UTC Cabayi 2019-05-23 06:03 UTC Cabayi 2019-05-23 06:03 UTC
Community Newspapers Closed 2019-05-22 20:48 UTC ST47 2019-05-22 21:33 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".

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