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These indicators are used by CheckUsers and stewards for easier skimming of their notes, actions and comments.
{{Confirmed}}: Confirmed Confirmed {{MoreInfo}}: MoreInfo Additional information needed
{{Likely}}: Likely Likely {{Deferred}}: Deferred Deferred to
{{Possible}}: Possible Possible {{Completed}}: Completed Completed
{{Unlikely}}: Unlikely Unlikely {{TakeNote}}: Note Note:
{{Unrelated}}: Unrelated Unrelated {{Doing}}: Symbol wait.svg Doing...
{{Inconclusive}}: Inconclusive Inconclusive {{StaleIP}}: Stale Stale
{{Declined}}: Declined Declined {{Fishing}}: Fishing CheckUser is not for fishing
{{Pixiedust}}: Pixiedust CheckUser is not magic pixie dust {{8ball}}: 8ball The CheckUser Magic 8-Ball says
{{Duck}}: Duck It looks like a duck to me {{Crystalball}}: Crystalball CheckUser is not a crystal ball

This page is for requesting CheckUser information on a wiki with no local CheckUsers (see also requesting checkuser access). Make sure to follow the following instructions, or your request may not be processed in a timely manner.

Before making a request:

  1. Make sure you have a good reason for the check. It will only be accepted to counter vandalism or disruption to Wikimedia wikis. Valid reasons include needing a block of the underlying IP or IP range, disruptive sockpuppetry, vote-stacking, and similar disruption where the technical evidence from running a check would prevent or reduce further disruption.
  2. Be specific in your reasons. Ambiguous or insufficient reasons will cause delays. Explain the disruption and why you believe the accounts are related, ideally using diff links or other evidence.
  3. Make sure there are no local checkusers or policies.
  4. Please ensure that the check hasn't already been done:

How to make a request

How to make a request:

  • Place your request at the bottom of the section, using the template below (see also {{srcu}} help).
    === Username@xx.project ===
    {{CU request
     |status          = <!--don't change this line-->
     |language code   = 
     |project shortcut= 
     |user name1      = 
     |user name2      = 
     |user name3      = 
    <!-- Max 10 users -->
     |discussion      = [[Example]]<!-- local confirmation link / local policy link -->
     |reason          = Reasons here. ~~~~

    For example:

    === Example@en.wikipedia ===
    {{CU request
     |status          = <!--don't change this line-->
     |language code   = en
     |project shortcut= w
     |user name1      = Example
     |user name2      = Foo
     |user name3      = Bar
    <!-- Max 10 users -->
     |discussion      = [[:w:en:Example]]<!-- local confirmation link / local policy link -->
     |reason          = Reasons here. ~~~~
  • Specify the wiki(s) you want to perform the check on.
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Are they abusing their use? Are they double voting? Are they co-participating in editing conflicts? At this point of time, a suspicion in a controversial area, where there will be a swathe of editors to manage issues, does not seem sufficient to run a checkuser. There needs to a specific issue that is going to be resolved.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:18, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
Editing with two different accounts on the same page, by itself, is an abuse according to en:WP:ILLEGIT. There is indeed an edit war -- to be fair, some may call it a slight one -- going on in the articles between users. For example here[6][7][8][9] Kharmagass and سپاهی are trying to change the phrase "the old land of Israel" to "the old land of Palestine" but other users have reverted their edits. (I know that the abuse is not so obvious as trying to circumvent the three-revert rule, but again if it was then the admins probably could have blocked them based on the duck test and there was no need to checkuser anymore). Dalba 03:26, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
@دالبا:I think that you are applying a stringent test on a policy. It is my opinion that unless there is a significant level of misuse, a checkuser for that level of discourse is overkill. That said, if you insist, then I will undertake it, though the only result at best will be you get to a block an account.  — billinghurst sDrewth 04:05, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

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