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TwoHornedEdit

@Hexasoft: Bonjour, un utilisateur qui cherche à me faire bloquer m'accuse faussement d'être un faux-nez de TwoHorned. Cet utilisateur avance comme « preuve » une ancienne RCU qui fut prise en charge par vous. J'ai expliqué ici que cette requête n'a jamais confirmé que mon compte est lié à TwoHorned mais a uniquement revelé que Feitoria est mon compte. J'aimerais avoir une réponse de votre part afin de confirmer mes dires. Merci. --Xsaorapa (talk) 21:30, 5 February 2021 (UTC)

Bonjour,
effectivement le résultat de la RCU vis-à-vis de TwoHorned était négatif (en ce sens que le passage par un hébergeur ne permettait pas de comparer les comptes, c'est d'ailleurs pourquoi j'ai précisé « négatif / impossible de répondre »). Hexasoft (talk) 08:56, 6 February 2021 (UTC)

There is enough evidence, as shown here. As the SPI says, his socks were also claiming that he is not TwoHorned because the CU in the French wikipedia was negative at one time but the same user who lied about that he is not TwoHorned was later blocked as a sock of TwoHorned. So this should always be kept in mind when he claims he is not TwoHorned despite all evidence.

The fact that Xsaorapa has in past months continuously created dozens of socks and IPs for harrassing, hounding, stalking, vandalism (recently on wq and wikidata), making false misleading claims, recruiting meatpuppets and personal attacks on many wikis (on enwiki, frwiki, wikiquote, wikidata, Meta, Wikisource, ... etc) is more than enough reason for locking. This massive continuously cross-wiki LTA was done by Xsaorapa and his confirmed dozens of socks and is enough reason to locking.

It is also interesting that he is not linking to the archived version which was the link in the last SPI, but to an older version which omits some information on the socking such as this line:

Merci pour cette vérification. En effet, il n'y a pas de soucis avec Xsaorapa (même si sa modification de la page "mensonge" renvoie à un des dadas de Betapictoris)."

Betapictoris is a sock of TwoHorned.

@Hexasoft:, could you please check if these accounts which were also on frwiki are related to this sockfarm. For me it is difficult to navigate the French language wikipedia page:

And could you please check if there are sleepers of the Numwide account? Thank you.

Hexasoft, you wrote :

Le compte indiqué passe par un hébergement (OVH).

Is this in English a webhost proxy? Is the correct English translation of OVH an internet proxy? Xsaorapa was using various (VPN and other) proxies to hide his socking.

Hexasoft, you wrote:

Toutefois il semble quasi certain que Xsaorapa (d · c · b) et ce compte sont une seule et même personne.

Which account is meant by "ce compte"?

--დამოკიდებულება (talk) 12:35, 6 February 2021 (UTC)

@დამოკიდებულება : the conclusion of the RCU is that 1. Xsaorapa = Feitoria (no edit conflict, but I mentioned that because none of the accounts mention it on their pages at the time of the RCU, which is mostly required) 2. no data are available to conclude a link with TwoHorned (« négatif / impossible de répondre » means "negative / impossible to answer").
OVH is a compagny that provides hosting machines (don't know the english word for that, but probably similar to webhost, but not only), and these machines are considered as prxoy in the way that they are access to the web that can be created (and shared) without any "independent" control (note: the corresponding IP was blocked in consequence).
By itself using a hosted machine is not forbidden (but IP is automatically blocked).
So far, and at the time of this RCU, it was the only conclusions I can do. Regards, Hexasoft (talk) 12:44, 6 February 2021 (UTC)
Hexasoft, thank you for this information.
Could you please check the two accounts (Numwide and Sheardevi) mentioned above?
So from the CU it is clear that he was using proxies, likely to hide his socking. Combined with the behavioural evidence, there can be no doubt that the socks are all the same account.
Just looking at the frwiki edits of Feitoria and Xsaorapa and comparing them with the other TwoHorned socks:
  • Several of the socks edit pages on Taqîya [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
  • Both accounts are obsessed with Rene Guenon [6] [7] [8]
  • Both accounts edit Voice of India [9] [10] [11]
  • Both accounts write about Elst [12] [13]
  • Both write about Swarup [14] [15] [16]
  • Both write about Frawley [17] [18] [19]
  • Both write about Gautier [20] [21]
  • Both accounts were editing about Islamic terrorism
  • Several of the sock accounts were editing the Al-Fatiha ‎ article. [22] [23] [24]
  • Both write about Coomaraswamy [25] [26]
  • Both socks have been using identical phrases, arguments, edits and have identical POVs
  • Both socks are obsessed with Rene Guenon
  • Both socks are obsessed with articles about Taqiya, Al-Fatiha, Quran
  • Both socks are obsessed with the same Jewish and Hindu scholars, especially those that write about Neoconservatism or Politics or about Islamism
  • Both socks are obsessed with articles about Islamic terrorism and with conspiracy theories
  • Both socks have identical behaviours, for example both socks are maintaining large sockfarms and using proxies for hiding socks
  • Both socks have been claiming they are not socking and were later found out to be lying by the checkuser
This is just from a sample of the edits of just these two socks (there are dozens of more socks)
The combination of these interests and POV's, several of them obscure, can leave no doubt that TwoHorned and Xsaorapa are the same account.
Combined with the other evidence (an overview is here) of the socks on multiple wikis, there can be no doubt these are all the same account. --დამოკიდებულება (talk) 13:05, 6 February 2021 (UTC)
Update: The sock has blanked the discussion about his socking despite being blocked. The archived disussion is here --დამოკიდებულება (talk) 13:57, 6 February 2021 (UTC)

Join Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos 2021Edit

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