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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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Checkuser is not magic pixie dust. 8ball The CheckUser Magic 8-Ball says
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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

Reason: Same behavior, uploading copyvios & cheating by adding fake license reviews. I think this case might belong to Commons:Requests for checkuser/Case/Sol-lol per behavior of adding image links to Spanish wp pages. --Achim (talk) 20:33, 21 January 2018 (UTC)


Suspected related usersEdit

Rationale, discussion and resultsEdit

Reason: Same pattern of behaviour as all the previous sockpuppets (as listed at Commons:Requests for checkuser/Case/2100 Keikyu), in which images without EXIF data and suspected as being taken from Twitter are uploaded and immediately added to a large number of related project articles and pages in different languages. --DAJF (talk) 05:22, 20 January 2018 (UTC)


Suspected related usersEdit

Rationale, discussion and resultsEdit

Reason: Spammer, more detailed information at 레비/KS. I believe they are same group, based on the fact they have uploaded same file description (order of words are bit different, but in the end it's identical) in File:천호건마 "OPsS8。cOm.jpg. Can someone check for sleepers? — regards, Revi 12:56, 18 January 2018 (UTC)

Onealhezekiah4132402 added based on same filename behavior. — regards, Revi 13:01, 18 January 2018 (UTC)
@-revi: as you are familiar with the case (레비/KS), I'll leave categorisation, if any, to you. Эlcobbola talk 16:04, 18 January 2018 (UTC)
레비/KS type spam is usually done by different spammers, so today's match isn't necessarily tomorrow's match. I don't think any tag is necessary beyond blocking and/or deleting. I'll need some abusefilter to prevent frequently-used spams though. You may close the case. Thanks! — regards, Revi 06:26, 19 January 2018 (UTC)

Additional checksEdit

Hi Elcobbola, can you run following checks for these accounts? They are doing same behavior. (Saving usernames in different edit to prevent ping, anyway.) I and Achim55 (@ User talk:-revi#spam?) suspects there are more sleepers.

— regards, Revi 12:23, 23 January 2018 (UTC)

These are all   Confirmed, as are the sleepers below. I would recommend blocking any new accounts on sight as ducks (i.e., because of the obvious relationship of the accounts and the ranges at play, there probably isn't much helpful information to be gained from additional checks.) Эlcobbola talk 16:35, 23 January 2018 (UTC)
Suspected sleepers

Here we go, found per name pattern and day of bulk account creation:

Best, --Achim (talk) 13:32, 23 January 2018 (UTC)

Musée AnnamEdit

Suspected related usersEdit

Rationale, discussion and resultsEdit

Reason: Two accounts popped up after the block of Musee Annam. also made edits to vietnam edits with a large number of overlap Artix Kreiger (talk) 18:02, 4 January 2018 (UTC)

I also should point that the 2 accounts have been blocked on Vietnamese Wiki. The 2nd was blocked for abuse on Enwiki. Artix Kreiger (talk) 04:02, 5 January 2018 (UTC)
  Confirmed, as well as:
All blocked, please review edits and uploads. --Krd 08:15, 7 January 2018 (UTC)

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