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Both users are suspected of sockpuppets of Unypoly @ kowp. Are these users sockpuppets? Cf,

Thanks. --Ficell 11:57, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

Unypoly has edited too long ago, so I think you can't checkuser information of Unypoly. When you check, except Unypoly. Thanks. --Ficell 12:04, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

The two users in question don't seem to be related. Cubist seems legitimate, whereas there's conclusive evidence that 북극펭귄 is probably the same user as 프록시마, the user that was checked in the previous inquiry and subsequently blocked. As you've said, Unypoly cannot be checked. --FiLiP ¤ 13:48, 15 March 2008 (UTC)


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Please check,, Alex K on uk.wikipedia. They made the same edits in article and offended other users, made edit wars. Possibly block evasion.--Ahonc 15:35, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

  Confirmed. Edits from those IP addresses have been most likely made by Alex K. --FiLiP ¤ 16:27, 19 March 2008 (UTC)


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dear stewrds. i request for chekuser for this users.they all are newbibes in fawiki and seems to be suckpupet.they came support deletion of one article.کوخرد@fawiki and Bakhshe Kookherd@fawiki and كـوخـرد هُـرمُـزگان@fawiki .tnx-- 10:13, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

  Confirmed. Those three users are indeed sockpuppets of one another. After a thorough and long examination, I've come to conclusion that there are several proxy servers that serve(d) as access points for many users from one particular city in Asia. Since I'm dealing here with conclusive evidence and there is no doubt about it, I don't have a problem with naming the users in question. Of course, this would also help Farsi Wikipedia in fighting sockpuppets. The users are as follows (the order bares no relevance):
So that's 17 users. I hope this information can be used in the right way. --FiLiP ¤ 13:16, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
thanks alot it will help fawiki greatly--Mardetanha 13:18, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
could you please mention which countery where thay from?--Mardetanha 23:59, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
It's United Arab Emirates. --FiLiP ¤ 00:00, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

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Dear stewards, I request that a check user will be perform on a static IP : from USA, that I have blocked indefinitely for a post on WN which is a call for racial hate (you can check it on the fr:n:Discuter:Angela_Merkel_prononce_un_discours_devant_la_Knesset log). I would like to know if one or several accounts on WN fr are linked to this IP. We can not allow such a behaviour. Thank you in advance. Grimlock (fr WN bureaucrat and sysop) 14:54, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

No account is linked to this IP, sorry. … By the way, it would have been better not to paste the content into the deletion summary. Kind regards, —DerHexer (Talk) 10:36, 24 March 2008 (UTC)
Thank you very much (I have forgotten to fill the comment box). Grimlock 10:46, 24 March 2008 (UTC)


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Please check wikt:ja:User:メタミドポス・摂ってるぅ and wikt:ja:User:とうかんせん. They are two latest examples of a regular vandal on ja.wikt. Thanks in advance, e-Goat 02:27, 29 March 2008 (UTC)


Please check b:ja:User:Yukarin. This is same name with well-known cross-project vandal on the Japanese projects including above two wikt accounts, and now on RfA on ja.wikibooks. Thanks in advance, e-Goat 02:27, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

  Confirmed, the user b:ja:User:Yukarin is the same as the two mentioned ones on wiktionary, he is also the blocked user b:ja:user:ちゃたまなんてうそさ.
On Wiktionary between a lot (49) already blocked accounts also found 3 yet unblocked: wikt:ja:user:はにはにはー, wikt:ja:user:Jhonspiarno, wikt:ja:user:アスミス.
best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 03:08, 29 March 2008 (UTC)
Thank you very much for your speedy works. e-Goat 03:15, 29 March 2008 (UTC)


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I would like to request a checkuser on the following accounts, to see if there is a common underlying IP used for vandalism. I don't need it revealed, just blocked if it is a cross-wiki IP vandal. Diffs can be found here - [1] - text is in foreign language, with an insult at the bottom, and offensive username.

So far the following users were created:

Please check to see if there are any sleeper accounts on the IP. Thanks, AP aka --Kelsington 19:35, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

done by Bastique already, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 19:52, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Mikegodwin, Sonsoftheowl, Bombayne22 @ incubator

These two registered yesterday and opened their RFA. The third ones contributions is support votes for them and some trolling. Please, check if they are sockpuppets of some enwiki users and if they are each others' sockpuppets — VasilievV 2 15:05, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

  Done All of them related, also JoanneB es:Drini 15:09, 9 June 2008 (UTC)


Can you check Mauri in french wikiquote for the following reason :

  1. POV-pushing
  2. copyvio
  3. tronckated citations.

He uses as well his user account as IPs adresses. We'd the same problem in french Wikipédia. See also our talk page--Bertrand GRONDIN – Talk 18:45, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

  Done Yes, he frequently interchanges between account and IP. IP data shared with requester for official complaint. --Thogo (talk) 18:49, 1 June 2008 (UTC)


Please check the user no:Bruker:Swingrockroddelerobandet, and see if he shares an IP with someone else, and check that IP on nnwiki as well. This could be characterized as fishing, but a sockpuppeteering user calling himself "Rodelero" has been a very persistent vandal on both nowiki and nnwiki for a long time, and now claims he "is back", so it is crucial to stop him early on in order to minimize the damage. Jon Harald Søby 12:05, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

  Done IP is not used on nnwiki and nowiki (there except by the mentioned account, of course), Rodelero's edits are too old to check. IP data saved for later abuse mailing if necessary. --Thogo (talk) 12:10, 30 May 2008 (UTC)


Please check sl:Uporabnik:Heroj Patrik3, sl:Uporabnik:Heroj Patrik2, sl:Uporabnik:Heroj Patrik and sl:Uporabnik:Patricij. We are in trubble that at least one other user with different name is sockpuppet of Heroj Patrik (originally Patricij) because of same types of edits (removing talk pages content, personal attacks like YOU SHOULDN'T BLOCK ME, etc.) Also there is a question how to prevent user with DHCP address creating new accounts (Here he said that he is going to create new accounts constantly (Heroj Patrik4, Heroj Patrik5, ...)). Greetings, --Smihael 20:22, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

Found socks (not yet blocked):
  • Janez Maček
Open proxies:
Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 22:03, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. See also this discussion: lp, --Smihael 12:24, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
I doubt I can understand it :) --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 12:42, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
Basically, the user pretended to be a different person and sounded a little offended when we suggested he was the same person. Anyway, he doesn't seem to be giving up, what else could be done to prevent him opening another account? Block all the proxies? --Yerpo 13:04, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
Yes, that might help, if Your community wishes so and needs help with this, please contact User:DerHexer as he had done this for some wikis already, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 13:09, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
He's back, it seems. Could you please check sl:User:Andrejjj, sl:User:Dlojze1 and sl:User:Marko Dolenc (several suspicious or outright abusive edits), their IPs and other possible socks? Thank you, --Yerpo 18:39, 9 June 2008 (UTC)
  Confirmed. No doubt about it. --FiliP × 19:01, 9 June 2008 (UTC)
That's what I thought. Same IPs? --Yerpo 19:02, 9 June 2008 (UTC)
Yes. No more users found on that IP, though. --FiliP × 19:03, 9 June 2008 (UTC)
...yet. The user openly threatened that we'll never get rid of him. Anyway, thank you for the swift response, I'll go write a request to DerHexer to take care of the proxies. --Yerpo 19:08, 9 June 2008 (UTC)


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Please check el:User:Mitrius and ru:Участник:Юрий Иванков for possible account usurpation. I have accounts named Mitius in all the wikis including Meta and Commons (mainly I work in ruwiki ru:User:Mitrius), and the existence of el:User:Mitrius prevents merging my accounts. The alleged impostor account el:User:Mitrius has only one change - creation of an article about Russian academician Fomenko, that suggests he may also be a Russian speaker and he may know me on ruwiki. I cannot write in Greek and dislike Fomenko's theories. I had conflicts with ru:Участник:Юрий Иванков both on March 19 (link in Russian here), the day before the account on elwiki was created, and then on March 24 (link in Russian here), the very same day the only change of el:User:Mitrius was made. ru:Участник:Юрий Иванков knows Greek language (el-4) as a Babel box on his page testifies; I cannot remember any other wiki user with him I had a conflict who knew Greek. --Mitrius 14:14, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

On it. MaxSem(Han shot first!) 14:19, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  Unrelated, though most likely it's a sock. MaxSem(Han shot first!) 14:50, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
Thank you, I will try to contact the Greek Mitrius and to address Greek bureaucrats after a while if he is silent. --Mitrius 14:53, 25 May 2008 (UTC)


Please check uk:User:Raider and Possibly bock evasion.--Ahonc 11:52, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

  Unrelated --FiLiP ¤ 18:45, 10 May 2008 (UTC)
Please check also Raider-2: the name is similar to the name of blocked user.--Ahonc 22:01, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
Raider-2 shares an ip with a number of other blocked users, but no match to Raider. --Cspurrier 17:39, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

Alex K@ukwiki

Please check User:Alex K, User:日本地理 and They make the same edits in one article to avoid blocking by three reverts rule.--Ahonc 23:03, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

  Confirmed. Also found user Liu Bei. --FiLiP ¤ 23:16, 8 May 2008 (UTC)


We would like to reuest for a checkuser verification on the user Sevak. We suspect him to be the re-incarnation of an alrady blocked user Sidheeq. Sevak is causing trouble by flaming in a sysop election.

Thanks. --Jyothis 17:59, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Hm, why not just blocking the user? --Thogo (talk) 18:00, 5 May 2008 (UTC)
  Unrelated, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 19:34, 5 May 2008 (UTC)


Please do a rundown on c the user Sevak. he seems to be a sock of Bluemangoa2z. Sevak is causing trouble by flaming in a sysop election.

Thanks. --Challiyan

  Unlikely. Seem not to be related, remember that cu is not a crystal ball and can't solve everything, if the user causes troubles maybe an admin action is required, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 11:06, 7 May 2008 (UTC)


Please do another check on Pachapeedika and Bluemangoa2z. they both seem to mislead other users, take sides, talk with religious bias. and vote on elections.

thanks Challiyan

  Declined, cu does not solve that problem if one or two users mislead someone or talk bias, I don't see any valid reason to run a cu here, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 17:24, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

vandalpuppets at viwiki

The following accounts behaved the same ways as vi:User:Liebesapfel's socks confirmed in #Several requests about viwiki and vandalpuppets. Please help to identify open proxies used by them as well as related newly opened accounts. Thank you. Tmct 08:06, 28 April 2008 (UTC)


open proxies
not yet blocked accounts
  • none, all other accounts found are already blocked.

Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 13:27, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

Several requests about viwiki and vandalpuppets

We have reasons to believe that vi:User:Liebesapfel is the person behind repeated vandalism attacks against the Vietnamese Wikipedia but have no definite proof. We found a non-proxy IP performing vandalism in the manner of the other attacks. We'd like to know if Liebesapfel has ever logged in from this IP address: Another of Liebesapfel's suspected puppets, vi:User:Phúc Du, made some supposedly constructive edits before starting her vandalism rampage, so Phúc Du and Liebesapfel might also share IPs at some point. DHN 20:15, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

Which are these reasons? Could you give us some links? Thanks, —DerHexer (Talk) 20:29, 23 April 2008 (UTC)
  • vi:User:Phúc Du and many many other accounts in this category share the same pattern of vandalism. Here are two of them who showed connections with vi:User:Liebesapfel: [2], [3]
  • vi:User:Phúc Du and vi:User:Liebesapfel have extremely similar writing style (this I cannot show you cos' it is in Vietnamese). Liebesapfel contributed mainly in articles on animes and anime-related games. Phuc Du contributed only in articles on anime-related games.

Tmct 20:46, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

  • Liebesapfel was banned for 6 months beginning in December after a time-consuming controversy regarding content in her user page: she repeatedly added pictures that many users found objectionable: feces, sex toys, swastika, communist flag, etc. The vandalism attacks only started after she was banned.
  • The vandalism consisted of posting large pictures of genitalia in user talk pages.
  • The vandal said "you know who I am" and claimed that she was righting wrongs committed by the admins.
  • During vandalism attacks, Liebesapfel would sometimes log in and write in her user talk page, demurely asking "what's going on" even when nobody said anything to her. DHN 21:06, 23 April 2008 (UTC)
If it's of any help, the vandal often uses on his edits summaries "unblock liebesapfel and this will stop" and the alike es:Drini 21:47, 23 April 2008 (UTC)
  Done Confirmed relation with Phuc Du. Also direct relations with Liebesapfel, Fate's Palpitation, Jerrymouse, Tmct's phucking mom HAHAHAHAH, Beauty Of The Beast, Phúc Du , Nguyenbabinh, all indefinitely blocked. All the IPs are already blocked as open proxies es:Drini 21:54, 23 April 2008 (UTC)


Please help to check the IPs used by those socks. The vandal is back. Also, I'd to know newly opened accounts that are related to those above. By looking at "recent changes", I suspect s/he is opening a number of new accounts right now.

Thanks in advance. Tmct 19:43, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

  Done on it. es:Drini 21:02, 23 April 2008 (UTC)
open proxy:
not yet blocked accounts:
  • Gonewithwind
  • Thienthansamhoi
  • Beauty Of The Beast
  • Worthless stone
  • Tài động
  • HMC333
  • Justice-san
  • N0b0di
  • Chỉ mất vài giây 2
  • Ký tài khoảnhễ
  • Haydoimubaohiem
  • Xauvankieu
  • Ưng Hoàng Teo
  • Thánh Cô
  • Connhangheo
  Confirmed, Liebesapfel, Phúc Du & lots vandal accounts seem to be the same user. Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 21:27, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

vi.wikipedia again

Please check if these vandal socks used open proxies. Thank you. Tmct 18:43, 20 April 2008 (UTC) I am really sorry for the long list. We have already more than 40,000 open proxies blocked, but we still get dozens of vandal accounts each day spamming obscenity. Tmct 19:18, 20 April 2008 (UTC)

  Done checking and blocking, same pattern of multiple vandal accounts. The IPs will show up here: [4] es:Drini 19:19, 20 April 2008 (UTC)


Those are some of the socks who open accounts just to spam obscenity or nonsenses. Please check what sort of IPs they used. Recently we have dozens more of them each day. We've been blocking a lot of open proxies but it doesn't seem to solve the problem yet.

Thank you. Tmct 14:01, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

  Confirmed, but they go over proxies as You said: open proxies You might want to block:
If open proxies continue to be a mayor problem for Your project You could think about blocking them, User:DerHexer wrote a script that blocks open proxies, he has done that already for, because they had a lot of vandalism. Just contact him if You want his help, but make sure to find consensus in the community first.
Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 14:17, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

Thank you very much. Below is the list of those vandal accounts we got since yesterday. I have scripts to block IPs and we have blocked all those proxy list that we've found so far plus all IPs blocked in (those blocked in other wikis are going to be blocked very soon). I've also used the IPs you gave above as search keywords. But it looks like we haven't found the right one. If we cannot blocks these IPs, the vandal will be able to use them again soon. I wish we could check the list ourselves, but people oppose a checkuser in Vietnamese Wikipedia.

I'm really sorry that I have to ask you guys to check this long list, and I totally understand if you say it is too much to do. If you check only a part of the list, I would still really appreciate. Many thanks. Tmct 18:07, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

Ok, I have a look at them, but please note, that I will not give away IPs that are not open proxies, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 18:12, 19 April 2008 (UTC)
Great! We are interested only in blocking open proxies. Tmct 18:16, 19 April 2008 (UTC)


Users that seem to be one (and are already blocked):


Open proxy list:

Accounts not yet blocked and are:
Of (1):

  • -

Of (2):

  • Caubevachiectau
  • Buoitiecli

Of (3):

  • AnhThangsg
  • 1lannuaroidingu
  • Havanti

Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 19:57, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

 . Many thanks! :) Tmct 21:24, 19 April 2008 (UTC)


Copied from [5].

I am requesting a checkuser to confirm that I am, in fact, not Benutzer:Rubi64, as is claimed by single-purpose account user:Jorrit-H [6], and would appreciate appropriate measures against user:Jorrit-H. Guido den Broeder (talk) 22:27, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

Regards, Guido den Broeder 07:40, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

  Comment: I deferred this case to meta from w:en:Wikipedia:Requests for checkuser/Case/de:Rubi64, due to the multi-project nature of it. If possible, I'd imagine it would be appreciated if some sort of notification back (although it's likely I'll keep an eye here, but just in case) regarding the results, perhaps on the case page, or on Checkuser-l, so action can be taken by the appropriate persons. Anthøny 08:55, 16 April 2008 (UTC)
Note also my alert at [7] about a group of people 'discussing' nl:Wikipedia events on en:Wikipedia. Regards, Guido den Broeder 10:51, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

Hopefully, this request is not forgotten? Guido den Broeder 07:52, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

We don't check such things, since it is non-urgent and there are local checkusers on both projects. Please note that checkuser can not confirm non-identity. --Thogo (talk) 08:22, 21 April 2008 (UTC)
Forgive me for not understanding. I was sent here because local checkusers cannot make this check. If the global checkuser does not confirm that the IP's are the same, does it not follow that they are different? Guido den Broeder 10:00, 21 April 2008 (UTC)
The local checkusers can't help this one. All we are looking for is whether or not those are likely the same user. Stifle (enwiki admin) 10:43, 21 April 2008 (UTC)
Why can't they help? They could easily communicate with each other. All of the dewiki checkusers speak English and two of them are regularly available on IRC, so why should that be a problem? --Thogo (talk) 11:14, 21 April 2008 (UTC)
Just to give the perspective of the de: checkusers: While requests for this kind of confirmation are entirely understandable coming from users who are wrongly accused of sockpuppetry, we don't grant them, simply because it is not possible to make such conclusions with certainty based on the output of the CheckUser tool, and because such requests could easily be abused by deliberately generating misleading "evidence". See also the Checkuser on yourself to "prove your innocence" part in the Unacceptable requests section of en:Wikipedia:Requests_for_checkuser.
Besides, with regard to this specific case: Someone from en: might correct me on this, but it appears to me that these accusations of sockpuppetry do not have gained significant credibility in the en: community anyway (see also en:User talk:Jorrit-H), were off-topic for the debate they were made in and had no decisive influence on its outcome, and were not used to justify any administrative action against the suspected users. Regards, HaeB 23:21, 21 April 2008 (UTC)
So this is obviously   Declined. --Thogo (talk) 16:06, 16 May 2008 (UTC)


similiar vandal offensive edits, similiar names --Ilya K 21:17, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

Please could You give a bit more info, why was Цуцик blocked, what is the "offensive edit" about? Thanks, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 21:22, 12 April 2008 (UTC)
  Confirmed, also multiple other users found (all already blocked). Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 21:47, 12 April 2008 (UTC)
please also check vandals

--Ahonc 15:22, 20 April 2008 (UTC)

  Done, accounts not yet blocked & most likely same user:
  • Rambutan
  • Їжачок
  • Заблокований2
Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 18:38, 20 April 2008 (UTC)
Please check also uk:User:Цуцик Дупа.--Ahonc 18:31, 10 May 2008 (UTC)
  Unrelated - this user doesn't seem to have anything to do with the others. However, it's interesting to note that this user is most likely a double account of uk:User:Ilya. --FiLiP ¤ 19:02, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

Please check also Vagner and Konrjs. They also made vandal edits.--Ahonc 15:23, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

  Inconclusive. Konrjs has used an open proxy (, so it is somewhat possible that these are the same, but there's simply not enough evidence. As for the previous ukwiki checks, no, these don't seem to be related to them. And in the future (and I hope there will be no need in the future :) ), please use a separate sections, so as to be clear whether your requests has any relations to the previous ones (in this case, I didn't conclude whether this request had any connection to Цуценятко case or not, so I checked just to be sure). --FiLiP ¤ 17:49, 22 May 2008 (UTC)


Considering IP user's recent vandals on the calendar pages at Korean Wikipedia, 김종국 who often claims the change of the calendars is suspicious of editing the calendar pages anonymously on purpose. IP user's edits were in accord with 김종국's own claim. Please let me know whether they are the same user.--Goodgood 11:19, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

This looks like fishing to me. Can you, please, give a more detailed and reasoned explanation regarding the requested check? --FiLiP ¤ 11:15, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
Oh, I'm so sorry that it looked like fishing to you. That was absolutely my fault and I was too hasty then. Well, at Ko Wikipedia's consistent vandals on the calendar pages like [8], [9], [10],[11], etc...which claimed ko:식목일(Arbor Day in Korea) is still holiday in Korea and vandals at the user pages like [12], [13] offended all Ko wikipedians. BTW, the content that IP user claimsed on the calendar pages are very similar to 김종국 at Ko Wikipedia's [14] which claimed ko:식목일(Arbor Day in Korea) is still holiday in Korea. But now Arbor Day is no longer holiday in Korea since 2006.(you can confirm it in the ko:식목일) Moreover, 김종국's userpage wrote: 법령이 개정되었다고 하던데 난 절대로 이 법령 받아들일 수 없다.(translation:I cannot accept the amendment of the holiady law). Those are reasons that I suspect they are the same user.--Goodgood 09:42, 31 March 2008 (UTC)
  Confirmed. Yes, it is highly likely that those are the same users. --FiLiP ¤ 17:27, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

Alefbet@fawiki and آقایی@Fawiki in

Hi, I would like to request for a checkuser on the two users, Alefbet and آقایی and seems to be one person and i think they are playing with the system so i want to be sure that you are not same person--Mardetanha talk 19:23, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

You think so?! Many people may think many things. What was the proper reason for asking checkusers? What was the incident of possible abuse? Alefbe 14:40, 18 April 2008 (UTC)
  Inconclusive. There's not enough evidence to prove that these users are or are not the same. --FiLiP ¤ 20:18, 16 April 2008 (UTC)
Before checking my account and the account of آقایی@Fawiki, you should have asked for a proper reason. Checkuser is not for fishing. Alefbe 14:40, 18 April 2008 (UTC)
Thanks--Mardetanha talk 20:20, 16 April 2008 (UTC)
Alefbe: There's nothing to discuss here, as this request is closed. If you want to personally discuss with Mardetanha, please do so on his own talk page. es:Drini 15:22, 18 April 2008 (UTC)
I'm not discussing the result of user-checking. I'm saying that in giving information, checkusers should follow CheckUser Policy. Are you saying that stewards can violate this policy and nobody should mention it? There wasn't any proper reason for checking my account and User:Dungodung shouldn't have done that. Alefbe 16:06, 18 April 2008 (UTC)
The policy was followed. What point do you think was not? No private information was released. es:Drini 16:09, 18 April 2008 (UTC)
The policy was not followed in the first place. There was no proper reason to check the accounts and User:Dungodung shouldn't have done that in the first place (Checkuser is not for fishing). Alefbe 16:16, 18 April 2008 (UTC)
What part of policy wasn't followed, I ask again? Tell me what section or paragraph. es:Drini 16:19, 18 April 2008 (UTC)
This part. Alefbe 16:20, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

The tool is to be used to fight vandalism, to check for sockpuppet abuse, and to limit disruption of the project. It must be used only to prevent damage to any of Wikimedia projects.

Alefbe suspected playing with system, checkuser proved there was no evidence.   ok

The tool should not be used for political control; to apply pressure on editors; or as a threat against another editor in a content dispute. There must be a valid reason to check a user. Note that alternative accounts are not forbidden, so long as they are not used in violation of the policies (for example, to double-vote or to increase the apparent support for any given position).

Dungodungo wasn't controlling politically the wiki nor threats were made.   ok

Notification to the account that is checked is permitted but is not mandatory. Similarly, notification of the check to the community is not mandatory, but may be done subject to the provisions of the privacy policy.

It was a public request, nothing to hide. However it's not mandatory a notidication.   ok

Some wikis allow an editor's IPs to be checked upon his or her request if, for example, there is a need to provide evidence of innocence against a sockpuppet allegation; note, however, that requesting a checkuser in these circumstances is sometimes part of the attempt to disrupt.

It wasn't a self-request, so it doens't apply.   ok

Therefore, Dungodungo did not violate the policy. es:Drini 16:24, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

So you mean that stewards can check any account, just based on a baseless request by another user? Alefbe 16:36, 18 April 2008 (UTC)
sorry i am bit late for answer. Before requesting i had talked with some other fawiki sysop then apply the request.and if you can see here some month ago another sysop of fawiki have been SUSPICIOUS to this user and chekuser may found i think no policy has been violated .Thanks for your attention.--Mardetanha talk 17:56, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

I consider this harassment. This is the second time that Meta has performed a Checkuser on me and User:Alefbet on groundless basis. Disagreement over content cannot be used for Checkuser, in this case I have not even edited the same article as the other user in question. In addition User:Mardetanha has just closed my account on the Persian Wikipedia for content dispute, and has clearly used this tool as leverage for pressure. --Aghayee 17:08, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Peterng@zhwiki and Felixpl@zhwiki

zh:user:Felixwpl made edit war in Template, details in here, after Felixwpl banned he uses Peterng discuss and support Felixwpl view. Then, he give three barnstars to Felixwpl. Sorry for my poor English.--Flamelai 08:45, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

This doesn't look like a good enough reason for a check. Can you, please, elaborate? --FiLiP ¤ 22:34, 23 April 2008 (UTC)
  Not done while the problem seems to be over and check-user involves privacy concerns.--Jusjih 02:56, 28 April 2008 (UTC)
Changed my mind. This request involves allegation to increase the apparent support for a given position in the Chinese Wikipedia namespace talk page. Based on the check, at the time Peterng gave three barnstars to Felixwpl, both usernames share the same IP.--Jusjih 21:28, 18 May 2008 (UTC)


The article about Thai Royal Family has been vandalized (see history) by some IPs such as or I would like to know that if I may check that this IP is User:Donuttowanoon, which is in the discussion with steward. I wonder if he vandalized that, so we can prevent it happen again. --Passawuth 11:10, 30 April 2008 (UTC)


The block log there suggests that username "Donuttowanoon" and the like have been blocked and unblocked several times, but this username is associated with dozens of IPs but not or as you have mentioned here. However,,, and mentioned in the Spacebirdy talk page are found not associated with Donuttowanoon there. I hope that my check has answered your concerns while I do not think it needed to check dozens of IPs 00:41, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks ! Can it be checked also that the IPs has to do with any users else ? --Passawuth 08:58, 5 May 2008 (UTC)
  CheckUser is not for fishing No, sorry, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 13:11, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
  Not done. Passawuth, please explain why check if the IPs has to do with any other users. Which other users? Please see also our checkuser policy. It is a sensitive privacy concern.--Jusjih 16:15, 11 May 2008 (UTC)


Repeated vandalism attacks under following usernames:

thank you for help. --Gutsul 08:43, 2 May 2008 (UTC)


Out of the listed users, the 3 following don't seem to be related to the rest (and among themselves):

There are, however, two distinct groups of users. Nothing so far suggests that the two groups are related (CheckUser-wise; I don't know about the edits patterns). The users within the same group are most definitely sockpuppets of one another.

Group #1:

Group #2:

These two lists mention all of the users from the original list (save for the three that I excluded at the beginning), but there are also some other accounts that haven't been spotted before, I assume. I hope this helps. --FiLiP ¤ 10:15, 2 May 2008 (UTC)


User:Orroz is a vandal, a puppetmaster on it.wikipedia. On it.wikiquote, he inserts a lot of false quote and he was blocked; there are two users with the same name of this list, can you check if these users are sock of Orroz?

This vandal is probably a sock of Jolly Joker:

Thanks, and sorry for my english! :) Dread83 17:23, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Only Orroz edited in the last months, the other accounts were used only in 2006. CU is not possible after 3 months. And there are no other accounts affiliated to Orroz (within the last 3 months). --Thogo (talk) 17:37, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Update: please, check Orroz with the new User:Trinco tozzo rio violetto. Thanks. --Dread83 09:24, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

Why do you think it's Orroz? This user is not on the itwp sockpuppet list. --Thogo (talk) 09:56, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
Ok, it's only a my doubt. He ask info on Orroz and he want to insert quotes from the same source of Orroz, possibly fake. Maybe, it's only a coincidence; if it's not enough, i return when i have the evidences. Thanks. --Dread83 10:12, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
You could simply block him, if he doesn't do useful stuff. (I see, his only edits were on user pages. So if he continues with that you could just block him.) --Thogo (talk) 10:17, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
  Done Orroz and Trinco tozzo rio violetto are the same user. There are further new accounts/an editing IP that are also the same user:, Scorpio84, Il Greco. --Thogo (talk) 16:30, 16 May 2008 (UTC)
Ok, thank you for all! Dread83 08:52, 17 May 2008 (UTC)

Sorry, but this is a neverending story... User:Quale delle tre? is a vandal, it's an auto-declarated sock of Orroz and it's was blocked; now, at this time, there are other sock of Orroz? Thanks. Dread83 13:13, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

Well, if it's already blocked there is no need to check. ;) Do you have other accounts under suspicion? --Thogo (talk) 14:10, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
Yes, User:Minnesota Boy. --Dread83 18:26, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
  Confirmed. --Thogo (talk) 17:54, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

Again... Minnesota Boy wanted to be renamed in "Yellow Man". Now there is the User:Red_Women. On it.wikipedia i find this. All "colored people"... This is not only a coincidence: Green Boy has an edit related to "I tre moschettieri" (The three Musketeers) and on Discussioni utente:Lupoegiziano on Wikiquote we have 2 messages related to "The three Musketeers" from 2 IP of the range 81.211.*.* (Orroz's IP range). Now, please check user "Red Women" on it.Quote and "Green Boy" on it.Pedia. Thank you very much. --Dread83 13:09, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

Update: I have requested a check on Pedia: Green Boy and Yellow Girl are sock of Orroz, and now are blocked. Check Red Women. --Dread83 15:15, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
Done and   Confirmed. --Thogo (talk) 15:21, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
Ok! Thanks a lot! --Dread83 17:12, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

Clara C. (pt.Wikipedia)

The following discussion is closed.

My name is Fred Xavier and I'm sysop on Wikipedia in Portuguese. Sorry for my poor english. Bring this request here because we currently have only 2 checkusers in our project and a third will be chosen in a election. Also, the user to be checked is very known in the community and it could bring endless discussions.

Between September 2006 and the full year 2007, the Portuguese Wikipedia was attacked by a group of users of the website Think Finance, whose objective was the use of the project to promotion. Practically all the community was attacked, except some users who supported this group and their actions. All the acts of vandalism was done using sock puppets and proxys.

Well, pt:User:Clara C., defended these users, strengthening the action of them. This practice still exists, promoting personal persecutions.

Recently, I found a sock puppet of the user pt:User:Clara C., called pt:User:Categorizador. In this link, the user Categorizador complete the comment/opinion left by Clara C.:

The user Clara C. visibly uses two accounts, pretending to be two different people: one to edit normally, one to attack other editors.

Another detail: there is an account called pt:User:FlaviaC that many sysops believe to be a sock puppet too. If this is true, FlaviaC has been used to influence elections. See here

I therefore ask that the checkuser is made under the "ClaraC.". Then, we know which sock puppets were used by Clara C. and if there was abuse in the use of these socks.

Thanks! Fred Xavier 13:22, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

Please note that CU is not for fishing. Thus, if you have two accounts and some evidence that they are used by the same person, we can check this, but we are not allowed to search for sockpuppets ourselves. So, what we could do is to check if Clara C., Categorizador and FlaviaC are likely to be the same user. If you have other suspicious accounts and evidence for it to be related to Clara C., please list them and the evidence. Additionally, please send your two ptwiki checkusers here or to the checkusers' IRC channel that we can talk to them before. --Thogo (talk) 14:52, 8 May 2008 (UTC)
Thank you, Thogo! I know that CU is not for fishing. Then, I agree with the verification (checkuser) only on the 3 accounts listed. Fred Xavier 15:27, 8 May 2008 (UTC)
Well, it's necessary that either the two CUs whom ptwiki has elected, come here and request themselves that we do the check instead of themselves, or you must provide *very* good reasons that they are not able, willing or allowed to check. And we need more evidence. For example diff links where one of these accounts attacks other users, and so on. --Thogo (talk) 15:31, 8 May 2008 (UTC)
I have had conflicts with the UC en:user:Nuno Tavares. The other CU, en: user: EPinheiro, who was indicated me to the sysop tolls. I do not want to be raised suspicions against them.
I don't understand what you mean. Please elaborate. --Thogo (talk)
I do not trust in Nuno because I had conflicts with him. Fred Xavier 16:53, 8 May 2008 (UTC)
Some diffs:
Clara C. is neither mentioned on that page nor has s/he edited there. --Thogo (talk)
Lucpilla = Clara C. Fred Xavier 16:43, 8 May 2008 (UTC).</smal>
None of the abovementioned accounts has edited there. So what evidence is that? --Thogo (talk)
Lucpilla = Clara C. Fred Xavier 16:43, 8 May 2008 (UTC).</smal>
This is not a diff link, I will not read all the page to search for what you mean. --Thogo (talk)
OK. Fred Xavier 16:43, 8 May 2008 (UTC) </smal>
Thogo, is it necessary to cite more diffs? Thanks! Fred Xavier 16:05, 8 May 2008 (UTC)
Yes, it is. The two postings on Mschlindwein are from Clara C., where is your evidence that Clara C. and the other mentioned accounts are from the same person? --Thogo (talk) 16:20, 8 May 2008 (UTC)
Thogo, here, Categorizador complete the comment/opinion left by Clara C.
The users Clara C. and FláviaC living in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. The nicknames are similar. Here, for example (and other pages), the two acounts write in a similar fashion, characterized by aggression. Fred Xavier 16:35, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

Thogo, will be my request rejected? Fred Xavier 16:49, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

One of the 2 local pt checkusers MUST come and say we carry the check. Any of them. They don't confirm, we reject. es:Drini 17:07, 8 May 2008 (UTC)
OK. Fred Xavier 17:31, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

As I mentioned in other instances, I will, of course, recuse from performing any checks myself. I had asked Fred Xavier to talk to the local ptwiki CheckUsers before making the request before the Stewards, but also that he could come straight here, if he could make a strong-enough case that it would not be possible to have this processed locally under any circumstance.
I have also performed several Oversight actions on, which were justified, due to situations stemming from the general malaise on caused by this entire conflict. Fred Xavier did not cause the situation that forced the use of Oversight.
In addition, in the event Stewards process this request, I will offer to perform any necessary translations of comments or other content edits made on ptwiki, in order to make it possible for non-Portuguese speaking Stewards to grasp context in any edits.
I suppose this is all I can do myself regarding this request. Redux 21:46, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

I   Support this request. Epinheiro 09:03, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

I will   Oppose to this request, since the user Fred Xavier is clearly fishing for more conflicts. User Fred Xavier is sustaining a long date conflict with a group of users that didn't support him in other occasions, and I personally find this quite oppressing for the community well being.
Regarding the request as is, it lacks the most basic requirement: demonstration of illegal conduct. All presented diffs show us the same person, indeed Clara C. and her former nickname, who has asked to have her name renamed, as Fred Xavier (and everybody else) knows. There is nothing illegal about that, nor the provided diffs proved anything illegal that support a CheckUser.
Risking to get a little off-topic, I can't remember any conflict with Fred Xavier except for a single one, say.... more than a year ago? I'm terribly sorry that Fred got the impression I have any issue with him. I only keep bad memories from persistent behaviours. And lately, indeed, I'm finding too much strange behaviours from Fred. I hope they don't get persistent, for everybody's sake. Nuno Tavares 01:00, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

This is the reason to bring the request for the Meta because I have imagined the opinion of Nuno. The user Clara C has conflicts with a lot of users, as her user page shows, including me. Fred Xavier 02:04, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

We have not had a third CU. We have not had a third opinion/decision. Fred Xavier 02:07, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

  Declined, since the premise was: if all cu agree, which is not the case. Also I would like to remember all those who are involved, that checkuser does not solve such problems in the community, it can't wipe away personal problems or emotions, I would like to ask all involved parties to calm down, sit down and talk. Fred, please accept the decision of the local cu, thanks, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 06:44, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

I don't understand the decision becausa Drini says: "One of the 2 local pt checkusers MUST come and say we carry the check", and not "all". Well, the suspicion about the accounts and the attacks of the user Clara C. will continue, unfortunately... Fred Xavier 14:43, 11 May 2008 (UTC)
You have local checkusers that do such jobs, if they decline to cary out the request, it is their decision, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 18:30, 11 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Thank you for the right decision. I was alerted by another user that this Fred Xavier was complaining here about me. Unfortunately, me and Fred Xavier have some different opinions about some stuff. But I could never imagine he was doing such thing. I can consider myself as a new user and I do not have the slightest idea of who ClaraC is and why he is her enemy (and I must confess I'm not interested on their conflict). I'm really surprised that he could get to this point just because we disagree on some subjects. Thank you all again for the good sense. 19:56, 11 May 2008 (UTC) FlaviaC
This discussion is closed here, please post further discussions on pt.wikipedia. Please remember that we all work towards the same goal: to create free available knowledge sources for everyone, please work together not against each other, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 19:59, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

ルアサード@ja.wiktionary etc.

  1. w:ja:User:ルアサード
  2. q:ja:User:ルアサード
  3. wikt:ja:User:ルアサード

Please check three vandal accounts above. They seem to be of single cross-wiki vandal, even though this naughty juvenile may say "it's not me, but imposters" or so. Thanks in advance. --Kanjy 07:43, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

  Confirmed for ja.wiktionary and ja.wikiquote. Please ask a checkuser on ja.wikipedia to contact me for comparing the check, I did not do a check on ja.wikipedia because there are checkusers. Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 10:25, 10 May 2008 (UTC)
  Confirmedall three. --海獺 (Racco) 14:07, 11 May 2008 (UTC)
Many thanks to Spacebirdy and Racco! --Kanjy 14:23, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

Vandal in MS Wikipedia

Help! Malays Wikipedia under vandal attack. I'm not able to handle multiple attack. Yosri 11:17, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for those who assist, especially Spacebirdy. Yosri 11:31, 13 May 2008 (UTC)
You are welcome, please remember that #wikimedia-stewardsconnect is the IRC-channel for emergencies where people can be reached faster, it might happen that this here is not seen as fast. In the channel type !steward then usually lots of people are there to help You. Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 11:59, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

fa:User:Nersy on fawiki

Unfortunately there is another check user request for Persian Wikipedia! fa:User:Nersy had been blocked for using sockpuppet accounts inappropriately on persian wikipedia. After a while some other users appeared with the same edit patterns. If all of those accounts belong to the same person we are encountering another Inappropriate uses of alternative accounts; Avoiding scrutiny. Please check these accounts: fa:User:Nersy, fa:User:Beold and fa:User:Ali20_wiki. Also there might be some other users! Thank you in advance. Hessam 18:24, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

  Inconclusive, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 19:09, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for you quick action and aswer--Mardetanha talk 19:13, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

s:de:JAAAA_WIR_SIND_WIEDER_DA on de.wikisource

Hello all,

the above mentioned user is suspected to be the x-th reincarnation of the "Diesel vandal" on de.wikipedia (over 3 provider complains,dozens of blocks, version deletes etc); he now has targeted de.wikisource. Can I please have the IP of the above mentioned vandal account so that I can confirm if this user belongs to the vandals usual range or if it is an imitator like the guy who spams on de.wp IRC channels?

Thanks in advance, HardDisk 20:49, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

PS: On here are a lot more accounts of him; can you please also give me their range so that a permanent block can be established?

  Done, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 21:20, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

New accounts on Javanese Wikipedia

Hello Spacebirdy or other stewards, on Javanese Wikipedia, about 30 accounts were created one after another today. I suspect the one behind these new user is a well known vandal as some usernames are known from Indonesian Wikipedia. Meursault2004 20:18, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

The unified login was enabled today. A lot of users will join your community in the future. Regards, —DerHexer (Talk) 20:21, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
Ah, now I see ... Thanks for the explanation. Meursault2004 20:29, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Checkuser in pt.wikinews

I request checkuser for users pt:n:User:Romulo Aguiar, pt:n:User:Salgadojr1 and pt:n:User:Brunoy Anastasiya Seryozhenko because, due to a block of account occurred following a autobloblocked, confirming the suspicions that have multiple users of accounts of sockpuppets that do not comply with the rules and ignore the warnings of sysops. Thanks Sir Lestaty discuţie 04:38, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

  Done. All three users are   Unrelated. The autoblock was simply caused by the user you blocked trying to edit after the block.--Shanel 05:43, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

Pppppppppppppppp and Eliot@zhwiki

This morning (UTC+8), user Pppppppppppppppp make a lot of template for vandal, Cloudcolors, a sysop in zhwiki, speedy deleted these and block him(today 01:35 UTC).After more 2 hours(4:02 UTC),user Eliot create a desysop election for Couldcolors because Couldcolors block user Pppppppppppppppp.

I think these accounts are same user to use it, so I request to check these accounts--Alex S.H. Lin 08:00, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

  Unrelated, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 09:57, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

Board elections

Status:    Done (archival section)


The following discussion is closed.

Please check fa:User:Achaemenes. There are some concerns over sockpuppetry. I was told that this account MAY be a sockpuppet of fa:User:گردآفرید; Both voted at the latest RfB in persian wikipedia. Thanks in advance. Raamin 22:11, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

  Unrelated and very different IPs at the time of their edits.--Jusjih 01:46, 21 July 2008 (UTC) @ and other wikis

I and User:Hessam suspect that is a proxy (maybe an "open" proxy, maybe one that is not publicly open but is being abused) so we request a checkuser for this IP on fa wikipedia. (This request is primarily on fa wikipedia, because it looks like the IP is used for hosting several Persian websites) Huji 22:20, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

Checkuser can't reveal if an ip is a proxy or not (and if it is, it won't reveeal the IP of the true fawiki username that's posting). There are several online tools and sites to detect the presence of an open proxy. es:Drini 22:24, 18 July 2008 (UTC)
  Done Checkuser didn't link any fawiki usernme to that ip. es:Drini 22:34, 18 July 2008 (UTC)
Thanks Drini. I'm aware of how thin the evidence provided on this page was, and I appreciate your efforts. Huji 22:36, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

Please check fa:User:Amirali2006. There are some concerns over sockpuppetry as the user only has 10 total edits. This is a very close RfB so it affects the outcome. He might be using open proxies as well. There are no CheckUsers at the Persian Wikipedia and this vote affects the outcome. Thanks! --Kaaveh Ahangar 21:06, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

Though i am not against the CeckUser but i want tell it wont affect the outcome.voter should have at least on hundered of edits before any RFA or RFB--Mardetanha talk 21:34, 17 July 2008 (UTC)
  Done Checkuser done; outcome negative or unclear. Amirali2006 had edited on 3 days each time from a different ip address, not within the same or similar dynamic ranges. None of them has been used by another user. - Andre Engels 22:23, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

Vandals at ja.wiktionary

Please check newly created accounts above. We suspect that they are sleeper accounts of regular vandals, posting nonsense and/or insulting (racism, ableism, scandals, etc.) almost everyday. We may have to take some countermeasure, such as to complain at the ISP, to block the IP range, or so. Thank you. --Kanjy 13:05, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

Hi, Kanjy, is this the same type of vandalism as on ja.wikisource? I'll have a look, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 15:17, 10 July 2008 (UTC)
But does not look ja.wikiquote related.
Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 15:51, 10 July 2008 (UTC)
 Thanks! a lot! We blocked them. The vandal on ja.wikisource seems a cross-wiki vandal (probably from Aomori Prefecture, Japan) across all ja, beta.wikiversity, species, ko.wq and zh.wq; but seems different from this request. The ja.wikiquote vandal (requested by Kzhr and Aphaia below), seems yet another type, often comes to ja.wikipedia, consists scandals such as n:船場吉兆、経営再建を断念し廃業へ (Semba Kitcho Corporation to give up revitalization to close down their business). Thanks again for your prompt check. --Kanjy 17:49, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, birdy, really helpful. I'd like to send a report to its ISP. Can I get the ISP information? Thanks, e-Goat 10:00, 12 July 2008 (UTC)

That should be done in accordance with Mike Godwin, if You believe it is already time for a complaint at the ISP please contact Mike (per email) with the necessary information, I will then provide him with the data of the ISP and IPs and timestamps. Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 13:58, 14 July 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for your advice. We, jawikt sysops, have a discussion about this way. e-Goat 15:31, 17 July 2008 (UTC)
A bit late, could you please release the data to checkuser-l? The reason I say, as eG noted, the vandal on JAWQ had a similarity around his interest in the scandal of 船場吉兆. I suspect they are compromised by a same person ... While eG isn't there, Kanjy as JAWP CU is on the list, so we can talk further without breaching any Foundation policies? Thought? --Aphaia 19:21, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

加藤智大@ja.wikiquote, 船場吉兆セ・パ交流戦@ja.wikiquote

Pleace check q:ja:User:加藤智大 and q:ja:User:船場吉兆セ・パ交流戦. These users created article on suspected people in Japan with no quotes. The former is under an assumed name of the suspect itself. When they are from open proxy, please simply block them (or inform me). When either or both of them are not from open proxy, in order to contact ISP(s), please inform me their IP(s) which is not from open proxy. Regards, Kzhr 18:32, 5 July 2008 (UTC)

Hi, I don't understand why they need to be checked, please explain. What kind of abuse is happening here? Besides, if they will be checked their ISP will normally not be published. Thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 10:35, 7 July 2008 (UTC)
They seem to be a series of vandal sleeper accounts with offending content. Their naming convention strongly suggest relation and their interest, if you can speak Japanese and keen to news in Japan. We've seen everyday our project vandalized and I feel sorry to see this request left unprocessed. The name of ISP is necessary for us to send them a report with which they warn the person(s) behind these vandalisms (it works sometimes in Japan). Thanks. --Aphaia 18:19, 9 July 2008 (UTC)
Hi, the request is not left unprocessed, I just wanted more information. I will have a look now, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 19:01, 9 July 2008 (UTC)
  Confirmed, same users, no open proxy, no sleepers, all accounts had been blocked.
If this continues I can give You the range in private to block. Please know that this could also affect good users. Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 19:16, 9 July 2008 (UTC)
(P.S. please don't be upset, but I have to ask for more information if the check does not look clear for me. I understand how frustrating it can be to navigate to an environment in a language different than the own. To understand each other we just have to be patient with each other, kind regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 19:22, 9 July 2008 (UTC))
Thanks for your checks. I'll be mostly off line this month so I recommend Kzhr to contact you if it continues. And thanks for your understandings, too. --Aphaia 19:36, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

Please check fa:User:Andolos. There have been concerns over sockpuppetry at an RfA there, and user is likely a sock based on the fact that he/she hardly has any edits, and most of them appear to be on user talk pages. There are no CheckUsers at the Persian Wikipedia. Khoikhoi 03:21, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

A quick check shows no indication of sockpuppetry; there are a number of other legitimate users from the same Internet service provider. —{admin} Pathoschild 03:28:37, 19 June 2008 (UTC)


The following discussion is closed.

Please check q:eo:Vikipediisto:Willy.on.Wheels_Special_Edition and block or ban him if it is Willy.on.Wheels. Thanks Arno Lagrange  07:15, 15 June 2008 (UTC)

Hello ArnoLagrange, he is him, without looking, because it is a SUL account [15]. Blocked on many wikis already, however I take a look since eo.wikiquote is his homewiki with this account. --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 09:22, 18 June 2008 (UTC)
  Confirmed, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 09:30, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

Cross check request

Hello! Please, check q:ru:User:Кадакус (vandal) and ru:user:Альма А (indefblocked now). Reason - simular vandalism style (more info). --~Innvs: 02:04, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

  Done blocking many vandal accounts. es:Drini 02:14, 13 June 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. But ... see please q:ru:Служебная:Contributions/Gurilan. --~Innvs: 02:18, 13 June 2008 (UTC)
Do you have grant temp. sysop/rollback flag for me? (on 1 hour, for revert vandalism). --~Innvs: 02:20, 13 June 2008 (UTC)
  Done ask on IRC for removal when you're done. es:Drini 02:23, 13 June 2008 (UTC)
Thank for you help! :-) --~Innvs: 03:34, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

2 users in mlwiki

The following discussion is closed.

I request a checkuser on the following users in Malayalam Wikipedia. ml:User:Sidheeq,ml:User:Bluemangoa2z.I suspect these accounts creating other multiple accounts to heat up the discussion and creating some unnecessary pages in wikipedia with out logging in. If possible please provide the IP addresses that are used by these accounts. Thanks--Anoopan 16:10, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

  Unlikely, I remember having checked both users in other connections, see archive Steward_requests/Checkuser/2008, if they are causing so much trouble to You might want to find another solutino (checkuser can't solve all problems), like banning them by the community or something. Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 16:35, 12 June 2008 (UTC)
ml:മലപ്പുറവുമായി ബന്ധപ്പെട്ട ചൊല്ലുകളുടെ പട്ടിക see this page(page is already removed). This is started by the IP . This page is unnecessary in the context of wikipedia. I suspect they are creating such kind of pages with out logging in and heating up the discussion. These suspected IPs have created lot of similar pages and most of these and its talk pages are deleted. Moreover they are using dynamic IP's to edit Wikipedia articles. ml:User:Bluemangoa2z is blocked for 1 month because of these kind vandalism and heat up the discussion,Thanks --Anoopan 16:57, 12 June 2008 (UTC)
Sorry, I understand the problem, however that does not change the outcome of the checkuser. To use a dynamic IP is no crime of the user btw. blame their isp.
I won't give out the users IPs, sorry. Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 09:29, 18 June 2008 (UTC)
Blocked the IP ranges for a year - no other option since IPs from this range (suspected to be used primarily by the above two users and their socks) have been abusing users whose identity is public and insulting on their personal lives. This has been continuing since ml:User:Bluemangoa2z has been blocked.. --Jacob 17:34, 19 June 2008 (UTC)
Which range did You block? --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 17:40, 19 June 2008 (UTC) and Basically, dynamic IPs from Riyadh have been causing trouble.. --Jacob 17:48, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

Gaius nepos@nowiki

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Please check the following users: Bruker:Soundgarden, Bruker:Linkins Parkl, Bruker:MDSD, Bruker:HEIHEIHEIHEIHEI, the IP (admits sockpuppetry here) and Bruker:Pearl Jam. We suspect that they are all sockpuppets for Bruker:Gaius nepos. We have earlier had a checkuser on Gaius nepos and he and his sockpuppets were blocked. Now we fear he has begun again. The suspicions has circulated on the admin list and includes a good article nomination with a following vote from a sockpuppet, creation of a new wiki project (first thing done my newbie) followed by more sockpuppets suddenly subscribing to the project, talking on each other's talk pages and getting answers within ten minutes when user has been off for many months etc. User Pearl Jam was created straight after this mess and the first thing he did was subscribing for this non-advertised wiki project. Please see category for suspected socketpuppets for Gaius nepos.

Just to give some links proving their connections.

Thanks in advance, --EivindJ 21:31, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

Outside the admin list there have been very little discussion about this, and this can be a problem. Jeblad 22:01, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
The IP-adress belongs to one of the major telecom companies in Norway (Telenor Business Solution AS) and may, or may not, belong to a single person, to a large company or a compus. Jeblad 22:12, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
The discussion on wiki has mainly been here: no:Brukerdiskusjon:EivindJ#Mer mas fra undertegnede. They are also all under suspicion because of the same grammatical mistakes and way of speaking. --EivindJ 22:15, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
See also w:en:Wikipedia:Requests for checkuser/Case/Wellwater Conspiracy. This edit strongly suggests that w:en:User:Freedom (song) is the same person as Soundgarden et al at no.wikipedia. --Kjetil r 22:42, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

  Comment — The sockpuppeteer has now come clean, and after a discussion with Jeblad there has now been established an agreement with the sockpuppeteer to use one nick, and all the other userpages now redirect to no:user:Superunknown. In addition to en:user:Wellwater Conspiracy (see Kjetil’s link), the users commons:User:Gaius nepos, commons:user:Tiberiusw and most probably commons:User:NirSouAud are also sockpuppets. What turned out to be one of the most nasty, long-term sockpuppet cases on does now seem to be approaching its end. — H92 (t · c · no) 17:03, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

Sorry, that comment was mine. I must’ve been logged out automatically, which I didn’t notice. — H92 (t · c · no) 19:55, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
just for the notes, check is done, results were discussed with the requester and Jeblad. I'm not going to publish anything here, since the problem seems to be solved now. Thanks, --Thogo (talk) 17:17, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
For the moment it is solved, we'll see how it goes over the next week. Jeblad 17:30, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

2 users in tewiki

Status:    Done

This is in regard to my RfA in tewiki (Voting in progress). I suspect that two people who voted against me are socks. Both the accounts were created after the voting started. The users are te:User:Gopikrishna123 and te:User:మౌర్యుడు‎. The second one has been used only to vote against me. Also the second user name is very closely linked to a disputed heated discussion in which I participated. I am not sure who is the puppeteer (I do not want to accuse somebody) but is it possible to check all the active users and find the puppeteer? Sai2020 04:59, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

Gopikrishna123 and మౌర్యుడు‎ are unrelated. Gopikrishna123 is likely to be the same user as రవిచంద్ర. --FiLiP ¤ 09:41, 28 April 2008 (UTC)
Can we block Gopikrishna123 and రవిచంద్ర? మౌర్యుడు is not a sock at all? I believe strongly that he is a sock. Some suspected IPs and causing vandalism on my RfA page. Sai2020 10:53, 28 April 2008 (UTC)
What you do with the information I gave you is for your community to decide. As I said (or failed to say, hence implied), మౌర్యుడు doesn't seem to be anyone's sockpuppet, judging by the CheckUser tool. That doesn't mean it's 100% sure that he isn't anyone's sockpuppet. It's just that I couldn't determine that he was, with the data at hand. --FiLiP ¤ 11:17, 28 April 2008 (UTC)
What I meant was that "Is there enough evidence to block them?" Cos you said "likely to be". రవిచంద్ర is an established user and an admin too. Sai2020 11:38, 28 April 2008 (UTC)
I cannot, in good faith, tell you what to do. But seeing as it's highly probable that those are the same users (although one cannot say with 100% certainty), I'd request an explanation from the administrator and perhaps a desysopping procedure. But then again, it is your community and it is up to you to decide. --FiLiP ¤ 11:54, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

Thank you very much! Sai2020 11:57, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

I am a user & Admin in Telugu wiki te:User:కాసుబాబు. I have noted this discussion and will consider for action. Thanks for the effort. - K.S.Babu en:User:Kajasudhakarababu

Dlojze (sl.Wikipedia)/chain sockpuppets?

Please check sl:Uporabnik:Dlojze, sl:Uporabnik:Janez Maček, sl:Uporabnik:Heroj Patrik and sl:Uporabnik:Patricij (same as before). We are in trubble that at least one other user with different name is sockpuppet of Heroj Patrik (originally Patricij) because of same types of edits (removing talk pages content, personal attacks like YOU SHOULDN'T BLOCK ME, etc.) Also there is a question how to prevent user with DHCP address creating new accounts (Here he said that he is going to create new accounts constantly (Heroj Patrik4, Heroj Patrik5, ...)). Greetings, Sl-Ziga 12:58, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

  Unrelated - Dlojze doesn't seem to be related to the others. --FiliP × 22:39, 15 June 2008 (UTC)

Alisão Caixade @ ptwiki

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Please, we need a cross-CU, this user moved the Cometstyles, Slade, Manticore‎ and Alison' userpages, and make vadalisms there. I don't meet in global contributions others wikis on this user contributes. Thanks. Alex Pereira falaê 23:56, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Hi Alex, You are cu there, please come to irc #wikimedia-checkuserconnect, there we can talk, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 00:18, 11 June 2008 (UTC)
Hi, Spacebird... I can't enter the chat. You can send me an e-mail? Thanks. Alex Pereira falaê 00:25, 11 June 2008 (UTC)
Come to #wikimedia-stewardsconnect, I give You an invite, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 00:27, 11 June 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. Alex Pereira falaê 00:38, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

フラワーデイジー @ jawiktionary

The following discussion is closed.

Please check wikt:ja:User:フラワーデイジー. This seems to be one sample of a series of current account squats there, and is under RfB now, but I'm not sure. w:ja:User:フラワーデイジー, the same name user on jawiki, said she didn't create jawikt account. Thanks in advance. e-Goat 05:32, 14 June 2008 (UTC)

Hello, I did a check but right now I can't see abuse here. If You could explain that further please, why the account is abusive. Is the name so unique that it can't be taken by another one? (also probably the user should better activate SUL).
If there is no further information, marking this as   Done, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 10:07, 14 June 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for your works. They are informative and enough now. We will treat this issue as an SUL.
The name is not ordinary but also not unique, e.g. same as 'Electric goat' or so, someone might name coincidentally, and the user has not abused so far. But the style, contents and sense of the userpage are similar to the jawiki one, and Japanese sister projects have a series of account squats recently, so I requested CU. Thanks again, e-Goat 13:17, 14 June 2008 (UTC) and w:ko:User:위키마왕 and w:ko:User:독재위키철폐 at kowiki

독재위키철폐 is 위키마왕's sockpuppet. but Unypoly at kowiki is doubtful.(I think 위키마왕 and 독재위키철폐 are Unypoly's sockpuppet. Now is Unypoly's block avoidance IP). Check please.--Kwj2772 08:31, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

It has already been mentioned on Steward requests/Checkuser/2008#북극펭귄@kowiki that Unypoly has edited a long time ago and that that account cannot be checked. Therefore, this request loses its sense. So,   Not done. --FiliP × 10:22, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

Sidheeq and ml:User:സെക്സ്@ mlwiki

Requst you to check whether ml:User:സെക്സ് is a sock puppet of Sidheeq. ml:User:സെക്സ് was blocked for vandalizing a featured picture's page and a template which is used in the main page. Sidheeq was blocked twice since the account creation. I suspect that Sidheeq was kept as a good-hand account and attempts to randomly disrupt pages from multiple IPs or newly created accounts.

Thank you very much.--Tux the penguin 15:29, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

  Unlikely, basically, the same conclusions like in Spacebirdy's previous check on this wiki. --FiliP × 10:19, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

Thanks Filip --Tux the penguin 11:36, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

Can we get the IP range used by ml:User:സെക്സ്@mlwiki? We want to block the range. --Jacob 13:36, 23 June 2008 (UTC)
No. We don't give out IPs on requests. --FiliP × 20:05, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

ZenithZealotry and Surachart@thwiki

On the previous days, I have conflict and serious quarrel about neutrality of political articles in Thai Wikipedia with ZenithZealotry. He likes Thaksin. On the next few days, a new user was created "Surachart". He uploaded a new version of pictures which is very ugly one. He also changed text in the opposition article of Thaksin, making it less neutral. I have been thinking, in fact, that this user must be a sockpuppet. The same things happened before. I think that it was a revenge or something. Can you please check for me please that User:Surachart has sth to do with ZenithZealotry or not ? If not so, I would willingly like to know that did he uses the same ip as anyone else on ? Thank you very much. --Passawuth 13:30, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

  Unrelated --FiliP × 20:14, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

wuu:User:Carka Bruni and wuu:User:Carla

The following discussion is closed.

Not really a Checkuser request (I don't care if they're the same or not, though they probably are), but I didn't know where else to post this (I don't do IRC). Someone should delete all the images these two have uploaded at wuu-WP. They take images from just about anywhere and declare them PD-self. It appears this project has no active admins. See also commons:Commons:Bistro#Copyvio sur Lupo 13:28, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

Hello Lupo, I would appreciate, if You first tried to E-mail wuu:Special:Contributions/Wtzdj, and leave him a message on his talk, as I can see he is a bit active there and it would be better if a local solved this problem and warned the users
Thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 13:38, 24 June 2008 (UTC)
E-mail sent, but wuu:Special:Contributions/Wtzdj indicates that this user (the only bureaucrat there) has gone largely inactive since April 7, 2008: he only has two edits since then, the last one three weeks ago. The other admin there, wuu:Special:Contributions/Lieukehli, hasn't contributed under that nick since August 2007. Lupo 13:49, 24 June 2008 (UTC)
My e-mail went unanswered, but wuu:User:Wtzdj made wuu:User:O and wuu:User:Hercule admins there.[16] Since Hercule was the one who reported this problem in the first place, I suppose he'll handle it locally now. Lupo 10:32, 27 June 2008 (UTC) and 알밤한대는 씨발새끼@kowiki

Please check and 알밤한대는 씨발새끼.

Reason - This IP user is not only vandals on the my user page(former checkuser request), calendar pages but also 알밤한대는 씨발새끼 is vandal my user page at Korean Wikipedia. And both users are claiming same purpose.--Albamhandae 08:48, 4 July 2008 (UTC)

  Not done, I don't see much sense for a cu here, please just block the two users if they vandalize, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 19:34, 5 July 2008 (UTC)

محمد أحمد عبد الفتاح and Mohammed Ahmed @ meta

The following discussion is closed: closed, requests for meta in the future please here, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 10:01, 16 July 2008 (UTC)

It might be a small misunderstanding but I belive that User:محمد أحمد عبد الفتاح is the same as User:Mohammed Ahmed. The two accounts mainly contribute towards request for wikipedia Masry and it would be better if they were merged so clarity of contributors could be maintained.

Many thanks for clarifying this matter with the two user accounts and if so , would the user mind merging them in one account, Please. Ghaly 10:22, 7 July 2008 (UTC)

  Declined, he says that on his userpage, I don't see a missuse here, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 10:26, 7 July 2008 (UTC)
  • Sorry, Where can I merge the two accounts? Because of this Unified login feature I found myself having accounts on 57 project.--Mohammed Ahmed 12:48, 7 July 2008 (UTC)
You can't. Accounts can not be merged. Just abandon your non-globalized account. --Thogo (talk) 12:52, 7 July 2008 (UTC)
Ok, Mohammed Ahmed will be no more! Thank you.--Mohammed Ahmed 12:54, 7 July 2008 (UTC)
While merging accounts is not possible, we can rename the accounts for You if You prefer the arabic script. You can ask for rename on Meta:Changing username, they could switch Your accountnames so that the contributions go from Mohammed Ahmed to 'محمد أحمد عبد الفتاح' and vice versa, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 12:55, 7 July 2008 (UTC)

  • What I wanted is the clarity of the Users putting arguments , the User: put what was meant to be a new argument , which I did not see the novelty of , while User:محمد أحمد عبد الفتاح aded to it , yet at the same time he said the same arguments before as User:Mohammed Ahmed the main difference was accusing the project of being anti-Arab , which I took as a very offensive accusation as the project is not against anyone. Ghaly 16:39, 7 July 2008 (UTC)
    •   Declined still, I don't see any need for a cu-run here, the user says on his userpage he is the same as the other account. if the IP wrote a totally new argument it is irrelevant if it is the same user or not, the arguments are counted in these discussions not the numbers of "voters" (votes are not counted). If the user insulted You please go to Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat to report it to a sysop (if You are not able to clarify that between You both personally), thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 17:16, 7 July 2008 (UTC)
  • Many thanks for your help in this matter and your advice, I think the clarification has been made and nothing further is needed. Ghaly 18:16, 7 July 2008 (UTC)
  • Now, it is becoming clear that the request is going to face some challenges by the unknown users , latest is User: and most likely User:محمد أحمد عبد الفتاح has nothing to do with that , it was clearly a misunderstanding partly due to the unknown editor on the page and that User:محمد أحمد عبد الفتاح had two accounts. I clarified the matter above,Once again, Many thanks for your help.Ghaly 12:07, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

Malay Wikipedia

Please check w:ms:Pengguna:Peminat Edmundwoods and w:ms:Pengguna:Syarikat Pemunggahan Rencana is Adolf Hitler's bastard son. Seems like a recurring vandal. See archive 2008-01, specifically the one on 17/3. ...Aurora... 13:37, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

  Confirmed the users
are the same users. Unfortunately also:
Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 14:57, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

User:筆俠, User:武俠@zhwiki

Accroding some editing tendency, we believe these accounts is used by the same user, Please help to check these accounts.--Alex S.H. Lin 07:35, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

  Likely --FiliP × 10:04, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

User:Hisham100, User:Shihab20, User:Hisham 5ZX @en.wikipedia

We believe those accounts are being used by the same person to avoid breaking the 3 revert rule. We suspect the following IP's are used by him too:,,,, and Thanks! Auawise 08:43, 12 July 2008 (UTC)

  Declined as we don't do enwiki checks. Please see en:WP:RFCU --FiliP × 09:12, 12 July 2008 (UTC)

q:ru:Зловещая птица

Hello! Please check account q:ru:Зловещая птица (contribs | block log) - vandal & troll. Also please block him IP range. Thanks. ~Innvs: 02:15, 13 July 2008 (UTC)

With the account creation disabled, is a check still needed?--Jusjih 03:36, 13 July 2008 (UTC)
Yes, please. Its very serious vandal [17] ~Innvs: 06:22, 13 July 2008 (UTC)
  Done, nothing but TOR and open proxies, no sleeper accounts on this account's IPs. MaxSem(Han shot first!) 06:43, 13 July 2008 (UTC)

Please check for intersections with my account

The following discussion is closed.

Please check several accounts for intersection with my account. Arbitration committee of ru_wikipedia (which includes 2 checkusers) claims that these accounts belong to me. However, I do not participate in ru_wikipedia at all since I was banned for 1 year many months ago (ru_wikipedia account ru:SMARTASS). I request that this check is NOT performed by MaxSem whom I do not consider to be trustworthy. The accounts are: ru:User:VirginiaRules ru:User:!MaiBan ru:User:Parrots ru:User:Popinjay ru:User:NSB ru:User:WaiFai2 ru:User:!WaMu Thanks. SA ru 00:59, 16 July 2008 (UTC)

  Declined. MaxSem is a trusted user. RU-wiki has local checkusers. Therefore this won't happen unless all ru-wiki checkusers would agree that an external cu, steward, performs this action. Thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 09:35, 16 July 2008 (UTC)
MaxSem is not a checkuser at ru_wikipedia. He is a steward here, but I personally do not trust him. Thanks anyway. Since ru_wikipedia checkusers did not find any match with my IP I take it as a confirmation of this result. SA ru 10:07, 16 July 2008 (UTC)
I did not say he was, I just said he is trusted. And said that all these would have to agree to this. Since You found another solution anyway this request is closed, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 10:09, 16 July 2008 (UTC)
Myndir, I did not say that I found another solution. The best is to have these accounts checked by any steward except MaxSem. I have a long conflict with MaxSem and the other guys whom you pointed to. Actually, I am not even a participant of ru.wikipedia exactly because of multiple conflicts with the administrators. However, I would like to put it clear that I have not edited ru.wikipedia for many months. This is why I need a confirmation by an INDEPENDENT steward. MaxSem is very closely connected to all these people, including a participation in the semi-commercial foundation "Wikimedia RU" that uses Wikipedia brand for commercial transections. I do not see any point in getting me checked by any of these guys or even in getting their permission. Why? What's the point? Someone created these sock puppet accounts, these guys are claiming that they are mine without any bit of proof. Don't you see that an inspection by an independent steward is needed? SA ru 13:13, 16 July 2008 (UTC)
  • Let MaxSem do this this check or any other steward. User ru:SMARTASS has no edits during last several months in ru-wiki and the check may approve or decline the assumptions about these vandals in ru-wiki. Serebr 10:53, 16 July 2008 (UTC)
    • Unfortunately, I have absolutely no trust in MaxSem. He is very closely related to certain groups in ru_wikipedia, so he may leak private information. I do not understand what is the problem in checking these accounts? You can check my current IP, as well. Just do not reveal it. If there is a person here whom I can trust I can even discuss the internet providers that I use (in privacy, of course). As I said these sock puppets have nothing to do with me. SA ru 12:37, 16 July 2008 (UTC)

Rlagmlrn4u and 김희구천재샐러맨더개새@ko.wikipedia

김희구천재샐러맨더개새@kowiki is claiming Rlagmlrn4u@kowiki was hacked by Salamander03@kowiki and blocked for three months. And 김희구천재샐러맨더개새 is claiming his account is sockpuppet of Rlagmlrn4u, but Rlagmlrn4u@ko.wikisource denied it. [18]. Please check. Best regards.--Kwj2772 13:06, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

  Not done, 김희구천재샐러맨더개새   Stale--Shizhao 13:36, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

Kftsang hk, Hkmyhome and Ericng @zh.wikipedia

These three users have similar editing preferences in Railway Vehicle Articles. The latter 2 are suspected to be sockpuppets of Kftsang hk for long, which help to support Kftsang hk's point of view in the discussion of article naming of railway vehicle articles (suspects 1.5 years ago, which is before my first edit in zh.wikipedia). With Kftsang hk and Ericng are involved in the large-scale railway vehicle article movement 2 months ago (please refer to the editing history of the two users, Kftsang_hk's editing history and Ericng's editing history ), I would like to ask for checking whether these 3 users uses the same IP (Kftsang hk and Ericng recently and among 3 user accounts in Nov 2006 if possible). Thank you very much for your help in advance.--Altt311 18:00, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

Kftsang hk and Ericng   Possible, Hkmyhome   Stale. --Shizhao 13:29, 23 July 2008 (UTC), Miyazaki‎, Miyazaki2, 藤原紀香, 藤原紀香2 @ betawikiversity

The following discussion is closed: done
  • and Miyazaki‎ make out-of-project creation on the betawikiversity project. We have make alert on its talk page (without response) thinking that the IP and the account are the same ( ip from 23/07/2008 - 23:49 CEST to 24/07/2008 - 00:41 CEST and account from 24/07/2008 - 02:33 CEST to 27/07/2008 - 01:12 CSET, account under block since 28/07/2008 - 05:01 CEST for 1 week). So the question is : are they a relation between the account (so its creation) and the IP ?
  • Just before this block, a new account was create (藤原紀香) by Miyazaki‎ (28/07/2007 - 03:34 CEST) and use to make another Out-of-project creation. This account was block 28/07/2008 - 05:00 CEST and add some explication on its talk page
  • 29/07/2008 - 07:33 CEST and 08:06 CEST, two another account was created (藤原紀香2 and Miyazaki2, without modification under IP juste before, but this account make same out-of-project modification that the 2 blocked account. So the question is are they a IP-relation between there account.
  • Thanks in advance. Crochet.david 08:11, 29 July 2008 (UTC)
  Confirmed. --Shizhao 12:15, 29 July 2008 (UTC)
  • Comment: 藤原紀香 is a female Japanese celebrity Fujiwara Norika in Kanji, so it alone could violate user name policy, if you have a similar with other wikis (confusable with notable people). --Aphaia 12:27, 29 July 2008 (UTC)
    Thanks, Aphaia. Even if there is no such explicit statement of such a policy, we would not encourage it - unless, of course, if it is the author's real name. Hillgentleman 06:21, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

User:Fuck You!! Blues Music @ kowiki

The following discussion is closed: done

On Korean Wikipedia, a vandal user ko:User:Fuck You!! Blues Music has been blocked indefinitely by ChongDae. But according to its user name, the user whose name is Blues music2 had been vandalised by "Fuck You!! Blues Music", and Blues music2 claims that "Fuck You!! Blues Music" was created by ko:User:김종국(Kim Jong-guk), a former sysop on kowiki, and 김종국 should be blocked indefinitely. Please check if "ko:User:Fuck You!! Blues Music" is ko:User:김종국. Thank you. LERK 13:00, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

  Confirmed: Fuck You!! Blues Music is a sockpuppet of 김종국. Additionally, 여의도역 and 여의나루 are also sockpuppets of 김종국. --FiliP × 13:07, 3 August 2008 (UTC)
Thank you. LERK 13:13, 3 August 2008 (UTC)


The following discussion is closed: done

Please check no:User:Knutdahl's IP; involved in a libel case. Jon Harald Søby 14:40, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

  DoneDerHexer (Talk) 14:46, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

User:中華國, User:中封四夷, User:天主地主人主, zh:User:李仲连, User:Wikiqebia & User:Ksyrie @ zh.wikipedia

The following discussion is closed: done

On Chinese Wikipedia, they are a series of users shared similar viewpoints of editing Christian aticles with totally disputes. According to the contributions, some of them has been blocked as sock-puppets of zh:User:十字军大屠杀. But we don't have enough evidence to confirm the others whether they were sock-puppets or not. Please help to check if "User:Wikiqebia" & "User:Ksyrie" did share the same or similar IP address(es) with the others. Thanks.--PhiLiP 14:47, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

  Comment: I'm the one of the users who fight against this Vandalist, please check all the Sock puppetry controlled by this Vandalist, include zh:User:新创, zh:User:人文科学理性者 and others. AND please have a look this Vandalist's contributions and find all his IP adresses and all the sucker's Sock puppetry. --1j1z2 15:24, 4 August 2008 (UTC)


--Shizhao 03:21, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

more results:

about 天主地主人主:

--Shizhao 12:24, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

it:b:User:Raikou, it:b:User:Fedempoleon & it:b:User:MasterFedempoleon the new‎

The following discussion is closed: done

Raikou is blocked infinite, Fedempoleon says he's back after the block (never blocked). The edits in talk of Raikou are all of Fedempoleon and very suspicious.--Wim b 19:32, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

  •   Confirmed to be the same users, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 03:35, 5 August 2008 (UTC)
    Perfect, thank Spacebirdy--Wim b 14:24, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Afinogenoff's Sockpuppets

The following discussion is closed: not done

Please, cross-wiki check series Afinogenoff's (indefblocked vandal & troll) sockpuppet: Afinogenoff, T-tok, JuliaTl and Innv (OnWikipedia, OnMeta). There is evidence that Innv - puppet of serious vandal puppeteers, similar AstroNomer and used to abuse indefblocking. Thanks, 08:00, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

  Not done, has local checkusers, to do a crosswiki check they should approach us, they know how, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 13:42, 5 August 2008 (UTC)
Local CheckUsers refused to check Innv on sockpuppetry. See this request. Please, need check this puppeteer. 13:49, 5 August 2008 (UTC)
If they refuse, this request is closed, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 13:51, 5 August 2008 (UTC)
Please, contact Local Checkuser, as you wrote yesterday, and ask their opinion on the request. The reason for rejection was: not accepted requests from anonymous user. 13:57, 5 August 2008 (UTC)
We are in contact with ru.wikipedians. I understand their reasoning denying Your request, You seem to discredit Yourself all over the place, yesterday I asked You to stop adding information about Innv being anyones socketpuppet all over the place without proove, but today you just continued. We will continue our talks and this request itself is closed, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 14:01, 5 August 2008 (UTC)
I'd like to make it more exact: I have rejected this request because it was created by user, that was indefinitely blocked for sockpuppetry. But if you (as he/she stated) have any the information confirming, that Innv or any other user is a sockpuppet, feel to contact me or any other checkuser by email, at the page ru:Обсуждение Википедии:Проверка участников or through [checkuser-l] maillist. All checkusers speak english, ich und ru:User:Wind verstehen auch Deutsch (wenn es für dich angenehmer ist). (ru:User:DR) DmRodionov 14:29, 5 August 2008 (UTC)
Please have a look at the cu ml, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 14:49, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

de.wikiquote - Bingobongo

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Users to check

Reasons for performing the Checkuser

  • If Bingobongo and Britta Meese should represent the same person, it is aparent, that this person does intend to disrupt the project. He tries to provoke by inserting quotes of low quality, reverting them with his other account and waiting for administrators or other users to revert again - an be proven wrong.
    • Entering a quote by "Britta Meese" [19]
    • Removing the quote by just questioning the valididy of the source [20]
    • The identity of these accounts would show that there is an agenda of disturbing the project by this user. It would lead to blocks of the users and other possible sock-puppets.

  • If Meeresfrucht an Bingobongo were identical, Meeresfruchte would be an account to circumvent blocks:
    • Bingobongo was blocked from 2.-5.July and 9.-16. Juli (blocklog)
    • Edit by Meeresfrucht (see also contributions above) : [21]
    • Circumventing blocks by sock puppets is considered abusive at de.wikiquote.
  • Many edits from the named range had to be removed as they did not adhere to de.wikiquote guidelines.


Why it is plausible, that the named accounts are sock puppets operated by the same person:

  • The articles edited and the topics of quotes chosen are similar, see contributions above
  • q:de:Benutzer:Meeresfrucht seems to confirm, that he is Bingobongo, after he got an information [22] about the running Checkuserrequest on his discussion page: "Ja, das bin ich." ("Yes, I am that."). [23]
  • q:de:Benutzer:Britta Meese is an apparent sock puppet:
    • Starts editing just in one article that just was tagged as non-neutral
    • Knows how to format quotes properly
    • Knows the function of the neutral-tag, removes it.
    • No anwers to my request to add a source to one quote that was inserted
  • Bingobongo is with high probability identical with users at de.wikiquote which were blocked there due to sock puppet abuses:
    • Reference 1: de:user:Rosa Liebknecht:
      • Inserting a quote at de.wikipedia by Xaver Beimdiek March 5, 2008: [24]. The quote was removed as being inapropriate / not relevant
      • Xaver Beimdiek was shown to be a sock puppet of user:Rosa Liebknecht by Checkuser: [25]
      • The same quote was inserted at de.wikiquote the same day by q:de:user:Bingobongo: [26]
    • Reference 2
      • w:de:Benutzer:Kodeldey inserts a reference to Wikiquote. [27] at 21:15, 27. Jun. 2008
      • Corresponding Article was edited by Wikiquote user Bingobongo directly afterwards [28] (deleted article, can only be viewed by administrators/stewards) at 21:19, 27. Jun. 2008
      • Kodeley was shown by checkuser to be a member of a sock-puppet-zoo and blocked indefinitely: [29]
    • It has been proven that Rosa Liebknecht has created hundrets of sock puppets and used them even for discussions with himself, for example with the account de:Benutzer:Mycroft Holmes.

The discussion "with himself" would fit well into the typical patterns of Rosa Liebknecht. Therfore, a sock-puppet abuse seems to by very plausible.

Reasons for Checking the Range

The topics edited and the quotes that were submitted all show typical components and topics of Bingobongo / Rosa Liebknecht.

Please do not publish acutal IPs of Bingobongo, but the range - as well as possible "sleeping accounts" from the same range or accounts from the same range, that edit similar topics - as q:de:user:Meeresfrucht, (see contributions above) would be of intrest in order to prevent future creation of sock puppets.

Possible human references

I suppose the de.checkusers, de:Benutzer:Bdk, de:Benutzer:Elian and de:Benutzer:HaeB could be helpful as they are familiar with this user.

--Hei ber 05:51, 7 August 2008 (UTC)

  Confirmed. All of those are one and the same. Additionally, there are some more sleeper accounts: Bunnyfrosch, Der Stachel, Bertram, KarlV, Struve, Braveheart, Bibo. --FiliP × 00:29, 8 August 2008 (UTC)
Thank you for your fast support. Users were blocked. --Hei ber 05:45, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

Rlagmlrn4u and 이승주천재샐러맨더개새@ko.wikipedia

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"이승주" is my real name. But w:ko:user:이승주천재샐러맨더개새 is not me. This guy is false personation. Some people think that 이승주천재샐러맨더개새 is sock puppet of w:ko:user:Rlagmlrn4u because only rlagmlrn4u know my real name("이승주"). And just now, 이승주천재샐러맨더개새 and rlagmlrn4u did vandalism at my usertalk page. Look ant these. ([30], [31].) Please check. quickly please. Salamander03 04:08, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

please w:ko:user:Salamander03 is also checking please because he always tall abuse and refusal w:ko:user:김희구천재샐러맨더개새is also tall abuse and refusal -this is en event but other people aren'tinterventi on so please check 샐러맨더 Rlagmlrn4u 07:16, 8 August 2008 (UTC)
and I was doubt w:ko:user:Salamander03 since made a w:ko:user:김희구천재샐러맨더개새 Rlagmlrn4u 07:34, 8 August 2008 (UTC)
  On hold I'm not sure I undestand completely. You want Rlagmlrn4u and 이승주천재샐러맨더개새 checked. Do you, additionally, want Salamander03 checked as well and/or some other users as well? --FiliP × 09:02, 8 August 2008 (UTC)
As well and. Please check Rlagmlrn4u and 이승주천재샐러맨더개새. Separately, check 이승주천재샐러맨더개새 and Salamander03. Salamander03 09:07, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

Well, I must say this was a peculiar case. Neither Rlagmlrn4u nor Salamander03 control 이승주천재샐러맨더개새 (judging by the CheckUser analysis). However, I found that Ss2003 is probably the same as 이승주천재샐러맨더개새. During my check, I found out the following:

  • Harpuia = Okw1003, and they are likely connected to Ss2003 = 이승주천재샐러맨더개새
  • Rladudwhd = Rlagmlrn4u = Jc065
  • Salamander03 = Komosi

Now, maybe these are just duplicate accounts that you use freely and I don't want to get in the way of that, but I just feel that I should provide the CheckUser evidence, since you seemed quite antagonistic (=accusing the opposing party) and so sure that the other user is the sockmaster. --FiliP × 11:53, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

uh, It is maybe because I and rlagmlrn4u and komosi and rladudwhd used school computer. than, 이승주천재샐러맨더개새 is Ss2003! Thank you! Salamander03 11:57, 9 August 2008 (UTC)
Hm,thank you jc065 is my brother and Rladudwhd is my friend thank you Rlagmlrn4u

a RFD @ fa.wikipedia

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Would you please check this recent RFD (request of deletion) [32] on fa.wikipedia for duplicate votes? Since some of the users who voted are rather "new accounts" with little history of contributions. Sincerely. Mrostam 10:50, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

Per as Mrostam i would be happy if any steward make CU for us .Thanks in advance --Mardetanha talk 10:55, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

  Confirmed that the following users are the same:

ناظر افغان
مهدیزاده کابلی
هوشنگ مرزبان
علی هزاره
سربازی گمنام
هخامنش پارسی
َنخبگان افغان
هخامنش دوم
Anahita Irani

(Sorry for formatting, lost in RTL). MaxSem(Han shot first!) 15:18, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

Thanks dear MaxSem it would be very helpfull --Mardetanha talk 15:30, 8 August 2008 (UTC)
MaxSem, don't worry, all the RTL part is correctly handled! Huji 16:47, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

Hello dear MaxSem; They are not the same user, but they used only the same computer. Sorry, from this report, Iranian miss used against Afghan users and removed all of them! They told to Mardetanha that, if you don't believe that you can give your telephone number and we call you, but they did not that too!!!! 14:47, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

Nobody told me such thing ! As i described you in fawiki we call this as meatpuppet. "It is considered highly inappropriate to advertise Wikipedia articles to your friends, family members, or communities of people who agree with you, so that they come to Wikipedia and support your side of a debate."--Mardetanha talk 14:56, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

Your claim is not true. We didn’t make any advertisement, only we write articles about history of Afghanistan, but Iranian side don’t want reality about History. They don’t want we write the truth about history issues. We are friend but not family. It is not important. Important was that which you are responsible to guide us. Because we are new and don’t know about all the laws of wikipedia. But you remove all peoples.MehdiKhorasani 15:34, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

b:it:User:Stefanomencarelli & b:it:User:Giuseppe55 @it.wikibooks

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Stefanomencarelli is currently blocked for 45 days after making personal attacks and many other things. User Giuseppe55 appeared suddenly in the debate to defend Stefanomencarelli. Giuseppe55 didn't edit, only defenses to Stefano.--Wim b 15:20, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

Nick1915 checked yesterday, but I didn't notice that. Anyway, I checked myself and the users are   Unrelated. --FiliP × 10:51, 9 August 2008 (UTC)


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Already hard-blocked but I would like to know if there is any sleeper. Too much disruptive imo.

How? : it's an obvious impersonation of a late somehow notable person (cf. An newspaper article; the user page posting was apparently written from the view of that late woman. Not only appropriate usage of the user page, but even profane and thus libelous (deliberate wrong attribution to a notable person). So I would like to know if there is any sleeper that we'll be able to prevent further abuse. Thanks. --Aphaia 20:49, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

No sleepers found. --FiliP × 10:43, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

User:Timeshifter & User:Infografica

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Could somebody please check if both users have the same IP address, in other words if User:Infografica is a sockpuppet of Timeshifter. On WikiCommons if have an agreement with User:Timeshifter not to interfere in each others business this week, see here. Now User:Infografica just now starts interfering with my current main work here on Wikipedia, in exactly the same hoax-like disruptive way as Timeshifter. I would like to know, if it is just a coincident that such this "soul-mate" of Timeshifter just was getting started this week, or Timeshifter just created a sockpuppet here? -- Mdd 21:38, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

This is not Wikipedia. What project are you referring to? I see that you're active on nl and en Wikipedias. Both have local checkusers that can deal with requests. --FiliP × 21:40, 9 August 2008 (UTC)
Sorry this is the first time. I am talking about the English Wikipedia. Is there a local request site? -- Mdd 21:42, 9 August 2008 (UTC)
Indeed. en:WP:RFCU. So, this is   Not done, at least here on meta. Thanks --FiliP × 21:43, 9 August 2008 (UTC)
Ok, thanks. I will go there. -- Mdd 21:44, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

Users to check in French Wikinews

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For several months wikinews communauty is disturbed par regular insults. I believe that they'de done by the same user.

User to check 

Do theses Users concern another users ? I request that with these results, (by example : n:fr:User:Visiteur indigné) a check user will be donne on french wikipedia (a little number of users on this project are in war against french wikinews). Thanks for all.--Bertrand GRONDIN – Talk 10:22, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

Salut Bertrand Grondin, I don't quite understand why he needs to be checked, it is not forbidden to edit logged out. If he insults and vandalizes You might block him according to Your local policies. Or do You expect socketpuppets he uses? Mes amitiés, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 20:36, 11 August 2008 (UTC)
The problem is that's a sockpuppet. The second part of my request is to CU in fr-WP too with the results of the CU in FR-WN, because we believe that's is a « vieille connaissance » in french wikipedia. we're tired that french wikinew communauty is insulted.--Bertrand GRONDIN – Talk 22:42, 11 August 2008 (UTC)
I'll have a look at him, but I can't promise You anything, I won't publish his IP. If You think he should be blocked for what he is doing then he should be blocked. I'll let You know of socketpuppets. Mes amitiés, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 22:46, 11 August 2008 (UTC)
I don't need the sockpuppet IP, but we just want know : firstly : if n:fr:User:Visiteur indigné and the two IP concerns an registered user in Wikinews or in French Wikipedia. We're sure that's another user. In French Wikipedia, I'll lauch an arbitral presecution (The Wikipedia Comité d'Arbitrage) against this/theses users which use sockpuppet for insulting Wikinews communauty.--Bertrand GRONDIN – Talk 22:55, 11 August 2008 (UTC)
  Done, no socketpuppets found for "Visiteur indigné". Please note that his IP might be dynamic, therefore if checkusers have information on this that would help me to do a more detailed check please inform them to contact me per email with the relevant information. Note: the IPs are to old to check. I won't check in fr.wikipedia as they have local checkusers, but they can contact me as said.
Mes amitiés, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 22:56, 11 August 2008 (UTC)


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Please check this user, it was created recently only to attack Stefanomencarelli in the discussion for banning him. I suspect he's a sockpuppet of another user. Thank you.--Pietrodn · talk with me 17:08, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

Looking into it now, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 20:19, 11 August 2008 (UTC)
  Done, no more users found for L'imperatore_è_nudo. But note, that he might have a dynamic IP, thus it might have helped to give the name of the supspected sock. Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 20:29, 11 August 2008 (UTC)


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  1. Giữ, cô này đóng cũng nhiềuPanzerschreck (thảo luận) [33]
  2. Thì sao?Khangkhang (thảo luận) 05:19, ngày 25 tháng 8 năm 2008 (UTC) [34]
  3. Miền bắc không phải là VNDCCH????Người hùng cô đơn (thảo luận) 04:20, ngày 20 tháng 8 năm 2008 (UTC) [35]
  4. Có thể nói là không trung lập vì nó chỉ nhìn theo 1 góc độYonai (thảo luận) 04:03, ngày 26 tháng 7 năm 2008 (UTC)[36]
  5. ra cho mọi người biết rõ hơnMèo gàn (thảo luận) 09:27, ngày 30 tháng 6 năm 2008 (UTC) [37]

Share an same viewpoint and extremely similar citation style:

  1. quan tâm nhiều đến sự sống còn của gia đình mình hơn là quan tâm đến lợi ích chung.<ref>William Colby-Một chiến thắng bị bỏ lỡ NXB CAND p402</ref>[38]
  2. Tân Cương đã vượt biên giới sang "khiêu khích quân sự" và đã bị Hồng quân đánh lui.<ref>Hồ sơ mật đối ngoại-Phạm Bá NXB CAND p109-110</ref> [39]
  3. Gia Định trong việc đánh đổ Tây Sơn: “Gia Định là nơi trung hưng, ngày xưa chỉ có một đám đất và một toán quân mà khôi phục đất cũ”.<ref>.<ref>Sơn Nam-Lịch sử khẩn hoang miền nam Phần I-Việc tổng động viên năm 1789</ref> [40]
  4. do NXB Quân đội Nhân dân ấn hành năm 2005 lại nói quân VNCH có 70 vạn quân chủ lực và 150 vạn phòng vệ dân sự, tính ra là tới 2.200.000 người<ref>Chiến Dịch Hồ Chí Minh Trang Sử Vàng Qua Các Trận Đánh PHẦN 1 TỔNG TIẾN CÔNG VÀ NỔI DẬY MÙA XUÂN 1975-ĐỈNH CAO NGHỆ THUẬT QUAN SỰ VIỆT NAM TRONG THỜI ĐẠI HỒ CHÍ MINH Nhà Xuất Bản Quân đội Nhân dân - 2005</ref>[41]
  5. Từ chân trời, đã ánh lên vừng dương sáng hồng như chân lý cách mạng và Mùa Xuân Đại thắng mà dân tộc ta đã sống.<ref>Mùa Xuân Đại Thắng-Văn Tiến Dũng</ref> [42]
  6. Nguồn từ Việt Nam sau 1975:<ref>Chiến dịch Hồ Chí Minh-Hồ Sơn Đài-Trần Nam Tiến NXB Tổng hợp TpHCM trang 302-303</ref>[43]

And when I blocked user Kayani and one of his suspected socpuppet (vi:user:Aegis) because of repeating copyright violation. vi:user:Khangkhang suddenly appeared after one year of missing. Magnifier 09:53, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

  Confirmed. All the listed accounts (vi:User:Kayani, vi:User:Yonai, vi:User:Panzerschreck, vi:User:Mì gói, vi:User:Khangkhang, vi:user:Aegis, vi:user:Mèo gàn) plus one more (vi:User:Protos IV) are sockpuppets of one another. There might be more, but it is too exhausting to do a thorough check. --FiliP × 10:27, 25 August 2008 (UTC)
Thank you very much. Magnifier 10:31, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

Second case of Kayani@viwiki

Please check the following user:

I withdrawn my request for now. Local Wikipedian will try to fix this problem without helping from a CheckUser. Magnifier 05:02, 27 August 2008 (UTC)


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Vandalism from a Grawp imitator, or possibly Grawp himself. Please check if the following two users are related:

  • Kimgingrawupgurig

Looking through recent changes on that wiki, it seems that Grawp has now started looking for the more obscure Wikimedia projects. --Kelsington 16:00, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

  Done. It doesn't matter if it's Grawp or not, they are all vandalism only accounts (with the addition of Sarah Ewart) obviously controlled by the same person. Blocked them all indef and globally blocked the IP (open proxy). --FiliP × 16:25, 5 September 2008 (UTC)


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Sorry, my english is very, very bad. Solicito ayuda para averiguar si dos nombres de usuarios pertenecen a una misma persona.

Motivos del pedido: Luego de 4 días de registrado AMM solicita ser bibliotecario en varias ocasiones: ver: [47], [48] entre otras. El 31 ago, el usuario Addison se registra y postula de inmediato a AMM como bibliotecario. ([49]).

Por otro lado, el usuario Addison, copia un artículo desde wikipedia, (Historia de China), pero en la discusión, es AMM quien afirma ser el autor ([50]). Ya ha sido advertido acerca de "copiar/plagiar" textos. Un saludo, --LadyInGrey 17:55, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

  Confirmed, sí, AMM y Addison Montgomery son el mismo usuario, un saludo, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 20:35, 4 September 2008 (UTC)
Muchas gracias birdy, besos, --LadyInGrey 21:45, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

Neexistujúci redaktor@skwikipedia

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Trolling account that probably use open proxy. See this edit. --Dezidor 16:40, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

Hello, I don't see a benifit from checking that user, if he trolls or vandalizes You can warn him or if he proceeds block him, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 20:27, 4 September 2008 (UTC)
I from Slovak wikipedia. I think it only one of more troll account, it is not important to hunt for them. Just my opinion. Vasiľ 22:13, 4 September 2008 (UTC) sk:redaktor:Vasiľ
Benefit is block of alleged open proxy IP. --Dezidor 21:17, 4 September 2008 (UTC)
Then he might use another open proxy, I suggest to block the user if he makes troubles, besides I normally don't give the IP (unless I am sure it is an open proxy).   CheckUser is not for fishing, not done, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 21:19, 4 September 2008 (UTC)


The following discussion is closed: Done, no apparent connection

Please check if he is a sockpuppet of q:it:Utente:Orroz; last usernames q:it:Utente:Amarsi_Marsia, q:it:Utente:Red_Women, q:it:Utente:Minnesota_Boy; further usernames and IP ranges here. I suspect him because he added unsourced quotations with possibly false sources (proverbs), and an anonymous user with an IP of Orroz's wrote «he's certainly another transformation of Orroz». Thank you, Nemo 23:47, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

  Inconclusive, Orroz is too old to check btw. Maybe Orroz just wants to make him look bad, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 14:30, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
Orroz's socks have recent edits. Check them, please. --Nemo 02:34, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
Please note that we have only 9 days to check Amarsi Marsia... However, his current range is --Nemo 08:50, 30 August 2008 (UTC)
Hello, I don't understand, "Orroz's socks have recent edits" - which accounts You think to be his socks please say, because I can't possibly guess them. The others had been checked and the result is as said,   Inconclusive, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 00:41, 4 September 2008 (UTC)
These accounts are socks confirmed by previous checkuser (example). More recent socks here. You could ask w:it:Utente:Rojelio Orroz's IP. Thanks, Nemo 01:12, 12 September 2008 (UTC)
Done. There is no apparent connection between Antal@itwikiquote and EslIlIopp che sd.ç al durmi@itwiki or Bisogna rispettare il copyright, ma vaffanculo!@itwiki. However, checkuser data cannot prove they are distinct. —{admin} Pathoschild 03:40:56, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

Salamander03@kowikipedia and 김희구천재샐러맨더개새@kowikipedia

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rlagmrn4u@kowikipedia said salamander03 and 김희구천재샐러맨더개새 are same person. I feel tight. I want to clear myself of the false charge. pleas check. Salamander03 11:25, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

Note that while CheckUser tool can provide generally conclusive evidence that there is sockpuppetry involved, it cannot always serve as a measure for determining whether two (or more) users aren't sockpuppets of one another. It can give some results but they can never be 100% accurate, because there are numerous ways of getting around the tool and the processes. --FiliP × 11:31, 26 August 2008 (UTC)
Ok. I'm sorry. And rlagmlrn4u said that now he believe me. thank you. I'm sorry for this request. bye! Salamander03 00:06, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Frenchbotowner @ sv.wiktionary

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It is Wonderfool and I am looking for an IP to crosscheck with en.wiktionary in our ongoing sockhunt. - TheDaveRoss 22:27, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

Done, IP address sent privately. (TheDaveRoss is an en-Wiktionary checkuser.) —{admin} Pathoschild 22:30:47, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

Benutzer:Weissmann@de.wikinews and IP

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Concerning the one day block of Benutzer:Weissmann at de.wikinews (22 Aug 2008), the user Weissmann left de.wikinews and there occurred suddenly the IP (contributions) claiming that Benutzer:Franz who did the block had abused his sysop rights and also made an entry on a user page of user Berliner Schildkröte who had been proposed by Benutzer:Franz for a possible candidate to become an administrator at de.wikinews. Could you please check if there is a connection between the two of them?

It would also be good to know whether there is no connection with IP and Benutzer:Berliner Schildkröte@de.wikinews, but since it is not possible to really exclude connections I will probably not ask for it, at least if the first case (which I think is more likely to show a connection) should have a "positive" result.

--Angela H. 10:17, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

Hello Angela, I must say I would tend to mark this as   Declined it is not forbidden to edit logged out and the IP seems not to have used it to vandalize or edited while that user was blocked. Atm. I don't see a good ground for a check, also I must say I can't see the problem, the IP even edited the userpage of the Schildkröte, so it just seems it is him, I would just assume he got logged out or if he does this intentionally contact him in private and try to explain to him, that this is not an exceptable behaviour if he wants to express his opinion he should stand to his words and not hiding behind an IP (that is what I think personally). Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 14:11, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
Hello, Spacebirdy! Thank you for your reply. I could explain more about my reasons for not thinking that it is User:Berliner Schildkröte, but maybe we should first wait and see what else the IP and the other users mentioned here are doing at de.wikinews or not, and come back here if necessary. Regards, --Angela H. 14:39, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
Now, i would like to add another username to that picture and that is HoH@dewikinews. This account was created a few days after user Weissmann was blocked. It was then used for some minor edits and on the next day out of sudden started a new discussion on our Pressestammtisch about the block (which was then 4 days ago). While its not impossible it seems unlikely that this would be a really new user. Now Weissmann is apparently known for creating tons of sockpuppets, so this might be one of his speaking in favor of himself. I believe using a sockpuppet to create the illusion of support for a position is considered sockpuppet abuse so in result i believe the checkuser policy allows to check if HoH@dewikinews and Weissmann@dewikinews are the same person. I therefore request to do this check. -- Kju 18:19, 28 August 2008 (UTC) (PS: One interesting detail i just noticed: User Weissmann requested deactivation of his account a few hours before HoH's first edit. That might be a coincidence as well, but it makes the case even more suspect) -- Kju 18:35, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
JFTR: is a proxy server which is blocked at english wikipedia. I have now blocked it a german wikinews as well. So there is no point in checkuser with that ip. -- Kju 18:46, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

  •   Confirmed socks on de.wikinews:
  1. Rammbeck [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits]
  2. Weissmann [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits]
  3. Schiller's Locke [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits]
  •   Unrelated: Weissmann & HoH
  •   Inconclusive: HoH & another user
Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 21:21, 1 September 2008 (UTC)


The following discussion is closed: done

Check Tlestigain (contributions), serial vandal on ru.wikiquote. Thanks, ferrer 12:25, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

Hello, I'll have a look, most of his edits are not yet revert/deleted, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 12:35, 31 August 2008 (UTC)
  Done, blocked some accounts and his ranges. Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 14:48, 31 August 2008 (UTC)
Thanks! ferrer 15:20, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

Third case of Kayani@viwiki

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First and Second Case

Please check the following user:

Please check and tell how many sleeper he have got. Thank you. Magnifier 13:02, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

  Confirmed: NNOh2, Kuril and Kursk are definitely related to the previous vandals/sockmasters. Koxinga and Phong82 are, also, very likely to be in the same pool (and I'd say it's definitive if their behavior matches that of the others). No sleepers found. --FiliP × 10:12, 9 September 2008 (UTC)
Thank you very much. Magnifier 13:02, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

ko:정우익3and ko:Daco

The following discussion is closed: Not done

Concerning similar subsequent damages done to one article(ko:이승만), I want to check whether these two users are the same.Vnvnfls 04:17, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

  Declined as these have made only a few edits to the article, back in July. If you still want a check, you need to provide a more convincing rationale. --FiliP × 22:59, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
Ok, First He created his first account as ko:정우익. Then he aroused disruptive edits to articles like ko:김구and ko:이승만. After a lengthy discussion about the edit disputes, he said to left wikipedia (on his userpage). Couple of days later a user named ko:Daco made similar edit disputes. After I reverted the damage, he left. About a week later, he created another account name ko:정우익2, claming he has forgot password for the first account he created. Also after creating edit disputes, he said to left wikipedia (on his userpage). Then he created another account name ko:정우익3, stating he forgot passwords for two proceding accounts he made. Also after creating edit disputes, he said he will leave wikipedia forever by writing a lengthy excuses. A couple of weeks later in August, user named ko:Daco created similar disputes, and left immediately after I recognized the pattern of his edits.
Look for the cumulative edits made by his obvious sockpuppet accounts (ko:정우익, ko:정우익2, ko:정우익3), and ko:Daco. Compare them.Vnvnfls 04:06, 3 September 2008 (UTC)
Not done, checkuser is not needed to determine their connection. You've done so above. —{admin} Pathoschild 03:52:21, 15 September 2008 (UTC)


The following discussion is closed: Closed, no apparent connection

Please check the following user:

ThankYou--Skjackey tse 14:41, 14 September 2008 (UTC)

All users listed above has been blocked already. User Dragoon17c claimed that all other users are not his/her sockpuppets. We'd like to like to know whether his/her claim reliable or not. Thank you.--J.Wong 15:08, 14 September 2008 (UTC)
Since the user is being blocked now, we'd like to unblock him/her asap, if he/she is innocent. Therefore, may this request be treated as soon as possible.--J.Wong 07:31, 15 September 2008 (UTC)
Done. Checkuser data shows no apparent connection between Dragoon17c and the other accounts. However, the other accounts are all clearly connected. —{admin} Pathoschild 08:42:59, 15 September 2008 (UTC)


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Please check users: Igloo, West, Yattagat, Tarisì, Matteo Sinelli, Xccapp, Theriddle, Aldedogn, Irciol, Albi, Giorgioo, Fithuus, Villa, balloto, Atlas, Somia, Quantum, Bengala, Dulo, Affori, JMARK, Lombard, Cuaciuna, Cailleach, Alien972, Gioanì. All of them are meatpuppets, and probably sockpuppets by 10caart: we suspect him to be a puppetmaster who vandalized also (with another nick containing cart, if I remember correctly) and perhaps Meta itself (e.g.). The votes were deleted because the users did not have at least 50 edits before the start of the poll they tried to alter. Thanks, Nemo 13:27, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

No connection between 10caart and the other accounts (and no connection between themselves).--Nick1915 - all you want 18:01, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

eo:User:Narvalo = Idioto!

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An account has been created insulting one of our sysop. Please check from where this account has been created, and if able remove this account. Thks Arno Lagrange  20:55, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

No other user was found on the same range. es:Drini 20:57, 16 September 2008 (UTC)
Does that mean, the account will not be removed ? Arno Lagrange  01:08, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
The account and the ip were blocked. es:Drini 01:17, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. Arno Lagrange  07:46, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
You could consider to rename it locally so it does not show up in the userlist anymore. Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 13:40, 17 September 2008 (UTC)


The late contributions of w:zh:User:糾正 are similar to that of the indef-blocked user w:zh:User:十字军大屠杀 and his/her sock-puppet, in which involving of posting his/her viewpoints about the Western and Christian on the village pump and some other's talk pages, and adding some disputed sentences to some good articles. Please check, thanks! --CDIP No.150 repair meter 17:01, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

Not done. Checkuser data is periodically purged to protect users' privacy, and 十字军大屠杀's data is no longer available. —{admin} Pathoschild 05:12:13, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
  Comment: Or check with one of his/her past socks, see also Steward requests/Checkuser/2008#User:中華國, User:中封四夷, User:天主地主人主, zh:User:李仲连, User:Wikiqebia & User:Ksyrie @ zh.wikipedia。 --CDIP No.150 repair meter 11:15, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
  Unrelated w:zh:User:糾正 no apparent connection with Steward requests/Checkuser/2008#User:中華國, User:中封四夷, User:天主地主人主, zh:User:李仲连, User:Wikiqebia & User:Ksyrie @ zh.wikipedia.--Shizhao 01:49, 19 September 2008 (UTC)
  Comment:Shizhao, Please have a check that whether w:zh:User:糾正 and w:User:Dicting have a connection, AND check whether they're peppets of any user or IP of w:zh:Wikipedia:当前的破坏/十字军大屠杀. I believe they're absolutely peppets.--1j1z2 10:13, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

From 1j1z2's talk page I know that sombody proposed to check my IP. I have a question, do you judge a person by his identity or by what he or she edits? The Sage Confucius says: “君子不以言举人,不以人废言” (不因人废言,不因言废人,Do not reject saying just because you dislike the speaker, and do not reject a person just because you dislike what he or she said.). what's the related policy of Wikipedia? My opinion is that everyone is equal to edit the encyclopedia which claims itself to be free, open, and with neutral point of view, and even a criminal should be granted equal opportunities to edit the encyclopedia. It should be very prudential to charge and confirm a person to be a user that vandalizes the encyclopedia. I've checked many of the above users, how can you say they were vandalizing the wikipedia? It seems that your only motivation is that they have different views with you, and against yours, and you tie up to prosecute them as pagans: cut their throats and throw them out of the so called open and neutral wikipedia. -Dicting 14:08, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

To speak out my feeling frankly, you guys disgust me. --Dicting 17:06, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

Sorry, again CU:   Likely: w:zh:User:糾正 Like Steward requests/Checkuser/2008#User:中華國, User:中封四夷, User:天主地主人主, zh:User:李仲连, User:Wikiqebia & User:Ksyrie @ zh.wikipedia;   Possible: w:User:Dicting possible is socks of w:zh:User:糾正--Shizhao 07:02, 22 September 2008 (UTC)
Shizhao, please also check whether zh:User:Waturaty is likely to be the peppets of this user as well, as this user's only contribution is on zh:Talk:儒家文化, which zh:User:Dicting has similar speeches on that page. Thanks--Altt311 16:21, 22 September 2008 (UTC)
  Unrelated zh:User:Waturaty no apparent connection with zh:User:Dicting--Shizhao 01:23, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

User:Quantum and lmo:User:Quantum

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I think the user demonstrates very suspicious activity. There seems to be a massive case of sockpupetry/meatpupetry on Lombard Wikipedia. Measures to resolve this problem had been contested at this rfc. Among the people contesting is User:Quantum who happens to have fewer than 100 edits on His first edit here was this. Where he found the RFC right away. This is the kind of edit pattern meatpuppets use. In the case of LMO wikipedia there is a large group of users with fewer than 100 edits that are defending each other right now. In addition they all seem to be proficient in English which seems quite odd. -- Cat chi? 17:29, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

In addition to the above user User:Lombard also caught my attention. On his first few edits were creating a userpage which linked to a meta userpage he created the same day on 1 September 2008. This is something you wouldn't expect a new user to come up with. In addition although the user has a decent amount of contribution, most seems to be bot like edits. His fourth edit to was this on 2 September. -- Cat chi? 17:38, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
These were the first two I pulled out off my list. I bet there is more. -- Cat chi? 17:38, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
  Declined, why can't he not have the same name on Meta as on lmo, that would proove nothing, also meatpuppets can't be seen by checkuser, that would also proove nothing, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 17:31, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
It could very well be a bunch of sockpuppets. Please re-read what I posted. What I am saying is new users do not create a userpage on meta and their local wiki on the same day. What I am demonstrating is his familiarity with the inner workings of Mediawiki. My request stands. -- Cat chi? 18:35, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
  Declined it stands, please understand, there had been a check on this just some days ago with no results, I don't believe a checkuser helps in this case and even less a crosswiki check of the same username, who no wonder might be the same user (so what?), can You please be so kind and have some patience, while we are working in other sectors, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 19:58, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

4th case of vi:User:Kayani

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Please check the following users for sockpuppets of Kayani (1st case):

  • vi:User:Schweres newly registered but started editing the disputed articles "Chiến tranh Nam Ossetia 2008" [56] which many of Kayani's socks has edited. This user has the same view, already knows how to cite sources, has knowledge of some subtle details related to an article that Kayani started long ago and has not been edited by anyone since long [57]
  • vi:User:Tessio has the same style of writing, supports the same view, has been accused by another user of being Kayani's sock but did not defense himself.

Thank you. Tmct 13:38, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

  Likely--Shizhao 01:33, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

I9602097 and Msnhinet8jps @ zh.wikipedia

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Both users share the same editing habit: establish typhoon before the tropical disturbance has actually defined as a typhoon by any of the observatories, and alter all the links related to the article, causing chaotic redirections. Also, we can see in this discussion, one is protecting articles created by another account from being corrected (or deleted by some means). Therefore, I would like to check whether these two accounts are related. It seems that the tropical disturbance will be defined as a typhoon by tomorrow, so I am sorry to request you quick response.

For your information, here are the contribution of the two users to zh.wikipedia: I9602097 contribution, Msnhinet8jps contribution Thank you very much from your help in advance. --Altt311 17:53, 25 September 2008 (UTC)

  Unrelated. The two users from two different areas --Shizhao 01:45, 26 September 2008 (UTC)

ip @ el.wikipedia

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A checkuser is needed to determine the user who edited anonymously from ip in a clear intend to ignite a discussion instead of cooling it down. It could be one of the last 10 users who edited the village pump: (12:55 to 18:36). Geraki TL 19:19, 25 September 2008 (UTC)

  CheckUser is not for fishing - not done, that does not justify a check, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 21:44, 25 September 2008 (UTC)
There is a poll among the same users with 8 to 1 support for this check: el:Βικιπαίδεια:Αγορά/Αρχείο_2008/Άυγουστος-Σεπτέμβριος#Checkuser request. Geraki TL 21:57, 25 September 2008 (UTC)
  Declined it stands, I see no reason why we should go fishing for accounts for that IP (please see also the cu policy), thanks, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 13:00, 26 September 2008 (UTC)


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Please check User:Giggster, User:Ahorbal and User:Yury nitch on ukwiki due to mass voting here: [58].--Ahonc 20:04, 10 October 2008 (UTC)

  Unlikely --FiliP × 22:59, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

StefanoMencarelli and Sebastiano Caboto on it.wikinews

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Could you check, please, these two users for sock puppetting?

These two users have very similar behaviors and the first one is protecting in a Problematic Users the second one. I have noticed (when they edit unlogged that they have similar IP). Thank you Fale 16:10, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

I would be very appreciated if you are able to add in the check: Enrico Granata The reasons are the same as the previous two. Thankyou for your time. Fale 16:25, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

I strongly protest, in any case, for this checks, based on a request with very little arguments. Every time someone talks not against me must be handled as my sockpuppet. Umbeleavable.--S.Mencarelli 21:53, 25 September 2008 (UTC)
  UnrelatedNone of the accounts are related to one another, they edit from different IP ranges. Wojciech Pędzich Talk 19:56, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
Please, next time ask for more info before checking: there were no evidences for sockpuppetry. Caboto and Granata have just defended Mencarelli, but their "style" in editing and writing is strongly different. --Tooby 13:10, 27 September 2008 (UTC)


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The following accounts behaved the same user:Bluedevil and user:senemmar. though the user senemmar is inactive for a period of time. Please help to identify open proxies used by them as well as related newly opened account. Taeedxy 19:55, 10 October 2008 (UTC)

  Unrelated --FiliP × 23:06, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

Bluemangoa2z@mlwiki & Sidheeq@mlwiki

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It seems that Bluemangoa2z@mlwiki & Sidheeq@mlwiki are same. Both the users voted in this page in mlwiki on 13-Oct-2008. Please check and confirm --Vssun 12:04, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

Hello, just because they voted on the same day does not justify a check, can You please explain further why You think that these users are socks and why You think they are doing votestacking, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 13:27, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

It is the Burauecrat election voting page of mlwiki. I think this is the only justification I can provide on this matter. Also we dont have checkusers in our local wiki. Thank you. --Vssun 04:49, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

  Inconclusive--Jusjih 01:30, 26 October 2008 (UTC)


The following discussion is closed.
Status:    Done

Until English Wikiversity has local CheckUsers again, the stewards will have to fill in. Moulton has been blocked indefinitely (pending community review), and has disrupted the project by editing by IP (several /16s were blocked to prevent further disruption; I re-blocked with some finer-grained ranges, but without CU it was difficult to target properly), and has now moved back to accounts. We're looking for any further socks to block, and also to determine the best rangeblocks to place. Thanks.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 15:04, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

Hello, the rangeblocks are good, the socks found are already blocked, namely:
I would only change the range of 14.....0.0/19 to /17 or maybe better: 14.....64.0/19 to /18
And the 68.162.. to 192.0/18
Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 15:54, 18 October 2008 (UTC)


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User: vi:User:Tag2000

Suspected: vi:User:Eset.

Code: D and G

Tag2000 registed and then begin voting soon after 2 edits. He did nothing but discussing and vote. I suspected he is a sockpuppet of vi:User:Eset because vi:User:Eset has used sockpuppet for once (vi:User:Cucon1988) but the commmunity has forgiven him. However, the first topic that Tag2000 disscussed one of farvourite topic of Eset (vi:Talk:Tôn Đức Thắng). He definitely not a new member.

In vote for deletion (Biểu quyết xóa bài), Tag2000 always supports vi:User:Eset's point of view [59][60][61]

If you can, please check Tag2000 carefully and tell me how many sleeper he has got or who his sockmaster is. This is a serious case on Vietnamese Wikipedia, there too much sockpuppet in the mean time. Magnifier 14:57, 22 October 2008 (UTC)

  Inconclusive, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 17:23, 22 October 2008 (UTC)
Internet with dynamic IPs in Vietnam is too hard for checkusers to decide... Anyway, thank you very much for your work. Magnifier 23:27, 22 October 2008 (UTC)

O observador@ptwikiquote

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Please check the users O observador and Goodcloud. The two accounts have made edits adding quotes on a single person and all with copyright violation. Regards Sir Lestaty discuţie 20:38, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

  Likely. But share IP, same IP block --Shizhao 07:06, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
Thank you. Sir Lestaty discuţie 10:25, 27 October 2008 (UTC)


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Please check User:Bananaman, User:Mrunao365 and User:Limdetamon if they were sock puppets of User:Universehk. Accounts have repeatedly adding contents in the same article which is not suitable for wikipedia.--Moddlyg 06:40, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

--Shizhao 14:39, 28 October 2008 (UTC)


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Please check zh:User:小成龙, zh:User:Nycult, zh:User:天道中, zh:User:Dicting and zh:User:什么是独裁 if they are sock puppets of zh:User:十字军大屠杀. User:十字军大屠杀 is blocked because long year's destruction and vandal activities. He used a lot of puppets. These user confess that they are his puppet, but we want to be sure that it is really the same person.--Wing 20:10, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

(just for information for the checking steward) please see also Steward_requests/Checkuser/2008#w:zh:User:.E7.B3.BE.E6.AD.A3, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 20:39, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

Yes, these are perhaps his new puppets.--Wing 06:57, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

These user many via proxy:

--Shizhao 08:03, 28 October 2008 (UTC)


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I request checkuser for n:fr:User:ChromeUser in french Wikinews. Once blocked after vandalisms, some IP did the same vandalisms in the same pages. Here are the IP below :

Thank's --Bertrand GRONDIN – Talk 00:05, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

  Confirmed They're all ChromeUser. --Shanel 00:33, 6 November 2008 (UTC)
Thank's--Bertrand GRONDIN – Talk 00:46, 6 November 2008 (UTC)


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Please help check zh:user:Remodel, zh:user:BlackRing, zh:user:DollyLee and zh:user:ComicALFA if they were puppets of zh:user:Cdjhook. all of these accounts left some disputed sentences on their userpage. And one of them (Remodel) used a signature as "殺書生生死簿". The word "殺書生" probably means "to kill Shizhao", because "書生" was a part of Shizhao's nickname. --PhiLiP 16:38, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

Also see zh:User_talk:Shizhao#懷疑傀儡.--PhiLiP 16:41, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
To help translation:
  1. Suddenly having many active new eidter voted in many areas.
  2. Mostly eidting in the pages zh:user:Cdjhook created.
  3. All vote for zh:user:Cdjhook in "Do you know".
  4. First eidit in 6 to 9 days ago.
  5. Eiditing in same page such aszh:超時空要塞.
  6. Know how to use some difficult towls.

Curtain 01:37, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

to stewards:

something wrong above. Please notice.

  1. eidter and eidting --> editor & editing
  1. Do you know-->did you know (After zh:user:Cdjhook finished expanding new article,They would nominate and vote   Support)
  2. eidit-->edit (They all registered a week ago,and make edits immediately.)[In zh wiki, when a user has 50 edits, they'll be votable.]
  3. They are new users, but they make use of some complicated tools well.

--JackyCheung 10:43, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

  • we are zh wikipedian,we hope stewards may check the users as soon as possible,they(he) are(is) very active in DYK nomination.Thanks

Yours faithfully --JackyCheung 03:07, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

Please check another three users, zh:user:ShellGot, zh:user:Jessy1969 and zh:user:NemesisG. They also have the same status and behavior. Besides, zh:user:Jessy1969 and zh:user:NemesisG use the same announcement as zh:user:Remodel uses in their talk pages.--Yans1230 06:58, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

  Confirmed. DollyLee = BlackRing = ComicALFA = NemesisG = ShellGot = Jessy1969 = Cdjhook. Remodel and the blocked user 千人斬 are also almost definitely in this group. Also, one new sockpuppet: UCgundam. --FiliP × 10:20, 8 November 2008 (UTC)
zh wikipedian appreciate your help:).--JackyCheung 12:46, 8 November 2008 (UTC)


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Please check User:Digital worm if it was a sock puppet of User:Martyr. Digital worm up to now has only 190 edits but shows surprisingly deep knowledge about how everything in Wikipedia works, all its rules and policies. This user edits only bg:Pomaks related topics and has a heavy Bulgarian POV which often causes lengthy discussions on talk pages. Recently I found striking similarities of style and POVs about en:Pomaks on the English Wikipedia of the user en:User:TodorBozhinov. He uses exactly the same arguments and often speaks in the same way about the same rules of wikipedia. Fortunately, he has an interwiki on his user page which links to bg:User:Martyr. I am 99% sure that bg:User:Digital warm is a sock puppet of bg:User:Martyr even if you cannot confirm it - the similarity is 1:1. Please, make whatever you can! --Chech Explorer 20:37, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

  Oppose. Sorry, I have to strongly oppose this request. There is no suspicion of abuse (neither voting, nor participation in edit wars) of the two mentioned user accounts. This could be a legitimate use of an alternative account or it could be another user. --5ko 21:55, 10 November 2008 (UTC)
en:Sock puppetry#Avoiding scrutiny, en:Sock puppetry#"Good hand, bad hand" accounts. The user is clearly in violation of both rules. --Chech Explorer 09:19, 11 November 2008 (UTC)
  Declined, hello, I can't see a problem with the two accounts, even if they are the same user (that is not forbidden). If they are the same user and influence votings and such of course that would be a problem, but I can't see such thing right now. If that is the case, I would like to hear from a sysop if that indeed is the case. A more clear justification for a check is required if there is none, this request is closed, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 22:07, 10 November 2008 (UTC)
As you wish. After all, the WikiMafia can do whatever it wants. --Chech Explorer 09:19, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

some users vandalized Chinese Wikipedia

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Please help check zh:User:Aehethj, zh:User:Oftenholds, zh:User:Ergerhsrh and zh:User:Segaeh if they are someone's sock puppets, and please help find out who controlled these accounts. These accounts shared same behavior to revert zh:User:1j1z2's edits. --PhiLiP 02:29, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

  Confirmed socks:
  • Oftenholds
  • Aehethj
  • Segaeh
  • Ergerhsrh
  • Ehsehet
  • Darknoon1
best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 04:42, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

ko:User:설사했소 ko:User:독도는 대한민국이 실효지배중입니다.

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Please check w:ko:User:설사했소, w:ko:User:독도는 대한민국이 실효지배중입니다. a disrupting user. she harrases the most active admin, and so on. We suspect that she might be a sockpuppet of some banned user, and she might have a farm. Thank you.--hyolee2 01:52, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

Both usernames have had the same IP, but at different times.--Jusjih 03:28, 17 November 2008 (UTC)
thank you!--hyolee2 23:22, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

zh:user:msuker and

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we suspect that w:zh:user:msuker use an IP address , and the IP user help msuker in a vote.I hope you may help check that whether msuker controlled the user.Thanks.I hope that the procedure may be done as soon as possible!--JackyCheung 10:42, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

Dear JackyCheung, do you have more things to support your standpoint? It will more powerful to let people to checkuser.--JN 10:55, 16 November 2008 (UTC)
Firstly, who is "we"? Do you mean yourself and none else? Secondly, I support checkuser myself. Just to shut him up.-- 15:41, 16 November 2008 (UTC)--Msuker 15:42, 16 November 2008 (UTC)
  Comment:JackyCheung, I don't think this CU application would be accepted. Because Msuker hasn't vandalize or break any rule, and also hasn't. Even they're the same people, the current wikipedia rule allows.--1j1z2 16:42, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

  Declined, it is not prohibited to edit as IP, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 04:12, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

ms:User:Emrrans and IP

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Please check the user and IP address above. We would like to know whether the user above have decided to use an IP address instead of his account. We would also like to know if the user and IP address is a banned or block in other WP. Diagramma Della Verita 02:52, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

  Declined, it is not prohibited to edit as IP, I would not reveal the users IP, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 04:13, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

I do understand that editing with an IP address isn't prohibited in WP. However, the user above was reported opening multiple accounts in a few cases and has been blocked before. Click here if you need to verify the details. User:Emrrans is also User:Aeonimitz Diagramma Della Verita 12:48, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
I see, but that is something different, he vandalized with other accounts. I won't check the account with that IP, because as You can see, we did not publish his IP and I doubt we will do now, thanks, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 13:30, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

ko:User:설사했소 ko:User:익명사용자

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Please check w:ko:User:설사했소, w:ko:User:익명사용자 a disrupting user. [62]We suspect that she might be a sockpuppet of some banned user, and she might have a farm. Thank you.--hyolee2 23:26, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

List of socks of w:ko:User:설사했소
List of   Likely socks of w:ko:User:설사했소
List of socks of w:ko:User:익명사용자
*) blocked users (did not check if they were blocked indef).
Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 00:31, 20 November 2008 (UTC)
Thank you very much.--hyolee2 04:56, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

ko:User:Wikilife ,ko:User:이도엽

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Please check w:ko:User:Wikilife w:ko:User:이도엽 a disrupting user. she is edit page of w:ko:User:설곽시대. 설곽시대 is sockpuppet of 설사했소. We suspect that she might be a sockpuppet of some banned user, and she might have a farm. Thank you.--hyolee2 04:10, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

socks   Confirmed:
  • Wikilife
  • 설곽시대
  • 설사했소

이도엽 is   Unrelated--Shizhao 15:09, 21 November 2008 (UTC)

十字军大屠杀@zhwiki AGAIN

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After zh:User:十字军大屠杀's many sock-puppets being blocked two weeks ago, ie seems that he registed many other sock-puppets to continue his propaganda at zhwp. Please check whether zh:User:夏忠義, zh:User:四方来客, zh:User:366天, zh:User:琉球海东南, zh:User:北行及时, zh:User:总在你左右...are the puppets of zh:User:十字军大屠杀. They share the common view on many political and religional topics, like zh:User:十字军大屠杀. Thank you.

see also:
Steward requests/Checkuser/2008#User:中華國, User:中封四夷, User:天主地主人主, zh:User:李仲连, User:Wikiqebia & User:Ksyrie @ zh.wikipedia
Steward requests/Checkuser/2008#十字军大屠杀@zhwiki
zh:Wikipedia:当前的破坏/十字军大屠杀 --1j1z2 16:58, 10 November 2008 (UTC)
Hello can You please explain why it is problematic that these accounts share the same view (having multiple accounts per se is not prohibited, if it even is one user), to justify such a check, many thanks, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 00:55, 20 November 2008 (UTC)
This person has opened a number of accounts for edit and arguing after he has already been banned. His view on religion and politics always expressed on his edited article which violate the POV policy. And, he has been warned and banned for quite a lot of time for the above reasons.Stewart~惡龍 03:26, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
四方来客, 琉球海东南, 北行及时, 总在你左右, 夏忠義 is   Confirmed. 十字军大屠杀 is   Stale. 366天 not user --Shizhao 14:52, 21 November 2008 (UTC)


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Please check wikt:ja:User:EMPIS, a disrupting user. He posts dubious words, requests for adminship repeatedly, harrases the most active admin, and so on. We suspect that he might be a sockpuppet of some banned user, and he might have a farm. Thank you. --Kanjy 15:39, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

Hello, EMPIS seems to have some socketpuppets: (please note that multiple accounts per se are not prohibited, only if they are used to disrupt the project or for vandalism, so please check their contributions):
List of socks of EMPIS
*)already blocked accounts (note: I did not look how long they are blocked, You might want to check if it is infinite)
Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 16:27, 14 November 2008 (UTC)
 Thanks! a lot! I reviewed their contributions and I blocked EMPIS and some of the accounts you found. Some of them left a same vandal edit pattern (insulting racism, ableism, etc.) with the wikt:ja:User:Fespan series in another CheckUser request[63]. --Kanjy 17:23, 14 November 2008 (UTC)
Hello there, I would like to add that we can share the detailed result and analysis on the list, if necessary, since Kanjy serves jawiki (not jawiktionary though) as CU and on the list too. --Aphaia 03:36, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

There seem to be some new sockpuppets of EMPIS. Please check these accounts: BANBANBAN, 神代, YUNA(similar editing, ignore inclusion policy), 悪想家(similar naming). YUNA has been already blocked, but I want assurance that this account is one of EMPIS's sockpuppets. Plus, as Kanjy said, I also doubt that EMPIS series is occupied by same user as Fespan series. Could you check it? --Ninomy 08:44, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

Hello Ninomy,
  Confirmed sock of EMPIS:
  Confirmed socks of YUNA:
  Likely socks of YUNA:
As for Your question if "EMPIS" was also "Fespan", if I recall correctly, yes, but I can't check that anymore.
*)already blocked accounts (note: I did not look how long they are blocked, You might want to check if it is infinite)
Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 18:36, 25 November 2008 (UTC)
Thank you very much. --Ninomy 00:19, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

w:ko:User:Applespy w:ko:User:지랄

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Please Check w:ko:User:Applespy w:ko:User:지랄 distupting User. 지랄 is improper Username, he is Vandalised on Korean Wikipedia. Applespy is Undid revision, this is Reverted to Vandalised Page. Thank You. -- Zerostone5482 08:04, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

Hello Zerostone5482,   Confirmed. You might also find [64] interesting.
Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 20:02, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

zh:User:筆俠, zh:User:圍棋一級 and IP, IP

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On zh-wp wir discovered two cases of vote manipulations:

. The users that profitted from the manipulations and the IP-users that manipulated are listed here. I request for a check of the user and the IP-addresses either to confirm the manipulation or to defy the suspect on the users.--Wing 14:43, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Hello,   CheckUser is not for fishing thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 23:49, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
  Comment: Hope that just zh:User:筆俠 and zh:User:圍棋一級 can still be checked, as the two users have(has) been active in zhwp Good article nominations and have(has) often nominated articles which are fairly inappropriate to be GA.--CDIP No.150 repair meter 04:26, 20 November 2008 (UTC)
Extra: (just extra info, useless for checking) Also note that zh:User:筆俠 had once made fake vote as similar as did (evidence: [65], [66]). --CDIP No.150 repair meter 10:01, 20 November 2008 (UTC)
User:筆俠 and is   Stale. 圍棋一級 and is   Confirmed--Shizhao 14:42, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
Leaving a personal protest here because You:
  1. associated an IP with an User, which imho is against the privacy policy
  2. checked on Your homewiki, which is against the steward policy
Thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 15:25, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
Seconded, please do not check users on your home project. --Thogo (talk) 17:44, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
Birdy, Here policy may be in conflict with practicalities. Chinese wikipedia has seen some serious vandalism and sock problems in the past; it attracts quite a number of vandals, but is maintained by a moderately sized (last time I checked) team of sysops and regular users. For political reasons, they have not managed to elect checkusers (some have claimed that users from the Continental China should not have the checkuser tool, for fear of the information going into the communist government). I cannot speak for the chinese wikipedia; but we can ask some folks from there to comment on this matter. Hillgentleman 05:31, 26 November 2008 (UTC)
Hello Hillgentleman, with all respect, this is not the place for talks and comments. I have declined a request because of the policies we have, the request has been fulfilled later, I just made a note here therefore. I stand to what I said and I doubt I have anything to add, even less right here, thanks for Your understanding, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 05:42, 26 November 2008 (UTC)
Maybe need to check with those proved socks: zh:User:武俠, zh:User:肯尼仔, zh:User:香港914. --CDIP No.150 repair meter 16:26, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
  Declined, Checkuser is still not for fishing. Please bring evidence for the identity of two accounts and we will then check these. Thanks. --Thogo (talk) 17:44, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
  Comment: zh:User:筆俠 had usually nominated articles in zh-wp's Good article nominations, but of which most of the articles were clearly unacceptable to be Good Article. Therefore the sysops in zh-wp deem that the inappropriate nominations to be vandals and have zh:User:筆俠 blocked. After that sock puppets were created to do such preceding similar nominations (see also Steward requests/Checkuser/2008#User:筆俠, User:武俠@zhwiki). So far zh:User:圍棋一級 shared some of the behavior. Here below is the GA Nomination record of the above users:
User Good Article Nominations Failure
zh:User:筆俠 Too many, see his/her contributions for reference. over 50%
(estimated in the past)

sock puppet proven since Steward requests/Checkuser/2008#User:筆俠, User:武俠@zhwiki.

1 of 1
zh:User:肯尼仔 2 of 2
zh:User:香港914 2 of 2
zh:User:圍棋一級 7 of 15
The record above is quite crowded but I wish you could understand. Also, the user pages between zh:User:圍棋一級([92]), zh:User:武俠([93]) and zh:User:肯尼仔([94]) are almost the same. Additionally, both zh:User:武俠 and zh:User:圍棋一級 had appealed to sysop zh:User:Ws227 for help after they are each blocked ([95], [96]). Hoped that the evidence above could be satisfied for checking. Thanks! --CDIP No.150 repair meter 20:22, 26 November 2008 (UTC)
Hello CDIP No.150, thanks for the explainations, I understand that fake votes like [97] of 筆俠 are vandalism, and would check him, but I what I do not yet quite understand, is why are the nominations from the other users a problem? Why can't they propose the articles?
Thanks for Your answer, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 14:57, 27 November 2008 (UTC)
Except zh:User:圍棋一級 so far, the nominations by the others might mean that 筆俠 circumvented the blocking for him. Some of the failed nominations are posted on some same days, which are just and only similar to 筆俠's failed nominations. --CDIP No.150 repair meter 16:47, 27 November 2008 (UTC)
筆俠 is too old to check, the others have no valid reasons for a check.
Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 04:57, 29 November 2008 (UTC)

w:ko:User:박남철 w:ko:User:해미르

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Please Check w:ko:User:박남철 w:ko:User:해미르 distupting User. he is Vandalised on Korean Wikipedia. 박남철 and 해미르 is edited ko:토론:박남철 (시인). Thank You.--hyolee2 06:38, 27 November 2008 (UTC)

  Likely, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 15:39, 27 November 2008 (UTC)


The following discussion is closed: not done

I have been blocked and this explanation was given: "Abusing multiple accounts: user: used to push nationalistic POV after warning". My IP is and NOT Please check it to explain to my unblocking. --Wizzard 12:25, 29 November 2008 (UTC)

  Declined. has local checkusers, please contact one of them via w:en:special:emailuser or send an email to unblock-en-l at
Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 14:35, 29 November 2008 (UTC)
They ignored my request completely. What can I do? It is not about blocking, but about a principle. --Wizzard 10:01, 30 November 2008 (UTC)
Hello, as said has local checkusers we are not allowed to check there, please contact an admin of Your trust and a checkuser or consider mailing the unblock request list.
Thanks for Your understanding, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 19:59, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

w:ko:User:klutzy w:ko:User:peremen

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Please Check w:ko:User:klutzy w:ko:User:peremen , they are same univercity students.Legaler 09:52, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

  Declined, no valid reason given for a check, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 12:15, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

w:ko:User:나 탄광촌 인데 w:ko:User:휘뚜루마뚜루 w:ko:User:휘뚤마뚤 w:ko:User:낚시맨

wikt:ja:User:陳水偏, wikt:ja:User:金月屋, wikt:ja:User:陰武者

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Please check wikt:ja:User:陳水偏, wikt:ja:User:金月屋 and wikt:ja:User:陰武者. These accounts prefer to create the articles that means vulgarism words of China and its culture. And if they have the relationship to exsitent/past vandal user(s) on ja-wikt, please tell us it. Thank you. LERK 10:00, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

These vandal accounts may be of the well-known cross-wiki Taiwanese vandal Kagemusha ("Shadow Warrior"), or may be impersonating Kagemusha. For more info about Kagemusha, see below:
Thanks. --Kanjy 13:34, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

  Comment 陳水偏 is the former Taiwan president and thus it violates our accepted username policy, while jawiktionary itself has no written policy, it can be simply taken as vandal account. The other two seem to me also disruptive, and from edit pattern, it be a reasonable allegation if they belong to the sock farm "Kagemusha" pointed out on the above. If you need further information of sockfarm owner disruption, details may be later given upon request. --Aphaia 14:30, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

    • Hello JackyCheung, please note that this is a request-site only not a forum, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 05:14, 29 November 2008 (UTC)

Additional   Confirmed new socks of EMPIS (all older ones see archives)

*) currently blocked users

Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 05:14, 29 November 2008 (UTC)

Thank you very much. LERK 12:20, 29 November 2008 (UTC)

w:uk:User:Адмірал_флота and others

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Please check

The first group is indefblocked for renaming articles and especially user pages into some offensive nonsence. The only contributions of the second group are abuses and threats, the most recent is a promise to rename more pages today at night, and also statements that blocking of IPs of ASTELIT was not useful. The third group are accounts created in 5 minutes together with already blocked accounts (with about 300 vandalism-only edits) w:uk:User:Адмірал флота, w:uk:User:Tdck, w:uk:User:Kd-8, w:uk:User:Sis666, w:uk:User:Lenochka91. They look like one or more groups vandals with similar style (probably all are from ASTELIT network) — could you please find out if that's true and, probably, help to find more sockpuppets of this vandal user(s). BTW, some of this vandals don't have SUL blocks - please check this too. Thanks — NickK 20:49, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

So, if we'll block mobile operators' ranges, we should have "IP block exempt" status in uk-wiki, because not all users of ASTELIT (or other operators) are vandals.--Ahonc 21:11, 28 November 2008 (UTC)
This range is blocked for about week, but "anonymous users only", so this doesn't have an effect on both vandals from this range and users who are not vandals — NickK 21:55, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

  Confirmed socks:

of Адмірал флота (talk • contribs • block • xwiki-contribs • xwiki-date • CA • ST • lwcheckuser) *
of Alx3 (talk • contribs • block • xwiki-contribs • xwiki-date • CA • ST • lwcheckuser)
of Arghone (talk • contribs • block • xwiki-contribs • xwiki-date • CA • ST • lwcheckuser) *
of WarnerBrother (talk • contribs • block • xwiki-contribs • xwiki-date • CA • ST • lwcheckuser)
of Мордатий Льоха (talk • contribs • block • xwiki-contribs • xwiki-date • CA • ST • lwcheckuser) *
of LadyX5 (talk • contribs • block • xwiki-contribs • xwiki-date • CA • ST • lwcheckuser) *

list of open proxies used:

*) currently blocked accounts
$) currently locked accounts
%) not a global account (so no lock)
Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 06:52, 29 November 2008 (UTC)

So, Angel sexa was also found by checking in May, where also Leader171 was found. Are these users socks of Leader? --Ahonc 18:31, 29 November 2008 (UTC)

Yes, it seems so, looking at this shows the following socklist, which is associated with the list of "Адмірал флота", but I think they might be all the same user, the users are using open proxies.
Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 18:49, 29 November 2008 (UTC)


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Please checkw:ko:User:Legaler This accounts first edits SRCU.[98]We suspect that This accounts might be a sockpuppet of some banned user, and This accounts nonsense requests Checkuser. Thank You. --hyolee2/H.L.LEE 23:30, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

  Declined, sorry, I don't see why adding an unreasonable request is per se a reason to check the account, thanks, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 05:17, 29 November 2008 (UTC)

w:ko:User:Fujita group,w:ko:Nano physics,w:ko:Nano lab

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Please check w:ko:User:Fujita group,w:ko:User:Nano physics,w:ko:User:Nano lab. These users nonsense edited on Korean Wikipedia. These users edited ko:토론:하리야 키쿠오(Harigaya kikuo).Thank You. --hyolee2/H.L.LEE 23:30, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

I don't think checkuser-ing is needed in this case.--Kwj2772 05:22, 29 November 2008 (UTC)

Hello, I looked at their contributions at ko:토론:하리야 키쿠오 and see no valid reason for checking their accounts for that, so marking this as   Declined
Please see also the Checkuser_policy#Use_of_the_tool if You are interested when accounts can be checked, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 05:23, 29 November 2008 (UTC)


The following discussion is closed.

Please check w:ko:User:락, w:ko:User:7도. These users vandalised on korean wikipedia.(copy vio,nonsense edited,etc) We suspect that these users might be a sockpuppet of some banned user, and these users might have a farm.Thank you.--hyolee2/H.L.LEE 02:46, 1 December 2008 (UTC)


  Likely socks:

*) currently blocked accounts (did not check if blocks are indefinit)
x) previously blocked accounts
please note: having more than one account is not prohibited, only if they are used to vandalize, manipulate etc., so please look at the contributions before blocking.

Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 17:48, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

w:zh:User:JackyCheung and w:zh:User:Wonglonghang

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Please check if the two users are the same person. Since:

Please check ASAP as the award nomination will end up within 3 hours. Thank you!!--CDIP No.150 repair meter 11:41, 21 November 2008 (UTC)

  Comment:I'm sure that it is no effect on the result of the nomination, as no matter that support vote was included or not, this nomination will pass except a huge amount of oppose vote appear in this short period. I'm afraid that the application is not as urgent as you mentioned.--J.Wong 14:23, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
No, if there was sock, it would be 9 supports and wouldn't pass. The rule is written that "At least 10 supports and the number of supports is more than that of the oppose by 2/3".--CDIP No.150 repair meter 14:30, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
  Unlikely--Shizhao 14:24, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
Please check with w:zh:User:Jc2 as well, as the user did similar things in other nomination. Thanks! --CDIP No.150 repair meter 09:51, 27 November 2008 (UTC)
Don't abuse user-checking, this user had done nothing in any vote/nomination which affect the result, also, this user is confirmed.I'd wonder that why you always offer of checking user, i said again--DON'T ABUSE !--JackyCheung 13:42, 27 November 2008 (UTC)
Hello, I don't see much point in checking a confirmed sock, what is the reason for this? Also note that alternative accounts are not prohibited, only if they are abused for manipulating discussions or votings.
Thanks, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 15:00, 27 November 2008 (UTC)
  Comment: Both zh:user:Jc2 and zh:user:Wonglonghang have participated the discussion and voting that are with respect to zh:user:JackyCheung ([102], [103]), so they shared the same behavior "helping JackyCheung purposely". You might think that Wonglonghang's vote([104]) is normal. Of course originally the vote is not a big problem, but there is a doubtful point: Why did Wonglonghang transfer his DYK award to JackyCheung under the counter?([105], [106]) I could not see any sensible reason for that. Therefore, I think this vote is also "helping JackyCheung purposely". Additionly, the check result is just "  Unlikely" above, so I request to check all the 3 users to be more sure. Although it looks like I'm fishing for JackyCheung, this checking might totally change the result of this Award Nomination. Best Regards.--CDIP No.150 repair meter 18:08, 27 November 2008 (UTC)
  • i said back the User:Jc2, you may reference in the user page of it.Also , it's useless to check this account since this account hadn't disturbed or damaged wikipedia--JackyCheung 09:03, 28 November 2008 (UTC)
    • Not disturbed? the vote is now seem to be doubtful for disturbing. --CDIP No.150 repair meter 09:37, 28 November 2008 (UTC)
  Declined, I see no reason for checking an already confirmed doppelgänger-account, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 12:18, 28 November 2008 (UTC)
welcome.moreover,i was talking about User:Jc2 but not User:wonglonghang--JackyCheung 14:17, 28 November 2008 (UTC)
to cdip150:i can't see any vote polling by User:Jc2, if you don't agree, please give out evidence--JackyCheung 14:24, 28 November 2008 (UTC)


Please check w:ko:User:위아래. This user harrases the most active admin. We suspect that this user might be a sockpuppet of some banned user, and this user might have a farm.Thank you.--hyolee2/H.L.LEE 05:44, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

  CheckUser is not for fishing Thanks for Your understanding, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 05:48, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

wikt:ja:User:釣魚台列嶼返せーっ, wikt:ja:User:尖閣諸島返せーっ

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Please check wikt:ja:User:釣魚台列嶼返せーっ, wikt:ja:User:尖閣諸島返せーっ (We have already blocked them and maybe they use open proxy). These users claim that Japan must return Senkaku islands(Diaoyutai islands) to Taiwan (or China?) on their user account, and create the article that means vulgarism words of China and Japan. Thank you. LERK 15:48, 1 December 2008 (UTC)


  Confirmed socks, related to Steward_requests/Checkuser/2008#wikt:ja:User:EMPIS

Open proxies used:
Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 16:08, 1 December 2008 (UTC)
Thank you very much. LERK 16:19, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

And please check wikt:ja:User:釣魚台の不法占拠を推進するレルクは無期限(already blocked) and wikt:ja:User:貼灯. It is near time to get accounts, so it seems that they are same users. Thank you. LERK 05:11, 3 December 2008 (UTC)


  Confirmed socks (also related to Steward_requests/Checkuser/2008#wikt:ja:User:EMPIS)

Open proxies used:
Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 18:35, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

There are many sock-doubted accounts in ja.wikt. Please check these:

These accounts have never edited any pages(only にほいがけ did vandalism and blocked), but it's near time to get accounts. Furthermore, the name "世良街道" resemble wikt:ja:User:Lonicera or w:ja:User:Lonicera. These are already blocked, but I want assurance that they are socks.

These accounts' names are similar to other EMPIS's sockpuppets. Thank you. --Ninomy 00:55, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

  Confirmed socks of Steward_requests/Checkuser/2008#wikt:ja:User:EMPIS
  Confirmed socks of YUNA (note these seem to come from an university terminal, so check contributions before blocking)
*) currently blocked users (did not check if indefinit)
Open proxies used:
Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 05:28, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
Thank you very much. LERK 09:55, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

Thank you very much. And please check these: wikt:ja:User:金益見, wikt:ja:User:CVC(vandal edits like EMPIS or YUNA), wikt:ja:User:Loantrue(temporary blocked because this account was created just before 金益見 and likely name of his socks). --Ninomy 01:25, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

  Confirmed socks of YUNA
  Confirmed socks of EMPIS

(he used the same proxy I already gave You (

Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 01:39, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

Thank you very much. This open proxy have been blocked, but this block is valid only anonymous user. I'll block again. --Ninomy 01:57, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

es.wikt suspected socks for votings

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Hello, please check if Alejandrabs22 (talk • contribs • block • xwiki-contribs • xwiki-date • CA • ST • lwcheckuser) and Elocuente (talk • contribs • block • xwiki-contribs • xwiki-date • CA • ST • lwcheckuser) are socks of Adolfobs93 (talk • contribs • block • xwiki-contribs • xwiki-date • CA • ST • lwcheckuser), I believe that they are created for vote manipulations, because they magically appear only for votings. In the past Adolfobs93 iniciated a vote to change the logo, while the established community was reluctand to do so, new users appeared and voted for changing. Now again in votes new users show up right after Adolfobs93 leaves proposals. I would like to know if the other two are his socks and if there are even more, if the result is positive I would block the socks and ask the user to stop these doings and give him a chance to contribute in a fair way and respecting fair votes and opinions of others.

Thanks, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 22:06, 7 December 2008 (UTC)

  Confirmed, wikt:es:User:Bloqueado001 (blocked) is also him. --Thogo (talk) 22:20, 7 December 2008 (UTC)
Thanks a lot, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 22:39, 7 December 2008 (UTC)

"Mahshid Riyahi" and "Jooya2009" @fa.wikipedia

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Those brand new accounts seem to be sock puppets of "user:ترانه جوانبخت" on fa@wikipedia, engaging in some conflict of interests issues. Would you please check that if it is the case or not? Also, if those accounts are sockpuppets of someone else, please do NOT disclose it here. It might be a case of "one edit" sock puppets. Mrostam 23:13, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

Hello, please can You explain why do You think they are socks of that other user, [107] and [108] show no overlapping edits, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 22:13, 7 December 2008 (UTC)
my bad, I missed "2009" in the "Jooya2009". Try again these: [109] [110][111]Mrostam 03:26, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

Users to check in French Wikinews : Trevras@fr.wn

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For several months wikinews communauty is disturbed by regular insults, attacks, and troll againt sysops, and bureaucrat of the project. I think that they'de done by the same user. He was blocked last night and we want to block all his another accounts.

User to check 

. Do Trevras@fr.wn concerns another users ? I request that with these results, (by example : n:fr:User:Visiteur indigné) a check user will be donne on french wikipedia (a little number of users on this project are in war against french wikinews).

Is it a sockpuppet by example of :

I believe that'is a sockpuppet about « vieille connaissance » in french wikipedia. we're tired that french wikinew communauty is insulted. This week, Trevras made troll in our Salle café. This troll permanently trolled our projet for one week, and call wikipédia users (wikipompiers) for doing POV-Pushing into french wikinews and destroying our communauty.

Note : he vas recently registered in french wikipedia, too.

I wan't also a cross wiki checkuser with French Wikipédia.

Thanks for all.--Bertrand GRONDIN – Talk 14:24, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

Done on fr.wikinews. Yann 22:21, 7 December 2008 (UTC)

fa:کاربر:دانقولا, fa:کاربر:شهرزاد قصه گو and fa:کاربر:هاكلبري فين

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These three users of Persian Wikipedia have been recently involved in edit-warring and lengthy discussion about putting a non-notable tag on the page fa:مصطفی عزیزی. They seems to be sockpuppets (the patterns of their edits are almost identical). Alefbe 09:36, 6 December 2008 (UTC)

Hello, Alefbe, I would see no real need for checking the accounts because of that, that does not sound very abusive or manipulating (please note that socketpuppets are not forbidden, only if abused for votings, vandalizing, manipulating discussions,...).
Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 22:51, 7 December 2008 (UTC)
You mean using several accounts for edit-warring and avoiding the 3RR is not enough? I should also mention that thses 3 accounts are also used for voting (all 3 have voted in favor of electing user:mardetanha as a bureaucrat in Persian wikipedia [112]). Also, these 3 have recently voted in favor of an indefinite ban on fa:user:Altin [113]. Alefbe 00:23, 8 December 2008 (UTC)
  Comment Per Alefbe's request i confirm this 3 users voted in above mentioned votings and also participate on some AFD mostly having same kind of interest. Thanks in advance --Mardetanha talk 01:13, 8 December 2008 (UTC)
  Comment Their edit trends and tones are too similar to be ignored. Behaafarid 11:57, 8 December 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for your help --Mardetanha talk 18:08, 8 December 2008 (UTC)


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Those are all socks of a Taiwanese person, who spams Vietnamese Wikipedia from time to time. One example: [114]. This person can switch IPs and create quite a number of accounts during a short period of time. Please consider blocking his/her IPs for a long time and check if s/he used any open proxies. Thank you.Tmct 20:09, 6 December 2008 (UTC)


  Confirmed socks:

*) currently blocked accounts (did not check if they are blocked indefinit)
I have seen that You added the link he is spamming to the local blacklist [115], which I would have recommended too. Atm. I therefore don't see a need to block the range, if this continues otherwise that might change. He did not use proxies.
Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 04:25, 7 December 2008 (UTC)


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From couple of months telugu wikipedia community is disturbed by regular insults, attacks, and troll againt sysops and users of the project. The suspected user creating propaganda articles. Refusing to adhere by basic wikipedia tenets like npov and refusing to discuss in civilian manner instead attacking the other users. some of the IP addresses that seem to early avatars of this user has been banned. We want to ban all the ip addresses belonging to this user. He claimed to have been admin in English wikipedia, where he was banned because he banned another enwiki admin for using sockpuppets. He also claimed to have friend working in an Indian ISP Tata telecom who is helping him switch his IPs. Please check whether the following IPs and accounts belongs to the same person --వైజాసత్య 05:45, 8 December 2008 (UTC)