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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
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More information for stewards

In this box I'm providing further information about this case, as required by RadiX.

  1. User name list: the limit here is 10 users, so I had to choose to write only the IP ranges (besides the 2 accounts) I'm sure one person is using. You can find the full list of the single IPs I managed to find here.
  2. In this page list, the first 3 ranges are unmistakable proxy ranges, the following 5 are Northern-Italian IP ranges, the last 2 are accounts created recently, in all these cases the pages edited (cross-wiki) and the edits themselves are identical or very similar.
  3. Here's a pair of examples of admins who blocked those proxies: [1] (Leon saudanha blocked from 05/12/17 to 05/12/18) [2] (GeneralizationsAreBad blocked from 16/11/17 to 16/02/18). Lately this person is using more normal IPs than proxies, maybe just because in some wikis they're currently blocked. The person is clearly the same: [3].
  4. Here I'm showing also a few examples of unequivocally inappropriate or disruptive edits sometimes even reverted in pages: [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]. Among all his edits he seem to be obsessed with final accents in Italian names: [9].
  5. Now I'm naming some pages edited recently by IPs belonging to different IP ranges or accounts and placed in different wikis (I'm not including pages edited by different IPs in one wiki), these pages normally aren't edited daily so that a coincidence would be highly unlikely: Björn Borg, Djavan, Dolcenera, Evolution of the wolf, Mia Martini, Mango (singer), Loredana Errore.
  6. The use of open proxy is forbidden in this entire project (en:Wikipedia:No Open Proxies) as this kind of use of sockpuppets (en:Wikipedia:Sock puppets). The fact that normal IPs are being used to make the same edits in the same pages where proxies and/or socks have been used should prove, in my humble opinion, the relation between the first and the second elements (Wikipedia:If it walks like a duck). In case the proxy ranges and the sock accounts will be blocked, I think that also the normal IP ranges used for the same aim should be blocked or it won't change anything.
  7. Last but maybe least too, as I said 5 days ago, I'm considering another small possibility too: that the user behind the proxies and the socks, the sockmaster, is a Northern-Italian old registred user, Ninonino, and even if I'm not including him in the request I'd like to point out why I'm having a doubt about "him" instead of somebody else. If you watch this user's global contributions you'll notice a lot of similarities with both the pages edited and the edits themselves, including the obsession with accents: Portobuffolé, a page where it seems he tried changing accents in lots of wikis in the past; Mia Martini, art name of Domenica Bertè or Berté (both accents are correct in Italian); Natoli or persons whose surname is Natoli, where both this user and one or more of the IP ranges written above has edited (pt:Natoli pt:Antonino Natoli); other pages rarely edited such as pt:Fluxo volumétrico and tl:Io. I'll let you do your considerations about this point, since I'm not sure as I'm about the previous points.

If you need more or more specific information, please ask and I'll provide.

you made this account to request a CU? despite the decline above? --Artix Kreiger (Message Wall) 19:19, 9 January 2018 (UTC)

Okay, then "what" should I do to report a user for suspicious socking? Do you understand that we're talking about a a cross-wiki proxy user? And you think the problem is the fact that he's being reported by a no-longer anonymous? Are you sure that it's better ignoring this report because it was done by an anonymous instead of checking the user I've talked about above bringing lots of clues to support my thesis? Catharinan (talk) 20:41, 9 January 2018 (UTC)


The accounts are Unrelated Unrelated although Alrax1 has a sock - Tin113. Ruslik (talk) 17:33, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

Vlad Mirsic @el.wikipedia[edit]

 Confirmed from a technical point of view. RadiX 17:57, 16 January 2018 (UTC)


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