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These indicators are used by CheckUsers and stewards for easier skimming of their notes, actions and comments.
{{Confirmed}}: 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 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}}: 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


Timmy terner@el.wikipedia[edit]

Can you explain why you are blocked on elwiki? —MarcoAurelio 09:04, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

User Timmy terner has been blocked on el@wiki due to his behaviour here and also here, according to our local policy Βικιπαίδεια:Όχι προσωπικές επιθέσεις. --Glorious 93 (talk) 09:27, 6 July 2015 (UTC)
I'd prefer if this request is endorsed by an user in good standing -an admin would be ok- as CU requests requires good faith and not be used as a tool against disputes. —MarcoAurelio 19:34, 6 July 2015 (UTC)
Sorry, but if you see the dates, the attack happened 5 days after. and here is the reason.Timmy terner (talk) 15:54, 10 July 2015 (UTC)
I'm leaning to decline this request. CheckUsers to "proof someone's innocence" ain't usually carried at this project, nor we have a custom of doing them. I'll let other stewards to have a look at this one though. —MarcoAurelio 14:51, 11 July 2015 (UTC)
Blocks are clearly attributed to user activity rather than accusations of sockpuppetry. Checkuser not clearly required.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:34, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

Abdolrahman Khazeni@fa.wikipedia[edit]

@Ruslik0: Could you please verify this request too? Actually the request is going to be stale after one week! ● Mehran Debate 05:22, 13 July 2015 (UTC)
Apparently stale. Closed Closed  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:36, 29 July 2015 (UTC)


Sorry but you copied my previous requests even without one minor change! I am a sysop in fawiki and as far as I know, the user has not been banned and this request is not legitimate based on the above facts. ● Mehran Debate 02:40, 12 July 2015 (UTC)
Apologies for the copyright violation! But user:Seiavoshy was editting during the time user:Maahmaah was blocked. As for the original banned user, I am talking about the notorious user:Truth Seeker. who has abundance of socks--Kazemita1 (talk) 07:00, 12 July 2015 (UTC)
All right, that would be an acceptable reason, however I did not understand the relationship between Truthseeker and the accounts. ● Mehran Debate 07:28, 12 July 2015 (UTC)

Closed Closed Please take discussion back to local wiki to determine the need and value of a checkuser.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:37, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

@billinghurst: The consensus in the above discussion was that the request is legitimate. Can you do the checkuser? Because right after this request, both of the users announced retirement Seiavoshy, Maahmaah; but because of the delay in the process, they started their activity again. Best, Taha (talk) 03:24, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
Unrelated Unrelated between the two accounts. I do see a relationship between Maahmaah and Basp1, though the latter account only edited for a month.

To note that if you are going to start using the "Truth Seeker" reasoning then we would be expecting to see editing in that style mentioned for the check, so we have some evidence that it is the user. I think that checks like this should be proposed with admins at faWP first.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:20, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

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