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These indicators are used by CheckUsers and stewards for easier skimming of their notes, actions and comments.
{{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
{{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}}:  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.
Cross-wiki requests
Meta-Wiki requests



It's quite useless to include zhwiki pages/diffs into SRCU since we don't read Chinese. Just include summaries of the discussion. Symbol wait.svg Doing... nonthless. — regards, Revi 12:12, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
Note : so is it possible for any steward to help conclude this case, from cuwiki revision 29699 (yes, you see how uncivilised people ruin the community)--1233 | Questions?| This message is left by him at 07:16, 21 January 2019 (UTC)
@-revi: are you still on it? RadiX 17:40, 22 January 2019 (UTC)


Discussion on Chinese Wikipedia is de facto must have (and cannot be None) unless you have a good reason not to. I don't see a good reason not to require it. Please discuss it on zh:WP:RFCUHAM and get back to us after then. — regards, Revi 19:16, 21 January 2019 (UTC)
@-revi:Isn't self requested CU not allowed no matter what, the requestor is basically requesting to do a CU on themselves, the 2nd account was indef blocked locally as a sock to the 1st account which is currently just serve 1 week sock block. --Cohaf (talk) 01:53, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
Global CheckUser policy doesn't explicitly prohibit this practice (It says "some wikis" might allow it), but I usually don't do this kind of self-requested checks, as the policy says, it is too prone to abuse. — regards, Revi 08:43, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
@-revi:According to zhwiki w:zh:WP:CUP
Some projects allow users to carry out self checks to prove innocence if there are accused of socking, but normally this is seen as DE
. 2 points, you are the steward so you decide whether is this disruption or not, and can you give us your assessment. 2nd, as given in the link below, the 2 accounts are confirmed in a CU earlier this month by MarcoAurelio. Do we have to continue this? Thanks much! Best Regards,--Cohaf (talk) 09:14, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
NOTE: SRCU is not a place to investigate editors' behavioral data: SRCU is strictly for requesting (and delivering) CheckUser data. — regards, Revi 21:43, 23 January 2019 (UTC)
With ^ and Cohaf's discovery of prior case, declining. — regards, Revi 21:43, 23 January 2019 (UTC)


Febydhani Pribadi@ms.wikipedia[edit]

Not doing check right now but  No comment with respect to IP address(es). Please note that checks cannot be run on an IP address under the CheckUser policy. — regards, Revi 10:13, 23 January 2019 (UTC)
@-revi: Maybe you can check on the registered account listed? CyberTroopers (talk) 22:20, 23 January 2019 (UTC)

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