Commons:Requests for checkuser


This is the place to request investigations of abuse of multiple accounts or of other circumstances that require use of checkuser privileges.

Requesting a check

These indicators are used by CheckUsers to allow easier at-a-glance reading of their notes, actions and comments.
Request completed
Artículo bueno.svg Confirmed Likely
Symbol version generic.svg Possilikely Symbol possible vote.svg Possible
Symbol unlikely.svg Unlikely Symbol unsupport vote.svg Inconclusive
Symbol unrelated.svg Unrelated Time2wait.svg Stale
Request declined
Declined Checkuser is not for fishing
Checkuser is not magic pixie dust. 8ball The CheckUser Magic 8-Ball says
Cyberduck icon.png It looks like a duck to me Checkuser is not a crystal ball.
Additional information needed Deferred to
 Doing… Pictogram voting info.svg Info

Please do not ask us to run checks without good reason; be aware of the following before requesting a check:

  1. Checkuser is a last resort for difficult cases; pursue other options first, such as posting on the administrator's noticeboard.
  2. 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, for example: vandalism where a block of the underlying IP or IP range is needed and suspected block evasion, vote-stacking, or other disruption where technical evidence would prevent or reduce further disruption.
  3. Evidence is required. When you request a check, you must include a rationale that demonstrates (e.g., by including diffs) what the disruption to the project is, and why you believe the accounts are related.
    • Requests to run a check without evidence or with ambiguous reasoning will result in delays or the request not being investigated.
  4. The privacy policy does not allow us to make a check that has the effect of revealing IP addresses.
  5. Requests to run a check on yourself will be declined.


Responses will be brief in order to comply with Wikimedia privacy policy. Due to technical limitations, results are not always clear. Closed requests are archived after seven days.

Privacy concerns

If you feel that a checkuser request has led to a violation of the Wikimedia Foundation privacy policy regarding yourself, please refer the case to the Ombuds 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

Reason: Orlando Paride has returned to his old stomping grounds: uploading photos of Italian landmarks. Note Exif data matches Orlando's photos. Sock is editing Orlando's photos to follow up on deletion discussion. As we say on enwiki, it looks like a duck quacking into a megaphone. Elizium23 (talk) 15:32, 15 June 2021 (UTC)

  • As before, all known socks are   Stale; handling will need to be based on behaviour. Note also that RFCU is "a last resort for difficult cases" and {{Duck}} is a "request declined" indicator. A "duck quacking into a megaphone" should be brought to ANB, not RFCU. Эlcobbola talk 15:42, 15 June 2021 (UTC)

Sathish KathiravanEdit

Suspected related usersEdit

Rationale, discussion and resultsEdit

Reason: The first related account is a confirmed sock on EN wiki. The second one is blocked, but a CheckUser is not done. The last two are being requested for CheckUser. All the 4 users edit almost the same pages as the master, uploads the same movie posters without licenses which is a clear copyright violation. All the uploads are deleted. (link to SPI at EN wiki) -- DaxServer (talk) 13:26, 9 June 2021 (UTC)

14 June 2021Edit

Suspected related usersEdit
Rationale, discussion and resultsEdit

Reason: This account uploaded copyvio movie posters while Shabana Sheriff is adding it to EN wiki (en wiki diff). -- DaxServer (talk) 19:23, 14 June 2021 (UTC)


Suspected related usersEdit

Rationale, discussion and resultsEdit

Reason: Uploads copyright violations lifted from the Internet: Catholic bishops. [1] [2] [3] [4] Elizium23 (talk) 02:41, 13 June 2021 (UTC)

Sumedha 11Edit

Suspected related usersEdit

Rationale, discussion and resultsEdit

Reason: Serial copyvio uploader operating from a new account. Markesita is a stale account, but included for reference. The accounts repeatedly upload obvious Getty Images photographs, File:Melissa Fumero.jpg and File:Andy Samberg.jpg. Ytoyoda (talk) 13:28, 10 June 2021 (UTC)


Suspected related usersEdit

Rationale, discussion and resultsEdit

Reason: It seems like swede engaged in block evasion to create pages related to Verdis: a micronation from a 14 year old that lacks secondary sources. It seems like the single purpose account and IP are doing the same. I noticed similar contributions about verdis in sweden socks. (1) (2) (3) Darubrub (Inform me) 12:47, 8 June 2021 (UTC)

Response: I do live in Australia, but how does that make me this user? if you did not know, a lot of people that consider themselves 'verdisian' come from Australia. just because I support something that person supports, doesnt mean I'm them. I know them and who they are and where they're from but it doesn't mean I'm them. just because I live in the same area doesn't mean I'm them, I just know them. im just supportive of their project. BrodieMan201 (talk) 13:14, 8 June 2021 (UTC)

Response: I am now starting to notice this "I'm not a sock, but I am Australian" behavior w:User_talk:The_Banner/Archives/2021/April#Verdis. Also engaging in similar behaviors cross-wiki. Also, why are other micronations being brought up like the other socks? (1) Darubrub (Inform me) 14:36, 8 June 2021 (UTC)


Suspected related usersEdit

Rationale, discussion and resultsEdit

Reason: Block evasion. The puppeteer was blocked for repeatedly posting Flickrwashed photographs from this account, the same account the suspected account, created after the block, is using for their upload, File:Bkm pose7.jpg. Ytoyoda (talk) 14:09, 7 June 2021 (UTC)

Editing to add: Bkladiva (talk · contributions · Move log · block log · uploads · Abuse filter log and ZANGULACOM (talk · contributions · Move log · block log · uploads · Abuse filter log appear to be related accounts and possibly/probably the subject or the subject's management's accounts. Ytoyoda (talk) 14:19, 7 June 2021 (UTC)


5 June 2021Edit

Hoa 2008 (talk contribs Luxo's SUL deleted contribs logs block user block log )

Reason: another sock creating by Hoa112008 LTA HurricaneEdgar 12:10, 5 June 2021 (UTC)

Rationale, discussion and resultsEdit

Obvious. Blocked and glock requested. DMacks (talk) 19:01, 5 June 2021 (UTC)

  •   Declined - Already blocked per above. Note that "Checkuser is a last resort for difficult cases; pursue other options first" (COM:RFCU) and that {{Duck}} is "request declined" indicator. Obvious cases should be brought to ANB, not RFCU. Эlcobbola talk 16:12, 7 June 2021 (UTC)


Suspected related usersEdit

Rationale, discussion and resultsEdit

Reason: HunanZH is making very similar edits to LenguaMapa, who is a puppet of the notorious sockmaster WorldCreaterFighter. This includes making maps on the distribution of haplogroups[5][6] and maps on the "migrations" of language families.[7][8][9][10] HunanZH is probably a WorldCreaterFighter sock, and there may be additional ones operating here. See w:User:WorldCreaterFighter. Krakkos (talk) 08:39, 3 June 2021 (UTC)

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