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Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Sockpuppet_investigations

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 sockpuppetry.

  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.
  3. Concision is key. Evidence should be presented in a concise format. Because of the length of the backlog, cases with clear and concise explanations and evidence are handled the most quickly.

Investigations are conducted by a clerk or an administrator, 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 sockpuppetry 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 add to an existing investigation (or case), enter the case name in the box below. To create a new investigation, enter the username of the oldest-created registered account (the "sockmaster")—or, if only IP addresses are involved, the IP that made the first relevant edit. Then click "Submit". Note: Do not include "User:" or any other commentary.

For example, if a prior filing was at Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/John Doe, or this is a first filing and the oldest registered account is User: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 numbered 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. 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 not autoconfirmed, 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 Filed at (UTC) Last user edit Last clerk/CU edit
User Time (UTC) User Time (UTC)
Vamlos CU requested 2022-11-21 18:13 Efekadu 2022-11-21 18:14
Ak131001 CU requested 2022-11-29 12:56 UtherSRG 2022-11-29 12:56
TheOwnkingAyush CU requested 2022-12-02 11:48 Mdaniels5757 2022-12-02 17:45
Gabi838r CU requested 2022-12-02 16:16 Apaugasma 2022-12-04 13:32 Blablubbs 2022-12-03 16:39
Anup Rajbanshi CU requested 2022-12-04 06:08 Tulsi 2022-12-04 06:12
Konguhead Awaiting admin 2022-12-01 17:31 MarioGom 2022-12-04 10:59 MarioGom 2022-12-04 10:59
Amongusches Awaiting clerk 2022-11-15 11:32 Girth Summit 2022-11-15 15:13 Girth Summit 2022-11-15 15:13
556greentip Awaiting clerk 2022-11-23 11:58 Muhandes 2022-12-04 14:06 Girth Summit 2022-11-23 14:08
PaullyMatthews Awaiting clerk 2022-11-27 11:56 MarioGom 2022-12-01 22:42 MarioGom 2022-12-01 22:42
Michael IV the Paphlagonian Awaiting clerk 2022-12-03 19:57 General Ization 2022-12-03 21:12
WorldCreaterFighter CU completed 2022-11-14 18:05 Hunan201p 2022-11-17 16:35 RoySmith 2022-11-15 15:17
Pcmishradigital CU completed 2022-11-19 09:39 MarioGom 2022-11-28 22:42 MarioGom 2022-11-28 22:42
RebelliousPujol CU completed 2022-11-19 16:12 RoySmith 2022-11-26 15:17 RoySmith 2022-11-26 15:17
Douglas bond of doom CU completed 2022-11-28 14:45 Blablubbs 2022-11-28 22:26 Blablubbs 2022-11-28 22:26
Xmonca CU completed 2022-11-30 17:24 Firefly 2022-12-01 11:39 Firefly 2022-12-01 11:39
SpicyBiryani CU completed 2022-12-01 07:16 Taking Out The Trash 2022-12-03 20:54 RoySmith 2022-12-02 02:41
Reds1lv CU completed 2022-12-01 15:03 Spicy 2022-12-04 00:35 Spicy 2022-12-04 00:35
DasSoumik CU completed 2022-12-02 00:05 Girth Summit 2022-12-03 15:28 Girth Summit 2022-12-03 15:28
Geniusavatar82 CU completed 2022-12-02 23:09 DMacks 2022-12-03 18:07 Girth Summit 2022-12-03 17:12
Prince Of Roblox CU completed 2022-12-02 23:39 RoySmith 2022-12-03 02:41 RoySmith 2022-12-03 02:41
Mhshayyab CU completed 2022-12-03 16:26 Blablubbs 2022-12-03 21:32 Blablubbs 2022-12-03 21:32
BedrockPerson Open 2022-11-06 01:33 MarioGom 2022-11-28 22:24 MarioGom 2022-11-28 22:24
Relly Komaruzaman Open 2022-11-20 10:18 Uhai 2022-11-20 10:18
Beyoglou Open 2022-11-21 13:06 MarioGom 2022-12-01 21:39 MarioGom 2022-12-01 21:39
Mgkfact Open 2022-11-21 23:43 Roger 8 Roger 2022-11-29 06:34 Tamzin 2022-11-24 12:49
Bttowadch Open 2022-11-22 12:41 Onel5969 2022-11-22 12:41
DavidWittas Open 2022-11-25 08:25 Sable232 2022-11-25 14:21
Shadowyblue09 Open 2022-11-26 16:12 Spicy 2022-11-26 20:08 Spicy 2022-11-26 20:08
Extrapolaris Open 2022-11-29 00:31 BilCat 2022-11-29 18:53
GlobalSatoshi Open 2022-12-01 08:12 DatGuy 2022-12-01 09:00
Joshua Saldaña Open 2022-12-02 02:18 HueMan1 2022-12-02 09:43
Sidowpknbkhihj Open 2022-12-02 06:49 Yue 2022-12-02 07:27
Jafaz Open 2022-12-03 19:09 Ymblanter 2022-12-03 19:09
Gani Gashi piktor Open 2022-12-04 09:20 MarioGom 2022-12-04 10:02 MarioGom 2022-12-04 10:02
Jimlantabanao Open 2022-12-04 12:53 WayKurat 2022-12-04 12:55
DJdjPollard15 Open 2022-12-04 13:31 PeeJay 2022-12-04 13:31
LittleNirvana Open 2022-12-04 13:52 Styyx 2022-12-04 13:52
Fryboy Editor CU declined 2022-11-21 23:32 Sir Sputnik 2022-11-22 01:26 Sir Sputnik 2022-11-22 01:26
Zelimkhan Khasanov On hold 2022-12-01 13:09 Girth Summit 2022-12-02 18:01 Girth Summit 2022-12-02 18:01
BedrockPerson Closed 2022-11-06 01:33 MarioGom 2022-11-28 22:24 MarioGom 2022-11-28 22:24
RugbyWorld Closed 2022-11-19 19:06 JBW 2022-12-03 14:38 Spicy 2022-11-20 22:45
Oxon123 Closed 2022-11-19 22:10 DatGuy 2022-12-03 12:05
Igec133 Closed 2022-11-20 12:44 MarioGom 2022-12-01 21:42 MarioGom 2022-12-01 21:42
Beyoglou Closed 2022-11-21 13:06 MarioGom 2022-12-01 21:39 MarioGom 2022-12-01 21:39
Mariah200 Closed 2022-11-22 02:36 MarioGom 2022-12-02 17:00 MarioGom 2022-12-02 17:00
Kompress0 Closed 2022-11-22 08:48 Thewolfchild 2022-12-03 16:39 MarioGom 2022-12-01 21:35
80.12.58.98 Closed 2022-11-22 23:19 Bbb23 2022-11-23 16:23
Eswaran Naveen Closed 2022-11-23 02:27 DatGuy 2022-12-03 09:21 MarioGom 2022-12-01 21:21
Cambridge Guys Closed 2022-11-23 10:43 DatGuy 2022-12-01 17:04 Jack Frost 2022-11-26 05:15
Vexedsmuggery Closed 2022-11-23 15:42 RoySmith 2022-12-02 16:42 RoySmith 2022-12-02 16:42
GalantFan Closed 2022-11-23 15:46 MarioGom 2022-12-01 21:31 MarioGom 2022-12-01 21:31
Maximum023 Closed 2022-11-23 19:08 TheresNoTime 2022-11-28 20:55 MarioGom 2022-11-27 20:47
Nithya.rahul Closed 2022-11-23 20:14 Mz7 2022-12-01 10:45 Mz7 2022-12-01 10:45
Sanjay 1010 Closed 2022-11-24 12:02 MarioGom 2022-12-02 17:28 MarioGom 2022-12-02 17:28
JARCILLA Closed 2022-11-24 12:51 Mz7 2022-11-28 06:17 Mz7 2022-11-28 06:17
Kee92 Closed 2022-11-25 05:32 MarioGom 2022-12-01 22:07 MarioGom 2022-12-01 22:07
Vallabharebel Closed 2022-11-25 17:24 DatGuy 2022-12-01 16:29
Leaheaton1 Closed 2022-11-25 17:41 ProClasher97 2022-12-01 23:10 MarioGom 2022-12-01 22:46
Kartiknaik123 Closed 2022-11-26 17:15 Spicy 2022-11-29 18:58 Spicy 2022-11-29 18:58
Rodolfootoya12 Closed 2022-11-26 23:28 NinjaRobotPirate 2022-12-02 04:50 NinjaRobotPirate 2022-12-02 04:50
Cobretti1 Closed 2022-11-27 02:49 DatGuy 2022-12-03 09:33 RoySmith 2022-12-02 18:17
Dismant39 Closed 2022-11-27 02:49 MarioGom 2022-12-04 00:26 MarioGom 2022-12-04 00:26
Jonathanwosaaa2 Closed 2022-11-27 12:03 MarioGom 2022-11-28 20:59 MarioGom 2022-11-28 20:59
Dane.rosenberg Closed 2022-11-27 14:50 DatGuy 2022-11-30 11:39 Spicy 2022-11-29 18:35
Jeremiah Caquias Closed 2022-11-28 05:16 Tamzin 2022-12-01 20:10 Tamzin 2022-12-01 20:10
AlanCity20 Closed 2022-11-28 08:04 Blablubbs 2022-11-30 07:29 Blablubbs 2022-11-30 07:29
Ijumdiya wadzani Closed 2022-11-28 09:39 Blablubbs 2022-11-28 11:47 Blablubbs 2022-11-28 11:47
Lightsaber120 Closed 2022-11-28 10:07 Bbb23 2022-11-28 13:55
Elkridge Closed 2022-11-28 11:27 RoySmith 2022-12-03 23:24 RoySmith 2022-12-03 23:24
NomanPK44 Closed 2022-11-28 12:18 MBlaze Lightning 2022-11-28 18:02 RoySmith 2022-11-28 14:39
Manicheans Closed 2022-11-28 13:44 DatGuy 2022-12-03 15:55 MarioGom 2022-12-03 15:20
14.0.180.170 Closed 2022-11-28 14:34 GeneralNotability 2022-12-01 01:04 GeneralNotability 2022-12-01 01:04
BabyFitaihi Closed 2022-11-28 14:36 Bbb23 2022-11-30 15:07 Cabayi 2022-11-28 14:54
Kbarrettart Closed 2022-11-28 16:53 Yamla 2022-11-28 17:08 Yamla 2022-11-28 17:08
Defeedme Closed 2022-11-28 17:22 DatGuy 2022-12-01 17:19 Spicy 2022-11-29 18:44
Jagdeep singh bittu Closed 2022-11-28 17:27 Blablubbs 2022-11-28 22:04 Blablubbs 2022-11-28 22:04
Andrewsuraj1 Closed 2022-11-28 18:58 Blablubbs 2022-12-03 10:13 Blablubbs 2022-12-03 10:13
Diamond3245 Closed 2022-11-28 19:23 GeneralNotability 2022-12-01 01:43 GeneralNotability 2022-12-01 01:43
Rajputbhatti Closed 2022-11-28 19:41 DatGuy 2022-11-30 14:47
A21sauce Closed 2022-11-28 20:13 Girth Summit 2022-11-30 20:50 Girth Summit 2022-11-30 20:50
Swagsevo Closed 2022-11-28 20:18 Girth Summit 2022-11-29 16:29 Girth Summit 2022-11-29 16:29
Cyberpunk2077JohnnySilverhand Closed 2022-11-28 22:34 Spicy 2022-12-03 21:27 Spicy 2022-12-03 21:27
Xayahrainie43 Closed 2022-11-29 04:37 Sir Sputnik 2022-11-29 22:11 Sir Sputnik 2022-11-29 22:11
Awolf58 Closed 2022-11-29 14:04 Tamzin 2022-11-29 20:28 Tamzin 2022-11-29 20:28
Brunswick Green Doesnt Exist Closed 2022-11-29 18:44 DatGuy 2022-12-02 06:25 MarioGom 2022-12-01 22:31
Chamroshduty Closed 2022-11-29 22:07 Blablubbs 2022-12-01 20:50 Blablubbs 2022-12-01 20:50
Museeritrean2514 Closed 2022-11-30 01:51 DatGuy 2022-12-03 08:25 Spicy 2022-12-03 02:51
Jared19921j Closed 2022-11-30 05:49 Firefly 2022-11-30 08:15 Firefly 2022-11-30 08:15
Ultrabomb Closed 2022-11-30 06:44 Favonian 2022-11-30 08:09
AungKaung932 Closed 2022-11-30 07:08 DatGuy 2022-12-03 15:50
Angela Criss Closed 2022-11-30 14:00 GeneralNotability 2022-12-01 00:59 GeneralNotability 2022-12-01 00:59
Landsjadlkjff Closed 2022-11-30 14:09 Blablubbs 2022-11-30 19:45 Blablubbs 2022-11-30 19:45
EeveIndia Closed 2022-11-30 14:25 Girth Summit 2022-11-30 20:46 Girth Summit 2022-11-30 20:46
Wideness Closed 2022-11-30 21:05 DatGuy 2022-12-01 07:29
Brogo13 Closed 2022-11-30 21:08 Ponyo 2022-11-30 21:08 Ponyo 2022-11-30 21:08
PandaBuzzLightyear Closed 2022-11-30 21:50 Ponyo 2022-11-30 21:50 Ponyo 2022-11-30 21:50
Hdmama44433222 Closed 2022-11-30 23:52 DatGuy 2022-12-01 07:24
Gsthae with tempo! Closed 2022-12-01 00:31 GeneralNotability 2022-12-01 01:34 GeneralNotability 2022-12-01 01:34
Caidin-Johnson Closed 2022-12-01 02:02 Mz7 2022-12-04 08:46 Mz7 2022-12-04 08:46
SheryOfficial Closed 2022-12-01 05:38 Spicy 2022-12-01 16:50 Spicy 2022-12-01 16:50
Almustyy Closed 2022-12-01 07:12 Blablubbs 2022-12-02 12:26 Blablubbs 2022-12-02 12:26
The Sri Lanka Closed 2022-12-01 09:31 DatGuy 2022-12-01 12:03
Wsddww Closed 2022-12-01 14:27 MarioGom 2022-12-01 21:10 MarioGom 2022-12-01 21:10
Julio189red Closed 2022-12-01 15:25 DatGuy 2022-12-01 17:44
Snthilakammarist Closed 2022-12-01 16:56 Mz7 2022-12-02 08:53 Mz7 2022-12-02 08:53
Konguhead Closed 2022-12-01 17:31 MarioGom 2022-12-04 10:59 MarioGom 2022-12-04 10:59
VGHW (2022) Closed 2022-12-01 18:13 Silikonz-alt 2022-12-01 18:59
Piermark Closed 2022-12-01 18:46 Blablubbs 2022-12-01 20:40 Blablubbs 2022-12-01 20:40
Bucktony Closed 2022-12-01 19:53 Mz7 2022-12-02 08:28 Mz7 2022-12-02 08:28
Shawntheshipper Closed 2022-12-01 22:21 Ponyo 2022-12-01 22:21 Ponyo 2022-12-01 22:21
Buffalo8 Closed 2022-12-01 22:25 DatGuy 2022-12-02 06:30 MarioGom 2022-12-01 22:25
GhoulBlacken Closed 2022-12-01 23:40 MarioGom 2022-12-02 16:16 MarioGom 2022-12-02 16:16
Insaanhuok Closed 2022-12-02 00:21 Mz7 2022-12-04 09:07 Mz7 2022-12-04 09:07
Joshua Saldaña Closed 2022-12-02 02:18 HueMan1 2022-12-02 09:43
Paranparan Closed 2022-12-02 02:36 Mz7 2022-12-02 18:19 Mz7 2022-12-02 18:19
Ethiopique Closed 2022-12-02 04:46 Blablubbs 2022-12-03 11:28 Blablubbs 2022-12-03 11:28
Angelmunoz50 Closed 2022-12-02 07:44 Zzuuzz 2022-12-02 08:32 Zzuuzz 2022-12-02 08:32
Alanconsebido Closed 2022-12-02 10:30 RoySmith 2022-12-03 16:10 RoySmith 2022-12-03 16:10
Ayushjioff Closed 2022-12-02 15:12 Bbb23 2022-12-03 14:48
Amanya Stuart Closed 2022-12-02 15:13 MarioGom 2022-12-02 16:38 MarioGom 2022-12-02 16:38
Agustin Sepulveda Venegas 2004 Fan Closed 2022-12-02 15:28 NinjaRobotPirate 2022-12-02 20:24 NinjaRobotPirate 2022-12-02 20:24
Gabi838r Closed 2022-12-02 16:16 Apaugasma 2022-12-04 13:32 Blablubbs 2022-12-03 16:39
SkylarLVJY Closed 2022-12-02 17:58 Mz7 2022-12-02 17:59 Mz7 2022-12-02 17:59
CarlostheJackal01 Closed 2022-12-02 19:07 Spicy 2022-12-03 00:27 Spicy 2022-12-03 00:27
S201050066 Closed 2022-12-02 19:18 Ponyo 2022-12-02 19:21 Ponyo 2022-12-02 19:21
Co3ntedD3lt6ed Closed 2022-12-02 19:57 Spicy 2022-12-02 21:23 Spicy 2022-12-02 21:23
Ejikela Closed 2022-12-02 20:20 TheresNoTime 2022-12-04 02:15 Spicy 2022-12-04 00:29
SchroCat Closed 2022-12-02 21:39 DatGuy 2022-12-03 14:04 RoySmith 2022-12-03 13:59
Sk5505 Closed 2022-12-03 01:57 GeneralNotability 2022-12-03 02:30 GeneralNotability 2022-12-03 02:30
Vanderpumpstan Closed 2022-12-03 03:53 Girth Summit 2022-12-03 15:20 Girth Summit 2022-12-03 15:20
Kalelizade Closed 2022-12-03 12:52 Girth Summit 2022-12-03 16:56 Girth Summit 2022-12-03 16:56
Slava Ukraini Heroyam Slava 123 Closed 2022-12-03 15:00 Blablubbs 2022-12-03 22:43 Blablubbs 2022-12-03 22:43
Remitbuber Closed 2022-12-03 16:13 RoySmith 2022-12-03 18:00 RoySmith 2022-12-03 18:00
Atac2 Closed 2022-12-03 18:27 Spicy 2022-12-03 21:31 Spicy 2022-12-03 21:31
Nansbdbd27264 Closed 2022-12-03 18:55 DatGuy 2022-12-03 20:38
Elwhoelwu Closed 2022-12-04 03:41 Mz7 2022-12-04 08:40 Mz7 2022-12-04 08:40

Quick CheckUser requests[edit]

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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