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Requests for Meta-Wiki only[edit]


Status:    In progress

Same rationale as the top request, the new account had registered in December, after Wikientertain was proposed by User:Arepticous. The account has edited only on Meta, with the goal of finding projects and supporting them. The account supported the same type of wiki (social wikis) and had supported the same wikis as the other socks. The account's first edits were to his/her user pages and their user talks, with a striking similarity between the messages. Doesn't seem terribly obvious, though best to check. Thanks, Zhangj1079 talk 00:52, 2 January 2018 (UTC)

@Vituzzu:MarcoAurelio (talk) 14:51, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
@Vituzzu: re-ping. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:03, 12 February 2018 (UTC)


Status:    Not done

@RadiX, Ruslik0, and Tegel: I've read that "an editor's IP addresses may be checked upon their request, typically to prove innocence against a sockpuppet allegation". That's what I'm requesting. My account on meta, Jatharinan, was blocked because it was identified with a troll IP. This IP made a vandalism in it.wikipedia on the 31st of January, which was deleted by an Italian admin, but he wasn't blocked. After I'd logged in my account on the 2nd of February my account was globally blocked by another Italian admin. That was a mistake, since I haven't made that vandalism, and I don't understand on which bases I could have been identified with that troll. We had just one thing in common: the IP range, a common Italian IP range. Is "any registered used editing from a certain IP" for definition "any anonymous user editing from the same IP range"? I don't think this kind of identification is the rule here. The vandalism in that page about a Turkish cake had nothing to do with my actions here, apparently (as it was deleted so I don't know in what it consisted), so if the so called duck test is worth something you should check it, since you can view deleted edits: I'm sure it had really nothing to do with the socks I'd reported as Jatharinan, nor with final accents on Italian names. I'm asking for this CU request to prove that the IP I had when I last logged in before being blocked wasn't the same as the troll's, to prove my innocence. There's 1 chance over 65536 that the IP I had in that moment was the same the troll had 2 days before, if the check establishes that the IP is the same I'll accept the fact that I've just been very very unlucky and won't insist with the duck test, but if it establishes that the IP was different, as I think, I'm asking you to clean my reputation and unblock my account. This great mistake is the only reason why my CU request to stewards on meta about a cross-wiki vandal using proxies and sockpuppets was refused... 22:33, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

  • Declined Declined - long-term abuse. – Ajraddatz (talk) 17:24, 27 March 2018 (UTC)


Status:    Done

Same vandalism of Global rename policy, CU them and more --Shizhao (talk) 06:35, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

User:AviaRobloxis are also blocked on English Wikipedia as VOA. SA 13 Bro (talk) 06:48, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
 Confirmed - locked both accounts and a couple of sleepers. – Ajraddatz (talk) 17:22, 27 March 2018 (UTC)

Liza Veniza[edit]

Status:    Done

A Russian-speaking vandal in Wikipedia in several languages and Meta-wiki; see user talk: Well-Informed Optimist #The Russian vandal (mostly in Russian) for background. Makes threats to certain users. Presumedly uses VPS, shell servers or other kinds of proxies to evade IP blocks. Please, expose and take down with global IP blocks all these troll houses because other abusers are likely operating from there. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 16:03, 26 March 2018 (UTC)
Sometimes uses proxies by Opera in; it resulted in one-month global block of (talk contribs WHOIS block user block log luxo's checkip) and all the range is now under a short-term global block. Example from Wikipedia: fr:Special:Contributions/ Incnis Mrsi (talk) 17:02, 27 March 2018 (UTC)

@Incnis Mrsi: Do you think that those LTA vandal maybe related to en:Wikipedia:Long-term abuse/Nikita or not? SA 13 Bro (talk) 17:10, 27 March 2018 (UTC)
I am aware of Никита-Родин-2002’s existence, and no – unrelated in any reasonable sense except the country and LTA in Wikimedia. They have very different mindset. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 17:17, 27 March 2018 (UTC)
I think that the accounts of "~ruwiking" do not belong to Liza Veniza, since the last account was followed by horrible insults, and deleted the content of the Jimbo Wales discussion page. And apparently, Liza Veniza did not write anything and Larry Sanger, and Jimbo Wales. Marshmallych ?! 05:11, 1 April 2018 (UTC)
Unsure where did Marshmallych get an idea about another, distinct vandal. Krassotkin~ruwwikingre demonstrated a familiar style and even distinctive phraseology of the Любимая_песчанка account series. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 05:48, 1 April 2018 (UTC)
Inconclusive Inconclusive - account was using an open proxy, only another sock on the IP. Accounts can be blocked/locked based on behavioural evidence. – Ajraddatz (talk) 05:20, 1 April 2018 (UTC)
@Ajraddatz: thanks for your job. I hope you did not forget to globally block troll houses, if any new were discovered. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 05:48, 1 April 2018 (UTC)
I've been doing this for over four years now, I remember :-) – Ajraddatz (talk) 05:50, 1 April 2018 (UTC)
Incnis Mrsi. And one more answer, why I think that ruwiking accounts do not belong to Liza Veniza - because the original vandal, when creating new accounts, it creates new insults and threats in Russian. And the last three accounts just canceled the changes, and I think that this should not be the case from the original vandal. Marshmallych ?! 16:34, 1 April 2018 (UTC)

"~ruwiking" belongs to the you, Incnis Mrsi--Andrew Veniza (talk) 14:01, 14 April 2018 (UTC)

Pasha UA, Никита-Родин-2002, Liza Veniza & Vladislav Pavlov[edit]

Status:    Not done

Please check if someone belongs to the account of Liza Veniza from 3 of these people. Liza Veniza 一 this is the first account, which often became a threat to me and the participant Oleg3280. I just had doubts that Liza Veniza still belongs to someone.

  • I think account "Кубит, возвращайся на одноклассники" belong to Pasha UA
  • I think account "Litle Huesous" belong to Vladislav Pavlov
  • I think accounts "Х у й ебать открыто сасать" and "Jason Iron" belong to Liza Veniza

Marshmallych ?! 06:28, 7 April 2018 (UTC)

New account 一 Зелёный хуесос (talk contribs deleted contribs logs block user block log CentralAuth AllContribs checkuser). I think it Liza Veniza again. Marshmallych ?! 10:30, 7 April 2018 (UTC)
  • See #Liza Veniza for discussion about Liza Veniza.
  • Incnis Mrsi on discussion about Liza Veniza proved that the Liza Veniza uses an open proxy by Opera VPN.
  • Threatens and offends several users in Russian. Diffs: 1, 2.
  • Cross-wiki vandalism.
  • Frequent block evasion.

Marshmallych ?! 20:01, 7 April 2018 (UTC)

What does this or that account do:
Pasha UA creates accounts with obscene words in Russian and sends insults, threats.
Никита-Родин-2002 is a popular russian vandal. One time he threatened one of the FANDOM'employees - Kuzura.
Vladislav Pavlov created account Tellarion Foldring for ban evasion on and 7 days after registering this account with the same account, it was written to me that I have crooked hands.
Liza Veniza threatens and offends Well-Informed Optimist, Oleg3280, and me on all wikis (especially Meta-wiki, Russian Wikinews, French Wikipedia).

I think account Liza Veniza belong to Pasha UA or Vladislav Pavlov. Marshmallych ?! 07:38, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

  • Comment Comment There is nothing against general Wikimedia rules about having sock accounts, those are local wiki rules, so such requests should be referred to local wikis. If you are talking about abuse, then deal with the abuse, not start fishing over accounts.  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:38, 7 April 2018 (UTC)
    • BillingHurst. I wrote here specially because some of the accounts do not exist on this or that wiki. Marshmallych ?! 06:43, 7 April 2018 (UTC)
      If they are abusing you report them as abuse, if that is the case it is not evident from your report. Requesting checkuser is a serious accusation and should always be supported with evidence, and never done casually. There has to be a purpose to get the IP.  — billinghurst sDrewth 07:50, 7 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Thanks for all users, who help cancel vandalism and global block this user. Sorry for my English. Oleg3280 (talk) 15:05, 7 April 2018 (UTC)

Marking these as X mark.svg Not done and out of scope.

This is meta, and enquiring about accounts that have not edited here and are not in contravention of local rules should be clearly seen as a fishing exercise. Whilst I am no longer a local checkuser, blind Freddie should be able to see these as out of scope.

Please take crosswiki abuse issues to SRG, stewards will work out there whether they wish to checkuser more broadly.  — billinghurst sDrewth 08:08, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

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