Commons:Requests for checkuser


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.
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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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
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  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: Per Commons:Deletion requests/File:水火同源.JPG and Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Eric850130, someone thinks that User:Liji6085 is using User:Replymotor's puppet. Why do they think so? Because they shall know that I am the puppet at 用戶查核請求.--Liji (talk) 17:29, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

@Liji6085: why are you opening a request for checkuser against yourself? If you are guilty, then just say so, and we'll happily block one of your accounts. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 18:16, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
Magog: I only read some hanja, but it seems that the user is claiming to be sock of other sock groups rather than his accused accounts. — regards, Revi 18:29, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
@Magog the Ogre:I just feel helpless, although I would like to continue to use my account. As like Outlookxp says, my account has been accused many times of being Replymotor's account of a sock puppet. So, I understand his purpose that he want to see me blocked.--Liji (talk) 19:25, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

This is in turn processed by (talk) 18:08, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

Declined due to lack of disruption (no blocks on this project), Checkuser is not for fishing., even for yourself. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 22:09, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

Dwaraka KingEdit

Suspected related usersEdit

Rationale, discussion and resultsEdit

Reason: The user already had block in due to sockpuppet. The user pages are very similar and uploading similar images. AntanO 16:10, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

Symbol possible vote.svg Possible, but not really conclusive at this point. --Krd 09:19, 23 July 2016 (UTC)


Suspected related usersEdit

Rationale, discussion and resultsEdit

Reason: ヤっ太郎 and 山止たつひこ have been repeatedly uploading copyrighted images related to Japanese comics such as Hajime Yamano (山野 一) and Hiyapaka (ヒヤパカ). I'm not sure if File:Hazime yamano.jpg and File:山野一 1996年4月撮影.png / File:Hiyapaka.png and File:ヒヤパカ.png are identical, but I believe it is important the check be carried out. On 9 March 2016, the 山止たつひこ account was created automatically; 17 minutes later, ヤっ太郎 uploaded File:青林工藝舎ロゴ.png. On 27 April 2016, ヤっ太郎 got blocked for 1 week; on 14 May 2016, 山止たつひこ uploaded File:山野一 1996年4月撮影.png. I suspect these two accounts are operated by the same person. 07:39, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Possible when viewing only technical evidence; Likely when viewed as a whole. Also User:山野太郎, who has no edits. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 17:28, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
  • I missed that 山野太郎 and ヤっ太郎 are similarly Japanese names, so I'm crossing out the possible statement. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 17:31, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

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