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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



Symbol wait.svg Doing... Will see what we can find. --Jyothis (talk) 22:55, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

@Jyothis: Pictogram-voting-question.svg Progress report?MarcoAurelio 10:34, 24 September 2016 (UTC)
@Jyothis: Hello? I don't think you're handling this, right? —MarcoAurelio 13:47, 30 September 2016 (UTC)
Sorry about that - got caught up at work :( - I did half way and that was inconclusive. Let me re-start. --Jyothis (talk) 00:15, 12 October 2016 (UTC)
Still going through this. done with one part and doing the other. --Jyothis (talk) 14:43, 20 October 2016 (UTC)
Jyothis, thanks for not giving up on this case. I suspect that some of those may be meatpuppets (e.g. Тамаш Йеньо Секереш, which is the name of a different person, though still very closely related with the sockmaster), which makes an additional mess as the sockmaster is already likely using lots of proxies and might even know even better how to clear his tracks. On a side note, we're very close to electing local CUs, so we may finally ease a little bit the burden on you, guys (from conversations with other stewards I see that the socks get more and more knowledgeable and thus difficult to identify purely on technical grounds, especially without knowing much of the context).
— Luchesar • T/C 15:08, 20 October 2016 (UTC)
Yea I get that, but the issue is that it is pretty hard from a purely technical stand point and so far the checks has been inconclusive. I am trying to correlate as much as I can, but don't keep too much hope :) --Jyothis (talk) 00:46, 24 October 2016 (UTC)
Much appreciated, Jyothis! Take your time. — Luchesar • T/C 00:51, 24 October 2016 (UTC)

Xwiki promotional spambots[edit]

Status:    In progress

We have have an absolute spambot bonanza of xwiki (attempted) spam for promotional codes and vouchers (visible inSpecial:AbuseLog). I have taken moves to blacklist the majority of the urls and I have COIBot monitoring others that are secondary. Have we undertaken some CU to identify the ranges and put some blocks in place? If not, can we please run a series of checks to better curb this in a proactive manner. Thanks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:24, 2 October 2016 (UTC)

What wiki are talking about? Ruslik (talk) 20:20, 3 October 2016 (UTC)


What information do you want? Ruslik (talk) 19:59, 17 October 2016 (UTC)
Is he the same person that attacked pt.wikt August last year?
Does he have other active accounts?
--ValJor (talk) 15:20, 18 October 2016 (UTC)
All old accounts are now stale. They are impossible to check. Ruslik (talk) 19:56, 18 October 2016 (UTC)[edit]

 Confirmed but they are all locked anyway. Ruslik (talk) 19:35, 22 October 2016 (UTC)


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