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Commons:Requests for checkuser


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This is the place to request sockpuppet checks or other investigations requiring CheckUser privileges. Checkuser is a last resort for difficult cases. Use other methods first. You can try posting on the administrator's noticeboard for example.
Please do not ask us to run checks without good reason:
These indicators are used by CheckUsers to allow easier at-a-glance reading of their notes, actions and comments.
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Symbol possible vote.svg Possible Symbol unlikely.svg Unlikely
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Symbol redirect vote.svg Completed Time2wait.svg Stale
Request declined
Declined Checkuser is not for fishing.
Checkuser is not magic pixie dust. 8ball The CheckUser Magic 8-Ball says
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Additional information needed Deferred to
 Doing… Pictogram voting info.svg Info
  1. Running a check will only be done to combat disruption on Commons, or as required to assist CheckUser investigations on other Wikimedia wikis.
    • Valid reasons for running a check include vandalism where a block of the underlying IP or IP range is needed, disruptive sockpuppetry, vote-stacking, and similar disruption where the technical evidence from running a check would prevent or reduce further disruption to Wikimedia projects.
  2. Requests to run a check with ambiguous reasoning will result in delays - please provide a rationale at the time you make the request
    • Show what the disruption to the project is, and why you believe the accounts are related.
  3. Requests to run a check on yourself will be declined
  4. The privacy policy does not allow us to make a check that has the effect of revealing IP addresses.
Responses will be brief in order to comply with Wikimedia privacy policy. Due to technical limitations, results are not always clear. Check back regularly to see the outcome of your request. Closed requests are archived after seven days.
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If you feel that a checkuser has led to a violation of the Wikimedia Foundation privacy policy regarding yourself, please refer the case to the Ombudsman commission.

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To request a check:

Cases are created on subpages of Commons:Requests for checkuser/Case.

Creating a request
  • Insert the name of the suspected sockpuppeteer (the main account or puppetmaster, not the sockpuppet!) in the box below, leaving out the "User:" prefix. Do not remove the text in the box, add to the end only.
  • Please explain/justify the request by saying what it is you suspect and why it is important that the check be carried out. Indicate the usernames you suspect, using {{checkuser}}. Please do not use this template in the section header, as that makes it difficult to read the account names. Include the diffs or links required to support the request and reason for it.
  • There are people to assist you and help with maintenance of the page. Just ask for help on the admin noticeboard if you really are stuck, or take your best shot and note that you weren't completely sure of what to say.
  • If a case subpage already exists, edit the existing page instead, either adding to the currently open section (if the case is not yet archived) or adding a new section to the top (if the case has been archived). When editing an existing case, be sure to list/transclude the subpage here.
If you want to request a checkuser on User:John Doe, enter the text Commons:Requests for checkuser/Case/John Doe then click "Request a checkuser." You will be taken to a page where you can fill out the request. Please make your request there brief and concise.

Then transclude your subpage on the top of the list at Commons:Requests for checkuser and remove {{Checkuser requests to be listed}} from the top of the case subpage.



Suspected related usersEdit

Rationale, discussion and resultsEdit

Reason: Self disclosure in the user page. --B dash (talk) 02:12, 18 August 2017 (UTC)

Already confirmed at enwiki. —DoRD (talk) 02:29, 18 August 2017 (UTC)
  Declined per DoRD. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 04:10, 18 August 2017 (UTC)


Suspected related usersEdit

Rationale, discussion and resultsEdit

Reason: Goodmansite is not quacking quite as distinctively as the other already confirmed socks (Maybeonlyone, Seememlyonly, Iamchartered). Evidence is Special:History/Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Maybeonlyone. Possibly a meatpuppet rather than a sockpuppet. My first RfCU, so apologies if my en:WP:DUCK threshold is too low/high. Storkk (talk) 16:18, 17 August 2017 (UTC)

  Confirmed. --Krd 20:07, 17 August 2017 (UTC)

If Нигде is a sock, this is the first time they have written in Russian... however that signature broken before the close ]] does seem rather distinctive. Storkk (talk) 07:48, 18 August 2017 (UTC)


Suspected related usersEdit

Rationale, discussion and resultsEdit

Reason: Checkuser possible sockpuppet of Никита-Родин-2002 Пугачов Иван Петрович (talk) 21:50, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Пугачов ИванEdit

Suspected related usersEdit

Rationale, discussion and resultsEdit

Reason: Checkuser possible sockpuppet of Пугачов Иван Пугачов Иван 4 (talk) 04:55, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Please elaborate in more detail. --Krd 07:48, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

John MckalieEdit

Suspected related usersEdit

Blocked on Commons
Valid user accounts

Rationale, discussion and resultsEdit

Reason: I came across a photoshopped map that was being used quite widely on multiple Wikipedias and submitted a deletion request for it. I also found that the uploader, John Mckalie has been blocked as one of many socks of a user named Mrpontiac1 on the English Wikipedia. Now, Mrpontiac1 has a huge list of sock accounts and I've taken the liberty of copying the list over here. As you can see, a number of the socks have accounts here and only one of them appears to have been blocked. Thanks.Cpt.a.haddock (talk) 08:29, 2 August 2017 (UTC)

P.S. While it will be good to block all these socks and any others uncovered by checkuser, will it also be possible to list files uploaded by them so that they can be checked for mischievous manipulation? Thanks.--Cpt.a.haddock (talk) 08:30, 2 August 2017 (UTC)
Later additions:

--Cpt.a.haddock (talk) 14:14, 2 August 2017 (UTC)

For older requests, please see Commons:Requests for checkuser/Archives