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Requests for Meta-Wiki only[edit]

Arepticous[edit]

Status:    Done

The two bottom accounts registered during November, after Wikientertain was proposed by User:Arepticous. Both accounts have edited only on Meta, with the goal of finding projects and supporting them. The accounts supported the same type of wiki (social wikis) and have supported the same wikis. Theis first edits were to their user pages and their user talks, with a striking similarity between the messages. Thanks, Zhangj1079 talk 05:00, 28 November 2017 (UTC)

Without using the CU tool; behaviour suggests either sockpuppetry or meatpuppetry, which in any case can be grounds for blocking the accounts. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 21:18, 7 December 2017 (UTC)
 Confirmed--Vituzzu (talk) 12:16, 31 December 2017 (UTC)

Ookuninusi and Freemanmne[edit]

Status:    Done

See [1], if both are not one person then why such overwritting within 5 minutes is "good"? --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 11:54, 31 December 2017 (UTC)

Feel free to check. I used a commentary because of my conviction for the best way to explain the question of the montenegro language.--pelivan Gaim.svg (talk) 13:06 30. December 2017 (UTC)
Yes, just note that I don't have any interests to the political issues in the former Yugoslavia countries. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 12:11, 31 December 2017 (UTC)
Unrelated Unrelated--Vituzzu (talk) 12:13, 31 December 2017 (UTC)
@Vituzzu: Thx, I'm so sorry for my misreading. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 12:15, 31 December 2017 (UTC)

Arepticous[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)

66.160.178.43[edit]

Status:    Not done

I'm asking here (meta) for a check because the user is a cross-wiki vandal (bs ca el en es et fi fr hu it la lt pl pt sq sv tl tr). A Portuguese sysop has already blocked one of his IPs, the one I'm reporting as first, because it was an open proxy. Unfortunately only one IP of the range 66.160.128.0/18 (AS6939 HURRICANE - Hurricane Electric, Inc., US) was blocked, while lots of other IPs on the same range are still used by him. Furthermore this is not the only range he's using, because the same proxy provides other ranges too, 72.52.64.0/18 and 74.82.0.0/18. All these IPs are being used to make the same edits in different wikis. Such edits are also being done by recently registered users who make almost only these edits, I have no doubt he's the same person, even if I may have missed a few IPs or sockpuppets around the wikis. I have to add one more thing: I'm sorry to have observed that the only real (not hidden by a proxy) IPs he's used belong to Italian IP ranges, such as 151.34.0.0/16 and 151.36.0.0/16, which makes this vandal an Italian, Italian as me. Last but maybe least too, adding such information to the fact that in certain cases those same edits have been done some time ago by an Italian registered user, Ninonino, as shown here and here, and to the fact that this user's last edits were made about one month ago (dec. 4th, 7th and 15th) in the same days the vandal made his, makes me think that this user might be the sockmaster, but since I'm not sure about this last point I'm not including him in the check request. If this is not the right place for a cross-wiki check request, please tell me the most correct place to make it, thank you. 151.64.176.253 18:20, 9 January 2018 (UTC)

Checking IPs with accounts are against CheckUser Policy. — regards, Revi 11:07, 13 January 2018 (UTC)

I'm not sure I've understood what you mean: are you saying that "checking relations between IPs and accounts" (i.e. "checking if a certain account has been used by a certain IP") is "against CheckUser Policy"? I thought that was just one of the very aims of checkusers. Perhaps you meant something else I couldn't get... 151.64.173.224 11:59, 13 January 2018 (UTC)

-revi is right. We ain't permitted to link accounts to IP addresses except very exceptional circumstances which don't appear to be the case here. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 14:51, 15 January 2018 (UTC)

Mmm, let's say it's ok. Then it's possible al least to link different IPs to each others, right? Since the accounts are just 2 and the wikis where they're editing are just 3, could we remove them from the check and focus on the IPs which are at the moment 22 editing in 16 wikis? Maybe I'll make a 2 single requests for the suspected socks in 2 of the 3 interested wikis, as proxies are involved and in some wikis some ranges have already been blocked. 151.64.189.174 15:15, 15 January 2018 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done. This is the page for requesting a check on Meta, and non of the users or IP-addresses has any edits here. And as others has explained above, linking users and IP-addresses is not according to the policy. -- Tegel (Talk) 15:56, 16 January 2018 (UTC) I understand. Is it possible at least to leave this request here until the one in the other page is solved? It's just because here it's possible to add all the new IPs I find, while there the limit is 10. 151.64.164.185 18:36, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

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