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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  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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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

LX (talk, contribs) 05:52, 21 June 2016 (UTC)

Artículo bueno.svg Confirmed, and also: Militarystoryarchive (talk contribs Luxo's SUL deleted contribs logs block user block log checkuser). All accounts blocked, remaining uploader to be double checked. --Krd 12:30, 21 June 2016 (UTC)


Suspected related usersEdit

Rationale, discussion and resultsEdit

Is it possible that these users are in fact the same? They all uploaded just one or two images from papers co-authored by Georgehaller (talk · contribs), and almost all of those images are now used on en:Lagrangian coherent structure (an article where a conflict of interest currently exists). I believe that that person contacted their co-authors/colleagues and convinced each of them to create an account to upload the relevant files. But I could be wrong and I just want to check. Thanks! Ariadacapo (talk) 05:49, 16 June 2016 (UTC)

Yes, these users have been asked to contribute to this Wikipage as the original creators of these images. Some had no Wikipedia user names and created one solely for the purpose of uploading their contributions.
The intent was to give them credit for it and allow them to upload the figures under the copyright terms of their own choice. (Not much convincing was needed.) What exactly is the issue with this? Georgehaller

@Ariadacapo: Please elaborate which kind of misuse you are seeing here. --Krd 17:00, 16 June 2016 (UTC)

I do not see any misuse. I simply wanted to be sure that these single-purpose accounts were not created to re-license other people’s work in order to illustrate one problematic en:wiki article. Ariadacapo (talk) 17:31, 16 June 2016 (UTC)
If there is reasonable doubt that the images are not uploaded by their respective creator, or if they have been previously published, COM:OTRS should be applied. From checkuser point of view the request has to be Declined. --Krd 12:57, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
I understand. I should have been more considerate, and contacted the authors directly. Thank you for your time. Ariadacapo (talk) 15:30, 19 June 2016 (UTC)

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