Commons:Requests for checkuser

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This is the place to request sockpuppet checks or other investigations requiring CheckUser privileges. Checkuser is a last resort for difficult cases. Use other methods first. You can try posting on the administrator's noticeboard for example.
Please do not ask us to run checks without good reason:
These indicators are used by CheckUsers to allow easier at-a-glance reading of their notes, actions and comments.
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  1. Running a check will only be done to combat disruption on Commons, or as required to assist CheckUser investigations on other Wikimedia wikis.
    • Valid reasons for running a check include vandalism where a block of the underlying IP or IP range is needed, disruptive sockpuppetry, vote-stacking, and similar disruption where the technical evidence from running a check would prevent or reduce further disruption to Wikimedia projects.
  2. Requests to run a check with ambiguous reasoning will result in delays - please provide a rationale at the time you make the request
    • Show what the disruption to the project is, and why you believe the accounts are related.
  3. Requests to run a check on yourself will be declined
  4. The privacy policy does not allow us to make a check that has the effect of revealing IP addresses.
Outcome
Responses will be brief in order to comply with Wikimedia privacy policy. Due to technical limitations, results are not always clear. Check back regularly to see the outcome of your request. Closed requests are archived after seven days.
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To request a check:

Cases are created on subpages of Commons:Requests for checkuser/Case.

Creating a request
  • Insert the name of the suspected sockpuppeteer (the main account or puppetmaster, not the sockpuppet!) in the box below, leaving out the "User:" prefix. Do not remove the text in the box, add to the end only.
  • Please explain/justify the request by saying what it is you suspect and why it is important that the check be carried out. Indicate the usernames you suspect, using {{checkuser}}. Please do not use this template in the section header, as that makes it difficult to read the account names. Include the diffs or links required to support the request and reason for it.
  • There are people to assist you and help with maintenance of the page. Just ask for help on the admin noticeboard if you really are stuck, or take your best shot and note that you weren't completely sure of what to say.
  • If a case subpage already exists, edit the existing page instead, either adding to the currently open section (if the case is not yet archived) or adding a new section to the top (if the case has been archived). When editing an existing case, be sure to list/transclude the subpage here.
Example
If you want to request a checkuser on User:John Doe, enter the text Commons:Requests for checkuser/Case/John Doe then click "Request a checkuser." You will be taken to a page where you can fill out the request. Please make your request there brief and concise.


Then transclude your subpage on the top of the list at Commons:Requests for checkuser and remove {{Checkuser requests to be listed}} from the top of the case subpage.

New requests[edit]

Completed requests[edit]

Teufelkasper[edit]

Suspected related users[edit]

Known IP addresses of the suspected socked pupped zoo are in the ranges 77.211.64-255.* and 178.139.64-255.*.

Rationale[edit]

Reason: Me and several other dewiki users strongly suspect that Teufelskasper, Sir Sumsum and Dabelpapel are sock puppets of user:Cronista, see Category:Sockpuppets of Cronista. de:Benutzer:Jonas Dally has already been locked as Cronista SP because of bad behaviour. de:User:Minze Loot already was detected as Cronista SP through this CU and has been locked.

This SP zoo is known for coyright violation uploads. Of the users listed above,

All these accounts were created after the last de: Cronista CU and show typical Cronista behaviour: They all engaged (among other) in deletion discussions and in typical Cronista topics (Baleares, Engineering, Aviation, Motorsports). There are additional similarities in the style of writing, which I would not like to disclose here to avoid hints to the user how he can be detected. Teufelkasper [1] and Jonas Dally [2] also engaged in the typical Cronista 'hobby' of mobbing inclusionists exclusionists in/from deletion discussions, like several other sock pupptes which already were locked before (e.g. de:Benutzer:Snow path). --PM3 (talk) 15:57, 2 December 2014 (UTC) fixed several typos and an error--PM3 (talk) 17:06, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

de:Benutzer:Teufelkasper has just been locked as a Cronista sock puppet because of misbehaviour. --PM3 (talk) 16:25, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

Results[edit]

  • The following are highly Likely related to the above group and have been blocked:
  • The following are Symbol possible vote.svg Possible:
  • The possible one's will need to be decided based on behavioral evidence, though most have never edited. Additionally, I have instituted a range block. Tiptoety talk 19:43, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

AnishaMandal01[edit]

Suspected related users[edit]

Rationale[edit]

  • Reason: Uploaded out of scope text-only images with trivia. I remember similar files uploaded by other user ` 1-2 weeks ago. EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:35, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

Results[edit]

NtcNcell socks, uploading pirated movies embedded as chunks in trivial jpg or pdf files. All blocked and nuked, as far as found. --Krd 17:37, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

Ozzy51[edit]

Suspected related users[edit]

Rationale[edit]

  • Reason: Uploaded nonsense one-page PDFs. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:44, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

Results[edit]

Artículo bueno.svg Confirmed that the named account are related, as well as:

All blocked. --Krd 20:06, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

Mireya Lam[edit]

Suspected related users[edit]

Rationale[edit]

Results[edit]

User:Brayon[edit]

Suspected related users[edit]

Rationale[edit]

Results[edit]

Declined. Different photos of different people uploaded from different regions of the world (the 2012 upload has a French description). They only share the same undescriptive filename "Michel". --Martin H. (talk) 12:40, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, my mistake. Didn't check the older file. -- Geagea (talk) 12:59, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

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