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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.
If you are not autoconfirmed, and the case page is protected or does not exist, please click "show" to the right and use the box below.

Cases currently listed at SPI

Investigation Status Filed at (UTC) Last user edit Last clerk/CU edit
User Time (UTC) User Time (UTC)
Oppa gangnam psy Endorsed 2022-06-30 06:17 Tamzin 2022-06-30 18:32 Tamzin 2022-06-30 18:32
Peppa264 Endorsed 2022-06-30 16:45 Tamzin 2022-06-30 19:02 Tamzin 2022-06-30 19:02
ZemenfesKidus CU requested 2022-05-27 05:28 Magherbin 2022-06-22 10:47
Kkm010 CU requested 2022-06-22 08:47 Aman.kumar.goel 2022-06-22 08:47
Packistani CU requested 2022-06-24 19:49 2A00:23A8:4B:7D01:A4A9:F700:3964:EC42 2022-06-24 19:49
Jrs50 CU requested 2022-06-24 22:44 Sammi Brie 2022-06-28 03:40 Blablubbs 2022-06-27 19:59
ASIANPOPCHANNEL CU requested 2022-06-26 14:44 JBW 2022-06-27 10:01
Burberryjzk89 CU requested 2022-06-27 21:36 4meter4 2022-06-29 20:25
Khirurg CU requested 2022-06-28 23:53 SilentResident 2022-06-30 18:07
Rajputro.nagaland CU requested 2022-06-29 09:47 Fylindfotberserk 2022-06-29 12:36
Samet Yücel CU requested 2022-06-29 21:06 Storchy 2022-06-30 11:47
Traineek CU requested 2022-06-29 21:11 Qiushufang 2022-06-29 21:11
Equyl CU requested 2022-06-29 22:23 PierreLsn 2022-06-29 22:23
Resonantia CU requested 2022-06-29 23:26 Spicy 2022-06-30 02:00 Spicy 2022-06-30 02:00
Agustin Sepulveda Venegas 2004 Fan CU requested 2022-06-30 00:06 Deepfriedokra 2022-06-30 01:48
Lsdhami17 CU requested 2022-06-30 02:40 Robert McClenon 2022-06-30 02:40
User:SpiderManPeterParkerIronManTonyStarkCaptainAmericaSteveRogers CU requested 2022-06-30 19:29 Secretlondon 2022-06-30 19:29
TheUser2020 Awaiting clerk 2022-05-23 13:48 Firefly 2022-06-30 16:01 Tamzin 2022-06-20 19:05
Abdulaziz999982 Awaiting clerk 2022-06-21 20:28 Girth Summit 2022-06-22 16:31 Girth Summit 2022-06-22 16:31
Kenpmi Awaiting clerk 2022-06-22 16:40 Bbb23 2022-06-29 21:50 Girth Summit 2022-06-22 17:06
ActressVenba Awaiting clerk 2022-06-27 12:03 Dreamy Jazz 2022-06-27 12:38 Dreamy Jazz 2022-06-27 12:38
TheManishPanwar CU completed 2022-05-31 09:54 Spicy 2022-06-29 17:52 Spicy 2022-06-29 17:52
Christian2941 CU completed 2022-06-09 06:56 Dreamy Jazz 2022-06-26 00:14 Dreamy Jazz 2022-06-26 00:14
Fatboy912ga CU completed 2022-06-13 19:54 Girth Summit 2022-06-19 16:29 Girth Summit 2022-06-19 16:29
Spoknishu007 CU completed 2022-06-17 14:13 Firefly 2022-06-30 16:01 Dreamy Jazz 2022-06-26 00:07
TheWeldere CU completed 2022-06-19 19:53 DMacks 2022-06-20 04:01 Mz7 2022-06-20 03:00
Stephen70 CU completed 2022-06-20 12:03 Girth Summit 2022-06-21 08:20 Girth Summit 2022-06-21 08:20
Jimcastor CU completed 2022-06-20 18:01 BilledMammal 2022-06-26 12:31 Girth Summit 2022-06-22 08:24
JustTheT CU completed 2022-06-22 15:42 Girth Summit 2022-06-22 19:18 Girth Summit 2022-06-22 19:18
No High School CU completed 2022-06-25 13:21 Spicy 2022-06-25 19:59 Spicy 2022-06-25 19:59
Qaumrambista CU completed 2022-06-25 23:25 Pbritti 2022-06-28 04:49 EdJohnston 2022-06-28 04:32
Pallster CU completed 2022-06-26 18:18 Spicy 2022-06-27 03:46 Spicy 2022-06-27 03:46
AnonymousReality CU completed 2022-06-28 23:18 Schwede66 2022-06-29 03:04 EdJohnston 2022-06-29 02:42
Muggyjammar CU completed 2022-06-30 02:02 Spicy 2022-06-30 03:00 Spicy 2022-06-30 03:00
Uday88mandal Open 2022-05-25 13:20 TheSandDoctor 2022-06-05 15:56 TheSandDoctor 2022-06-05 15:56
Syed amjad08 Open 2022-05-25 14:44 Praxidicae 2022-05-25 15:17 Praxidicae 2022-05-25 15:17
Hoseinkandovan Open 2022-06-04 13:59 Njd-de 2022-06-04 13:59
Thx234 Open 2022-06-07 03:51 CollectiveSolidarity 2022-06-27 02:42
Jattaaama Open 2022-06-07 13:59 0xDeadbeef 2022-06-25 12:42
JohnClarknew Open 2022-06-08 12:22 Memphisto 2022-06-08 12:22
HaughtonBrit Open 2022-06-10 18:22 Aman.kumar.goel 2022-06-14 05:20 Drmies 2022-06-11 18:44
Makofakeoh Open 2022-06-13 17:28 Ferret 2022-06-25 23:29 Ferret 2022-06-25 23:29
Patricialiew Open 2022-06-17 09:30 Firefly 2022-06-28 14:36
Jhy.rjwk Open 2022-06-18 13:08 Regulov 2022-06-26 15:08
Jagdeep singh bittu Open 2022-06-23 01:16 Ravensfire 2022-06-30 04:19 Girth Summit 2022-06-25 22:53
Phadendra Open 2022-06-24 20:48 IAmChaos 2022-06-24 20:48
Ezidishingali Open 2022-06-25 14:56 Semsûrî 2022-06-30 17:37 Girth Summit 2022-06-25 22:08
MariaJaydHicky Open 2022-06-25 22:22 Firefly 2022-06-30 16:01
Dealer07 Open 2022-06-26 17:05 FMSky 2022-06-26 17:07
Abhi97973 Open 2022-06-26 17:59 Ab207 2022-06-26 17:59
MakaveliReed Open 2022-06-27 01:19 Binksternet 2022-06-27 01:19
Jellywings19 Open 2022-06-27 05:22 Shadow4dark 2022-06-27 05:24
Itsboy1 Open 2022-06-27 08:08 Timtrent 2022-06-27 08:09
Dreisar20 Open 2022-06-27 16:28 Engr. Smitty 2022-06-27 16:28
117.213.208.13 Open 2022-06-28 06:59 Ab207 2022-06-28 18:11
Lynchenberg Open 2022-06-28 13:48 NJZombie 2022-06-28 14:31
EmilyEquitas Open 2022-06-29 01:09 Mys 721tx 2022-06-29 01:09
Hugo Refachinho Open 2022-06-29 01:45 TompaDompa 2022-06-30 18:47
Stevence SA Open 2022-06-29 16:55 Spicy 2022-06-29 17:09 Spicy 2022-06-29 17:09
Simulation12 Open 2022-06-29 18:26 Magitroopa 2022-06-29 18:26
KIIFF Open 2022-06-29 23:30 Njd-de 2022-06-29 23:37
Daniboy600 Open 2022-06-30 02:09 WikiVirusC 2022-06-30 02:10
256Moin256 Open 2022-06-30 10:45 ScottishFinnishRadish 2022-06-30 10:45
Andres camilo ruiz Open 2022-06-30 15:18 Padgriffin 2022-06-30 15:21
Famousv Open 2022-06-30 16:46 ProClasher97 2022-06-30 16:46
Charlekwizera12 Open 2022-06-30 18:17 Hey man im josh 2022-06-30 19:33 Praxidicae 2022-06-30 18:17
Utkarsh Pandey Open 2022-06-30 19:21 Praxidicae 2022-06-30 19:21 Praxidicae 2022-06-30 19:21
Diego Grez-Cañete CU declined (CU) 2022-04-18 20:50 Tamzin 2022-04-19 22:23 Tamzin 2022-04-19 22:23
JXB64 CU declined 2022-05-29 22:39 Bbb23 2022-06-15 17:10 Spicy 2022-05-31 13:10
Seyit12 CU declined 2022-05-30 12:53 Kadı 2022-06-02 18:15 Jack Frost 2022-06-02 08:39
Chatarpatar2020 CU declined 2022-06-15 08:09 Pikavoom 2022-06-16 07:15 Spicy 2022-06-15 19:38
TruthPhone CU declined 2022-06-28 03:12 Sir Sputnik 2022-06-29 00:22 Sir Sputnik 2022-06-29 00:22
Kim99 CU declined 2022-06-28 16:53 Spicy 2022-06-29 20:02 Spicy 2022-06-29 20:02
Shelhow CU declined 2022-06-29 22:54 Spicy 2022-06-30 17:50 Spicy 2022-06-30 17:50
JARacino More info req. 2022-06-21 15:16 JesseRafe 2022-06-23 16:03 Girth Summit 2022-06-22 21:32
Mishra18Hex More info req. 2022-06-21 17:43 NASCARfan0548 2022-06-22 18:13 Girth Summit 2022-06-22 17:25
Sammanson On hold 2022-05-16 13:26 Tamzin 2022-06-23 07:34 Tamzin 2022-06-23 07:34
Dtt1 Closed 2022-04-22 17:47 Tamzin 2022-06-29 19:40 Tamzin 2022-06-29 19:40
MCCLOUD101 Closed 2022-05-05 21:42 Tamzin 2022-06-23 03:36 Tamzin 2022-06-23 03:36
Ajhenson21 Closed 2022-05-09 17:19 Tamzin 2022-06-23 03:43 Tamzin 2022-06-23 03:43
Thebrakeman2 Closed 2022-05-21 19:19 Tamzin 2022-06-25 04:04 Tamzin 2022-06-25 04:04
TejinderPSingh Closed 2022-05-22 17:57 Tamzin 2022-06-29 18:59 Tamzin 2022-06-29 18:59
Bgtips1001 Closed 2022-05-23 01:33 Tamzin 2022-06-30 17:32 Tamzin 2022-06-30 17:32
Magichero1234 Closed 2022-06-05 18:39 Girth Summit 2022-06-25 22:47 Girth Summit 2022-06-25 22:47
Julia Ekberg Closed 2022-06-09 09:20 Blablubbs 2022-06-25 16:01 Blablubbs 2022-06-25 16:01
Insaanhuok Closed 2022-06-13 14:40 Spicy 2022-06-22 10:12 Spicy 2022-06-22 10:12
OneSmartGuy22 Closed 2022-06-13 16:50 Doug Weller 2022-06-25 19:10 Doug Weller 2022-06-25 19:10
MountainKurd Closed 2022-06-13 17:06 Semsûrî 2022-06-25 14:43 Spicy 2022-06-25 14:32
Elshadiman Closed 2022-06-13 19:54 RoySmith 2022-06-25 14:38 RoySmith 2022-06-25 14:38
Custodi2 Closed 2022-06-14 14:53 Spicy 2022-06-25 23:50 Spicy 2022-06-25 23:50
Ak131001 Closed 2022-06-15 16:00 Girth Summit 2022-06-25 22:50 Girth Summit 2022-06-25 22:50
Bookwormank Closed 2022-06-17 14:54 Spicy 2022-06-22 16:45 Spicy 2022-06-22 16:45
Aydın memmedov2000 Closed 2022-06-18 11:31 Spicy 2022-06-26 00:41 Spicy 2022-06-26 00:41
Wisefroggy Closed 2022-06-18 22:33 Spicy 2022-06-25 00:02 Spicy 2022-06-25 00:02
Bäbbër Šhêr Closed 2022-06-19 01:57 Spicy 2022-06-25 01:01 Spicy 2022-06-25 01:01
Atharv Bakshi Closed 2022-06-19 13:07 Girth Summit 2022-06-25 22:57 Girth Summit 2022-06-25 22:57
ThedetectivePiash1 Closed 2022-06-19 19:03 Spicy 2022-06-27 01:05 Spicy 2022-06-27 01:05
Sharmavijay123 Closed 2022-06-20 06:06 Girth Summit 2022-06-25 22:55 Girth Summit 2022-06-25 22:55
GoravSharma0245 Closed 2022-06-21 04:14 Firefly 2022-06-29 14:50 Spicy 2022-06-25 13:43
Ineedtostopforgetting Closed 2022-06-21 06:15 Blablubbs 2022-06-30 18:38 Blablubbs 2022-06-30 18:38
Buzzards-Watch Me Work Closed 2022-06-21 12:22 RoySmith 2022-06-26 14:27 RoySmith 2022-06-26 14:27
Thakor Sumant Sinhji Jhala Closed 2022-06-22 10:04 RoySmith 2022-06-22 13:43 RoySmith 2022-06-22 13:43
Khaledahmed1992 Closed 2022-06-22 10:26 Tamzin 2022-06-23 01:08 Tamzin 2022-06-23 01:08
Jagdeep singh bittu Closed 2022-06-23 01:16 Ravensfire 2022-06-30 04:19 Girth Summit 2022-06-25 22:53
Rajarano100 Closed 2022-06-23 09:25 Girth Summit 2022-06-25 22:51 Girth Summit 2022-06-25 22:51
Smellytap Closed 2022-06-23 10:28 Spicy 2022-06-25 00:11 Spicy 2022-06-25 00:11
Juansantos123 Closed 2022-06-23 15:36 Spicy 2022-06-25 13:32 Spicy 2022-06-25 13:32
Loverofediting Closed 2022-06-23 16:15 Doug Weller 2022-06-24 14:35 Doug Weller 2022-06-24 14:35
Slowvansz Closed 2022-06-24 08:09 Spicy 2022-06-24 21:29 Spicy 2022-06-24 21:29
Kamra456 Closed 2022-06-24 19:29 Girth Summit 2022-06-25 13:09 Girth Summit 2022-06-25 13:09
Jrs50 Closed 2022-06-24 22:44 Sammi Brie 2022-06-28 03:40 Blablubbs 2022-06-27 19:59
Sam56mas Closed 2022-06-25 00:08 Dreamy Jazz 2022-06-25 00:22 Dreamy Jazz 2022-06-25 00:22
Raihanofficial Closed 2022-06-25 07:29 Spicy 2022-06-25 14:05 Spicy 2022-06-25 14:05
Spider.2001 Closed 2022-06-25 12:58 Girth Summit 2022-06-25 19:01 Girth Summit 2022-06-25 19:01
Ezidishingali Closed 2022-06-25 14:56 Semsûrî 2022-06-30 17:37 Girth Summit 2022-06-25 22:08
Musteizer Closed 2022-06-25 15:16 Spicy 2022-06-25 22:06 Spicy 2022-06-25 22:06
Sirspinzalot Closed 2022-06-25 15:17 Spicy 2022-06-25 17:55 Spicy 2022-06-25 17:55
Orlaw66 Closed 2022-06-25 17:09 Girth Summit 2022-06-26 08:37 Girth Summit 2022-06-26 08:37
Sickdearkorat Closed 2022-06-26 13:13 RoySmith 2022-06-27 14:00 RoySmith 2022-06-27 14:00
BiasReverter Closed 2022-06-26 14:00 Spicy 2022-06-26 15:31 Spicy 2022-06-26 15:31
Dormiojrkiller Closed 2022-06-26 20:45 Firefly 2022-06-26 20:56 Spicy 2022-06-26 20:48
Weeebatowj Closed 2022-06-26 21:49 Malcolmxl5 2022-06-28 18:21 Blablubbs 2022-06-27 19:33
Catsandgurdies Closed 2022-06-26 22:51 Bbb23 2022-06-27 20:20 EdJohnston 2022-06-27 18:28
CalebHughes Closed 2022-06-27 00:11 Blablubbs 2022-06-27 19:53 Blablubbs 2022-06-27 19:53
Partha protim konar Closed 2022-06-27 09:33 Blablubbs 2022-06-29 20:27 Blablubbs 2022-06-29 20:27
Correctinfo86 Closed 2022-06-27 09:52 Girth Summit 2022-06-30 09:07 Girth Summit 2022-06-30 09:07
Betteruser Closed 2022-06-27 13:47 Spicy 2022-06-28 15:52 Spicy 2022-06-28 15:52
SakshamDigra Closed 2022-06-27 14:22 Cabayi 2022-06-27 17:26 Cabayi 2022-06-27 17:26
Nenetarun Closed 2022-06-27 19:12 Blablubbs 2022-06-30 17:06 Blablubbs 2022-06-30 17:06
Friedjof Closed 2022-06-28 08:12 Spicy 2022-06-28 18:09 Spicy 2022-06-28 18:09
DavidWood11 Closed 2022-06-28 10:06 Venkat TL 2022-06-28 13:47 RoySmith 2022-06-28 13:36
Metaverse Yadav Closed 2022-06-28 15:38 Blablubbs 2022-06-29 20:10 Blablubbs 2022-06-29 20:10
SorensenConsulting Closed 2022-06-28 16:23 Spicy 2022-06-28 18:13 Spicy 2022-06-28 18:13
G.-M. Cupertino Closed 2022-06-28 19:27 Spicy 2022-06-30 16:51 Spicy 2022-06-30 16:51
Krishnaaayar Closed 2022-06-28 19:29 RoySmith 2022-06-30 17:37 RoySmith 2022-06-30 17:37
Giubbotto non ortodosso Closed 2022-06-28 19:41 Tamzin 2022-06-29 19:21 Tamzin 2022-06-29 19:21
Rodolfootoya12 Closed 2022-06-28 19:44 Firefly 2022-06-29 13:27
Msp7com Closed 2022-06-28 20:37 Blablubbs 2022-06-29 20:10 Blablubbs 2022-06-29 20:10
Yorukoglu27 Closed 2022-06-28 20:46 EdJohnston 2022-06-30 18:21 EdJohnston 2022-06-30 18:21
Isuzu.tf Closed 2022-06-28 21:19 Girth Summit 2022-06-30 08:34 Girth Summit 2022-06-30 08:34
Geeky1127 Closed 2022-06-28 23:30 Blablubbs 2022-06-30 16:52 Blablubbs 2022-06-30 16:52
Babson92 Closed 2022-06-29 01:31 RoySmith 2022-06-29 02:19 RoySmith 2022-06-29 02:19
Shah Mohi Closed 2022-06-29 02:16 Spicy 2022-06-29 17:12 Spicy 2022-06-29 17:12
AlanCity20 Closed 2022-06-29 11:23 RoySmith 2022-06-29 18:12 RoySmith 2022-06-29 18:12
Mugunthsboa Closed 2022-06-29 13:35 Blablubbs 2022-06-29 20:09 Blablubbs 2022-06-29 20:09
Jomontgeorge Closed 2022-06-30 04:24 RoySmith 2022-06-30 19:37 RoySmith 2022-06-30 19:37
Cricket Fan 7 Closed 2022-06-30 04:46 Tamzin 2022-06-30 04:46 Tamzin 2022-06-30 04:46
Amanheheh337 Closed 2022-06-30 13:11 Bbb23 2022-06-30 15:19

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).

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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".

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