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Administrator instructions

This page is for requesting that we investigate whether two or more Wikipedia accounts are being abusively operated by the same person.

Before opening an investigation, you need good reason to suspect sockpuppetry.

  1. Evidence is required. When you open the investigation, you must immediately provide evidence that the suspected sock puppets are connected. The evidence will need to include diffs of edits that suggest the accounts are connected. (This requirement is waived if the edits in question are deleted; in this case just provide the names of the pages that the accounts have been editing.)
  2. You must provide this evidence in a clear way. Vaguely worded submissions will not be investigated. You need to actually show why your suspicion that the accounts are connected is reasonable.
  3. Concision is key. Evidence should be presented in a concise format. Because of the length of the backlog, cases with clear and concise explanations and evidence are handled the most quickly.

Investigations are conducted by a clerk or an administrator, who will compare the accounts' behaviour and determine whether they are probably connected; this is a behavioural evidence investigation. Upon request, investigations can also be conducted by a checkuser, who can look at the physical location of the accounts (and other technical data) in order to determine how likely it is they are connected; this is a technical evidence investigation.

Due to Wikipedia's CheckUser policy, checkusers will conduct a technical investigation only if clear, behavioural evidence of sockpuppetry is also submitted; if you ask for technical evidence to be looked at but do not provide behavioural evidence, the investigation may not be allowed to proceed. Additionally, checkusers will not publicly connect an account with an IP address per the privacy policy except in extremely rare circumstances.

How to open an investigation:

To open an investigation (or case), enter the user name (or if there isn't one, IP address) of the oldest-created account (the "sockmaster"), or the previous case name, in the box below, then click "Submit". Note: Do not include "User:" or any other commentary.

For example, if the case name is about User:John Doe or a prior case was at Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/John Doe, you should enter John Doe in the box below.

You will then be taken to another page containing a form you must complete to open the investigation. The process for opening a subsequent investigation on the same user is the same as for creating a new case. Again, do not include "User:" in any of the numbered fields.

If you also wish a checkuser to investigate, change |checkuser=no to |checkuser=yes in the edit box on the next page and explain why you are requesting it.

Note: You can also open an investigation using Twinkle. After installing Twinkle, an "ARV" option will appear in the "TW" tab on any user, user talk, or user contributions page. Clicking on this option and selecting either "Sockpuppeteer" or "Sockpuppet" will allow you to fill in a few simple fields to file a report. The report will be automatically formatted for you.

Cases currently listed at SPI

Investigation Status Filed at (UTC) Last user edit Last clerk/CU edit
User Time (UTC) User Time (UTC)
Mike Matthews17 CU requested 2022-04-27 16:59 Iggy the Swan 2022-05-17 15:16
Mark Imanuel Granados CU requested 2022-05-17 18:13 FyzixFighter 2022-05-17 18:14
Sremsky CU requested 2022-05-17 21:01 Ktrimi991 2022-05-17 21:01
Brettandelle Awaiting admin 2022-05-15 18:13 Binksternet 2022-05-17 21:20 Jack Frost 2022-05-16 01:31
Pillow4 Awaiting admin 2022-05-17 17:12 Jack Frost 2022-05-17 17:23 Jack Frost 2022-05-17 17:23
Nikhil Srivastava Awaiting clerk 2022-03-15 15:08 Ivanvector 2022-03-15 15:16 Ivanvector 2022-03-15 15:16
Biancasuarez Awaiting clerk 2022-04-02 18:42 Spicy 2022-04-10 14:45 Spicy 2022-04-10 14:45
Scooterlife Awaiting clerk 2022-04-14 14:59 Callanecc 2022-04-22 11:00 RoySmith 2022-04-15 12:50
Gabriel2403 Awaiting clerk 2022-04-25 03:52 Jack Frost 2022-04-26 04:11 Jack Frost 2022-04-26 04:11
Mike Matthews17 Awaiting clerk 2022-04-27 16:59 Iggy the Swan 2022-05-17 15:16
Qaumrambista Awaiting clerk 2022-04-28 06:26 Citing 2022-05-04 19:36
Hyatt4333 Awaiting clerk 2022-05-05 19:27 RoySmith 2022-05-06 23:31 RoySmith 2022-05-06 23:31
MovieBuffIndia Awaiting clerk 2022-05-08 01:43 Dreamy Jazz 2022-05-08 17:54 Dreamy Jazz 2022-05-08 17:54
AwesomeAsol2022 Awaiting clerk 2022-05-17 20:27 Ponyo 2022-05-17 20:27 Ponyo 2022-05-17 20:27
DJdjPollard15 CU completed 2022-04-06 15:43 Zzuuzz 2022-05-16 14:53 Zzuuzz 2022-05-16 14:53
Mike Matthews17 CU completed 2022-04-27 16:59 Iggy the Swan 2022-05-17 15:16
Alvinategyeka CU completed 2022-05-02 12:23 Dreamy Jazz 2022-05-03 10:54 Dreamy Jazz 2022-05-03 10:54
Elkridge CU completed 2022-05-03 06:36 Zaathras 2022-05-17 01:10 Dreamy Jazz 2022-05-03 10:25
Daner's Creek CU completed 2022-05-03 18:05 Scorpions13256 2022-05-13 03:39 GeneralNotability 2022-05-04 02:34
Bigmaninthebox CU completed 2022-05-03 19:50 GPL93 2022-05-04 00:04 Reaper Eternal 2022-05-03 23:51
Awaad Lukwago CU completed 2022-05-04 20:26 Dreamy Jazz 2022-05-05 12:09 Dreamy Jazz 2022-05-05 12:09
Uday88mandal CU completed 2022-05-06 18:31 Dreamy Jazz 2022-05-07 10:15 Dreamy Jazz 2022-05-07 10:15
Hatharchoudhary CU completed 2022-05-06 22:10 RoySmith 2022-05-12 23:23 RoySmith 2022-05-12 23:23
Senthan21 CU completed 2022-05-07 22:27 Dreamy Jazz 2022-05-08 18:04 Dreamy Jazz 2022-05-08 18:04
FlashWikipedian CU completed 2022-05-08 23:39 Agtx 2022-05-11 15:09 RoySmith 2022-05-10 22:47
JARCILLA CU completed 2022-05-09 17:14 Dreamy Jazz 2022-05-10 15:00 Dreamy Jazz 2022-05-10 15:00
Naseeb2468 CU completed 2022-05-10 11:51 Jack Frost 2022-05-14 23:45 Jack Frost 2022-05-14 23:45
Kimley Labasan CU completed 2022-05-10 23:25 Dreamy Jazz 2022-05-11 12:03 Dreamy Jazz 2022-05-11 12:03
Saiful Islam Jitu CU completed 2022-05-13 00:01 Iridescent 2022-05-13 17:47 Girth Summit 2022-05-13 16:50
Raxythecat CU completed 2022-05-15 04:25 RoySmith 2022-05-15 17:58 RoySmith 2022-05-15 17:58
Fairlysimple CU completed 2022-05-16 13:22 RoySmith 2022-05-16 14:18 RoySmith 2022-05-16 14:18
Jobas CU completed 2022-05-17 21:15 Guerillero 2022-05-17 21:43 Guerillero 2022-05-17 21:43
Fq90 CU completed 2022-05-17 21:44 Generalrelative 2022-05-18 00:30 RoySmith 2022-05-17 23:20
202.136.69.223 Open 2022-04-07 17:04 Kiran891 2022-05-04 22:21 Drmies 2022-04-22 14:25
DarkWariior Open 2022-04-17 17:15 Magitroopa 2022-04-18 21:34
Dtt1 Open 2022-04-22 17:47 RoySmith 2022-04-22 18:06 RoySmith 2022-04-22 18:06
Honduras200010 Open 2022-04-26 07:15 Largoplazo 2022-05-09 19:22
Dreisar20 Open 2022-04-28 02:25 Engr. Smitty 2022-04-28 02:25
Savary34 Open 2022-04-29 14:24 Painting17 2022-04-29 14:29
Pptt226 Open 2022-04-30 23:44 Celestina007 2022-04-30 23:44
Soutut Open 2022-05-03 08:55 Spike 'em 2022-05-03 08:55
K.D Manikya Tripuri Open 2022-05-04 19:19 Fylindfotberserk 2022-05-04 19:19
Rishabisajakepauler Open 2022-05-05 11:56 AshMusique 2022-05-17 22:05
2001:8003:E872:2400:8895:5CDA:390E:E51C Open 2022-05-05 21:42 Yamla 2022-05-06 16:44 Yamla 2022-05-06 16:44
Ajhenson21 Open 2022-05-09 17:19 Dreamy Jazz 2022-05-10 14:40 Dreamy Jazz 2022-05-10 14:40
OnceaMetro Open 2022-05-09 22:34 MarioGom 2022-05-09 22:34
Ineedtostopforgetting Open 2022-05-10 03:09 Chipmunkdavis 2022-05-10 03:11
Legende Legende Legende Open 2022-05-10 16:47 Spicy 2022-05-14 00:40 Spicy 2022-05-14 00:40
Yoodaba Open 2022-05-11 04:51 MarioGom 2022-05-12 13:14
Corkyn1971 Open 2022-05-12 15:35 InvalidOS 2022-05-12 15:36
Johnston49er Open 2022-05-12 22:34 Praxidicae 2022-05-12 22:34 Praxidicae 2022-05-12 22:34
Samirdu75 Open 2022-05-12 22:56 Itcouldbepossible 2022-05-15 14:49
Big Towel Open 2022-05-13 05:58 Star Mississippi 2022-05-13 13:07
Giubbotto non ortodosso Open 2022-05-13 09:00 TheAmazingPeanuts 2022-05-13 09:00
71.203.10.104 Open 2022-05-13 09:34 Havradim 2022-05-15 23:09
Wizkizayo Open 2022-05-15 05:31 Extraordinary Writ 2022-05-15 05:31
Angelmunoz50 Open 2022-05-15 11:22 Sjö 2022-05-15 11:22
Moka Mo Open 2022-05-15 16:10 GoodDay 2022-05-15 16:45
KingJack21 Open 2022-05-15 21:43 Magitroopa 2022-05-15 21:43
Yyang Sr. GakupoKaito Open 2022-05-16 07:58 Pikavoom 2022-05-17 10:40
Sammanson Open 2022-05-16 13:26 Primefac 2022-05-16 14:59 Primefac 2022-05-16 14:59
Dominicvai Open 2022-05-16 19:30 Praxidicae 2022-05-16 19:30 Praxidicae 2022-05-16 19:30
Mihai000 Open 2022-05-17 15:10 Blablubbs 2022-05-17 15:19 Blablubbs 2022-05-17 15:19
Rms125a@hotmail.com Open 2022-05-17 16:55 VernoWhitney 2022-05-17 16:55
Carmena Seoul Open Unknown Wallnot 2022-05-16 01:24
Diego Grez-Cañete CU declined (CU) 2022-04-18 20:50 Tamzin 2022-04-19 22:23 Tamzin 2022-04-19 22:23
Dusrapehelu CU declined (CU) 2022-05-05 06:51 RoySmith 2022-05-12 14:38 RoySmith 2022-05-12 14:38
Billiekhalidfan CU declined (CU) 2022-05-15 03:14 RoySmith 2022-05-15 04:13 RoySmith 2022-05-15 04:13
Michael Ylvisaker CU declined 2022-04-08 04:46 Sir Sputnik 2022-04-10 15:14 Sir Sputnik 2022-04-10 15:14
SamBo198 CU declined 2022-04-09 19:50 Sir Sputnik 2022-05-01 23:54 Sir Sputnik 2022-05-01 23:54
Santiago Ríos Undurraga CU declined 2022-04-29 19:07 Asparagusus 2022-04-30 00:09 Spicy 2022-04-29 21:14
Masteryoda CU declined 2022-05-09 17:13 Storchy 2022-05-13 18:47 Spicy 2022-05-11 02:17
Najla nursyam More info req. 2022-05-04 05:05 Veracious 2022-05-14 07:03 Spicy 2022-05-12 01:20
Rowingasia More info req. 2022-05-06 11:56 Dreamy Jazz 2022-05-11 12:07 Dreamy Jazz 2022-05-11 12:07
MMW world Closed 2022-03-26 22:43 RoySmith 2022-05-15 22:08 RoySmith 2022-05-15 22:08
DJdjPollard15 Closed 2022-04-06 15:43 Zzuuzz 2022-05-16 14:53 Zzuuzz 2022-05-16 14:53
WorldCreaterFighter Closed 2022-04-12 04:43 Jack Frost 2022-05-15 20:32 Jack Frost 2022-05-15 20:32
Evansjack1 Closed 2022-04-26 01:44 RoySmith 2022-05-17 22:22 RoySmith 2022-05-17 22:22
Bennet43 Closed 2022-04-26 21:25 Jack Frost 2022-05-15 12:00 Jack Frost 2022-05-15 12:00
Milktaco Closed 2022-04-28 09:00 Jack Frost 2022-05-17 12:07 Jack Frost 2022-05-17 12:07
Khorang Closed 2022-04-28 14:09 RoySmith 2022-05-17 22:28 RoySmith 2022-05-17 22:28
Saatalanyerler Closed 2022-04-28 21:55 RoySmith 2022-05-17 22:59 RoySmith 2022-05-17 22:59
Kylerschin Closed 2022-04-29 03:18 RoySmith 2022-05-17 23:55 RoySmith 2022-05-17 23:55
Hatharchoudhary Closed 2022-05-06 22:10 RoySmith 2022-05-12 23:23 RoySmith 2022-05-12 23:23
Agustin Sepulveda Venegas 2004 Fan Closed 2022-05-12 03:42 Jack Frost 2022-05-16 20:11 Jack Frost 2022-05-16 20:11
Spongebobsquarepants246 Closed 2022-05-13 15:02 Firefly 2022-05-15 11:39 Jack Frost 2022-05-15 00:36
백돌 Closed 2022-05-14 09:00 PAVLOV 2022-05-14 19:39 RoySmith 2022-05-14 17:29
Blogs19 Closed 2022-05-14 11:39 Jack Frost 2022-05-14 23:33 Jack Frost 2022-05-14 23:33
DiggisMusic Closed 2022-05-14 16:54 NinjaRobotPirate 2022-05-15 10:58 NinjaRobotPirate 2022-05-15 10:58
JSIAmKidding Closed 2022-05-14 20:43 Spicy 2022-05-15 03:20 Spicy 2022-05-15 03:20
James ryals Closed 2022-05-14 23:11 Firefly 2022-05-15 11:40 Jack Frost 2022-05-14 23:28
Hamkar 99 Closed 2022-05-15 09:36 Girth Summit 2022-05-17 08:37 Girth Summit 2022-05-17 08:37
GermanKity Closed 2022-05-16 12:11 Girth Summit 2022-05-17 16:45 Girth Summit 2022-05-17 16:45
Osmand Charpentier Closed 2022-05-16 13:15 KrakatoaKatie 2022-05-17 17:26 KrakatoaKatie 2022-05-17 17:26
Xoni98 Closed 2022-05-16 16:12 RoySmith 2022-05-17 00:37 RoySmith 2022-05-17 00:37
Gaganbhullarsingh Closed 2022-05-16 16:47 Spicy 2022-05-17 15:20 Spicy 2022-05-17 15:20
Syedaadi Closed 2022-05-16 18:43 Jack Frost 2022-05-16 20:24 Jack Frost 2022-05-16 20:24
Muhammadahmad79 Closed 2022-05-16 20:38 Aman.kumar.goel 2022-05-17 18:22 Jack Frost 2022-05-17 17:31
Touracle Closed 2022-05-17 10:34 Jack Frost 2022-05-17 12:27 Jack Frost 2022-05-17 12:27
Kirms Closed 2022-05-17 10:56 RoySmith 2022-05-17 13:25 RoySmith 2022-05-17 13:25
IstilloveAlex Closed 2022-05-17 12:37 JBW 2022-05-17 12:44
EnlightenmentNow1792 Closed 2022-05-17 15:13 Drmies 2022-05-17 16:54 Drmies 2022-05-17 16:54
Franklin Caquias Closed 2022-05-17 15:21 EvergreenFir 2022-05-17 15:56

Quick CheckUser requests

Use this section to request checkuser information relating to a situation that does not involve sock puppetry. You could use this section to request, for example:
  • Underlying IPs of an account, where the autoblock has expired or been ineffective.
  • Collateral damage checks for the informed hardblocking of IPs or ranges.
  • IP block exemption checks before granting IPBE (or to verify it is being used constructively).

For threats of harm (to self or others) you must email emergency@wikimedia.org (see the threats of harm page) and not use this page. Requests to investigate and confirm sockpuppetry should be listed in the sockpuppet section above, and not here (such requests will be summarily removed).

To make a request here, copy the following template and paste it to the end of this section (quick link to edit) – replacing "header" with an informative title, and adding underneath the template any relevant information – then sign using "~~~~", preview, and click "save".

==== HEADER ====
{{SPIquick}}
* {{Checkuser|
username}}

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