Wikipedia​:​Sockpuppet investigations
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To request CheckUser in a case that does not involve sockpuppetry, please scroll down to Quick CheckUser requests.
If you suspect sockpuppetry by an administrator, or if you need to submit off-wiki evidence for some other reason, you must email the checkuser team to open an investigation. Private information, emails, logs, and other sensitive evidence must not be posted on Wikipedia. All evidence related to a sockpuppet investigation must otherwise be posted on the designated page.
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This page is for requesting that we investigate whether two or more Wikipedia accounts are being abusively operated by the same person.
Before opening an investigation, you need good reason to suspect sockpuppetry.
  1. Evidence is required. When you open the investigation, you must immediately provide evidence that the suspected sock puppets are connected. The evidence will need to include diffs of edits that suggest the accounts are connected. (This requirement is waived if the edits in question are deleted; in this case just provide the names of the pages that the accounts have been editing.)
  2. You must provide this evidence in a clear way. Vaguely worded submissions will not be investigated. You need to actually show why your suspicion that the accounts are connected is reasonable.
  3. Concision is key. Evidence should be presented in a concise format. Because of the length of the backlog, cases with clear and concise explanations and evidence are handled the most quickly.
Investigations are conducted by a clerk or an administrator, who will compare the accounts' behaviour and determine whether they are probably connected; this is a behavioural evidence investigation. Upon request, investigations can also be conducted by a checkuser, who can look at the physical location of the accounts (and other technical data) in order to determine how likely it is they are connected; this is a technical evidence investigation.
Due to Wikipedia's CheckUser policy, checkusers will conduct a technical investigation only if clear, behavioural evidence of sockpuppetry is also submitted; if you ask for technical evidence to be looked at but do not provide behavioural evidence, the investigation may not be allowed to proceed. Additionally, checkusers will not publicly connect an account with an IP address per the privacy policy except in extremely rare circumstances.
How to open an investigation:
To add to an existing investigation (or case), enter the case name in the box below. To create a new investigation, enter the username of the oldest-created registered account (the "sockmaster")—or, if only IP addresses are involved, the IP that made the first relevant edit. Then click "Submit". Note: Do not include "User:" or any other commentary.
For example, if a prior filing was at Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/John Doe, or this is a first filing and the oldest registered account is User:John Doe, you should enter John Doe in the box below.
You will then be taken to another page containing a form you must complete to open the investigation. The process for opening a subsequent investigation on the same user is the same as for creating a new case. Again, do not include "User:" in any of the numbered fields.
If you also wish a checkuser to investigate, change |checkuser=no to |checkuser=yes in the edit box on the next page and explain why you are requesting it.

Note: You can also open an investigation using Twinkle. After installing Twinkle, an "ARV" option will appear in the "TW" tab on any user, user talk, or user contributions page. Clicking on this option and selecting either "Sockpuppeteer" or "Sockpuppet" will allow you to fill in a few simple fields to file a report. The report will be automatically formatted for you.
If you are not autoconfirmed, and the case page is protected or does not exist, please click "show" to the right and use the box below.

Cases currently listed at SPI
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InvestigationStatusFiled at (UTC)Last user editLast clerk/CU edit
UserTime (UTC)UserTime (UTC)
BedrockPersonEndorsed2022-11-11 20:41MarioGom2022-12-09 10:55MarioGom2022-12-09 10:55
SighSciEndorsed2022-12-09 03:33MarioGom2022-12-09 08:45MarioGom2022-12-09 08:45
Flix11CU requested2022-12-08 13:57Stvbastian2022-12-08 13:57
G.-M. CupertinoCU requested2022-12-09 03:18Generalrelative2022-12-09 03:35
TheWeldereCU requested2022-12-09 14:26MarioGom2022-12-09 14:26MarioGom2022-12-09 14:26
MhshayyabAwaiting admin2022-12-03 16:26MarioGom2022-12-09 09:26MarioGom2022-12-09 09:26
LucifernamAwaiting admin2022-12-08 10:38MarioGom2022-12-08 16:53MarioGom2022-12-08 16:53
CharmenderDeolAwaiting admin2022-12-09 05:02MarioGom2022-12-09 08:33MarioGom2022-12-09 08:33
Cambridge GuysAwaiting admin2022-12-09 11:00MarioGom2022-12-09 11:11MarioGom2022-12-09 11:11
AlanCity20Awaiting admin2022-12-09 13:47MarioGom2022-12-09 14:04MarioGom2022-12-09 14:04
556greentipAwaiting clerk2022-11-23 11:58GeneralNotability2022-12-06 01:34GeneralNotability2022-12-06 01:34
PaullyMatthewsAwaiting clerk2022-11-27 11:56Wareno2022-12-05 21:23Blablubbs2022-12-05 10:11
PcmishradigitalCU completed2022-11-19 09:39Girth Summit2022-12-08 15:58Girth Summit2022-12-08 15:58
RebelliousPujolCU completed2022-11-19 16:12MarioGom2022-12-09 08:39MarioGom2022-12-09 08:39
Mostly shoaibCU completed2022-12-05 21:34Mz72022-12-06 05:33Mz72022-12-06 05:33
JesusWins777CU completed2022-12-06 06:58Oshwah2022-12-08 00:00Oshwah2022-12-08 00:00
SolavirumOpen2022-12-06 15:36ZaniGiovanni2022-12-06 19:00
MarcelusOpen2022-12-07 00:07Cukrakalnis2022-12-07 11:34
Atul654Open2022-12-07 20:57S00912022-12-07 20:57
OneboygreenOpen2022-12-08 00:43Uhai2022-12-08 19:51MarioGom2022-12-08 10:00
F1V8V10V6Open2022-12-08 20:07WikiHannibal2022-12-08 20:07
Prem MondalOpen2022-12-09 12:43MarioGom2022-12-09 12:43MarioGom2022-12-09 12:43
Kashem overflowOpen2022-12-09 12:59MarioGom2022-12-09 12:59MarioGom2022-12-09 12:59
GaurarjunOpen2022-12-09 14:12MarioGom2022-12-09 14:12MarioGom2022-12-09 14:12
AshpanBhaiCU declined2022-12-07 14:35ScottishFinnishRadish2022-12-09 02:09MarioGom2022-12-07 17:00
BttowadchMore info req.2022-11-22 12:41MarioGom2022-12-09 11:07MarioGom2022-12-09 11:07
Carverpark94On hold2022-12-09 03:18MarioGom2022-12-09 08:49MarioGom2022-12-09 08:49
WorldCreaterFighterClosed2022-11-14 18:05MarioGom2022-12-09 10:58MarioGom2022-12-09 10:58
MgkfactClosed2022-11-21 23:43MarioGom2022-12-06 12:00MarioGom2022-12-06 12:00
VexedsmuggeryClosed2022-11-23 15:42InfiniteNexus2022-12-06 05:11RoySmith2022-12-02 16:42
DavidWittasClosed2022-11-25 08:25MarioGom2022-12-09 08:14MarioGom2022-12-09 08:14
Shadowyblue09Closed2022-11-26 16:12MarioGom2022-12-07 19:51MarioGom2022-12-07 19:51
PaullyMatthewsClosed2022-11-27 11:56Wareno2022-12-05 21:23Blablubbs2022-12-05 10:11
Douglas bond of doomClosed2022-11-28 14:45MarioGom2022-12-08 23:58MarioGom2022-12-08 23:58
BeyoglouClosed2022-11-30 11:17MarioGom2022-12-09 09:19MarioGom2022-12-09 09:19
SpicyBiryaniClosed2022-12-01 07:16MarioGom2022-12-09 09:09MarioGom2022-12-09 09:09
Reds1lvClosed2022-12-01 15:03MarioGom2022-12-08 11:03MarioGom2022-12-08 11:03
DasSoumikClosed2022-12-02 00:05Spicy2022-12-07 05:22Spicy2022-12-07 05:22
SidowpknbkhihjClosed2022-12-02 06:49Spicy2022-12-07 05:10Spicy2022-12-07 05:10
Geniusavatar82Closed2022-12-02 23:09MarioGom2022-12-09 09:22MarioGom2022-12-09 09:22
Angela CrissClosed2022-12-03 19:57DatGuy2022-12-09 08:34MarioGom2022-12-08 23:25
Kkm010Closed2022-12-05 00:49Sro232022-12-05 03:13Sro232022-12-05 03:13
DevakshraiClosed2022-12-06 19:35Mz72022-12-07 09:02Mz72022-12-07 09:02
There-beingClosed2022-12-07 15:04Bbb232022-12-08 13:43MarioGom2022-12-07 15:04
InfosecwikiClosed2022-12-08 04:30MarioGom2022-12-08 17:00MarioGom2022-12-08 17:00
Physo172Closed2022-12-08 10:36NinjaRobotPirate2022-12-08 17:06NinjaRobotPirate2022-12-08 17:06
Footballfan777666544Closed2022-12-08 13:30RoySmith2022-12-08 17:42RoySmith2022-12-08 17:42
Eminence innovationClosed2022-12-08 14:12Blablubbs2022-12-08 14:39Blablubbs2022-12-08 14:39
Kompress0Closed2022-12-08 14:50Thewolfchild2022-12-08 16:05
Rajesh56omClosed2022-12-08 15:21MarioGom2022-12-09 10:39MarioGom2022-12-09 10:39
Join Instagram at Under 13Closed2022-12-08 17:47Blablubbs2022-12-08 18:32Blablubbs2022-12-08 18:32
BucktonyClosed2022-12-08 18:54Blablubbs2022-12-08 19:15Blablubbs2022-12-08 19:15
WrathofyazdanClosed2022-12-08 20:41Oshwah2022-12-09 02:29Oshwah2022-12-09 02:29
Rishabh7009Closed2022-12-08 21:33Bbb232022-12-09 00:36RoySmith2022-12-09 00:20
TheEdgarBoxClosed2022-12-08 22:04Oshwah2022-12-09 02:11Oshwah2022-12-09 02:11
Echo nori kazuha ayatoClosed2022-12-09 00:59MarioGom2022-12-09 08:41MarioGom2022-12-09 08:41
Iphone8fanClosed2022-12-09 02:41MarioGom2022-12-09 08:52MarioGom2022-12-09 08:52
Quick CheckUser requests
Use this section to request checkuser information relating to a situation that does not involve sock puppetry. You could use this section to request, for example:
  • Underlying IPs of an account, where the autoblock has expired or been ineffective.
  • Collateral damage checks for the informed hardblocking of IPs or ranges.
  • IP block exemption checks before granting IPBE (or to verify it is being used constructively).
For threats of harm (to self or others) you must email emergency
wikimedia.org (see the threats of harm page) and not use this page. Requests to investigate and confirm sockpuppetry should be listed in the sockpuppet section above, and not here (such requests will be summarily removed).
To make a request here, copy the following template and paste it to the end of this section (quick link to edit) – replacing "header" with an informative title, and adding underneath the template any relevant information – then sign using "~~~~", preview, and click "save".
==== HEADER ====
{{SPIquick}}
* {{Checkuser|
username}}
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