Shortcut: COM:CHECK, COM:RFCU, COM:SOCK
Please do not ask us to run checks without good reason:
- Does your request belong here?
- 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.
|These indicators are used by CheckUsers to allow easier at-a-glance reading of their notes, actions and comments.
|| Checkuser is not for fishing.
| Checkuser is not magic pixie dust.
|| The CheckUser Magic 8-Ball says
| It looks like a duck to me
|| Checkuser is not a crystal ball.
| Additional information needed
|| Deferred to
- 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.
- 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.
- Requests to run a check on yourself will be declined
- Privacy violation?