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User:Lute88 @ and User:Galassi @

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w:ru:User:Galassi was indefinitely blocked as disruptive sockpuppet of w:ru:User:Lute88 according to Rfc in ruwiki [1] and there is no definite result of Rfc in enwiki - Is there opportunity to make crosswiki check? Serebr 15:45, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

PLease ignore. This is trolling by user permanently banned from ru-wiki.--Lute88 16:46, 30 December 2008 (UTC)
Note, please see en:Wikipedia:Requests for checkuser/Case/Lute88 in which Serebr seems to be an interested party. -- Avi 16:48, 30 December 2008 (UTC)
I am not banned in enwiki and Metawiki. My ban in ruwiki is not an argument against crosscheck of Lute88 and User:Galassi. Serebr 17:04, 30 December 2008 (UTC)
You are not exactly a trustworthy accuser.--Lute88 17:10, 30 December 2008 (UTC)
I give some facts. I think that my arguments (not my personal properties) may be a reason for crosswiki check. Serebr 17:19, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

Declined Declined no valid reason for a check given. Besides and has local checkusers, You can ask them to communicate with each others. --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 18:48, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

Independent confirmation needed

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Please check my account in Russian Wikipedia ru:User:Smartass2009 for intersections with ru:User:+Shipilov. Unfortunately this cannot be done through Russian checkusers who keep hinting that ru:User:+Shipilov is my account. None of them is trustworthy; independent confirmation is absolutely needed. SA ru 15:15, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done as that's a job for the Ombudsman committee to investigate. This doesn't concern stewars. Thanks --FiliP × 15:19, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

some unacceptable usernames @ zhwp.

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Recently, @ zhwp. ,many unacceptable usernames appeared, like w:zh:User:白毛一用是書身, w:zh:User:蒋家军大屠撒, w:zh:User:十字军大屠剎, w:zh:User:百無一用是舒身, w:zh:User:台灣雜重共非, w:zh:User:壞破我是不, w:zh:User:偉大的維權神父, w:zh:User:Alert("Kegns");, w:zh:User:百無一用是書身. They appeared during very short time, and the usernames cursed some of the zhwp sysop. Apparently the usernames were created deliberately. Could you please find out is there any user controlling these a/c?--1j1z2 17:08, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

Here are the results:
  • 白毛一用是書身 = 百無一用是舒身 = 蒋家军大屠撒 = 十字军大屠剎 = Clpro2 = Luihopan = 西崎 = JackyCheung = NobisenACE = Alisonees528 = Reila527 and likely Hkgalbert and Pilotsk
  • 台灣雜重共非 = 壞破我是不 = 偉大的維權神父 = Alert("Kegns"); = 百無一用是書身 but I didn't find anyone else within that group.
--FiliP × 22:48, 26 December 2008 (UTC)
???why my username "JackyCheung" is showed???--JackyCheung 07:55, 29 December 2008 (UTC)
Because maybe they are your sockpuppets and you've already been blocked? --FiliP × 08:05, 29 December 2008 (UTC)
I think the credibility of this result is very low.Skjackey tse 10:10, 29 December 2008 (UTC)
Maybe they are not the same persons, but technical evidence suggests otherwise. Behavioral evidence is something I don't have, since I don't understand Chinese. Because of the complex situation regarding open proxies that is going on on zhwiki, maybe another steward would like to take a look and try to get results on their own. --FiliP × 13:31, 29 December 2008 (UTC)
If You wish I can have a look at this too, but not before the new year, on 1st or 2nd, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 08:59, 30 December 2008 (UTC)
I'm the admin of zh-wiki. Artually, for some users listed above, I think the behavioral evidence doesn't support these results. If birdy would check that again, I think the credibility and the accuracy of the result would be higher.--J.Wong 01:50, 1 January 2009 (UTC)
Clpro2 said he is Canadian-- 12:13, 30 December 2008 (UTC)
  • I think the result is not accurate--JackyCheung 06:46, 31 December 2008 (UTC)
  • Comment Comment: It seems that some of the users above had used proxy, isn't it? --CDIP No.150 repair meter 16:22, 1 January 2009 (UTC)
    Some of them, yes. But only one proxy. --FiliP × 16:30, 1 January 2009 (UTC)
my results
  • Likely Likely the same user:

  • Unlikely Unlikely to be involved at all: JackyCheung, Reila527, Luihopan, Reila527, Hkgalbert, I can't confirm the result of Dungodung that JackyCheung is involved in this.

Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 15:18, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

Upon further inspection and consulting with Spacebirdy, I'd like to apologize and correct myself. In some way, it might be possible that all or some of those named users are connected (except Hkgalbert and NobisenACE, who are most definitely not connected), but given the circumstances (zhwiki target audience forced to use open proxies etc.), it is unlikely, up to some degree, that they are connected. Technical evidence can be tricky sometimes and in a clearer situation (e.g. ukwiki) it wouldn't be so ambiguous. All I can say at this point is that in the future I'll be more careful and appreciative of the technical situation in countries such as China and that I am sorry it has come to this, because I've done the check in good faith. --FiliP × 17:27, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

User:A04167 @ zhwp

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Suspected that this user is a sockpuppet of a indefinitely blocked user User:Msnhinet8jps @ zhwp. Both users shared the same editing habit, which is creating stubs (short articles) of hurricanes in Pacific Ocean by copying paragraphs from main article 2008 Pacific Typhoon Season (as those hurricanes are defined insignificant in creating an individual article) and combining with incorrect information to make the article looks correct. Please check if these two user accounts are related, thank you. --Altt311 04:53, 29 December 2008 (UTC)


Unrelated Unrelated

  • A04167
  • Msnhinet8jps

but Msnhinet8jps seems to have some socks, Likely Likely to be the same user:

*) currently blocked accounts (did not check if indefinit)

Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 15:44, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

User:Stefanomencarelli @ it.wikinews

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Stefanomencarelli is a problematic user that was blocked indefinitely on after seven segnalations for recidive personal attacks about users and community. Same manners on Italian Wikinews: also there he was blocked for same time. Next, he used IPs and to make insults again. The day after, user Sting makes some polemic and vandalic edits, like Stefanomencarelli's style.

Next time Alpha71, on it.Wiki, came back to attack a new candidate admin (link). On he didn't make edits since March 2008. Some doubts for his style; this is similar Mencarelli's, too (I've forget: Alpha71 talks about Stefanomencarelli in that page, too).

Can you check these users? Excuse for my English and thank you. --Leoman3000 01:08, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

New: For Alpha71 is open a banning votation. --Leoman3000 13:22, 31 December 2008 (UTC)
Funnily enough, Leoman3000, that is talking above, is the same person who blocked sistematically me, S.M. in both wikis. Now he is here to defamate me almost i am a criminal? I am supposed to be a 'treath' to wiki? Last time i have a block, it was because i asked more work by admins in and what's the supposed 'journalist style' that i missed. This lead to my indefinite block. A very impartial guy, really. Now he has deleted my wikinews personal pages. So what? What's the point to do it? Delete an userpage, because i have used a SP? Where is written this?

—The preceding unsigned comment was added by [[User:|]] ([[User talk:|talk]]) diff1 diff2, please sign with --~~~~

Hello, this is not the question here, You might know that bypassing blocks with new accounts is not allowed, please sort Your problems out locally, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 20:24, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

 Confirmed socks:

Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 16:08, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

Several usernames @ mswp

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w:ms:User:Farhanshafik, w:ms:User:Farhanrobaie 95, w:ms:User:Farhanshafikdurai, w:ms:User:Suneo, suspected as sockpuppets of w:ms:User:Rashdan who is currently in the voting procedure of an adminship request.refer here All the suspected users voted "support" with quite same reasons. Please check if all those really are sockpuppets. Niduzzi 04:39, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

He admitted.(here) Case is clear. Niduzzi 06:39, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

Please check if w:ms:User:Rashdan edits using other accounts other than the primary one. We suspect the user above is using more than one account. Diagramma Della Verita 13:51, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

 Confirmed socks of

(most seemed to have had interest in voting here)

Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 16:35, 2 January 2009 (UTC) @ fa.wikipedia

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I request a checkuser for this IP. Used also and; for vandalism and harassment in Userpages. Targets are Cobain, سندباد and Ali20 wiki. Raamin 00:04, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

Comment Comment Per Raamin request, I confirm that these IP's as an act of anti-Semitism have made life threat and promise to butcher the users that Raamin has mentioned. It seem that the victims have recieved death threat, most likely because of their attempt to balance out the one-sided article of Israel-Gaza war at fa.wikipedia. --Kaaveh Ahangar 04:09, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

Hello, I would say Declined Declined to this request as it stands because Fishing CheckUser is not for fishing Since You know the IPs anyway, You might want to make a report at the police (for the deaththreats), or a complaint at the ISP, You might want to consult Mike Godwin as advocate for that. Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 17:59, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

Well; I doubt that Mr. Godwin can help in this case; since Sepanta is an iranian ISP. :-) Raamin 03:13, 8 January 2009 (UTC)
He (probably) can't do much himself legally, but I imagine he'd know the best way of dealing with the situation. He may know someone working with the local authorities there, for instance, who can offer country-specific legal advice. It may well still be a good idea to consult him about it. Kylu 20:30, 8 January 2009 (UTC)
Exactly, which is why I said 'might' and 'consult', nothing more, I doubt he would make the police report or isp complaint for You, but he could probably give an advice if You need one. Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 21:32, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

LAKJE @ jawiktionary

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Please check wikt:ja:User:LAKJE. This user account created disputed article, so we suspect that s/he is a sockpuppet of EMPIS or its imitation. And please check if s/he uses proxy. Thank you. LERK 10:17, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

 Confirmed sock of YUNA (talk • contribs • block • xwiki-contribs • xwiki-date • CA • ST • lwcheckuser) (update to the list of socks on Steward_requests/Checkuser/2008#wikt:ja:User:EMPIS):
$) not unified account

Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 20:44, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

Thank you. LERK 03:26, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

Guzzzz@ptwikipedia and Baddin@commons

The following discussion is closed: commons and checkusers were asked to communicate

Both, through the username Guzzzz, where recently checked on both projects:

However, ptwikipedia's checkusers considered the checkuser likely and decided not block the users. Maybe because he got very smart in beating the system since he is likely to be an old user. And he's back on ptwikipedia with new usernames: Baddin (like in the commons check) and Thiago Temer like the old check. So I ask here in meta for a cross check between both projects with the users from above checkusers (commons and ptwiki) and the other two (Baddin and Thiago Temer) from ptwiki.--Pediboi 20:57, 11 January 2009 (UTC)

If ptwiki has CUs that have already taken action, consulting with them may be a good idea. Commons also has local CUs. I'll raise this matter on the CU list, that may be a better way to go than just unilaterally checking on two wikis that have local CUs. ++Lar: t/c 00:33, 14 January 2009 (UTC)
Thanks lar, I guess it is better they communicate, btw. "Guzzzz" is a global account... Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 00:50, 14 January 2009 (UTC)
pt:wp and Commons CU's exchanged information about this matter. ++Lar: t/c 05:06, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

Bétaillère@frwikiquote and Prunaux@frwikiquote

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Please check q:fr:User:Bétaillère, q:fr:User:Prunaux, wikt:fr:User:Grondin Facteur Ordinaire, with Mario Scolas and for cross wiki vandalisms with slanding.

I'm sure that's a sock puppet of Mario Scolas known in french Wikipedia.--Bertrand GRONDIN – Talk 22:51, 10 January 2009 (UTC)


 Confirmed socks:

Also the same:
($) locked accounts, (*) blocked accounts (did not check if indefinit)
Long time vandal on fr.projects...
Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 03:01, 11 January 2009 (UTC)
Can you look at q:fr:Utilisateur:Soldat Duroc and q:fr:Jean-Denis Lejeune, un gros poisson comme Bertrand Grondin please ? Is there an IP (or an IP range) to block ? − Elfix × talk (fr) 11:45, 11 January 2009 (UTC)
@IPrange, yes there is, the blocking admin can contact me in private for it. Btw. I would recommend to either not create the userpages for these accounts or to create them with the magic word __NOINDEX__ only to avoid search engines to find the insulting names.
The other checks I or someone else can do later today, I don't think there will be any suprises with them ;( best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 12:05, 11 January 2009 (UTC)
OK, thanks. − Elfix × talk (fr) 12:27, 11 January 2009 (UTC)
additional result

 Confirmed sock to the above:

same users quote&wikt, (these used an open proxy: )
All are (b)locked.
Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 15:51, 11 January 2009 (UTC)
And what about v:fr:Utilisateur:Tata Hégicorne Sorbier ? − Elfix × talk (fr) 18:41, 11 January 2009 (UTC)
 Confirmed to be the same as the above (no surprise here), no other accounts in his range found, the account is locked and blocked, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 00:44, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

eo:user:Black gorilla Obama

Please check and remove ofending account eo:user:Black gorilla Obama. Thanks --Arno Lagrange  11:37, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Account globally locked and hidden, IP blocked. Thanks. --Thogo (talk) 11:48, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

French Wikinews : Mascou24@frwikinews and

Please check n:fr:User:Mascou24 and this IP n:fr:User: After this discussion created by Mascou24, the page was vandalized twice 33 minutes later my answer. The IP was blocked one day. I think that Mascou24 is a sockpuppet of

Can you see if another Users used theses account in French Wikinews. Thank's.--Bertrand GRONDIN – Talk 14:50, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

Hello, I would say Declined Declined because Fishing CheckUser is not for fishing Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 17:45, 19 January 2009 (UTC)
I don't understand. I think it's a sockpuppet who vandalize WN, not for fishing.--Bertrand GRONDIN – Talk 23:28, 19 January 2009 (UTC)
A user cannot be a sockpuppet of an IP. We can compare two accounts, or check vandal accounts if they fit into a certain scheme/belong to a known sockfarm. But we won't reveal IPs of users. If the IP has vandalized, block it - and switch off the "anonymous only" option. --Thogo (talk) 23:31, 19 January 2009 (UTC)
I'll do that. I've never wanted to know the IP of this user, but simply to know if this one use IP for vandize meanwile account keeps respectability. « Je prends acte de tes remarques. » --Bertrand GRONDIN – Talk 23:39, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

zh:user:QG3618(zh:user:428luqg) and zh:user:JEL8288 @zhwiki

zh:user:QG3618 started nominating himself to be a sysop of zhwiki here, but I suspect he is a puppet of zh:user:JEL8288, who has been blocked for 6 months for disturbing users. JEL8288's block log (zh:user:QG3618 was named zh:user:428luqg before he asked a bureaucrat to rename him) proof: when JEL8288 was in block duration, 428luqg(QG3618) acts. 428luqg used to edit similarly to JEL8288(about Microsoft), even uploaded similar images.--Kegns 00:17, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

QG3618 and JEL8288 are Likely Likely to be the same users, this result should be evaluated by looking at their contributions closely.
Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 01:08, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

wikt:ja:User:谷岡香織, etc.

Please check these users:

I doubt they are socks of EMPIS, because of similar naming tendency.--Ninomy 14:52, 21 January 2009 (UTC)


  •  Confirmed to be the same user:

They are probably related to EMPIS, but I have to talk to Spacebirdy about that. --Thogo (talk) 11:28, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

Ok, seems to be very Likely Likely that it is EMPIS. Maybe you want to block the (probably) open proxies: and that were used by them. --Thogo (talk) 15:52, 22 January 2009 (UTC)
Thank you. --Ninomy 03:19, 23 January 2009 (UTC)


Please check ko:User:키백,ko:User:애쉬군a disrupting user. These users first edited request of unblocked/blocked.and same request. We suspect that these users might be a sockpuppet of some banned user, and these users might have a farm. Thank you.--hyolee2/H.L.LEE 07:42, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

Of which banned user do you think they are sockpuppets? --Thogo (talk) 11:50, 6 January 2009 (UTC)
These Users first edited request of unblocked/blocked but same request. korean WP is not banned.--hyolee2/H.L.LEE 02:24, 7 January 2009 (UTC)
I do not understand this reply, plese can You explain or ask another user for translation, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 21:33, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

Pictogram-voting-question.svg Progress report? Closing this soon if nothing further is heard as not done, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 00:54, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

Hello. I suspect these accounts are Unypoly's socks. Unypoly is blocked indefinitely, and Korean Wikipedia prohibits "block avoidance". He made our community and IRC channels messy, and attacking local sysop in unreasonable reason. He already made 10+ socks. I think he makes a round to avoid checkuser. Please check whether his IP is shared or not. Thank you.--Kwj2772 06:47, 18 January 2009 (UTC)
See also:
I see, well, "Unypoly" is too old to check, but I have a look at the two others mentioned above. --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 17:20, 19 January 2009 (UTC)
Likely Likely the same user
best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 17:39, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

zh:user:NP2181 & zh:user:Msnhinet8jp@zhwiki

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zh:user:NP2181 built lots of short articles, act like zh:user:Msnhinet8jp, who had 8 puppets blocked:zh:Category:Msnhinet8jp的維基用戶分身. I suspect zh:user:NP2181 is another puppet of zh:user:Msnhinet8jp. If possible, find out all his puppets please, thanks. --Kegns 17:34, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

Likely Likely the same user:
(*) already blocked (did not check for how long), ($) no global account.
Please note that having multiple accounts is not prohibited only if they are abused, used to manipulate etc., so please check for the contributions, thanks.
Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 00:57, 23 January 2009 (UTC)
I will check for the contributions respectively, thank you.--Kegns 05:44, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

Checkuser request for bosnian wiki need it immidiatly

Status:    Not done

bs:Korisnik:Generalisimus - bs:Korisnik:Iriscroatica - bs:Korisnik:Mitras

While our Checkusers are not online i must bring it here. There is a posability thath this user has his third account. To prevent vandalism (changing text at nationality base) as a sysop i need to know if he is the same. He allready get information, several times, about using sockpuppets. He comes with new user names to provoke. Please if there is possibility let me know at mine page. THX --Seha 09:24, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

Unless you have reason to believe that they are gone for a longer period of time, I do not see why this cannot wait until one of the local Checkusers is available. - Andre Engels 10:32, 22 January 2009 (UTC)
At the moment he is not active. And we can wait. But at the moment I wrote he was trying to push up a discussion in a national-provocating base we can´t need. Some weeks or months ago, I had a disscussion with him and we found consensus. Now, as I think, he cames with new name and trying to continue where he stops. In this consensus, one of his user names (Iriscroatica) was banned and he promise me he don´t gonna made an other one. This user present himselve as one of the major honors from the war at our region. It´s a delicate situation and i don´t want to loose him as contributor, but I would like to let him know that he is recognized and then can make such disscusion ends. --Seha 10:43, 22 January 2009 (UTC)
Now he is active again and tries again. --Seha 11:44, 22 January 2009 (UTC)