Creating user right rollbacker at el.wikiEdit

Hi Sotiale, this is FocalPoint from el-wiki and el-wikt. I saw that you assisted Sarri.greek on behalf of el-wikt for the rollbackers. I would appreciated if you could do the same for el-wiki. The discussion was done here from 4 to 12 July, were consensus has been reached to activate the user right. --FocalPoint (talk) 07:22, 12 July 2020 (UTC)

@FocalPoint: Good to see you :D Thanks for the message to me. Because I don't know Greek, was there any oppose opinion? If so, I wonder if it has been discussed enough. If I submit a request and someone claims that there was no consensus in the middle, this puts me in a very difficult situation. So I would like to ask you again if consensus has formed. Thank you for answer :) --Sotiale (talk) 08:30, 12 July 2020 (UTC)
Nice to be here Sotiale :) Consensus has been declared already since July 8 from another admin. We just waited for 8 days to go through on my suggestion. There was no oppose opinion. PS: You can see that the discussion continues as we have to settle on the proper translation in Greek (LOL) and practical issues as who will recommend / apply and at which page. --FocalPoint (talk) 09:08, 12 July 2020 (UTC)
Oh, good. I'll submit this request today. The function of the translator is very poor(/uh), but I hope that the discussion on the name will resolve well. --Sotiale (talk) 09:45, 12 July 2020 (UTC)

@FocalPoint: The request is at the code review stage now, and upon approval, it will be applied to elwiki site immediately. However, if it takes a long time, this approval will take a month. I will notify you immediately of any changes :D --Sotiale (talk) 09:44, 13 July 2020 (UTC)

Site settings have been changed. From now on, your community can grant or revoke rollbackers. Congrats and have a good time :D --Sotiale (talk) 00:03, 14 July 2020 (UTC)

Cross-wiki spamEdit

Hi there! I've recently added a SG request (it will open in the edit of that particular request, sorry not sure how else to differentiate my edit) The article has been re-created across many wiki projects, which have been deleted by their respective admins by now (except for KO). As I've noticed you speak Korean, I was wondering if you probably help look into the request when you get a chance? It was already flagged as spam. It's no rush at all, but hope you can help look into it when you have some time as I'm not sure whether they have any active admins there. Thanks a lot. — Infogapp1 (talk) 17:42, 19 July 2020 (UTC)

UPDATE: Looks like they already took care of it, so please don't worry about the KO article anymore :) — Infogapp1 (talk) 20:24, 19 July 2020 (UTC)
Oh, thank you for letting me know :) --Sotiale (talk) 02:00, 20 July 2020 (UTC)
No problem. I recognise you and other admins/stewards got so much on your plates, I owe it to you guys to update when something's already done so you can tick it off your lists :) Quick question: if an item is already deleted (say Wikidata), is there any archive of the history of who edited it at all? I'm asking because I wanted to gather diff evidence about a COI case, but since the item was already deleted, the links I had saved during my info gathering now result to 404. — Infogapp1 (talk) 22:26, 20 July 2020 (UTC)
Sadly, if you want to know the editor of the deleted item, it should be in the deletion log summary or you should ask admin. --Sotiale (talk) 22:45, 20 July 2020 (UTC)

Please lock this LTAEdit

Please lock the list accounts all accounts from this LTA --𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 08:01, 26 July 2020 (UTC)

Ugh.. What's that.. OK, I will handle. Thank you for letting me know! --Sotiale (talk) 08:02, 26 July 2020 (UTC)


The link i mentioned belongs to Iran's ministry of culture. Therefore no thing is private! And in mentioned link they were introduced in a publicly meeting. where we can report?Comfortable233 (talk) 15:45, 25 July 2020 (UTC)


Sorry for troubling you, please respond when you find a minute. This request asks for not typical signs and letters. Would I be in the right if I refused this request? Thank you! Cheers! Nadzik (talk) 16:35, 27 July 2020 (UTC)

Sorry. I'm busy these days and only handled requests with IRC, but I'll check your question soon. --Sotiale (talk) 13:58, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
Sometimes happens, I recommend you consider whether this is actually easy to type on keyboard. Because they will ask to change the account name again when it is difficult to hit the keyboard. Even the unallocated characters can be easily typed on the keyboard. For example, a dot in Japanese. After many thoughts, it is your discretion to choose. --Sotiale (talk) 13:16, 31 July 2020 (UTC)


Hi Sotiale

Could you please block my IP, it's an open proxy.-- 06:27, 30 July 2020 (UTC)

LTA 黃冰楠Edit

I think this account (中国列兵(四等兵)) is new 黄冰楠 sock, can you recheck sleppers. Willy1018(talk) 02:17, 14 August 2020 (UTC)

@Willy1018: Yup, I just locked 黃冰楠's other 6 accounts. --Sotiale (talk) 14:42, 14 August 2020 (UTC)
Thanks. Willy1018(talk) 14:54, 14 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Also,你美眷如花,我还是从前那个少年,没有一丝丝改变 and 肉麻的调调你不会知道 is 黄冰楠?--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 12:00, 18 August 2020 (UTC)
In my memory, 你美眷如花 was 黄冰楠. But I'm not sure. 我还是从前那个少年,没有一丝丝改变 is.. look CA information. 肉麻的调调你不会知道 is, Yes. --Sotiale (talk) 13:34, 18 August 2020 (UTC)

LTA 黃冰楠 or 冏Edit

Special:CentralAuth/熊貓大仙林沈昊 MCC214 thinks that is 黃冰楠 (zh:Special:Diff/61184479#熊貓大仙林沈昊) but local admin thinks it's 囧. Willy1018(talk) 17:29, 15 August 2020 (UTC)

(FYI, I am very tired now on a business trip. The answer can be slow) The technical information seems to be 黃冰楠, not 囧(just loginwiki data, but the pattern in 黃冰楠's IP.) --Sotiale (talk) 13:00, 18 August 2020 (UTC)
Thanks. Willy1018(talk) 08:49, 19 August 2020 (UTC)

m:Steward requests/Checkuser#醍醐的花見@zh.wikipediaEdit

Same point for Hamish,in local,I request check their sleepers before local admin do the unblock request for 醍醐的花見 when 醍醐的花見 have been block indef in local.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 11:51, 18 August 2020 (UTC)

I left a message on SRCU. --Sotiale (talk) 13:10, 18 August 2020 (UTC)

CheckUser of Luong Trung Minh@zhwikiEdit

I apologize if any misunderstanding occurred, but not many people are interested in CU here on zhwiki, except for a few admins, me, MCC214 and a handful of users, which leads to the question of "if there's enough consensus". You were right, no oppose can be translated as "consensus" in some cases. Given the Great Firewall's block, sockpuppetry investigation has always been complicated in zhwiki, I thank you for your continous work to keep our community a better place. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 00:31, 21 August 2020 (UTC)

Hello. I'm glad if my little help would benefit your community :D I don't think it's a big deal if there are few participants. The problem is, if within a day after the discussion begins, the request comes to SRCU, I feel burdened when there are not enough participants. Of course, if someone makes a request even though there is not enough consensus, the user who made the request should be the problem, but I can't avoid the mistake of not knowing the consensus properly. This is your freedom, but unless it is the case of well-known LTAs, I recommend that you post requests on SRCU after a period of more than a day. Of course it depends on the individual case, but it is just my wish :) --Sotiale (talk) 06:24, 21 August 2020 (UTC)


Sorry. Internet outage, will continue my request later. Minorax (talk) 13:18, 22 August 2020 (UTC)


@Sotiale: Dear metawiki administrators I am a sockpuppet of User:Bishal Khan (globally blocked account), unblock my real account globally. বিশাল প. (talk) 03:12, 27 August 2020 (UTC)

Request delete page and ban sockpuppetEdit

Hello Sotiale, the member Autumn VN is vandalism and insulting me on his member page with Vietnamese (view it in User:Autumn VN). Can you delete it? You can also ban this user because he harassed me on my user talk page. Thank you <3 ~ Mai ~ talk to me! 07:55, 28 August 2020 (UTC)

The userpage has been deleted. --Sotiale (talk) 04:11, 29 August 2020 (UTC)

SRCU request for 坦帕灣光芒460Edit

Please global block

  1. IP(s) when their (Group 1 and Group 2 confirmed accounts) used and created
  2. IP(s) when all accounts is confirmed,such as some MCC XXX accounts used and created
  3. IP(s) when all accounts used and created
  4. IP(s) when accounts is confirmed used and created

Also,please global lock Group 2 confirmed accounts to this SRCU request.

Note,坦帕灣光芒460 is cross-wiki abuse and LTA,and it have been locked),thanks.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 16:56, 1 September 2020 (UTC)

Done. In the case of IPs, other stews already gblocked. --Sotiale (talk) 13:20, 2 September 2020 (UTC)


@Sotiale:, Dear metawiki administrators I am a sockpuppet of User:Bishal Khan (globally blocked account), unblock my real account. বিশাল জ. (talk) 06:00, 2 September 2020 (UTC)

Vandalism on translationsEdit

Hello. I don't know where to report these to, so I'm directly sending this message to an active admin I saw in RC. Could you please block and remove the false translations he added? Thanks.--evrifaessa ❯❯❯ talk 12:25, 2 September 2020 (UTC)

@Evrifaessa: Blocked and translations are nuked by another admin(team-work :D). Thank you for reporting! You can always use here. --Sotiale (talk) 12:28, 2 September 2020 (UTC)
Yeah :D. Hope you are well too Sotiale. Take care. (sorry for stalking talkpages) Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 12:30, 2 September 2020 (UTC)
Obviously it's super-ultra no problem, Camouflaged Mirage. Long time no see! I hope nothing bad has happened to you. I'm a bit busy lately and I'm not in good health, but it's not COVID-19 and it's not a big problem ;) --Sotiale (talk) 12:33, 2 September 2020 (UTC)
Same here, per my userpage me too am in quite a bad health, and busy. I think this is appropriate :D 파이팅! Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 12:42, 2 September 2020 (UTC)

A question on IP blocked rangesEdit

Hi, Sotiale! Sorry for bothering you but I was trying to recruit a few people to ku.wikt but apparently they can't create accounts due to the block on IP range as well as other ranges. Shouldn't this blocks work in a way allowing people to create new accounts? Thank you! --Balyozxane (talk) 14:19, 5 September 2020 (UTC)

@Balyozxane: Hello. Sorry for the inconvenience of your project. The range was blocked due to the famous Polish wiki terror LTA. They do automated wiki attacks at a very high speed, and they attack on multiple projects. So I don't think unblock the global block is a good option. Global block basically prevents account creation, but I also don't have the ability to disable it in the interface.. :(
But there is way to choose from for your project. That is to exempt the global block from kuwikt only. Using this feature, you can unblock the range on kuwikt. However, please consider the risks to this. In my personal opinion, I don't think it will attack kuwikt, but if that happens you should be prepared to react. --Sotiale (talk) 14:32, 5 September 2020 (UTC)
Thank you for the quick reply! I disabled that block using the feature you mentioned and then enabled it again after the User created an account. Is IP block exemptions only granted by the stewards or can we, admins, give exemptions, as well? --Balyozxane (talk) 14:39, 5 September 2020 (UTC)
@Balyozxane: If your newcomers create an account and later reactivate the global block, users who already have an account will not be affected because the current global block is anonymous only. local IPBE flag can be granted to them by you(local admins), but in this case it is not necessary. You don't need to do anything other than revive the global block. Users who create new accounts are not affected as long as they log in to their account. --Sotiale (talk) 14:47, 5 September 2020 (UTC)
Great! Thank you. Have a nice day :) --Balyozxane (talk) 14:49, 5 September 2020 (UTC)
@Balyozxane: No problem :D I hope the problem is solved well. Have a nice day! --Sotiale (talk) 14:51, 5 September 2020 (UTC)

Abusive usernameEdit

제게 말씀을 해주셔서 궁금증이 들였는데 SRG에서 abusive username 으로 들어오는 잠금 요청처럼 ko:백:계정 이름에 위배되는 (광고나 단체 계정 이외의, 한국어로 된 계정명과 영어를 포함한) 계정명을 가진 계정도 Lock 요청을 넣어도 되는 것인가요? --Gomdoli (talk) 02:26, 12 September 2020 (UTC)

SRG는 기본적으로 반드시 사무장이 행동을 취하여야 하는 계정들과 관련하여 요청할 경우 사용하는 공간입니다. 각 로컬위키의 계정명 정책은 모두 다른데, 한국어 위키백과의 정책을 근거로 전역계정 잠금(Global lock)을 요청한다는 것은 말이 안 되겠죠? 그러므로 한국어 위키백과 정책을 근거로 글로벌 잠금을 할 수는 없습니다. 게다가 한국어 위키백과에서 누군가 기록보호(Oversight)가 필요한 계정명을 만든 경우는, 사무장에게 요청하는게 아니라 로컬위키의 기록보호자(Oversighters)에게 기록보호를 요청해야 합니다. SRG에 보통 게시되어 처리되는 것들은 '위키간'(cross-wiki) LTA가 특정 사용자를 공격하거나 성적으로 희롱하는 경우, 그리고 누가 보더라도 특정 사용자를 성적으로 희롱하기 위한 경우, 또는 어느 기준으로 보더라도 폭력적인 계정명(나치, ~는 자살해라 등)에 해당할 경우입니다. 이건 모든 위키에서 어차피 사용자명을 숨기는 것이 적절하므로 사무장이 계정명을 전역으로 숨기는 것입니다. 언어를 불문합니다. 하지만 하나의 로컬위키에서만 활동하고 그러한 언어를 사용한 계정들은 위키간 장기 남용 사용자(cross-wiki LTA)가 아닌 이상 사무장이 아니라 로컬위키의 기록보호자에게 요청하는 것이 맞습니다. --Sotiale (talk) 03:10, 12 September 2020 (UTC)
그렇군요. 자세하게 답변해주셔서 감사합니다. 다음에 요청할 때 유의하겠습니다. --Gomdoli (talk) 03:20, 12 September 2020 (UTC)

Request check sleepers for two cross-wiki abuse and LTAEdit


  1. Check 米記123 (Rosy-Business,Rogue-Emperor,Incredible-Mama,紅色小巴失控撞毀巴士站事件!!,CU71,MCC214P) sleepers in login wiki and global block IP(s) when their used and created
  2. Check 冏 (All socks confirmed in m:Steward requests/Checkuser/2020-07#顶级生态位@zh.wikipedia,m:Steward requests/Checkuser/2020-08#我还是那个少年!@zh.wikipedia and m:Steward requests/Checkuser/2020-09#苹果派伊能静@zh.wikipedia) sleepers in login wiki and global block IP(s) when their used and created

Note,米記123 and 冏 are cross-wiki abuse and LTA,and they have been locked),thanks.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 12:15, 13 September 2020 (UTC)

Oh, I checked the talkpage and forgot for a while. I will process it by tomorrow. --Sotiale (talk) 13:36, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
Add Albert20009 (cross-wiki abuse and LTA,and haa been locked)(All socks confirmed in m:Steward requests/Checkuser/2020-07#Putrazhang90229@zh.wikipedia,Jamestonchen20993,Jacksonchen20991,Jackycheung20995,Megandomani20992,Davidsoncheng20995,Teukumirza20983,Sherylsheinafia10996),check their sleepers in login wiki and global block IP(s) when their used and created,thanks!--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 17:44, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  Done, a few sleepers found and locked. Sadly, all the IP bands they used to create accounts are normal bands, and global blocks are not possible :( --Sotiale (talk) 14:14, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

Oh,I see the SRG archive,黃冰楠 was very active,I feel this LTA use many proxy IP(s)/IP range(s),so please lock all 黃冰楠 (All SRCU via check 黃冰楠,中国列兵,る鬼,泰文字,胡66与歌手刘惜君同台演绎了 开到荼蘼,中国列兵(四等兵),神虎术5786330492,狙击手开枪不慎打伤人质,柳哲生在这次战斗中与队友共同击落1架96式舰战,绝对不能玉碎 一定要战斗到最后一人,即使战斗到最后一人也绝不会放下武器,他们即使战斗到最后一人也绝不会放下武器青年抗争者,Jarron Yong,曾两度进行大规模的搜索活动和数以百计的围剿,all socks confirmed here,all socks confirmed here,我在英国教功夫,只有暴动没有暴政) sleepers in login wiki and global block IP(s) when their used and created,oh,I forgot to login,so this request with above is add via my IP.

Also,check 坦帕灣光芒460 and 114.27 (All SRCU via check it) sleepers in login wiki and global block IP(s) when their used and created.


--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 18:19, 19 September 2020 (UTC)

Can you help me organize their accounts? If you have enough time, please use {{LockHide}} to organize.. --Sotiale (talk) 14:18, 22 September 2020 (UTC)
Sorry,I reply so late,I request only hope you check their Ssleepers when 黃冰楠,坦帕灣光芒460 and 114.27 are cross-wiki abuse,and blocked IP(s) when they are created and edit.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 11:08, 30 September 2020 (UTC)

다른 질문Edit

방금 Spam only account로 잠긴 계정이라는 아이피로 계속하는 중인데 이것도 LTA로 볼 수 있겠죠? 감사합니다. --Gomdoli (talk) 06:43, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

...? 아니요. 스팸이라고 해야 합니다. --Sotiale (talk) 06:44, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
아... --Gomdoli (talk) 01:22, 17 September 2020 (UTC)


This account appears to have been compromised/hacked by one of the LTA's, just knew about it in the English Wikipedia. 13:40, 17 September 2020 (UTC)

I have seen this too, but this person's claim is very reliable. That person can definitely contact T&S. Therefore, my lock will be valid. --Sotiale (talk) 13:44, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
I know the suspect. It's Cruizir. 13:15, 21 September 2020 (UTC)


Sorry for the SRG report yesterday. I thought it was just a troll and it isn't real. I should have been more careful next time and use hidename parameter. Sorry once again. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 11:03, 24 September 2020 (UTC)

Oh, Camouflaged Mirage. You never have to worry. Because it is near impossible to find me by that alone. I think it may have been leaked by LTA that received my response through OTRS ticket. Either way it doesn't have any problem, so you don't have to be sorry for me :D --Sotiale (talk) 11:11, 24 September 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for your kind understanding, have a nice day :D Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 13:09, 24 September 2020 (UTC)

Cross wiki vandalEdit

Hello. You have blocked ALBERTGIBANPAPUA indefinitly for cross-wiki vandalism. I think you can do it again for ALBERTGIBANPAPUA1. No doubt he is the same user : same name, same vandalism. I already have blocked him on fr.wikipedia. Thank you. Supertoff (talk) 16:44, 28 September 2020 (UTC)

@Supertoff: Hi, Supertoff. Thanks for your message. The account you presented is already locked, did you mean another account? --Sotiale (talk) 03:35, 29 September 2020 (UTC)
Hello again. No it's ok. I blocked him on before you did it globally but I sent you the message here after. My bad : I didn't checked it. Have a godd day. Supertoff (talk) 04:44, 29 September 2020 (UTC)
@Supertoff: Hi. Do not worry. Thanks for checking! If you find the person, let me know right away :) --Sotiale (talk) 05:16, 29 September 2020 (UTC)

Time for protecting your talk page(?)Edit

Based on this --Prahlad balaji (talk) 00:29, 2 October 2020 (UTC)

@Prahlad balaji: Sorry for the late reply. But I don't think I need it. Because the person will go somewhere else and do the same thing anyway. Wouldn't it be better to leave the person to me so that the person wouldn't bother anyone else? :) --Sotiale (talk) 04:00, 6 October 2020 (UTC)
Yeah you're right, I didn't think about that. Sorry. Regards, --Prahlad balaji (talk) 19:22, 6 October 2020 (UTC)




日本のWikipediaでは、ベテランの管理人が新人の編集者を排除する動きが問題になっており、とくに日本のスタッフでは解決できないことが指摘されています。日本には調停委員会がなく、いまの状況になればスチュワートさんに頼るしかありません。私が再び編集者として活動できるよう、よろしくお願いします。-- 14:20, 14 October 2020 (UTC)、

私にメッセージをくださってありがとうございます。 しかし、私はローカルの問題に介入することは困難であり、このような仲裁者の役割は私に合わないと思います。 他のユーザーにお願いすることをお勧めいたします。ご了承ください。 --Sotiale (talk) 09:59, 15 October 2020 (UTC)

Checkuser requestsEdit

Hello Sotiale! Can you please take a look at: Steward requests/Checkuser#Nekitip88@hr.project? Thanks, Koreanovsky (talk) 16:19, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

Thank you very much! --Koreanovsky (talk) 09:21, 15 October 2020 (UTC)

IP adressEdit

Dear Mr Sotiale, I cannot log in because I fear Ivi104 would block me. He radically misuse administrator tools snd often block people who think different. I am working on Wikipedia many years and I dont want to be blocked after all. Therefore, I beg you to checkhim. Sincerely, 05:56, 16 October 2020 (UTC)

If I may, this is user Lordluka99, who was recently found using multiple accounts to spread lies and to insult users of hrwiki. Feel free to check me if you'd like, I have absolutely nothing to hide. --Ivi104 (talk) 08:47, 16 October 2020 (UTC)
Very well. Mister Ivi agreed to check, so please check him. 11:49, 16 October 2020 (UTC)
And Ivi, you seem very nervous because of jokes.

New requestEdit

I request check their sleepers when 米記123,冏,黃冰楠,坦帕灣光芒460,114.27,Xayahrainie43,Albert20009,대우건설(전광훈 목사) are cross-wiki abuse,and blocked IP(s) when they are created and edit.

Also,I feel Lovewhattyoudo is 黃冰楠.

Lastly, I need to know this user use proxy/VPN?

--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 11:41, 17 October 2020 (UTC)

Hi. I forgot to take care of this while I was dealing with something else. I'm sorry, I'll answer within today. --Sotiale (talk) 23:26, 25 October 2020 (UTC)
@MCC214: Yes, Lovewhattyoudo is 黄冰楠. Czechkeith didn't use VPN at that time. --Sotiale (talk) 12:11, 26 October 2020 (UTC)


Thank you for blocking the IP that was vandalizing that page - as soon as they were blocked this new user User:Jhonwictor User:Himan781 User:ShanviS appears and starts the same nonsense - can you take a peek and see if they need blocking too. Best wishes 2409:4052:901:D691:0:0:17F6:C0A5 15:04, 17 October 2020 (UTC)

Hello. They already have multiple accounts and have been blocked on several wikis. If you think you need further action, please visit SRG. --Sotiale (talk) 12:13, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

Please blockEdit

Hi. Will you please block (talk · contribs), (talk · contribs), and (talk · contribs) since IPs on those ranges have been persistently harassing and vandalizing pages I edited and my talk pages for months. Not only in enwiki but also across several wikis like idwiki and commonswiki. the first ( (talk · contribs)) and the 2nd are now blocked on enwiki only for some time so he moved to commons. Thanks. Flix11 (talk) 11:22, 21 October 2020 (UTC)

I'll let you know after I review the contents. --Sotiale (talk) 23:28, 25 October 2020 (UTC)

Just some appreciationEdit

Hey, I can't thank you enough for helping us check socks yesterday. During local discussion phase, I was harassed and gave up on some requests cowardly, but you are the real guy serving the people. Good luck on your Meta CU election. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 01:19, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

As always, I just do my job. thank you :) --Sotiale (talk) 12:14, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

SRCU for AfoulbawlsEdit

I need to know this user use proxy/VPN when Group 2 and Group 3 were confirmed,if they use proxy/VPN,please blocked the IP/IP range(s),thanks!(Because this is my request in local).--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 12:57, 27 October 2020 (UTC)

Also,local and I think Locoshads is same user for Afoulbawls,because edit can confirmed.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 13:01, 27 October 2020 (UTC)

Yes, that person used public facilities. So I just haven't come to a technical conclusion. There were users who used the same facilities and devices, but I think they weren't the ones your community was looking for. --Sotiale (talk) 13:04, 27 October 2020 (UTC)
Also,I need to know this user use proxy/VPN when Group 2 and Group 3 were confirmed,if they use proxy/VPN,please blocked the IP/IP range(s),thanks!(Because this is my request in local).--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 13:08, 27 October 2020 (UTC)
Unless otherwise indicated that VPN/OP was used when I published the results to SRCU, you can assume they used regular IP ranges. If necessary, it blocks when VPN/OP is abused. --Sotiale (talk) 08:37, 11 November 2020 (UTC)

Hey CheckUser...Edit

Congrats :) -- CptViraj (talk) 04:02, 31 October 2020 (UTC)

Thank you! I will do my job as always :D --Sotiale (talk) 05:08, 31 October 2020 (UTC)

SRCU for ドラえEdit

I need to know Group 1 and Group 3 is ドラえ?--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 10:43, 9 November 2020 (UTC)

No. They are technically different users. --Sotiale (talk) 10:48, 9 November 2020 (UTC)
Also,have any sleepers to ドラえ?--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 10:43, 10 November 2020 (UTC)
At that time, No. --Sotiale (talk) 10:57, 10 November 2020 (UTC)

Please helpEdit

Hi. Will you please block (talk · contribs) and reblock (talk · contribs) since IPs in these range have been persistently harassing and vandalizing pages I edited and my talk pages for months. It has the same behavior like the blocked (talk · contribs). Not only in enwiki but also across several wikis like idwiki and commonswiki. The wider ( (talk · contribs)) is now blocked on enwiki only for some time so he moved to commons and IDWIKI. I have filed to Steward requests a week ago and still no actions. Please help. Thanks. Flix11 (talk) 08:47, 14 November 2020 (UTC)


Hello,I need to know this user is 黃冰楠 or 坦帕灣光芒460?Thanks.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 11:42, 14 November 2020 (UTC)

1147vds: I'm not sure. Make a request through discussion on zhwiki. 싸움99: Yes. --Sotiale (talk) 10:56, 16 November 2020 (UTC)

Checkuser request 2Edit

Hello Sotiale, can you please take a look at this: ? Best regards, Koreanovsky (Ča–Kaj–Što?!) 12:56, 17 November 2020 (UTC)

Thank you! --Koreanovsky (Ča–Kaj–Što?!) 13:46, 17 November 2020 (UTC)
I just do my job. Have a good time :) --Sotiale (talk) 13:52, 17 November 2020 (UTC)

Community Wishlist Survey 2021: InvitationEdit

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

18:26, 20 November 2020 (UTC)

New requestEdit

Please check Lovewhattyoudo,싸움99,暗杀教室,Maple011,合 法 演 技(aka 黄冰楠) sleepers,and blocked the IP/IP range(s) when 黄冰楠 is use to create account and edit.

Also,please block 2001:b011:e:7010::/60 and,local admin feel this two IP/IP range is used to 黄冰楠[1][2].

--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 11:37, 23 November 2020 (UTC)

Some have been processed. I'll take care of the rest tomorrow. --Sotiale (talk) 15:05, 24 November 2020 (UTC)
Add Yega Wu,Boattood,EasterIies,Easterlles,不敢用力的呼吸.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 09:33, 25 November 2020 (UTC)
They don't seem to be HBN you think. --Sotiale (talk) 09:37, 25 November 2020 (UTC)
Although I haven't investigated in detail, Maple011 and 合 法 演 技 are also not HBN. --Sotiale (talk) 13:37, 26 November 2020 (UTC)


i got banned for 1 year for changing the username from my new account into something else and my old account into my account.shame & thanks a lot Baratiiman (talk) 09:49, 25 November 2020 (UTC)

My Account was Blocked by YouEdit


   Inicio del bloqueo: 00:18 6 dic 2020
   Vencimiento del bloqueo más largo: infinito. #601844, #607007
   Would you plese release the page, or erase it. I am not interested in this site.

Hprechtb (talk) 00:33, 6 December 2020 (UTC)HERNÁN PRECHT BAÑADOS

Community Wishlist Survey 2021Edit

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

16:08, 11 December 2020 (UTC)


to see you back, take care and have a blessed Christmas :) Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 11:46, 24 December 2020 (UTC)

Good to see you back here! Take care of yourself. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 12:29, 24 December 2020 (UTC)

It's all thanks to you, everyone. Thank you so much! :) --Sotiale (talk) 02:48, 25 December 2020 (UTC)
Sotiale, I'm very glad that you're back. <3 I would like to know what happened in November that led you to take almost one month of wikibreak. I was quite scared that you might not make it because of this pandemic... SMB99thx 01:52, 27 December 2020 (UTC)
Thank you. I took a break from Wikimedia activities because I found a disease that needed operation. It wasn't corona. So there is still a risk of getting corona! Uhhh.. --Sotiale (talk) 06:19, 27 December 2020 (UTC)

HBN and 冏Edit

In last few days,our local admin blocked User:Fighter Lance,said this user is HBN,I need to know this is HBN?

Also,User:堯舜垂衣裳 is 冏?

--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 14:37, 5 January 2021 (UTC)

@MCC214: Fighter Lance is HBN, and other socks are アマチュアキックボクシング, 我在故宫修文物, 千葉與千尋. All locked now. The another one seems to have used a public place, so it is difficult to draw any conclusions. --Sotiale (talk) 12:29, 7 January 2021 (UTC)
Thanks your help,also,I need to said sorry to you,if you got trouble to my speech in 6 January,and you have misunderstanding to me,I am feel so sorry,because I saw Camouflaged Mirage said something in 5 January,so I don't calm and said some speech when you feel not good,as for this case is what happen,I don't convenient said in here.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 10:12, 9 January 2021 (UTC)
I feel Q1112emm,刹那の思いは永遠に止まる,數字之王 (Please see edit in when has been deleted) is 冏,also,please check 年轻人不讲武德 sleepers and block IP/IP range and lock 盧森堡大公爵.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 12:18, 12 January 2021 (UTC)
In case of Q1112emm, seems to have seen it in the range I investigated yesterday. It could be 冏 as you say. FYI, because 冏 uses quite volatile and crowded ranges, technically differentiating this user requires some know-how. Therefore, when making a request to SRCU, it is important to clarify the target you are asking for investigation. --Sotiale (talk) 12:42, 12 January 2021 (UTC)

SRCU for Ca11ist0Edit

According to the admin on zhwiki said in SRCU,the admin on zhwiki was not obvious objection to this request locally,please decide check this or not quickly.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 08:36, 13 January 2021 (UTC)

Old SRCU requestEdit

I need you to check this again,please see zh:WP:RFCUHAM,because in zh:Topic:Vwyztnkwnqyufibr,user said '其實我早已認為T君(Thomas 1120)應該開了很多傀儡,只是我近來工作忙碌,加上查sleepers有很嚴謹的理由才能查核,故此才暫且放棄,暫時只好見一個才舉報一個吧。',this means user feel Thomas 1120 not only these socks,and possible have sleepers,in community opinion,I feel you should check this,because this user possible is new LTA.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 12:06, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

Please make a request to SRCU via HAM. --Sotiale (talk) 12:16, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

Continued Old SRCU requestEdit

  • In my opinion,before submit request to SRCU,I feel only have consensus in HAM,and you can ignore opinion of ombuds investigation.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 12:11, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
Your opinion (or for that matter, zhwiki consensus) does not override OC. — regards, Revi 12:17, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
You know have find new LTA every day?In,some users need check sleepers in SRCU and help local after,but your limited was too more,I feel,more limited are not help local communities,we submit request in SRCU,because we don't waste many time,and we can do more things to others.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 12:32, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
That does not change the fact that 'zhwiki consensus cannot override OC ruling'. If they say 'doing this is not allowed', that is not allowed, and if any of us do that, we will face removal of permission. — regards, Revi 12:35, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
I only said oppose,because I believe Sotiale only need to help our community when Sotiale do the steward,and I think Sotiale doing is correct,also,I don't think ignore when community agree submit request in SRCU,and community have consensus in HAM before submit request in SRCU.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 12:45, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
OC's investigations and resolutions cannot be overruled by local community consensus. If OC admits that there were serious problems with my checkuser as a result of their investigation, I should quit steward. I have never had a serious problem since I first became a checkuser to this day, and that's because I adhere to the general standards and policy. Local consensus is the minimum criterion for progression on zhwiki and is not a sufficient condition. I know what you mean, and I'm grateful for what encourages me. But please keep in mind that I have a duty to comply with the policy. --Sotiale (talk) 12:28, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
I believe you,but I don't feel all OC's investigations and resolutions are correct,imho,SRCU set a lot of limited and conditions are not good things,and don't help our community,also,I don't think you should quit steward.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 11:17, 23 January 2021 (UTC)

Importing a new wikiEdit

Hey, as I saw you're online, I wanted to reach you for this. Hope you're doing good. Turkish Wikivoyage has been created an hour ago, and someone needs to import it's content from Incubator to the new wiki. If you're free, it'd be awesome if you do the required stuff. Have a nice day :)--evrifaessa ❯❯❯ talk 14:36, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

I'll start right away within today! --Sotiale (talk) 21:53, 19 January 2021 (UTC)


Can you access his technical data to verify if this is an LTA? It's too odd that a new user with 2 edits there. --Hamish 01:56, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

@Hamish Why? We have a couple of people appearing there with very little edits, some of them are in fact seeking to be renamed. Any master in mind? Meta:RfCU is typically the CU place for meta. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 09:51, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
Hello. It seems that this user has already been identified on enwiki :p --Sotiale (talk) 07:18, 22 January 2021 (UTC)


Hi from Turkey!
Thanks for everything. :) Have a nice day. --Anerka (talk) 06:59, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

@Anerka: I hope you have a happy time on your new project! If you need help, feel free to contact me :) --Sotiale (talk) 12:30, 20 January 2021 (UTC)


Hi Sotiale--you blocked; a well-known en-wiki sock used that to create an account. Would you mind checking if and need attention, and if account creation needs to be checked? The sock is also active on, but that range is so big we can't do anything more, I think. Thanks, Drmies (talk) 22:05, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

I will look at it as soon as I have time. Thanks for letting me know. --Sotiale (talk) 23:54, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

Confirmation translationEdit

Hi. Would you allow me to translate your confirmation request into Chinese at Stewards/Confirm/2021? I know the grand process starts in February, just willing to bring more attention to your election. I promise to convert your words accurately, and to be humorous in the appropriate scenario (yeah I'm learning to be handy). Thank you. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 05:07, 22 January 2021 (UTC)

@Super Wang: Yes, please. Any help for me is welcome! The confirmation process means re-confidence and I have been doing some activities related to the zhwiki community. So I think it would be good if it could be more easily accessible when zhwiki community members evaluate my activities. I hope that many of you will be able to assess and encourage my activities :) Oh, you can think of <del> in a similar way to block template on zhwiki lol --Sotiale (talk) 07:16, 22 January 2021 (UTC)

SRCU result via Walker ho and KamanWong1127Edit

I think you should block IP(s)/IP range(s) in when they using,because I feel they have abusing long time.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 09:10, 23 January 2021 (UTC)

It is being implemented if necessary, so never mind. --Sotiale (talk) 23:58, 24 January 2021 (UTC)

Today's IRC chatEdit

Hi Sotiale. I just checked out the crazy vandalizer who registered hundreds of accounts that we've talked about earlier - I wasn't paying attention to this case yesterday, so I wasn't quite aware of it. I don't think I have addressed your main concern - There are some IPs from carriers such as China Mobile Hong Kong (CMHK), HiNet, and Taiwan Mobile being blocked pretty much all the time due to active LTAs on the range, so feel free to block any of them as you wish. Besides, since a considerable amount of proxy IPs are blocked due to vandalism, mainland Chinese newcomers need to write to admins to create an account for them anyway, so our mailing list for block appeals is flooded with account registration requests, and we all know how to handle them. There are several admins including Tigerzeng and WhitePhosphorus who take active care of the mailing list and also active on IRC. New account requests/IPBE requests will be taken good care of no matter they are from mainland China or people on blocked active ranges. It would be more helpful if you can append this message to the regular logging to help the newbies find the guide to apply for an account, but I'm not sure if this complies with stewards' guidelines: 您所使用的IP地址因跟破坏维基者重合,被管理人员封禁。如您需编辑中文维基百科,请参照此处网址所写内容,向管理员发送邮件申请账号: . --TechyanTalk) 14:19, 24 January 2021 (UTC)

@Techyan: Thank you for caring me. I have refrained from blocking zhwiki crowded ranges for several reasons. I've been doing it even more carefully, especially if this is an xwiki abuse, one of which is why you said it. This is because I didn't want zhwiki admins to do more work.. But your words relieve me ;) Thank you. --Sotiale (talk) 23:57, 24 January 2021 (UTC)

CU request for myselfEdit

Someone thought I was 呼尔奇兰 or 伟大的阿卡扎曼扎拉克, who were already banned. zh:Wikipedia:元維基用戶查核請求#呼尔奇兰_2 What I did was that I used some javascript to assist my edit (totally legal), which couldn't be done by 呼尔奇兰. That's why I request CU.

감사합니다 --EdwardAlexanderCrowley (talk) 15:05, 25 January 2021 (UTC)

Already requested srcu Steward_requests/Checkuser --EdwardAlexanderCrowley (talk) 15:18, 25 January 2021 (UTC)
See the results. --Sotiale (talk) 12:48, 26 January 2021 (UTC)

SRCU request for 呼尔奇兰Edit

What is the relationship for 伟大的阿卡扎曼扎拉克 and 呼尔奇兰?Also,have any sleepers for PXD?--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 12:35, 26 January 2021 (UTC)

In Techyan's request, there was no request to confirm whether 伟大的阿卡扎曼扎拉克 is PXD or not. However, one thing I can tell you is they all did not have another one. --Sotiale (talk) 12:47, 26 January 2021 (UTC)

Two questionsEdit

First,我对这个世界一无所知 is HBN?

Second,Yun Ng Ng is Big-White-Duel (米記123)?

Above.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 10:14, 30 January 2021 (UTC)

As I explained in SRCU, the account doesn't seem to be HBN. And for Yun Ng Ng, it is already blocked on zhwiki because it is 米記123. If you need technical confirmation, please post it to SRCU via HAM. --Sotiale (talk) 13:00, 30 January 2021 (UTC)
I need technical confirmation for SRCU case for 逸箖傳統診復,because in edit types,Yun Ng Ng edit types (edit the articles about television series) not similar to Big-White-Duel (米記123) (edit sport types),so I need to do this check,if you agree,I will post this case in HAM again.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 11:12, 4 February 2021 (UTC)

Listen SotialeEdit

@Sotiale: Hi Sotiale, onces User is talking he is Sockpuppet of bishal khan in your talk on Hindi Wikipedia and he join before 2 Hours ago please see this User Contribution[3] And take Action Fastly. He Repeated these in your talk page on hi. Wiki. Thanks and Best Regards Karam06 (talk) 14:01, 31 January 2021 (UTC)

@Karam06 Reverted and locked. Thanks for reporting. Not Sotiale but I monitor his talkpage too :D Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 14:07, 31 January 2021 (UTC)
@Camouflaged Mirage Thanks for Informed me. Thanks and Best Regards Karam06 (talk) 14:10, 31 January 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know. But I intentionally leave it as it is. I am not rich enough to supply the food they need. --Sotiale (talk) 22:41, 31 January 2021 (UTC)

SRCU for 逸箖傳統診復Edit

In local,admin said Yun Ng Ng is 米記123 (Big-White-Duel),but I see their edit types,Yun Ng Ng edit the articles about television series,but 米記123 (Big-White-Duel) is not (edit sport types),also,逸箖傳統診復 and Yun Ng Ng edit types similar (edit the articles about television series),other please see last topic when I opening.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 11:40, 2 February 2021 (UTC)


Hello. Do you fancy helping me? Liberalus homo universalus (talk) 22:08, 4 February 2021 (UTC)


If you want my explanation, text me on discord if you have one. Tempus_CHT#2674 is my tag on discord. Liberalus homo universalus (talk) 23:23, 4 February 2021 (UTC)

Well.. I don't have Discord, and the evidence should be presented onwiki whenever possible. --Sotiale (talk) 23:55, 4 February 2021 (UTC)


Sorry to disturb you on your user talk page, but as you have mentioned in Chinese Wikipedia, one of our administrators 蟲蟲飛 has been suspected of using sockpuppets. I am here to ask privately (at least not on local zhwiki) that what will stewards suggest us to do if the zhwiki community think that she may have a certain possibility of abusing sockpuppets? Thanks, and take care! —Arronwan 08:25, 8 February 2021 (UTC)

@Arronwan: I'm getting tired of many inquiries, and I hope this is a good explanation for you. It's something you didn't ask for, but I'll cover it all. The principle is simple.
  • Assume the following: Some users, even if they have an account, use their IP to participate in discussions and criticize other users.
  • This is technically clear confirmed. And it's not just one case.
  • You can examine several possibilities. Consider the following possibilities:
    • User was accidentally caught in public IP: One IP is only occupied by this user for 3 months.
    • Someone secretly used her device: Perhaps this is a scene from the Mission Impossible movie. It's hard to logically believe that someone used her device and she logged in again in 5-10 minutes. At least she should have known.
    • She was automatically logged out due to technical issues: You may have already seen the post left on Wcam's talkpage. It's hard to think that an admin will write such a posting. I don't know how the she usually speaks. However, I can imagine admins to go to another admin's talkpage and not use criticism or blame without detailed explanation. This can also be explained from what will be described later.
    • Chances are it's not her, though: Yes, but it is very unlikely that use the same IPs, the same unique device, the same OS, and the same browser with same version at the same time. How likely is this to appear more than once? Wouldn't it be less likely if it were public IP? If the coincidence continues, it is because it is not a coincidence.
  • What are you proposing to our community?
    • Nothing. It's up to you to decide whether you will trust her, forgive her, take another action, or no take action. Did I take any action after I declared someone's account on SRCU? My role is to provide information.
  • Can I trust you?
    • You don't have to trust me. This is because it can be verified at any time.

--Sotiale (talk) 09:25, 8 February 2021 (UTC)

Anyway, thank you for dealing with such a large amount of enquiries from our community! I would be transferring the answer to the zhwiki community, and probably translating that in Chinese. Once again, thanks! —Arronwan 10:11, 8 February 2021 (UTC)

About 蟲蟲飛Edit

In zh:Wikipedia:互助客栈/消息#Questions_to_Sotiale_and_answers, there are still some questions needing stewards to answer. Some of them will be helpful in a planned desysop request.--GZWDer (talk) 12:56, 11 February 2021 (UTC)

For clarification: They are many IPs commented on various thread in zh:Wikipedia:互助客栈/其他, some of them (1500+ revision involved!) are oversighted. Are these IPs related to 蟲蟲飛? Another page involved is zh:Wikipedia:申请解除权限.--GZWDer (talk) 21:22, 12 February 2021 (UTC)
Even if I want to answer you, it is something that cannot be answered regardless of my thoughts. I hope for your generous understanding. --Sotiale (talk) 07:35, 13 February 2021 (UTC)
I think other stews have already given enough answers to this case. Regardless of this case, if they had some validity in the claims made by some users, they would have stated that the claims were reasonable. I am under so much stress about this case, there are limits to the information I can disclose, so I am refraining from further intervention. --Sotiale (talk) 07:35, 13 February 2021 (UTC)

CCF 2Edit

How can you be sure that the device is unique? UA can be easily spoofed with little technical knowledge required. Besides, in her statement, she said that it’s her workplace’s IP address shared among co-workers, and they used devices distributed by their company. If that is true, wouldn’t it decrease the chance that the devices are indeed unique (as in physically the exact same device)? 2605:8D80:442:AFB5:DC7E:CF62:50CB:36B5 07:51, 12 February 2021 (UTC)

Erm... this is a bizarre hypothesis. I will answer you, given that my answer is not related to her case. First, please read your claim again, do you know what device she is using? Of course, it's not just device, but if you don't even know the information, I'm curious how to spoof an unknown device. As for IP, I think that what has already been provided by other stews is enough for you to understand. --Sotiale (talk) 12:11, 12 February 2021 (UTC)
Well, if it was indeed done by a bad actor physically in the proximity of CCF, it is possible for them to know the exact browser and device CCF was using. That would mean their IP addresses would be identical too. Also, I apologize if my comment above brought any stress. I was just curious about the reason behind the claim made by you and other stewards. 2605:8D80:444:BEE9:29D2:34AC:6FA5:1AF9 10:25, 14 February 2021 (UTC)

More about CCFEdit

I am sorry to bother you, but recently, a user (I will refer to them as User A) of Chinese Wikipedia claimed that CCF abused several IPs in March 2019. His claim is as follows:

  1. CCF used IP 1 to question a deletion review which had been handled by an admin (Admin B).
  2. After Admin B responded to them, CCF used IP 2 to blame Admin B to be "inexperienced and unable to handle DRV".
  3. After several other users discussed in the review, CCF used IP 3 to criticize them as "ignorant and shallow".

I looked at these IPs. IP 1 was used between August 2018 and Sept 2019. The contributions of IP 2 seems to have been removed by local admins, banned for 2 years since Jan 2021. IP 3 was used between Dec 2018 and May 2020, banned for a week by CCF for harrasing other users in Jan 2020, and banned for another week for being used by LTA w:zh:wp:LHKS in Feb 2020.

I would like to know whether these IPs have been used by CCF, and whether these IPs were used by CCF alone. IP 1 is, IP 2 is, and IP 3 is Itcfangye (talk) 03:57, 19 February 2021 (UTC)

Some questions for SRCU via HAMEdit

When last time we only request check relationship for LTA,but now we need to check their sleepers and use original object for last check,you will accept it?--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 11:41, 25 February 2021 (UTC)

I'm busy today, so I'll get back to you soon. --Sotiale (talk) 23:58, 25 February 2021 (UTC)
Hello. For accounts that have already been investigated, it makes no sense and is not allowed to do same investigation to find out who they are. This is because it is the same result as doing the same investigation twice. --Sotiale (talk) 12:29, 27 February 2021 (UTC)
If first time we only need to check relationship(e.g.1,2 relationship),but new request we need to check sleepers(e.g.1,2 sleepers),you will accept it?--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 06:25, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
In the first investigation, the sleeper investigation was completed. So re-doing the sleeper investigation with the same account group is {{fishing}} and processing is not allowed. --Sotiale (talk) 09:33, 28 February 2021 (UTC)

That mean is,

In the first investigation,we only request check relationship,but you check sleepers at the same time.

In the second investigation,we request check their sleepers via LTA,this is fishing.

Is it?

--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 14:10, 28 February 2021 (UTC)

In short, it means that it is inappropriate to do multiple investigations over a period of time on the same accounts. --Sotiale (talk) 05:44, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
But data only keep 90 days,if I don't find any sock in local,we can use the same accounts request check before the same accounts stale?--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 12:25, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
Also,I hope you reply my email,as for this case is what happen,I don't convenient said in here.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 09:38, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
It may vary from case to case. Please ask me in advance whether it is possible to investigate or not. And I've read your mail, but I'm not sure what to reply to. --Sotiale (talk) 12:38, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
I will send new email to tell this.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 14:02, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
I read your email,I know I should do what,I would send new email to you.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 11:19, 8 March 2021 (UTC)
The answer is late because I am busy. I know that your appeal is a process being reviewed. --Sotiale (talk) 11:04, 14 March 2021 (UTC)
Thanks you send this notice for me,because I feel their review have not any transparent. --MCC214#ex umbra in solem 12:05, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

CRHK128 and South Africa No.1Edit

I'm a bit confused. So what to do then? An RfC on Meta or this should only be decided in a per-wiki manner? --TechyanTalk) 01:51, 26 February 2021 (UTC)

In general, a global lock is an obvious case, and in the case of a global lock for normal users(not spambots, simple LTAs, etc), it must be included in the requirements of global ban. However, the account you requested does not even meet the requirements of the global ban. And in this case(CRHK128), global ban is more suitable than global lock. --Sotiale (talk) 03:10, 26 February 2021 (UTC)

SRCU requestEdit

Because the reason you know,so I only reply in your talk page.

In SRCU#Sikakah800@zh.wikipedia,first two users and two IP, vandal in zh:User Talk:CRHK128[4][5],and edit summary (Wrong infomation.) same to ชนไดร้ท์ฆ่าเอ็มซีซี214 (Comfirmed in January request,Yage Wu),in history via 母親,you can see WOO124 edit on it (Confirmed Yage Wu sock in last year),also,红细胞3803 edit similar to,and you can see write edit summary is ㄎㄎㄎㄎ,白细胞3806 user name similar to 红细胞3803,+ㄢ user name similar to ㄎㄎㄎㄎ.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 11:33, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

In SRCU#R125463268@zh.wikipedia,they can create page via fake Taiwan episodes,TV station,TV company,edit similar to F0936244201 and Huang Mingyi (Their confirmed in last two SRCU request in this year),see their log,also,R125463268 can see in last two SRCU request in this year.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 11:38, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

What you describe to me should be posted on SRCU page, not my talkpage. This is necessary for the record. Ask the user who forwarded your request to SRCU appropriately explaining it there. --Sotiale (talk) 12:33, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
If you see my email,that means 'I don't have any edit in SRCU page',this is the decide by steward team,when they accept my appeal before,I forgiveness to you.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 08:59, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
OK. Thanks--Cmsth11126a02 (talk) 15:02, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
It is not appropriate for you to move MCC214's comments. MCC214 is currently banned from SRCU posting, keep in mind that copying and using his comment can be a circumvention of this ban. This may seem like you are helping MCC214 avoid bans, regardless of your intentions. Please note that MCC214's posting ban is a consensus of the steward team and is not my personal opinion. --Sotiale (talk) 12:15, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
When a representative for steward team said supplementary note for to Camouflaged Mirage,I feel Cmsth11126a02 was not have any problem.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 12:31, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
That means it doesn't matter if you post on another talkpage or HAM. Cmsth11126a02 copied your comment and posted it directly on SRCU. It's the same as you wrote it yourself. --Sotiale (talk) 12:39, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
I think steward team means 'Only I don't have any edit in SRCU page',but their not said 'Other people don't copied my comment and posted it directly on SRCU',also,this edit not edit to me.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 12:45, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
We call it evasion. I will send this to stew-I if you wish to clarify this issue. --Sotiale (talk) 12:50, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
Please trust me,I don't lie you.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 10:50, 19 March 2021 (UTC)

According result in Steward requests/Checkuser/2021-03#Sikakah800@zh.wikipedia,I need to know when request said 'Community suspect the upper two belong to LTA:Yage Wu for behavior, and want to check another 4 for user name.',this four groups can related for this?--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 15:37, 17 March 2021 (UTC)

No,   Unrelated. it has nothing to do with it at all. --Sotiale (talk) 12:48, 19 March 2021 (UTC)

SRCU addition infoEdit

Just to let you know, in 温大善人 SRCU, 温大善人 claimed he/she uses range ip before.--Cmsth11126a02 (talk) 03:18, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

Noted. thanks. --Sotiale (talk) 12:15, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

About the result of 温大善人 SRCU, zh-wiki community would like to know if 温大善人 has used the IP after registering the 溫大善人 and editing in the same page or not(for example,IP in range (talk) 04:39, 18 March 2021 (UTC)

I'm not sure what the IP range you suggested has to do with it, but it seems that the user has used an IPs and then registered the account, and hasn't used an IP ever since. --Sotiale (talk) 13:20, 19 March 2021 (UTC)


Sotiale,您好,您在此页面表示我已经被您授予全域IP豁免权,但我在这个页面并没有看到我被授予此权限,是否在某个环节出了问题? 祝 安 -- 10:30, 20 March 2021 (UTC)

请看这页面("全域")。 --Sotiale (talk) 12:22, 20 March 2021 (UTC)
谢谢 12:53, 20 March 2021 (UTC)



Hello I am a global locked user Yage Wu, I sent a e-mail to steward appeal my global lock, steward Martin Urbanec processed my request but he doesn’t unlock me. I’ve promised I will not abusing to use socks for vandalism in my mail. Please help, lock these users below and unlock me, thank you. Here is my global lock requests:

Long-term abuse. Locked user NgaiHingMansion’s main account. More accounts please see also w:zh:CAT:AXXXXK的維基用戶分身.
Cross-wiki abuse. ColinPan1999’s sock. Another user 伟大的锑星大学 was confirmed as CLP and it was locked.
Vandalism-only account & inappropriate username. See this user CA page for more information.

-- 09:07, 23 March 2021 (UTC)

@MCC214:AGF please, I could not say anything for that. I’ve tried sent email to steward appealing my global lock, but the response was disappointing. I need help for my unlocking! I want come back to Wikipedia continue my editing! After I was global locked, I went to Uncyclopedia continue editing and created an article which is about you. -- 13:57, 23 March 2021 (UTC)

HBN sock?Edit

Local admin blocked 烤鸭店,李白来到烤鸭店,光复汉服,小型猫科动物 few days,and said they are HBN,I need to know they are HBN or not.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 11:48, 30 March 2021 (UTC)

I need to check their sleepers via LTA,but I not sure community accept this request or not.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 12:06, 30 March 2021 (UTC)

Recheck 黄冰楠 socksEdit

There are some request on Steward_requests/Global#Global lock for 李白来到烤鸭店. I think that was 黄冰楠 socks. Can you take a look? Willy1018 (talk) 13:27, 30 March 2021 (UTC)

Done and sleepers are locked. --Sotiale (talk) 10:35, 31 March 2021 (UTC)

Long term abuse (cross wiki and Globally) / Mr,p balçiEdit

Hello. Please close this user and all related accounts Globally.

All of the following accounts, which are closed locally and globally, belong to him. In addition, some of them in different languages probably do not make good sense. In all wikis, in addition to sabotaging articles, he insults different users of different ethnicities.

If he finds out that a user has reported him, he will insult him. If he had found out, I would have reported him insulting and harassing him for a long time. That's why I came here. Has given many users with insults and threats .

Many users left Wikipedia forever with insults and threats made by him.

thank youویژه:مشارکت‌ها/Mr,p_balçiکاربر:Kurdsikənرده:سوءاستفاده‌کنندگان_از_حساب‌های_کاربری_زاپاس/Mr,p_balçiرده:سوءاستفاده‌کنندگان_از_حساب‌های_کاربری_زاپاس/Turboratur


and one more :

This is his latest account identified. Behavioral evidence and conflict in identical articles. The number of admins on local wikis is small. This user also uses different IPs.

--푸른 달 2002 (talk) 13:19, 10 April 2021 (UTC)

You've got mailEdit

SRCU request via 東巴王Edit

When you see the last request result Group 2,瓦爾加=瓦沙克,and in this request,東巴王 and other four edit page same to 瓦爾加 and 瓦沙克 (please see edit history via 惡魔獵人系列角色列表,赛尔号,末世觉醒之入侵,緋夜傳奇,Hortensia SAGA 蒼之騎士團,彼岸島,中華一番!角色列表,联合军,巨蟲列島),and local said 東巴王=瓦爾加,also,some user said in their talk page,瓦爾加,'我會重出江湖的','我將不斷的重生',瓦沙克,'我會再重出江湖的',巴特斯,'我將重獲新生',聖克圖斯,'我會再重出江湖的',that means he/she would create more account when old account have been blocked in local,so,I think this User have some sleepers.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 08:27, 14 April 2021 (UTC)

  • Local user said 艾利弗 and 路西斯=瓦爾加 in RFCUHAM (Both edit in 联合军),that means this user is new LTA,so,we think should check this.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 09:06, 15 April 2021 (UTC)

About ウィキ編集初心者Edit

Hi, Sotiale ! If you can, please check user for ウィキ編集初心者 (talk · contribs). This user has been blocked indefinitely by さかおり (talk · contribs) (sysop) as a sockpuppet of Sidowpknbkhihj (talk · contribs) (ja:LTA:HEATHROW) on ja.wikipedia. But, I think this user is not Sidowpknbkhihj. Certainly, the fields of articles to be edited are the same, but the editing tendency is slightly different. If this user turns out not to be a sock puppet, I would be grateful if you could ask さかおり to unblock it locally.--Jombam (talk) 13:21, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

You forgot about this account.Edit

Shouldn't Joaquinito10000 also be locked as well? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 11:56, 17 April 2021 (UTC)

Almost forgot about Joaquinito10000 as well. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 12:09, 17 April 2021 (UTC)
Thank you for telling me. But I am not SRG. Could you request for it there? --Sotiale (talk) 02:13, 18 April 2021 (UTC)


Hello Sotiale, I hope you are fine!

Do you have time to take a look at this CU-request?

Best regards, Koreanovsky (Ča–Kaj–Što?!) 16:04, 17 April 2021 (UTC)

(This request has already been processed) --Sotiale (talk) 14:11, 23 April 2021 (UTC)


If you have careful in HAM,you will find some SRCU request from HAM is request for me,such as HBN,瓦爾加,Thomas 1120,Wen Ng Ng,Albert20009,坦帕灣光芒460,Dragoon17cc,Niki0327,PXD,絆愛0630,110.29,林建祥,R125463268 etc.,many sock for them is request block for me in VIP,and limit many LTA active (Imho,this request is request for me in HAM,so you can find other and new LTA),so,I feel my request in HAM,other user hand in my request in SRCU,this action natural have their sense.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 13:16, 23 April 2021 (UTC)

When you leave a message, you tend to give no context at all. I handle requests from multiple users besides yours, so if you just send me your words without giving context, I will not be able to understand. And what's important to me is a good reason for handling the request and the basis for which I am convincing. Unless it is convincingly presented to me, I cannot process the request. Also, the benefits that are gained from it are only the result, not an up-front matter for processing the request. --Sotiale (talk) 13:38, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
Imho,if you mark not done in this request,I don't think I can find A28485268dddd (create in November 2020) in local,so,I think you check this is very important,also,if you see request (archive) discussion link,you will understand I say what.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 13:46, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
Basically, checkuser request isn't a function to find sleepers you can't find. That's just an additive result. The sleeper investigation itself is conducted only under very limited conditions and cannot be done in general. That is, prohibited in principle and allowed exceptionally. Therefore, if you wish to process your request, you must provide stewards with a compelling evidence and generally accepted reasons. --Sotiale (talk) 14:06, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
In SRCU request via for 冏,I find user Mr.Choqqers ( blocked reason is 冏 sock,and this user attack No1lovesu (No1lovesu2),but not show in this result.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 10:10, 24 April 2021 (UTC)
That's proof that checkuser tool isn't a magic wand. This is a tool to review relevance between accounts, not to find sleepers like magic. And finding sleepers requires quite a bit of skill. --Sotiale (talk) 10:30, 24 April 2021 (UTC)
So you find this user (Mr.Choqqers) when you were checking?--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 15:50, 24 April 2021 (UTC)
No. It needs a separate investigation. --Sotiale (talk) 13:18, 26 April 2021 (UTC)
In m:Steward requests/Checkuser#Revsbooms@zh.wikipedia,did you can blocked IP using with result in Group 2?--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 10:57, 29 April 2021 (UTC)
This was already done before you asked. --Sotiale (talk) 22:59, 30 April 2021 (UTC)


Did you can do this request?--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 16:02, 24 April 2021 (UTC)

The link seems to have changed, so please check it. --Sotiale (talk) 13:19, 26 April 2021 (UTC)
Done.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 10:10, 27 April 2021 (UTC)
Update,Tks4Fish locked,but you can locked their sleepers,and blocked IP/IP(s) when they used?--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 12:02, 7 May 2021 (UTC)
I think Tks4Fish would have taken care of it. --Sotiale (talk) 15:16, 7 May 2021 (UTC)

Sock is backEdit is sock of they do similair edits the master is Shadow4dark (talk) 14:03, 25 April 2021 (UTC)

Done. --Sotiale (talk) 13:29, 26 April 2021 (UTC)


Please check my email,because this thing is very important.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 14:36, 30 April 2021 (UTC)

I don't think there is any reason not to go through normal process if you have good reason. Your request does not provide any reason to circumvent the process. The kind of request you send me is possible when there is a need to do so. However, I haven't found a reason to do that. --Sotiale (talk) 23:15, 30 April 2021 (UTC)
I would send new email about this.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 09:03, 1 May 2021 (UTC)

Please see Steward_requests/Global#Global_lock_for_Sidowpknbkhihj_socksEdit

Please check Steward_requests/Global#Global_lock_for_Sidowpknbkhihj_socks.

LTA via this?Edit

In 4 of May,I see SPA user Help for our wiki (have been global locked) said you,have this user is this LTA,or a sock for user MCCC214?

Also,this LTA=Tomrcypoo123、蟲蟲跳、Scp-2910、Kevinhk2009123lkw?

Above.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 12:48, 4 May 2021 (UTC)

  1. No.
  2. As already said, there are several users mixed in that request. It is not one person, so it makes no sense to distinguish who they are. --Sotiale (talk) 15:18, 7 May 2021 (UTC)

LTA 冏Edit

Our community have request in RFCUHAM,said hope to blocked IP/IP(s) when 冏 sock used,such as 欧陆风云小狐狸,天外楼宇,多羅多羅迷,洛麗塔小奶茶,鲨鱼吃青鱼,M2suisdea-d,胡惟庸天下關,Wileooon,古代雪,Steward requests/Checkuser/2021-04#冏@yue.wikipedia.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 12:04, 7 May 2021 (UTC)

Done. --Sotiale (talk) 14:41, 8 May 2021 (UTC)
So you blocked IP/IP(s) when 冏 sock used?--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 08:49, 9 May 2021 (UTC)
There seems to be no reason to answer. --Sotiale (talk) 09:19, 9 May 2021 (UTC)
In local,community request hope to blocked IP/IP(s) when 冏 sock used (根据本地CU方针第一款,“检查已封禁的账户所使用的IP,便于延长自动封禁”),so,I think this request is hope to blocked IP/IP(s) when 冏 sock used,because 冏 bery active in cross-wiki,we think 冏 only use a IP/IP range when it is fixed and concentrated.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 10:17, 9 May 2021 (UTC)
It is not to say that such action has not been taken or that such action is not necessary. That means you don't have to tell me again. Their ranges have already been blocked on your local, or has already been processed, or it has been determined that it is inappropriate. --Sotiale (talk) 12:31, 11 May 2021 (UTC)

SRCU resultEdit

Local admin (request user) said this LTA is Copyangry7fcvc (this),so,this result can related this?

Also,Zon6 zon6 fi1 le6 yon6 khue1 le6?

And,I find other user 濫用魁儡,不當處理站務,胡亂段封禁 (User name similar to 蟲飛胡亂段封禁),have any relationship in this result?

Above.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 12:46, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

Well, they(Copyangry7fcvc and Zon6_zon6_fi1) have nothing to do with just comparing the data. For recent CCF-related requests, it is difficult for me to say who they are. Some may be existing LTAs, however, since OPs/VPN is used, and in some cases, the data may have been fake, it is impossible to distinguish it. All accounts that I did not list in the result of the request can be considered   Inconclusive. For other accounts you presented, if you need additional investigation, please make a request to SRCU through HAM, not my talkpage. --Sotiale (talk) 12:28, 11 May 2021 (UTC)
I think,one is Yage Wu,one is Copyangry7fcvc,other one,possible is a user when I tell in email.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 13:19, 11 May 2021 (UTC)

Greetings, SotialeEdit

Hello, Sotiale. My nickname is A.Khamidullin. I translate articles in Wikipedia on the topics of religion, geographical places and languages. What are your favorite topics? I would be glad to collaborate. A.Khamidullin (talk) 13:54, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

Sorry for the late reply. I've been a bit busy with other things lately. I generally edited with an interest in education and things about the location (mainly island). --Sotiale (talk) 12:16, 17 May 2021 (UTC)


Hi. Could you check this IP, It may be continuing the Ip you just blocked job--Lost in subtitles (talk) 12:10, 17 May 2021 (UTC)

Yes, same ISP, same behavior. The IP was also gblocked. Thanks. --Sotiale (talk) 12:17, 17 May 2021 (UTC)

Invitation for Functionary consultation 2021Edit


I'm letting you know in advance about a meeting I'd like to invite you to regarding the Universal Code of Conduct and the community's ownership of its future enforcement. I'm still in the process of putting together the details, but I wanted to share the date with you: 26 June, 2021. I do not have a time on this date yet, but I will let you soon. We have created a meta page with basic information. Please take a look at the meta page and sign up under the appropriate section.

Thank you for your time.--BAnand (WMF) 14:04, 2 June 2021 (UTC)

Steward requests/Checkuser#重重飞@zh.wikipedia and Steward requests/Checkuser#台中市政府捷運工程局@zh.wikipediaEdit

If you see their local contribution,some edit similar to Yage Wu (Steward requests/Checkuser/2021-05#Cung4 cung4 fei1@zh.wikipedia,they use Cantonese profanity,and Cung4 cung4 fei1 is Yage Wu impersonation other LTA,also,Yage Wu can use VPN) and 110.29.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 10:52, 17 June 2021 (UTC)

In local (zh:Wikipedia:元維基用戶查核請求#馬吃草但不吃飛蟲),my reason is (第一、二個和最後一個均編輯過春日鄉,手法也類似,而第三、四個用戶的一些編輯用字類似香港人的用字,包括粗口等,傾向和Cung4 cung4 fei1的全域貢獻類似(重重飞和Cung4 cung4 fei1、Kskskskdjjeejjw jjq一樣,均針對SCP-2000(重重飞:[6][7][8];Cung4 cung4 fei1:[9][10];Kskskskdjjeejjw jjq:[11]);牛牛飛和Cung4 cung4 fei1一樣,均用香港人常用的粗口(牛牛飛:[12];Cung4 cung4 fei1:[13]);重重飞的其中一筆編輯,和馬吃草但不吃飛蟲的封禁申訴一樣,均說自己「不是哈密瓜油」),要留意的是,馬吃草但不吃飛蟲有全域貢獻的,其的討論頁,有另一個傀儡指其是Yage Wu,故請求和m:Steward requests/Checkuser/2021-05#Cung4 cung4 fei1@zh.wikipedia作比對,另第一、二個;第五、六個的用戶名非常相似。)--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 10:56, 17 June 2021 (UTC)

Also,I see Yage Wu send email to request unlock,so this request is very important,because this result can decide your should unlock him or not.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 10:59, 17 June 2021 (UTC)

Global IPBEEdit

Please give me the permission to the IPBE. I am a resident of China-Mainland. Thank you very much!--ParkHider (talk) 07:39, 22 June 2021 (UTC)

Hello. Sorry for the late reply. I think that SRGP is more suitable for realizing your wishes than here. Please write about the wikis you plan to work. Thanks. --Sotiale (talk) 10:01, 21 July 2021 (UTC)

Quýnh lộn hông? (talk · contribs)Edit

There's been a vandalism at Đức Anh (talk) 10:53, 24 July 2021 (UTC)

Done. Sorry for bothering.Đức Anh (talk) 10:55, 24 July 2021 (UTC)
@Đức Anh: If the problem has been resolved, I'm glad. --Sotiale (talk) 10:57, 24 July 2021 (UTC)


We see the user Special:CentralAuth/FackHMGio (block reason,sock of 冏) when you checking before,I need to know this user is 冏 or not?Also,you see this account when you checking?--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 12:12, 25 July 2021 (UTC)

Look at the CA for the account. Done. --Sotiale (talk) 12:16, 25 July 2021 (UTC)
We see the user Special:CentralAuth/楚平王载风大帝,also,all user in CU request is all confirmed=冏?And,you can block their IP/IP(s) when they used?Have any sleepers in here?--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 11:02, 26 July 2021 (UTC)
See CA and 是会的那样 thread on SRG. --Sotiale (talk) 14:41, 31 July 2021 (UTC)

Global lock requestEdit

Can you please lock and hide this user? Aeschylus (talk) 14:37, 31 July 2021 (UTC)

Already locked by another steward. --Sotiale (talk) 14:39, 31 July 2021 (UTC)

Global lock summary messageEdit

Hello Sotiale. I've got an enquiry on the Cantonese Wikipedia Telegram group regarding the global lock on This IP address is used by Hong Kong Public Libraries and so the block affects many users.

The editing interface message is rather unhelpful as it doesn't immediately explain the scope of the block. When the editor making the enquiry saw the block summary "Cross-wiki abuse", she didn't try logging in as they (incorrectly) worried that logging in would cause her account to be blocked as well.

I wonder if you could edit the block summary to something like, "Anonymous editing from this public IP is currently forbidden due to recent abuse. If you are an existing editor, please log in to edit"? Deryck C. 19:16, 31 July 2021 (UTC)

I just modified the block reason, hope it helps. I know that it is the IP range of the public libraries, so I have been delaying the block since last year, but the global abuse has continued to be too serious. The block period is 3 months, but it is likely to be extended further. Anonymous editing will likely be difficult going forward. --Sotiale (talk) 01:17, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
I don't think the block reason change was copied across correctly - can you check? (e.g. User talk: just shows "Cross-wiki abuse") Deryck C. 11:47, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
Just checked again - it seems to show the new block reason when I go to Special:Contribs/ but the old block reason when I go to User talk: What is the interface doing? Deryck C. 11:48, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
Well.. this is because metawiki blocks and global blocks are separate. Users affected by this 'global block' will see message that has already been changed. --Sotiale (talk) 12:06, 1 August 2021 (UTC)

Global lock requestEdit

I can't post on the official request page because my account has less edits. Thus requesting here:

Can you global lock Nimesh_Pathora and Mealiyta?

The confirmed socks are evading their global lock per checkuser verified sockpuppetry on Wikidata.[14] They are blocked on Wikidata and now they need global lock.

Thanks Abhishek0831996 (talk) 03:33, 1 August 2021 (UTC)

Done. --Sotiale (talk) 05:22, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
Thank you so much! Abhishek0831996 (talk) 06:16, 1 August 2021 (UTC)

Uhhhh, hey there:Edit

Could you lock Calirose546, if you're somehow around? Here's what I'm talking about, and I've provided some context on why. It's clearly Vanessa566, an account I requested a global lock on for adding racial slurs in an article, and the misuse of multiple accounts. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 12:22, 6 August 2021 (UTC)

I have completed your request, but in the future it would be better if you could explain if this is an urgent matter. --Sotiale (talk) 12:28, 6 August 2021 (UTC)
Right, I'll do that next time. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 12:29, 6 August 2021 (UTC)
Sotiale Wait, what does Augustina67 have to do with Calirose546? I'm probably assuming you ran a scan on the user? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 12:29, 6 August 2021 (UTC)
If the same editing pattern, same page editing, and technical data match, we call it a sockpuppet. --Sotiale (talk) 12:33, 6 August 2021 (UTC)
Yeah, I knew that, but I'm guessing Augustina67 was a match with Calirose546, Vanessa566, and Mia34985. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 12:35, 6 August 2021 (UTC)
Yes, maybe it is.. Anyway, I'll go reduce the other pile of work. --Sotiale (talk) 12:42, 6 August 2021 (UTC)
Alright, you go and do that. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 12:54, 6 August 2021 (UTC)

Steward requests/Permissions#7elteven@nawikiEdit

Really, this SRP request needs your inputs.

This user is confirmed as Mikhaliov ~ ltwiki by your 2020-12 SRCU, but still requests to be an administrator and some users support them, telling me that I shouldn't cite this user as sock for several reasons. Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 08:28, 15 August 2021 (UTC)

I just dealt with the checkuser request of the ltwiki sysop. I don't have any particular opinion on the SRP request. However, I leave a comment that might be helpful to the requester. I don't have a firm opinion on done or not done for the request, but I think what I've pointed out in the comment needs to be addressed. --Sotiale (talk) 11:40, 16 August 2021 (UTC)

Global RFCEdit

Hello Sotiale, could you send me a page about global rfc? I will learn about it. Sorry for my ignorance.--Zhxy 519 (talk) 02:11, 23 August 2021 (UTC)

Please see Requests for comment. By default, local processes take precedence over global ones. With some exceptions, the Wikimedia project respects local processes. Therefore, a global RFC is considered a last resort; it must be supplementary. It is only appropriate to file an RFC if all local means cannot resolve it, otherwise the RFC will fail. I guess that's all I can explain to you. Please browse this page for more details. --Sotiale (talk) 12:17, 23 August 2021 (UTC)
Thank you, 감사합니다!--Zhxy 519 (talk) 18:47, 23 August 2021 (UTC)

Hello Sotiale, sorry to notice you that even other admins are discussing following your suggestion, Jusjih again acting big and claimed processing an office action. I have started this page: Requests for comment/Admin User:Jusjih's abuse in zh.wikisource as the only legal step I can take.--Zhxy 519 (talk) 23:30, 8 September 2021 (UTC)

His claim of "legal step" sounds like in violation of no legal threats.--Jusjih (talk) 01:48, 11 September 2021 (UTC)


When I request block IP/IP ranges (Steward requests/Global/2021-08#Global lock for cross-wiki abuse and LTA sock 3,Steward requests/Global/2021-08#Global lock for cross-wiki abuse and LTA sock 4,Steward requests/Global/2021-08#Global lock for cross-wiki abuse and LTA sock 5),they don't block it ([15],[16],[17]).--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 11:55, 25 August 2021 (UTC)

That's a decision they made after review. It differs according to the characteristics of the ranges and is comprehensively reviewed. Whether stewards blocks the IP used by LTA account immediately, later, or decides not to block it is at their discretion. --Sotiale (talk) 12:00, 25 August 2021 (UTC)

Help with export/importingEdit

Hello again, can you help with some export from id.wikisource to jv.wikisource when you have time? If not, I can ask in the SR. The list of pages is in s:id:Pengguna:Bennylin/Import. Thank you so very much. Bennylin 16:55, 3 September 2021 (UTC)

@Bennylin: Hello. Could you please upload one file(Surinaams-javaans-nt.djvu) yourself? Then please let me know. I will process the rest of the pages. --Sotiale (talk) 23:27, 3 September 2021 (UTC)
Sure. Done. Bennylin 06:10, 4 September 2021 (UTC)
@Bennylin: Just dealt with it. Could you please confirm? --Sotiale (talk) 12:19, 4 September 2021 (UTC)
Confirmed! Terima kasih and matur nuwun 🙏🙏🙏 Bennylin 14:20, 4 September 2021 (UTC)

Recent IP abusesEdit

Mys 721tx suspects some recent IPs editing w:魏鵬展 (disputely) are operated by 蟲蟲飛, which is recently banned by WMF (see zh:Wikipedia:2021年基金會針對中文維基百科的行動). Please investigate and globally block the IPs if necessary.--GZWDer (talk) 17:11, 15 September 2021 (UTC)

If it's really necessary, I think Mys 721tx will explain this well. I don't think I've heard enough why it has to do with 蟲蟲飛(Whether the user has edited 魏鵬展 before, or there was a related dispute, or the same edit was made?) --Sotiale (talk) 10:59, 16 September 2021 (UTC)
"蟲蟲飛" itself is a line from Wei's poem. We suspect there is a more direct connection. CCF, whose user name was 屈原蟲 at time, was created immediately after another sock was blocked. There should be CU logs still there on User:大撚 if memory serves. Furthermore, CCF claimed to be from Taiwan in the very beginning and then somehow claimed to hail form Hong Kong. It is entirely possible that the woman from Taiwan identity was forged by Wei. Mys_721tx (talk) 16:44, 16 September 2021 (UTC)

Hello,please lockw:zh:U:Sima's Dog,because he is Walter Glassroot’s (WMFBAN)Sockpuppet. CreeperDigital1903 (talk) 11:40, 16 September 2021 (UTC)

You can see the discussion here: zh:Wikipedia:2021年基金會針對中文維基百科的行動/其他相關討論#再談蟲蟲飛用傀儡的可能性. In short:
  1. In Feb 13-15 2016, a large number of new accounts edited zh:魏鵬展 (article of a Hong Kong poet), which is an article newly created. The accounts are reported to CU; in Feb 15, Mys 721tx, then a CU in zhwiki, confirmed all accounts and block all of them.
  2. In Feb 22, 蟲蟲飛 (then named 屈原蟲) was created. Somebody point out 蟲蟲飛 was one of sentences of a poem by 魏鵬展.
  3. The newly created 蟲蟲飛 account immediately starts to edit 魏鵬展 article.
  4. Soon after 蟲蟲飛 is banned by WMF, there are new IP edits of the article and someone suggests the IPs (which have also edited in 2020 in various wikis) are 蟲蟲飛 based on edit pattern; they also suggests the socks used in Feb 13-15 are also 蟲蟲飛 (such accounts are long stale).

--GZWDer (talk) 14:09, 16 September 2021 (UTC)

Now the IP is active in internal page discussing the event.--GZWDer (talk) 14:53, 17 September 2021 (UTC)
Another one ( in the same /16 was censoring things in zh:Talk:魏鵬展 last year. is pretty ducky to me. Mys_721tx (talk) 17:28, 17 September 2021 (UTC)
@GZWDer and Mys 721tx: Thanks for your nice tip. Please continue to let me know their contributions so I can gather more data for investigation. I am taking your comments or tips positively. --Sotiale (talk) 00:59, 18 September 2021 (UTC) and might also be of interests. They have fair numbers of Wikipedia namespace edits. Techyan conveniently blocked after a ducky edit. Mys_721tx (talk) 05:20, 18 September 2021 (UTC) might be of interests. Also see this interaction of CCF and the sock during desysop. -Mys_721tx (talk) 16:59, 18 September 2021 (UTC)
Additionally the two hours was spreading copyvios between 2019-10-26T01:13:14 and 2019-10-26T02:41:45, CCF was conveniently not active (logs, contribs). I originally thought the copyvio vandals in was a separate entity but in light of the new evidence it is CCF. -Mys_721tx (talk) 17:35, 18 September 2021 (UTC)
And also, fair numbers of good hand bad hand edits. Mys_721tx (talk) 16:34, 19 September 2021 (UTC)


굉장히 수상해보이겠지만 방법이 이것밖에 없어 남깁니다. 제가 계정이 없는 관계로 메일 보내기가 안 되고 메일을 알려주시기는 어려우실 거 같아 nazagarira 지메일로 메일 하나만 보내주시면 글을 남기게 된 경위를 설명 드리겠습니다. 감사합니다. --2001:2D8:E30A:837F:0:0:BA:AD7 23:37, 16 September 2021 (UTC)

그 메일주소로 계정을 등록해서 저한테 메일 보내기 기능을 사용하면 용건을 보낼 수 있지 않을까요? --Sotiale (talk) 10:46, 17 September 2021 (UTC)
위키에 기부도 하지 않는데 메일을 보내려고 쓰지도 않을 계정을 만드는 건 너무 비효율적인 거 같아서요. 많이 수상하겠지만 부탁 드리겠습니다. 이 말을 하는 시점에서 제가 봐도 훨씬 더 수상하긴 하네요. --2001:2D8:E996:9469:0:0:1EBC:60B1 13:27, 17 September 2021 (UTC)
위키에 기부하지 않는 사용자가 대부분인 위키미디어에서 비효율을 굳이 생각할 이유는 없어 보이네요. 말씀드린 방법을 쓰시거나, 그렇지 않으면 이 곳에 말씀하실 내용을 써 주세요. --Sotiale (talk) 00:56, 18 September 2021 (UTC)
여기에 쓰지 않으려 한 이유는 여기와 관련이 없기 때문이었습니다. 그럼에도 남겨 달라고 하셔서 씁니다. 아래의 레파토리는 한국어 위키에선 너무 흔해서 식상한 모양이지만 저에게는 진지한 부분이니 참고해주세요. 한국어 위키에 남겨도 될 걸 여기에 쓰는 게 정말 수상해보이겠지만 거기에는 크게 3가지 이유가 있습니다. 권한을 남용한 사용자의 권한 회수를 주장하다가 다른 사람으로 오해 받아 차단(사용자토론 편집 금지)을 받아 글을 남길 수 없고 차단 회피라는 말을 듣기 싫기 때문이며 한국어 위키에 실망했기 때문입니다. 저는라는 아이피를 썼고 개인적으로 과거 고려 사용자에 대한 불만이 있었지만 차단될만한 발언은 한 적이 없습니다. 아이피라는 이유로 제 스스로가 이용자 증명을 하겠다고 했음에도 다른 사람과 착각되어 차단당하며 나잇값 하라는 소리를 들을 이유도 없습니다. 협박이나 법적 위협조차 한 적 없지만 단순히 아이피 대역이 같다는 이유로 동일인으로 판단 받으며 반론의 기회도 빼앗기며까지 모욕을 받을 연유가 없습니다. 한국어 위키가 이렇게 심각하다는 걸 안 이상 더는 기여하고 싶진 않지만 제가 그 오해 받는 이들과 다른 사람이란 사실을 증명하고 오해를 풀며 사과를 받고 싶습니다. 저도 한 인격체로써 그럴 권리는 있다고 생각합니다. 어떻게 하면 저를 증명하고 오해를 풀 수 있을지 좀 도와주세요. 모바일이 익숙치 않아서 비문이 있다면 죄송합니다. --2001:2D8:EA2D:9CAB:0:0:38A3:50B0 05:11, 18 September 2021 (UTC)
본인께서 동의하지 않는 이유로 차단당한 것은 안타까운 일이지만 제가 사용자께서 동일 대역의 다른 아이피 사용자와 다른 사용자인지 판단하거나 또는 입증하여 드릴 방법이 마땅히 없습니다. 현재 한국어판 위키백과는 중재위원회도 운영되고 있지 않은데다, 저 또한 한국어 위키백과 외에도 다른 일이 너무 많아 모든 경우를 도와드리기 어려운 형편에 있습니다. 제게 연락을 주셨지만 송구하게도 사용자께서 관련된 건을 검토하기가 시간상 부담스러운 상태입니다. 다른 좋은 관리자분들이 계시니 그분들께 연락을 하여 도움을 요청해보시기를 권해드리고 싶습니다. --Sotiale (talk) 04:31, 19 September 2021 (UTC)
그래서 메일을 보내 달라고 한 거였습니다. 그리고 차단 재검토나 다중계정에 관해서 가장 많이 담당하시기에 요청을 드렸습니다. 확인도 제대로 안 하고 차단에 토론까지 막고 비난까지 들어서 몹시 납득이 안 갑니다. 토론 차단으로 공식적으로 요구할 경로가 막혀 구제가 안 된다면 그건 정말로 말이 안 된다고 생각합니다. 곧바로 해달라고는 안 하겠습니다. 그저 차단 기간 내로만 요청 드립니다. 이렇게 요청 드리는 이유가 제가 이걸 전문적으로 담당하는 관리자가 또 누가 있는지 몰라서요. 앞에서 말했지만 필요하다면 제가 누구인지 이용자 증명도 하겠습니다. 감사합니다. --2001:2D8:6572:CEEB:0:0:D3F:E716 07:20, 19 September 2021 (UTC)
전문적으로 담당하는 관리자가 누구일지는 저도 잘 모르겠으나 기본적으로 모든 관리자는 차단 재검토를 할 수 있고, 그마저도 안 된다면 사용자께서 한국어 위키백과에서 무언가를 주장할 수 있도록 토론란 해제 결정 또한 가능합니다. 관리자 목록에 있는 관리자 중 사용자를 도울 수 있다고 생각되는 사람에게 연락을 해 보시기 바랍니다. --Sotiale (talk) 11:07, 19 September 2021 (UTC)
이미 일부 관리자를 방문했는 걸요. 다들 기존의 다른 관리자의 판단을 재검토해야 한다는 부담감과 저를 신뢰 못하는 점 때문에 답변을 하지 않는다는 최선책을 고른 거 같지만요. 물론 저라도 그럴 거 같네요. 하지만 차단 사유는 말씀하신 아이피 대역과는 상관 없이 단순히 제 기여가 여전히 알 수 없는 누군가와 비슷하다는 이유였고 그 오해를 불식시키려고 본인 증명을 하고 싶다고 계속해서 말했지만 돌아온 건 비아냥과 하지도 않은 법적 협박을 근거로 한 차단이었습니다. 이 상황에서 저로서는 이 부조리함을 헤쳐나갈 자신이 없네요. 위키백과는 원래 이런가요? --2001:2D8:6F2B:E97:A808:D207:28B:5BCB 06:59, 20 September 2021 (UTC)
제가 현재 시점 기준으로 한국어 위키백과 문제를 주의깊게 볼 여력이 없다보니 딱히 무어라 드릴 만한 말씀이 없네요. 다만 지나가는 말씀을 드리자면 이용자 증명이란게 의미가 있는건지 의문이 들어요. 가령 사용자의 신원만 밝힌다고 한들 상대방 아이피가 다른 사람이라고 하더라도 귀하인지 타인인지 구분하는 데에는 하등 도움이 안 되니까요. 문제가 잘 해결되기를 바랍니다. --Sotiale (talk) 11:41, 21 September 2021 (UTC)

Would a checkuser between different projects be possible?Edit

The Chinese community is suspecting if User:Tmc210523 (registered in Zh but not in Commons) is a sock of User:Adad01023 (registered in Commons but not in Zh), as Tmc210523 continuously tried to add a file commons:File:自拍11.jpg (uploaded by Adad01023) to w:zh:林芙芙. I would like to know if it is okay to make such cross-wiki checkuser requests without violating any rules, and possible to perform such checkuser technically? Thank you. Itcfangye (talk) 04:06, 17 September 2021 (UTC)

Local checkusers can request data from checkusers on other wikis if necessary to prevent abuse of their own wikis. They have their network. If stewards are asked for data for a wiki that doesn't have a checkuser, they can, at their discretion, send the data to a local checkuser. So if a user on zhwiki uses commons for abusive purposes, the checkuser request should originate from commons. This may be initiated by the steward first if they are overtly abused on several wikis. Either way, it must be sufficiently proven that this user is doing the abuse. Otherwise, the investigation cannot be conducted. --Sotiale (talk) 10:54, 17 September 2021 (UTC)

Bislama WikipediaEdit

Thanks for your blocking the spamers at the Bislama Wikipedia. I have seen that you speak Bislama a bit and I was wondering whether you could help out there? --Caro de Segeda (talk) 08:25, 26 September 2021 (UTC)

That's what I did as a steward. Maybe that's what I can help with. I don't have enough room to edit in the language version as before. --Sotiale (talk) 11:45, 30 September 2021 (UTC)


Hi, I need a clarification. Here you said and Vetrrich Chelvan are unrelated. Are CXPathi and GangadharGan26 related? --AntanO 17:35, 5 October 2021 (UTC)

The data on GangadharGan26 has expired because it is already over a year old and I cannot view it. Therefore, no conclusions can be drawn. This is why it is left out of the investigation. --Sotiale (talk) 11:24, 6 October 2021 (UTC)



외람된 일이나 요청 드릴 부분이 있어서 글을 남깁니다. 위에 비슷한 글이 있는 걸 봤는데 그럼에도 불구하고 염치 없게 의견을 남기니 가능하시다면 도움을 주시면 좋겠습니다. 한국어 위키백과에서 정책에 의거하지 않은 무기한 차단을 당했고 그에 대한 이의 신청을 했더니 다중계정으로 몰렸습니다. 이 말을 쓰는 자체로 상당히 수상하다고 느낄 수 있겠으나 필요하다면 과거에 다른 사용자가 하였듯 한국 위키미디어 협회를 통해서라도 다중계정과 전혀 관계 없음을 증명하고자 합니다. 본론으로 돌아가서 본래라면 사용자 토론 문서에서 이의를 이어갈 예정이었으나 초보 관리자들의 오판이 반복되면서 토론 문서까지 막혀서 어디에도 의견 개진을 할 수 없게 되었습니다. 한국어 위키백과에 기여를 많이 하지 않는다는 것은 위에서 봐서 알지만 다중계정 검사를 주로 담당하시고 상황을 객관적으로 파악하실 수 있을 것으로 보여서 요청을 드리고자 합니다.

그리고 가능하다면 위키백과를 위해서라도 부디 한국어 위키백과의 사용자 관리 요청에도 관심을 가져 주셔서 초보 관리자들만이 처리를 하게 되는 일이 없게 힘 써 주시면 고맙겠습니다.

더불어서 아마 알고 계시리라 생각돼는데 근래에 다중계정들이 일반 사용자나 IP 사용자를 따라하는 일들이 늘어나고 있습니다. 역오리실험을 실행하는 걸로 생각되는데 이 이야기를 했더니 다중계정으로 단정 짓는 불상사가 발생하더군요. 가면 갈수록 다중계정이 나날이 악랄해짐에도 초보 관리자들은 악으로부터 선을 구한다는 신념(위키백과 중독)으로 기여에 대한 명백한 구분 없이 일괄적으로 차단을 실시하고 있고 계속 이러다가는 지속적인 IP 대역 차단과 더불어 한국어 위키백과에 사용자들이 남아나지 않게 될지도 모릅니다. 신규 사용자를 유치하려 하는 상황에서 아이러니 합니다. 이걸 안지 2개월이 되었는데 누군가에게 말한다고 해서 바뀔 문제는 아닌 거 같아 말하지 않고 있다가 답답한 마음에 홧김에 말했던 것뿐인데 괜한 사족을 붙였던 것인지도 모르겠네요. --Minjunojo (talk) 13:18, 27 October 2021 (UTC)

You are a scrutineer for the 2021 enwiki ArbCom electionEdit

Hi Sotiale. Thank you for indicating your willingness to volunteer as a scrutineer for the 2021 English Wikipedia Arbitration Committee election. You have been appointed to be a scrutineer, and I will be shortly requesting that the Arbitration Committee grant you temporary checkuser permissions on the English Wikipedia to aid you in this role. If you do not wish to continue to serve in this role, please notify me or another member of the Electoral Commission (listed here). Thank you again for agreeing to serve in this important role. We deeply appreciate it.   Mz7 (talk) 03:22, 1 November 2021 (UTC)

Should I resubmit the checkuser requests today or reopen those requests?Edit

I attached the details (reasons, evidences) for these not-done requests in Steward_requests/Checkuser requested by Liuxinyu970226 today. Should I resubmit the requests, or we make it simple by reopen them? Itcfangye (talk) 07:53, 7 November 2021 (UTC)

@Itcfangye: I don't prefer reopening an already closed request, for the logging purpose. If your time permits, would you please request again? Thank you. --Sotiale (talk) 07:55, 7 November 2021 (UTC)
Done. Itcfangye (talk) 08:41, 7 November 2021 (UTC)

global lockEdit

Hi, Can you globally lock the following accounts?

These accounts are sock puppets of Sidowpknbkhihj (talk · contribs) (ja:LTA:HEATHROW). Long-term abuse and cross-wiki abuse.--公開されるのかよ (talk) 13:04, 16 November 2021 (UTC)

Re check Kapol6360 sock'sEdit

I think CreeperDigital4651 that was Kapol6360 socks. Can you take a look or any action?-- Willy1018 (talk) 13:10, 24 November 2021 (UTC)

Could you explain why you thought so? Simply the fact that you think so doesn't give me any clues. --Sotiale (talk) 13:59, 24 November 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for replay it's Yage wu socks. Willy1018 (talk) 21:18, 24 November 2021 (UTC)