Sockfarm operated by an unknwon actor, based in Ukraine, promoting various Ukrainian figures cross-wiki. They also edit extensively while logged out and use VPNs.



1 August 2021: Çelebicihan on VPN


Çelebicihan is a cross-wiki UPE sockfarm, based on Ukraine, and editing primarily en-wp, ru-wp and uk-wp. I have created an archive page for those not familiar with it Wikiproject:Antispam/Archives/2021/Çelebicihan. The article list is still not complete, and there is a lot of clean up pending.

They have also edited while logged out and using VPNs. They are currently using VPN-Point, see:

The IP is reported at en:Wikipedia:WikiProject on open proxies# for block on en-wp. We may want to request global lock, or blocks at ru-wp and uk-wp.

cc Oleg Yunakov. MarioGom (talk) 18:21, 1 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I pasted all the deleted contributions by the tagged socks on en.wp, as well as the files they uploaded on Commons. They turn up in my suspicious article list every now and then; I'm sure there's plenty that slipped through the net (in fact, I just found two that have). MER-C (talk) 19:18, 1 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you for bringing this to my attention! I have blocked the IP for 3 months (fr now), nominated for deletion some of their pages as well as deleted some older nominations. I'll be verifying more and keeping an eye on them. Oleg Yunakov (talk) 23:32, 1 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you for taking care of it! MarioGom (talk) 07:13, 5 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Automatic surviving article list pasted at User:MER-C/Spam/Çelebicihan. Copy and paste the listing into your own wiki. MER-C (talk) 17:10, 21 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]