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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
Ezidishingali CU requested 2019-05-07 22:24 UTC Wumbolo 2019-06-25 00:19 UTC TonyBallioni 2019-06-13 23:29 UTC
Dr Samkiv Kumar CU requested 2019-06-24 21:06 UTC QEDK 2019-06-24 21:06 UTC QEDK 2019-06-24 21:06 UTC
DKG156 CU completed 2019-04-30 07:26 UTC NativeForeigner 2019-05-26 06:04 UTC NativeForeigner 2019-05-26 06:04 UTC
Mhdsuhail111 CU completed 2019-05-01 19:49 UTC Berean Hunter 2019-06-21 11:04 UTC Berean Hunter 2019-06-21 11:04 UTC
Makhamakhi CU completed 2019-05-07 08:44 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-06 00:52 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-06 00:52 UTC
Ocean912345 CU completed 2019-05-13 22:44 UTC RoySmith 2019-05-29 21:13 UTC Berean Hunter 2019-05-18 15:59 UTC
Jengtingchen CU completed 2019-05-20 16:19 UTC Bbb23 2019-05-31 14:00 UTC Bbb23 2019-05-31 14:00 UTC
Sairg CU completed 2019-05-22 20:15 UTC TheSandDoctor 2019-05-24 05:10 UTC Berean Hunter 2019-05-23 18:44 UTC
Harryawhite CU completed 2019-05-23 04:38 UTC Bbb23 2019-05-23 22:29 UTC Bbb23 2019-05-23 22:29 UTC
Jcrowe2018 CU completed 2019-05-28 13:11 UTC TonyBallioni 2019-06-04 22:37 UTC TonyBallioni 2019-06-04 22:37 UTC
DilanBrechero CU completed 2019-05-29 02:04 UTC TonyBallioni 2019-05-29 12:42 UTC TonyBallioni 2019-05-29 12:42 UTC
GTVM92 CU completed 2019-05-29 22:47 UTC Benyamin-ln 2019-06-07 23:25 UTC NinjaRobotPirate 2019-06-06 19:43 UTC
Dansong22 CU completed 2019-06-04 07:43 UTC Owlf 2019-06-07 18:20 UTC NinjaRobotPirate 2019-06-07 04:15 UTC
Donairpizza9999 CU completed 2019-06-04 17:25 UTC Ponyo 2019-06-11 18:10 UTC Ponyo 2019-06-11 18:10 UTC
ASGComms CU completed 2019-06-11 22:07 UTC Berean Hunter 2019-06-21 16:59 UTC Berean Hunter 2019-06-21 16:59 UTC
Pptt226 CU completed 2019-06-15 09:36 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-16 18:07 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-16 18:07 UTC
Spoonkymonkey CU completed 2019-06-15 17:06 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-18 12:32 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-18 12:32 UTC
JMCT2018 CU completed 2019-06-19 19:59 UTC TonyBallioni 2019-06-20 19:49 UTC TonyBallioni 2019-06-20 19:49 UTC
Ajay Narwe (ajju) CU completed 2019-06-20 17:22 UTC Berean Hunter 2019-06-21 22:27 UTC Berean Hunter 2019-06-21 22:27 UTC
Soulspinr CU completed 2019-06-24 17:05 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-24 17:26 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-24 17:26 UTC
Japanelemu Open 2019-05-28 01:53 UTC MER-C 2019-06-24 20:30 UTC Materialscientist 2019-05-31 03:40 UTC
Strongwik2324 Open 2019-06-08 14:29 UTC GSS 2019-06-15 07:08 UTC Sir Sputnik 2019-06-10 00:50 UTC
ARA SANTA FE Open 2019-06-10 19:43 UTC FOX 52 2019-06-14 04:13 UTC
Apollo The Logician Open 2019-06-10 19:58 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-10 21:51 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-10 21:51 UTC
Elijah Youngblood Open 2019-06-10 23:58 UTC 153.218.166.121 2019-06-10 23:58 UTC
Sdawoodf16 Open 2019-06-11 11:57 UTC No Great Shaker 2019-06-11 11:56 UTC
Saad1008 Open 2019-06-13 05:45 UTC STATicVapor 2019-06-13 05:45 UTC
Shiwam Kumar Sriwastaw Open 2019-06-13 06:51 UTC Athaenara 2019-06-15 08:21 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-13 12:30 UTC
Bodhi Peace Open 2019-06-13 14:21 UTC Zefr 2019-06-17 01:52 UTC TonyBallioni 2019-06-13 23:45 UTC
Rajesh rao kumar Open 2019-06-13 18:32 UTC Praxidicae 2019-06-13 18:31 UTC
Transparency581 Open 2019-06-14 18:53 UTC Therebours 2019-06-14 18:53 UTC
Iqbaliu Open 2019-06-15 09:45 UTC GSS 2019-06-15 09:45 UTC
73.60.41.24 Open 2019-06-15 15:46 UTC I am One of Many 2019-06-15 15:46 UTC
Dude Master 2 Open 2019-06-15 17:59 UTC IamNotU 2019-06-23 16:39 UTC
Copyrightpower1337 Open 2019-06-15 18:47 UTC SummerPhDv2.0 2019-06-18 19:36 UTC
Mohamed Ouda Open 2019-06-16 00:55 UTC Matthew hk 2019-06-16 03:45 UTC
Rakib kumar Open 2019-06-16 02:15 UTC GSS 2019-06-16 02:15 UTC
Iwajidshaikh Open 2019-06-16 18:20 UTC Orville1974 2019-06-17 12:56 UTC
Sonic N800 Open 2019-06-16 18:29 UTC JalenFolf 2019-06-16 18:29 UTC
Abhinand1234 Open 2019-06-19 03:40 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-19 11:29 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-19 11:29 UTC
Troikaa pharma Open 2019-06-22 02:50 UTC GSS 2019-06-24 02:14 UTC
Minecraftgamerpc64 Open 2019-06-22 04:18 UTC TheRealOj32 2019-06-22 04:18 UTC
Amvivek Open 2019-06-22 17:42 UTC Bonadea 2019-06-22 17:45 UTC
PavelStaykov Open 2019-06-24 05:20 UTC Jingiby 2019-06-24 05:20 UTC
Maasuni Open 2019-06-24 08:39 UTC Smartse 2019-06-24 08:39 UTC
Shankar 1382 Open 2019-06-24 14:03 UTC Praxidicae 2019-06-24 14:03 UTC
Wilzz99 Declined (CU) 2019-06-19 10:26 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-19 11:26 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-19 11:26 UTC
Fanandthelights Declined (CU) 2019-06-22 18:05 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-22 21:16 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-22 21:16 UTC
Ziggy 2milli Awaiting clerk 2019-05-27 23:16 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-19 23:20 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-19 23:20 UTC
Nafeby633 Awaiting clerk 2019-06-07 02:09 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-12 17:25 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-12 17:25 UTC
Raptor8532t Awaiting clerk 2019-06-07 15:01 UTC NinjaRobotPirate 2019-06-19 10:17 UTC NinjaRobotPirate 2019-06-19 10:17 UTC
Loganbohbot Awaiting clerk 2019-06-10 17:30 UTC NinjaRobotPirate 2019-06-15 06:10 UTC NinjaRobotPirate 2019-06-15 06:10 UTC
Tomcaly Awaiting clerk 2019-06-11 05:00 UTC Berean Hunter 2019-06-22 10:50 UTC Berean Hunter 2019-06-22 10:50 UTC
Fisherjames Awaiting clerk 2019-06-24 16:22 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-24 17:12 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-24 17:12 UTC
Veuveclicquot1 Awaiting admin 2019-05-14 20:09 UTC Roberthall7 2019-06-20 08:06 UTC QEDK 2019-06-16 19:10 UTC
Chutrandi On hold 2019-06-15 00:43 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2019-06-22 16:54 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2019-06-22 16:54 UTC
Tencl.jakub Closed 2019-04-21 21:09 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-15 22:49 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-15 22:49 UTC
Mrdhimas Closed 2019-04-24 04:50 UTC DeltaQuad 2019-06-20 05:07 UTC DeltaQuad 2019-06-20 05:07 UTC
SwedenAviator Closed 2019-05-06 11:03 UTC NinjaRobotPirate 2019-06-19 23:07 UTC NinjaRobotPirate 2019-06-19 23:07 UTC
Skymhnty Closed 2019-05-06 13:32 UTC Deskana 2019-06-18 10:51 UTC Deskana 2019-06-18 10:51 UTC
Woking123 Closed 2019-05-09 12:14 UTC NinjaRobotPirate 2019-06-10 01:57 UTC NinjaRobotPirate 2019-06-10 01:57 UTC
Noneof yourbusiness48 Closed 2019-05-10 03:03 UTC NinjaRobotPirate 2019-06-20 06:26 UTC NinjaRobotPirate 2019-06-20 06:26 UTC
Manda 1993 Closed 2019-05-15 01:27 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-21 14:41 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-21 14:41 UTC
SHAHEENHUN Closed 2019-05-16 05:48 UTC ST47 2019-06-24 22:29 UTC DoRD 2019-05-29 23:59 UTC
WorldCreaterFighter Closed 2019-05-23 14:43 UTC ST47 2019-06-24 22:30 UTC Yunshui 2019-05-29 08:41 UTC
Abhijitjimmi2 Closed 2019-05-28 01:54 UTC Berean Hunter 2019-06-21 23:02 UTC Berean Hunter 2019-06-21 23:02 UTC
Urtrulyakhil Closed 2019-05-30 13:00 UTC Cabayi 2019-06-20 05:26 UTC Cabayi 2019-06-20 05:26 UTC
Bertrand101 Closed 2019-05-31 15:49 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2019-06-22 15:53 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2019-06-22 15:53 UTC
Arjunfilmantena Closed 2019-06-01 16:49 UTC NinjaRobotPirate 2019-06-19 10:31 UTC NinjaRobotPirate 2019-06-19 10:31 UTC
123Aristotle Closed 2019-06-04 07:11 UTC ST47 2019-06-24 22:36 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-04 14:35 UTC
Siddiqsazzad001 Closed 2019-06-08 20:43 UTC Usernamekiran 2019-06-14 02:26 UTC TonyBallioni 2019-06-14 02:22 UTC
Hemant Dabral Closed 2019-06-09 16:51 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-23 17:29 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-23 17:29 UTC
VRAJESH SHAH Closed 2019-06-09 18:37 UTC Vanjagenije 2019-06-16 09:50 UTC Vanjagenije 2019-06-16 09:50 UTC
Kimdingle oneword Closed 2019-06-10 23:18 UTC NinjaRobotPirate 2019-06-17 03:57 UTC NinjaRobotPirate 2019-06-17 03:57 UTC
Sherwoodoj Closed 2019-06-11 14:05 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-16 15:03 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-16 15:03 UTC
Abhishek4889 Closed 2019-06-11 16:58 UTC 1997kB 2019-06-24 04:25 UTC 1997kB 2019-06-24 04:25 UTC
Ramskq Closed 2019-06-11 17:00 UTC TonyBallioni 2019-06-24 23:40 UTC TonyBallioni 2019-06-24 23:40 UTC
Vaibhavmule Closed 2019-06-11 18:45 UTC NinjaRobotPirate 2019-06-12 10:49 UTC NinjaRobotPirate 2019-06-12 10:49 UTC
Browndevelopers Closed 2019-06-11 20:00 UTC MER-C 2019-06-22 12:50 UTC Berean Hunter 2019-06-22 00:26 UTC
Martini Lewis X Closed 2019-06-12 01:29 UTC Mrschimpf 2019-06-13 22:22 UTC TonyBallioni 2019-06-13 18:59 UTC
Wikibaji Closed 2019-06-12 12:15 UTC Smartse 2019-06-13 13:58 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-13 13:23 UTC
SniperHat Closed 2019-06-12 20:48 UTC Berean Hunter 2019-06-21 23:18 UTC Berean Hunter 2019-06-21 23:18 UTC
Smart Aleck Closed 2019-06-13 05:17 UTC MER-C 2019-06-22 12:41 UTC Berean Hunter 2019-06-21 23:51 UTC
Soniaprods Closed 2019-06-13 06:18 UTC Berean Hunter 2019-06-22 00:16 UTC Berean Hunter 2019-06-22 00:16 UTC
Haratunder Closed 2019-06-14 06:02 UTC Cabayi 2019-06-19 11:19 UTC Cabayi 2019-06-19 11:19 UTC
Stmarksmissionary Closed 2019-06-14 21:48 UTC Vanjagenije 2019-06-15 09:59 UTC Vanjagenije 2019-06-15 09:59 UTC
78.0.189.206 Closed 2019-06-14 23:38 UTC Sir Sputnik 2019-06-15 13:24 UTC Sir Sputnik 2019-06-15 13:24 UTC
HughD Closed 2019-06-15 01:21 UTC Springee 2019-06-15 17:27 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-15 13:47 UTC
Rowingasia Closed 2019-06-16 13:06 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-16 13:07 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-16 13:07 UTC
AwesomeCollabVM Closed 2019-06-16 20:10 UTC Sir Sputnik 2019-06-20 00:56 UTC Sir Sputnik 2019-06-20 00:56 UTC
ForeverKnowledgeSeeker Closed 2019-06-16 22:34 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-17 13:43 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-17 13:43 UTC
The fashionable baby Closed 2019-06-17 01:51 UTC NinjaRobotPirate 2019-06-17 03:48 UTC NinjaRobotPirate 2019-06-17 03:48 UTC
Nmwalsh Closed 2019-06-17 12:07 UTC Cabayi 2019-06-19 09:57 UTC Cabayi 2019-06-19 09:57 UTC
AhamBrahmasmi Closed 2019-06-17 15:40 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2019-06-22 16:10 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2019-06-22 16:10 UTC
ZiLo SA Closed 2019-06-17 16:30 UTC NinjaRobotPirate 2019-06-21 05:38 UTC NinjaRobotPirate 2019-06-21 05:38 UTC
SheryOfficial Closed 2019-06-17 16:56 UTC Reaper Eternal 2019-06-24 16:26 UTC Reaper Eternal 2019-06-24 16:26 UTC
Kamehakameha Closed 2019-06-17 19:53 UTC MJL 2019-06-18 01:20 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-17 21:02 UTC
FreeSpeechGuy Closed 2019-06-17 20:38 UTC Masebrock 2019-06-17 21:12 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-17 21:05 UTC
ZBillMurray Closed 2019-06-17 21:21 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-17 23:37 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-17 23:37 UTC
Yanela.s zulu Closed 2019-06-17 21:30 UTC Reaper Eternal 2019-06-18 14:54 UTC Reaper Eternal 2019-06-18 14:54 UTC
SimonTrew Closed 2019-06-18 01:06 UTC Favonian 2019-06-18 15:43 UTC
Charmk Closed 2019-06-18 16:03 UTC Sir Sputnik 2019-06-20 22:37 UTC Sir Sputnik 2019-06-20 22:37 UTC
Оразбаев Касымбек Closed 2019-06-18 18:39 UTC Sir Sputnik 2019-06-20 01:05 UTC Sir Sputnik 2019-06-20 01:05 UTC
Heres The Dealio Closed 2019-06-19 00:59 UTC Sir Sputnik 2019-06-19 01:01 UTC Sir Sputnik 2019-06-19 01:01 UTC
Accopulocrat Closed 2019-06-19 01:44 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-20 21:53 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-20 21:53 UTC
Cadetrain Closed 2019-06-20 00:25 UTC Sir Sputnik 2019-06-20 00:27 UTC Sir Sputnik 2019-06-20 00:27 UTC
Suess56 Closed 2019-06-20 03:20 UTC Oshwah 2019-06-20 03:30 UTC Oshwah 2019-06-20 03:30 UTC
Selim Shaikh Closed 2019-06-20 07:27 UTC Cabayi 2019-06-20 12:41 UTC Cabayi 2019-06-20 12:41 UTC
RadyoUkay819 Closed 2019-06-20 07:36 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-22 01:04 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-22 01:04 UTC
84101e40247 Closed 2019-06-20 16:18 UTC QEDK 2019-06-23 19:57 UTC QEDK 2019-06-23 19:57 UTC
Canelo225 Closed 2019-06-21 00:13 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-21 00:14 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-21 00:14 UTC
AndrewBasumatary Closed 2019-06-22 05:15 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2019-06-22 16:52 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2019-06-22 16:52 UTC
Carliantonio1 Closed 2019-06-22 15:34 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2019-06-22 15:42 UTC GeneralizationsAreBad 2019-06-22 15:42 UTC
WritingPro1234 Closed 2019-06-23 16:40 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-23 16:41 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-23 16:41 UTC
UponAShiningStar Closed 2019-06-24 18:33 UTC Widr 2019-06-24 19:19 UTC Bbb23 2019-06-24 18:52 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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