Commons:Requests for checkuser

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Shortcut: COM:CHECK, COM:RFCU, COM:SOCK This is the place to request investigations of abuse of multiple accounts or of other circumstances that require use of checkuser privileges.

Requesting a check
These indicators are used by CheckUsers to allow easier at-a-glance reading of their notes, actions and comments.
Request completed
Artículo bueno.svg Confirmed Likely
Symbol version generic.svg Possilikely Symbol possible vote.svg Possible
Symbol unlikely.svg Unlikely Symbol unsupport vote.svg Inconclusive
Symbol unrelated.svg Unrelated Time2wait.svg Stale
Request declined
Declined Checkuser is not for fishing.
Checkuser is not magic pixie dust. 8ball The CheckUser Magic 8-Ball says
Cyberduck icon.png It looks like a duck to me Checkuser is not a crystal ball.
Additional information needed Deferred to
 Doing… Pictogram voting info.svg Info

Please do not ask us to run checks without good reason; be aware of the following before requesting a check:

  1. Checkuser is a last resort for difficult cases; pursue other options first, such as posting on the administrator's noticeboard.
  2. 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, for example: vandalism where a block of the underlying IP or IP range is needed and suspected block evasion, vote-stacking, or other disruption where technical evidence would prevent or reduce further disruption.
  3. Evidence is required. When you request a check, you must include a rationale that demonstrates (e.g., by including diffs) what the disruption to the project is, and why you believe the accounts are related.
    • Requests to run a check without evidence or with ambiguous reasoning will result in delays or the request not being investigated.
  4. The privacy policy does not allow us to make a check that has the effect of revealing IP addresses.
  5. Requests to run a check on yourself will be declined.

Responses will be brief in order to comply with Wikimedia privacy policy. Due to technical limitations, results are not always clear. Closed requests are archived after seven days.

Privacy concerns

If you feel that a checkuser request has led to a violation of the Wikimedia Foundation privacy policy regarding yourself, please refer the case to the Ombudsman commission.

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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.
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.



Suspected related users[edit]

Rationale, discussion and results[edit]

Reason: Antecedent: On March 6 Montserrat del Toro López testified as a witness in an important trial in Spain; the same day she suffered harassment on social networks, including the publication of her personal dates and a picture of her. Someone created a single-purpose account named Juanriselsid, uploaded that picture to Wikimedia Commons and linked it to the Wikidata profile of Montserrat del Toro López, so that it appeared at the article about her in Catalan Wikipedia. Shortly after, the image was deleted because the license was under suspicion. The witness MDTL denounced the harassment suffered in the social networks and a court investigates it.(1) (2)

Current situation: A month ago the user Daaioo removed all the information from in Catalan Wikipedia referring to the harassment and to the publication of her picture in WP:CA. He and I entered into a war of editions about the relevancy of these informations, and finally he achieved from an administrator to block the edition of the article for three months, so that currently it does not show any information about the facts. I suspect that Daaioo created the sock-puppet Juanriselsid. If this is true, Daaioo would have committed three infractions to Wikipedia rules: 1) to create a sockpuppet to publish a picture whose he is not the owner, 2) to upload a picture in order to cause moral damage to a person, and 3) to edit Catalan Wikipedia removing the information about the publication of the picture, not for editorial reasons, but for hiding his immoral (and perhaps illegal) involvement in the harassment. I have asked him twice about it but he refuses to answer the question. Pompilos (talk) 11:33, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

  • Checkuser is not for fishing. - there is very little evidence in favor of this association other than a personal opinion. I cannot justify checking these users. I'll allow another Checkuser to provide a second opinion. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 22:53, 21 June 2019 (UTC)
@Magog the Ogre: Here you already have what could be a third opinion: Gongora, a checkuser in Catalan Wikipedia tried a CU, but did not get it only because Juanriselsid is not registered in WP:CA. Thanks anyway. --Pompilos (talk) 12:20, 22 June 2019 (UTC)

For older requests, please see Commons:Requests for checkuser/Archives