Steward requests/Checkuser/2018-07



  Doing... — regards, Revi 09:55, 4 July 2018 (UTC)


  1.   Confirmed: 江青泉, 王敏賢, 連明興, 陳鍾水,
  2.   Confirmed: 梁誠鈞, 梁建璿, 楊進仁, 黃建生,
  3.   Confirmed: 梁誠原, 王德元
  • 1, 2, and 3 are very   Likely to each other.

  • Bold: Not in check request.
  • I may have included duplicate. While I can read some Chinese characters, it's not enough to differentiate the complex strokes. Tell me if there's any duplicate, and I'll fix it.

— regards, Revi 10:44, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

  • No duplicate.Thank you for checking.-- CreampieGolden State Finals Champion 12:08, 4 July 2018 (UTC)
@-revi:, it seems that he is using more sockpupets. Please confirm if there are any more, you know, that sockpuppetry thing. Many thanks.

--1233 | Questions?| This message is left by him at 10:15, 10 July 2018 (UTC)

It is done once declared done. File a new request. — regards, Revi 10:17, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
1233,file a new request please.--MCC214#Talk with me 10:33, 10 July 2018 (UTC)

Luke Jedi Skywalker@en.wikiquote

  Possible Ruslik (talk) 20:23, 5 July 2018 (UTC)
@Ruslik0: Could you please also check the following user Thank you. --Feitoria (talk) 22:18, 9 July 2018 (UTC)
As stated above I did a new request instead. --Feitoria (talk) 21:13, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
  • It is very strange that User:Feitora has otherwise no contributions at Wikiquote. However, his global wiki edits have exactly the same pattern as those of User:Xsaorapa. Please check if these 2 accounts User:Feitoria and User:Xsaorapa are socks. Wikiquote adminboard have suspected that User:Xsaorapa is probably a sock puppet. Do checkusers check if edits fall under sockpuppetry before checking? Sockpuppetry is when the same person votes in the same discussions in the same article, pretending to be the same person, to give more weight in votes. Being forced to create a new account because of losing the password of the old account is not sockpuppetry. --Luke Jedi Skywalker (talk) 11:07, 17 July 2018 (UTC)


I noticed this today while checking AN at Wikiquote. While I have given up fighting with Jedi, I do agree with what Feitoria says. I have seen many accounts on the same pages with similar edit pattern to Jedi3. Their only goal is POV-pushing against other religions. While his opinions are not my problem any more, his persistent sockpuppetry cannot be ignored. MonsterHunter32 (talk) 09:34, 14 July 2018 (UTC)

  • It is very strange that User:Feitora has otherwise no contributions at Wikiquote. However, his global wiki edits have exactly the same pattern as those of User:Xsaorapa. Please check if these 2 accounts User:Feitoria and User:Xsaorapa are socks. Wikiquote adminboard have suspected that User:Xsaorapa is probably a sock puppet. See also my comment at previous. --Luke Jedi Skywalker (talk) 11:02, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
Feitora is   Confirmed to be a sock of Xsaorapa. Luke Jedi Skywalker is also a   Possible sock of this user. Nwalker3 is   Stale. Ruslik (talk) 17:42, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

Darco439@en.wikivoyage 7

All   Confirmed, +

  • Setti4838
  • TheTrueTraveller0332
  • EncountersOfTravel
  • DockMan33
  • Jendick447
  • Pannock4885
  • Sneaker10
  • OfCourse600
  • Maracombe
  • JimCaprick03
  • GoodGolfer3
  • Stellenbock

— regards, Revi 11:35, 8 July 2018 (UTC)

Darco439@en.wikivoyage 8

  Doing... — regards, Revi 07:21, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

All   Confirmed except Adrianne4286 - this is   Unrelated - and TPollett111 - that account does not exist. (Skipped those declared above) — regards, Revi 07:28, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

Darco439@en.wikivoyage 9

  Doing... — regards, Revi 07:38, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

Artslet is   Unrelated. Rest are   Confirmed to be Telstra sockfarm, along with:

  • Festiver004
  • Pesticite
  • Dennistone43
  • JonnySands
  • ScottTravels22
  • Setti4838
  • TheTrueTraveller0332
  • EncountersOfTravel
  • Porrett35
  • Jendick447
  • Pannock4885

— regards, Revi 07:50, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

Darco439@en.wikivoyage 10

Felga69, Sergeygost777 is   Unrelated. Rest are   Confirmed, along with:

  • Collette544
  • Prelott43
  • GreatTraveller64
  • ForTheWin634
  • Fannock540
  • CentGala
  • Physiciser48
  • Patter30
  • BanderFamily
  • TheHandsomeTraveller
  • DesertRock101
  • Bolliver30
  • PenHolder0230
  • WildTraveller4828
  • IceKingTheSecond
  • TheTrueHeartTraveller
  • Dennett311
  • JonMcGinnis08
  • Gentile443
  • BettyBurger2015
  • TravellerByWay332
  • Pennock222
  • Parron2244
  • Setti4838
  • TheTrueTraveller0332
  • EncountersOfTravel
  • Porrett35
  • DockMan33
  • Jendick447
  • Pannock4885

— regards, Revi 07:42, 13 July 2018 (UTC)

Simon 1996@zh.wikipedia

For stewards: I did a check on English Wikipedia as these two accounts edit concurrently there, and Jerry Bill Wu is   Confirmed to Simon 1996. Alex Shih (talk) 18:30, 5 July 2018 (UTC)
I performed the check on zhwiki to see if there were any other accounts that might not have edited enwiki, and I can't find any other likely accounts. The accounts listed are   Confirmed to each-other. – Ajraddatz (talk) 00:53, 6 July 2018 (UTC)


WQL, the "please be quick" part is totally unnecessary. When requesting steward assistance on the behalf of the Chinese Wikipedia, please conduct yourself accordingly, thanks. Alex Shih (talk) 15:36, 11 July 2018 (UTC)
Also to note that all of the accounts above have been checked before (I think) except for 初闪. Alex Shih (talk) 15:51, 11 July 2018 (UTC)
Why is the title "123Aristotle@zh.wikipedia" then? It's not any of the listed accounts.-- 05:43, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
Alex ShihThanks for helping in Chinese CU, to be fair it is just a translation. The original requester at zhwiki asked for it to be quick and WQL just did a translation. I know it is not quite WP:CIV and the account is technically not that stale. To the IP, it is the sockmaster so it is naturally filed in this manner as per all CU we have to compare the master with the puppets. Thanks --Cohaf (talk) 05:48, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, I've struck my comment partially. Alex Shih (talk) 08:58, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
  Doing... Alex Shih: target 6 and 7 are new, 1-5 are indeed already checked at Steward requests/Checkuser/2018-06#123Aristotle@zh.wikipedia. — regards, Revi 09:29, 12 July 2018 (UTC)


  1. I won't repeat the previous check result. That is still valid anyway.
  2. 初闪 is   Possible.
  3. 瑞雨溪流 is   Likely. Used open proxy, along with Ptmm811.
  • As always, this is 100% technical analysis and does not include behavioral evidence. zhwiki community must review it before acting on this result.

— regards, Revi 09:45, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

  • Thanks -revi, will ask WQL to translate back. --Cohaf (talk) 12:31, 12 July 2018 (UTC)


  Likely Ruslik (talk) 17:49, 14 July 2018 (UTC)
Thanks! It would be same type of accounts who is someone is behind here: Valentinfronea68 as sockpuppet of Valentinfronea. Regards, Web SourceContent. I wait for sysop to take action. Web Source Self-Management System (talk) 14:51, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

Μαυρο Μαργαριταρι@el.wikipedia

  • update. In the meantime, users Μαυρο Μαργαριταρι, Tina ftore, Ερωφίλη, Ορενόκος, Mangaolo, and Crveno belli have been blocked indefinitely for abusive use of multiple accounts in the Greek-language WP. ——Chalk19 (talk) 22:38, 22 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Afaik, every account in the request list above has been blocked indefinitely in el-WP due to sockpuppetry (Vrahomarinaner). It seems that there is no need to run this CU. Ασμοδαίος, please correct me if I 'm wrong.--Dipa1965 (talk) 17:00, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
I agree with the above comment by Dipa1965 that there is no need to perform a check-user on all these accounts, as all of them have now been blocked indefinitely with the sole exception of "ΜάκηςΚεφαλονίτης" -- it would be useful to receive a reply from the administrators regarding this case. Ασμοδαίος (talk) 08:42, 20 July 2018 (UTC)
  •   Declined - data is stale and accounts are all blocked. Feel free to re-file with new accounts if needed. – Ajraddatz (talk) 15:39, 30 July 2018 (UTC)


Good to see that after my last comment here you reflected about some of your mistakes and double standards and decided to finally report user:Cinephile-al properly. The report comes a little late as you already blocked some users above under the pretext of being "socks" of Cinephile-al (1, and that with NO confirmation, and on top of that you also asked the community on Albanian Wikipedia to vote on permanently blocking @Cinephile-al:. One of the reasons you gave there is that after being banned he socked with new accounts and IPs, vandalizing and insulting. Again you had no confirmation for your claims, yet you asked the community to block him permanently. This happened after he criticized you here for your abuses. On the other hand you still refuse to block a confirmed sockpuppet of Hatake, which is one of the accusations user:Cinephile-al made against you.--Udha (talk) 14:34, 15 May 2018 (UTC)
Ok, I'm not going to comment here further as this seems to be improper. I'm sorry.--Udha (talk) 15:02, 15 May 2018 (UTC)
Not doing the check but   No comment with respect to IP address(es). — regards, Revi 16:13, 15 May 2018 (UTC)
Technical evidence is vague on this one at best. Arkivisti and SnSlol are   Confirmed, Cinephile-al and Barnabë Trohasi are   Confirmed. Any connection between those two groups will need to be based on behavioural evidence. All accounts involved have used many different IPs, so no IP blocks would be effective. – Ajraddatz (talk) 20:41, 29 July 2018 (UTC)


A trolling request modeled after the case "Νικόλας Παπαποστόλου@el.wikipedia" by user "I will apologise" / "Νικόλας Παπαποστόλου" (= user "Ελλ" = user "Digital Greece"; see "Ελλ@el.wikipedia"). User "Φαλτσέτα" (obviously a sock) claims to be user "Νικόλας Παπαποστόλου" [17] [18], but its is not clear whether he is actually "Νικόλας Παπαποστόλου", or is user "Tακλαμακαν" (an idle, stale account). "Tακλαμακαν" is a sockmaster and troll active in the Greek-language WP thru its socks and an army of IPs (see my remarks in the above link to "Ελλ@el.wikipedia", [19]). "Tακλαμακαν", as shown especially in the case of his socks "ΕρΚιλλ" and "Μαντίνγκο" [20], had created a sockpuppet specially designed to look like someone else's sock in order to frame the other user and bring confusion to the rest of us in the Greek-language WP. ——Chalk19 (talk) 12:10, 2 June 2018 (UTC)

Trolling request for you, because it will proove you wrong. First you called "Ελλ" as "Παπαποστόλου" (in the request of "Νικόλας Παπαποστόλου@el.wikipedia you have spoken for "former accusations for accusations about me and Τακλαμακαν) and today you are accussating me that i'm Τακλαμακαν! Now, who is the troller?--Φαλτσέτα (talk) 13:20, 2 June 2018 (UTC)

BTW in Greek wikipedia i blocked by MARKELLOS as "Νικόλας Παπαποστόλου" but in my user page there is a sign that i'm a puppet of Τακλαμακαν. Anyways.--Φαλτσέτα (talk) 13:23, 2 June 2018 (UTC)

update No reason to run this CU. In the meantime, user "Φαλτσέτα" has been blocked indefinitely (June 2nd) in the in the Greek-language WP for improper use of multiple accounts. ——Chalk19 (talk) 07:16, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

Marked as not done. – Ajraddatz (talk) 20:32, 29 July 2018 (UTC)


  • 极其可爱的破坏者 means a very cute man who does some vandalisms.我领十万鬼神兵踏破维基坐朝廷means he wants to be the emperor of Wikipedia with a large army.NanoKid (talk) 06:13, 6 July 2018 (UTC)
    • Removed one unrelated name.--1233 | Questions?| This message is left by him at 07:16, 6 July 2018 (UTC)
      • Do note that the 2nd name have a meta userpage, which meant in English quite similar to the user namr explanation as above. If proven, do assist to delete the meta page . Thanks --Cohaf (talk) 13:37, 6 July 2018 (UTC)
    • (With a large army of ghosts.)--Brror (talk) 07:52, 8 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Please on hold, a user admitted on zhwp HAM, will confirm and update here.Locally   Confirmed, this request could be cancelled.-- CreampieGolden State Finals Champion 07:42, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
    • Rationale: user disclosed their undisclosed alternative account. So it's a "sort of" legit sock.--Cohaf (talk) 12:47, 14 July 2018 (UTC)
      • This cannot be right. Even if we disregard the usernames, looking through the user contributions, the two accounts were obviously created for disruptive purposes if not vandalism-only. I disagree that they can be considered as legitimate alternative accounts, and a check for sleepers should be helpful. Alex Shih (talk) 16:52, 14 July 2018 (UTC)
        • @Alex Shih:I looked through the users contributions (hack the user name - that's disruptive enough), I can see only one disruptive contribution per say which is the totally useless reporting of each other to UAA. I really can't fathom what exactly that does. Otherwise it's just contributions to "user space" - useless but not disruptive (not as if there are near to a hundred / thousand edits). For the welcome messages, it's alright as zhwiki has an automatic user welcoming system which at times doesn't work, it cannot be deemed as disruptive or else the entire bot that is welcoming will need to be banned. However, notwithstanding, I will convey your concerns to the relevant fillers. In addition, a local sysop user:Lakokat has in fact helped one of the user to create the local user pages.--Cohaf (talk) 03:13, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
          • @Alex Shih:Since all had been active and none replied, case considered closed. For clarification, it's user disclosed their undisclosed alternative accounts. --Cohaf (talk) 00:32, 16 July 2018 (UTC)


  Confirmed. Another sock is 葫葡萄. Ruslik (talk) 17:45, 17 July 2018 (UTC)


  • I requests to apply checkuserblock on IP used on by this account and do range blocking if possible to admin later with CUP#1,also add 鄭維順,陳鴻傑,鄭春原,楊水賢,江原興,楊順正,楊屋成,楊國福,陳勝澤,王福賢,黃聖德,陳富政,張德聯,王富吉,紙短情長,我們不一樣,現在不跳舞要幹嘛,KevinNin,Amy55507 and MCC215.--MCC214#Talk with me 11:21, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
minor copyedit done--Cohaf (talk) 12:46, 14 July 2018 (UTC)
  • @-revi: Could you please process this request? Thanks. --TimChen (talk) 09:26, 19 July 2018 (UTC)
    • As noted on my talk page, I have been away from the keyboard for the holidays. Now that I'm back, I'll do it tomorrow. — regards, Revi 13:24, 26 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Just to note that some new accounts were added recently. I think this warrants a check as the suspected accounts are prolific and the disruption is ongoing. Alex Shih (talk) 13:23, 20 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Alex ShihThanks for the "bump". Can we have the checkuser results asap. The disruption is really widespread as of now.--Cohaf (talk) 07:12, 22 July 2018 (UTC)
  • @Ruslik0: Could you please process this request? Thanks. --TimChen (talk) 09:38, 25 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Could any steward please at least acknowledge the request and decline if there are no merits to check (since I suppose many of the accounts are WP:DUCK)? Alex Shih (talk) 09:48, 26 July 2018 (UTC)
  • One more plea--Cohaf (talk) 11:27, 26 July 2018 (UTC)
  Doing... (I think most of them are ducky, as said by Alex, but sounds like there's some merit looking for sleepers.) — regards, Revi 06:59, 27 July 2018 (UTC)
Can someone confirm there's no duplicate with Steward requests/Checkuser/2018-07#江青泉@zh.wikipedia? — regards, Revi 07:15, 27 July 2018 (UTC)
No duplicate. Except 江青泉, others are added later. --TimChen (talk) 08:42, 27 July 2018 (UTC)--TimChen (talk) 08:42, 27 July 2018 (UTC)
-revi, I need requests to apply checkuserblock on IP used on by this account and do range blocking if possible to admin later with CUP#1.--MCC214#Talk with me 08:43, 27 July 2018 (UTC)
Is there any authorization from sysop for doing so? Sysop is ultimately resposible for blocks on wikis with sysop. — regards, Revi 11:18, 27 July 2018 (UTC)
陳勝澤 said it was not broke in zh.wikipedia[21].--MCC214#Talk with me 08:48, 27 July 2018 (UTC)


  •   Confirmed: All in target + MCC215, KevinNin, Andy1813, 我們不一樣, 兄弟難當, 紙短情長, 張德聯, 黃聖德, 楊國福, 江青賢, 陳鴻傑 ,梁誠原, 王敏賢, 王德元, 楊義德, 鄭春原, 江青賢
  • Checkuserblock is subject to sysop approval. The size of CU block is around one /19 and one /16 with likely collateral damages to the contributors. (I think I can try to narrow down ranges to block, but that would be not that helpful since the IP allocation seems to be dynamic.)

— regards, Revi 12:28, 27 July 2018 (UTC)

Note: CUBlock was executed, with local admin's request at IRC. — regards, Revi 03:13, 28 July 2018 (UTC)
  1. confirmed all in target is mean?And some user has repeated in (All in target),such as 江青賢,楊義德.
  2. Also,楊德興,楊德鴻,楊維仙,王傑德,王敏昌,簡延德,賴成賢 is the sock of 江青泉?

--MCC214#Talk with me 09:37, 28 July 2018 (UTC)

I don't know if some targets were included in the additional list — as I said on my previous list, my Hanja-reading skills are not complicated enough to differentiate chars with lots of strokes. Also, yes. — regards, Revi 12:10, 28 July 2018 (UTC)
-revi,however,楊水賢,江原興,楊順正,楊屋成,陳勝澤,王福賢,陳富政,王富吉,現在不跳舞要幹嘛,Amy55507,鄭維順 is the sock of 江青泉?--MCC214#Talk with me 05:46, 30 July 2018 (UTC)
I only checked for the accounts in CU template. — regards, Revi 05:46, 30 July 2018 (UTC)

Luke Jedi Skywalker@en.wikiquote


minor copyedit done. --Cohaf (talk) 12:44, 14 July 2018 (UTC)


  •   Inconclusive - Both parties used open proxies, but the information available is not conclusive enough to make a determination regarding technical similarity. Behavior analysis is therefore suggested.

— regards, Revi 07:53, 27 July 2018 (UTC)

Thanks revi as usual. Results have been reported back to zhwiki. Alex Shih (talk) 07:29, 29 July 2018 (UTC)

Assistant Re@zh.wikipedia

No sleepers immediately visible. — regards, Revi 08:00, 27 July 2018 (UTC)


  • can I request a sleeper check also? Thanks--Cohaf (talk) 17:09, 28 July 2018 (UTC)
First two   Confirmed, others technically   Unrelated. – Ajraddatz (talk) 20:35, 29 July 2018 (UTC)

Lludha @sq.wikipedia

  Confirmed as well as Serasqeri and SANDRIILERA. Ruslik (talk) 07:34, 26 July 2018 (UTC)


ptwiki has their own checkusers. — regards, Revi 12:45, 18 July 2018 (UTC)


So can you please show the discussion page?--1233 | Questions?| This message is left by him at 01:55, 22 July 2018 (UTC)

Which one? policy or user notification? You can see at user talk page. Policy is same as and you can find via Wikidata link.--AntanO 16:51, 23 July 2018 (UTC)
  Unrelated Ruslik (talk) 06:57, 25 July 2018 (UTC)


  Doing... --Alaa :)..! 18:20, 29 July 2018 (UTC)


  • All of this accounts   Confirmed Zack342, Grecull, Flickrim, Kipishnoi, Metafform, Euggenis, Pavalaki, Taburcca, Tranceformat, Slavennti, Grovement, Corimess, Ionicool, Augusttinn, LV0000, Dragosh32, Dramerr, Iosif67, Arnold342, Bulibaa, Marcusscr, Stamtare, Strivesc, Colectivos423, Armon79, Liliancikk, Drigams, Termocalm, Pushkka, Angelicacr, Florinska, Priclon, Tristancr, Fima342, Saimonnick, Busea, Victtorash
  • SandY181   Likely with accounts above
@Andrei Stroe: please email me as soon as possible --Alaa :)..! 18:55, 29 July 2018 (UTC)


Please come back after discussing at zh:WP:RFCUHAM. Thanks. — regards, Revi 13:32, 26 July 2018 (UTC)
Sorry if I am missing anything but according to zhwp's local policies it seems that a discussion at zh:WP:RFCUHAM is not mandatory and one can submit on meta SRCU directly. The purpose of the zh:WP:RFCUHAM page is only to facilitate the translation for Chinese-speaking users. --Wcam (talk) 13:41, 26 July 2018 (UTC)
(Edit conflict.)I usually do not consider any zhwiki CU request without valid local discussions. There was more than enough DUCK case from zhwiki when I did not enforce this. There might be other steward willing to do it regardless of this, but not me. — regards, Revi 13:52, 26 July 2018 (UTC)
Ok, will do. --Wcam (talk) 13:48, 26 July 2018 (UTC)
Yes, just to echo revi's comment, I think zhwiki users need to realise that for stewards to do CU checks on local projects under any situation per policy, they have to manually change their group membership on that project to CU, and immediately change back afterwards. It's an unfortunate situation for zhwiki without any CU, but as there isn't any Chinese-speaking stewards this year available to do these temporary checks, zhwiki users should probably always discuss and analyze behavioral evidence before submitting SRCU requests. Alex Shih (talk) 16:08, 26 July 2018 (UTC)
About this request, it has shown that there are enough evidence to let the check carry on. I will also endorse the check at Commons. (I agree that a cross-wiki CU would be required at this situation).--1233 | Questions?| This message is left by him at 14:38, 27 July 2018 (UTC)
To clarify further (since personally I think 1233's comment above is slightly confusing), PlyrStar93 has kindly summarised the overlap of these two accounts on zhwiki in the relevant local discussion. Lolaiba has explained to Wcam that they are not the same person, which I guess is supported by the inconclusive result from the check already ran on Commons. This is probably more of a case of proxy editing/meat-puppetry rather than socking. A local check would be useful I think. Alex Shih (talk) 07:26, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
  Doing... — regards, Revi 14:55, 29 July 2018 (UTC)


  • Lolaiba and Hxn94 is   Inconclusive. Only the last 90 days of edit data is available for check and the data presented here is not enough to make a determination.
  • During checks for Hxn94, 雨之秘密 showed up, and this is   Unlikely leaning to   Unrelated. (Just listed for the sake of completeness as I do not speak Chinese)

— regards, Revi 15:45, 29 July 2018 (UTC)

Thanks -revi, reported the results back in zhwiki. I think 雨之秘密 has no relation whatsoever, based on the areas of edits. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 15:54, 29 July 2018 (UTC)


  Declined on behavioural evidence... two users talking does not mean they are socks. – Ajraddatz (talk) 20:12, 28 July 2018 (UTC)


Checks without a target (  CheckUser is not for fishing) cannot be run. — regards, Revi 05:13, 28 July 2018 (UTC)

1|2|3k @sq.wikipedia

I believe SRCU requests from unregistered users are not accepted. I have seen previous requests from IP getting declined because of this. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 20:33, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
Tagging as not done. – Ajraddatz (talk) 20:43, 29 July 2018 (UTC)


  No comment regarding the IP and account votes at the discussion you reference. The two accounts listed are   Unrelated. – Ajraddatz (talk) 01:26, 30 July 2018 (UTC)
Btw I imported {{No comment IP}} for such use... Maybe I have to put it on CU indicator list :P — regards, Revi 05:28, 30 July 2018 (UTC)
I don't mind either way. I'm fine with typing it out :-) – Ajraddatz (talk) 21:56, 30 July 2018 (UTC)