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Requests for Meta-Wiki only[edit]

Pelayo Calderón[edit]

Status:    Not done

See Wikimedia_Forum#Help_with_spurious_checkuser_verification.--GZWDer (talk) 06:43, 19 July 2015 (UTC)

I reject the request for three reasons:
  • a check can prove two users are sockpuppets but it cannot prove they are not;
  • it would be pretty easy to fool a check based on a single-day edits;
  • the original check at has been done more than a year ago, some kind of abuse of multiple accounts might cease in a year.
--Vituzzu (talk) 19:30, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
Hi Vituzzu, I have to agree with your denial. A meta-only checkuser is rather useless, as what I'm looking for is simply a "global" checkuser. I want any of my records, in any project, to be compared with those of Pelayo Calderón, as s/he and me are simply not the same person. Best regards --Discasto (talk) 21:23, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
I wouldn't think any other kind of check would work but I'm giving this answer as a local checkuser here at meta. Other requests should be handled elsewhere, honestly I'm not sure where but still not here. --Vituzzu (talk) 11:31, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

Talk page puppet accounts?[edit]

I think it might be worth a project CU taking a look at the accounts editing this talk page. If it has been done before - fine. Hoever the last three I've just blocked seem worth reviewing to me? Cheers --Herby talk thyme 14:04, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

Completed Completed. I've done what I can. Trijnsteltalk 14:18, 31 July 2015 (UTC)


Status:    Done

I am the Commons CU who has handled DLindsley's sockpuppety on the Commons. As a result, DLindsley has made revenge requests here on meta (e.g., [1], [2], [3]). The Churchgoer100 and Forumsfan800 appeared to support those requests. Both are already blocked as socks, so this is a request for sleepers. Also, why on earth has the master (DLindsley) not yet been blocked here? All meta edits since March have been attacks on me and another Commons admin involved in reporting his sockpuppetry (e.g., [4], [5]). Эlcobbola talk 21:03, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

Added Fileuploader3 and Ausefulwikieditor per [6]. @Glaisher:, it looks like you've handled blocking of the socks and @Bsadowski1:, it looks like you've done some global blocks: could one of you look at blocking DLindsley locally/globally too? Эlcobbola talk 22:51, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
Confirmed Confirmed:
Results for you (@Elcobbola, Glaisher, Bsadowski1:) and the community. Sockpuppets have been indefblocked, as well as the main account.
Best regards. —MarcoAurelio 15:33, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
At the time, I just left a message for the master account and intentionally didn't block it as I saw constructive edits made in the past. And it doesn't look like (s)he has been active after that. --Glaisher (talk) 15:38, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
IMHO: No matter how useful their past editions would be, I think that having an small army of eight socks all of them blocked in several other projects, most of them globally locked, for the activities mentioned above; warrants an indefblock/ban in my book. However if my fellow admins or the community decides otherwise I will accept it. Best regards. —MarcoAurelio 15:47, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

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