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Information we need to investigate promotional spam:

  • a list of the accounts involved in cross-wiki spam
  • the reasons you think there's cross-wiki spam, e.g. single-purpose accounts coordinating on closely related topics which don't meet notability guidelines and/or contain highly promotional content
  • have there been past community discussions on local projects? Have sockpuppet investigations been conducted?

We can investigate on other wikis, find new sockpuppets or suspicious edits and find new data to get the bigger picture. When a case is solved, we can inform local communities to ask for help with cleanup (e.g. by deleting pages or systematically removing promotional material).

We also keep an archive of past cases to keep track of and minor cases and internal matters.

About Pierre Malinowski[edit]


On fr-wiki we identified problematic spam on closely related topics:

SPI showed that: fr:Wikipédia:Vérificateur d'adresses IP/Requêtes/juillet 2021#Svetlana090, Foundation-french, Marija1st, BKTeaman, Yasinkovski, Jean-Dumoulin1, Jehanne-Sylvie - 24 juillet = is proxy and sockpuppets are:

I also blocked other SPAs:

The pages are also under extended protection (2 yrs)-see request to admins: [1] Affected wikis are:

  • commons++++
  • en-WP+++++
  • fr-WP++++++
  • ru-WP++++++
  • de-WP++
  • WD+++

I can't speak German or Russian to warn them about this spam by a bunch of SPAs. Best regards, Bédévore (talk) 14:40, 31 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

created the page on en.wp. I blocked them for spamming back in April, for creating w:Roman Bekmuradov. MER-C (talk) 12:29, 1 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wiki PR, Status Labs[edit]

Notable - literally, because they have articles written about them - spammers with a lengthy history. There's a lot of residual cross-wiki cleanup that needs to be performed, plus some of the spam seems to have returned in the intervening years since this case was investigated. MER-C (talk) 17:17, 17 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

List of articles pasted at User:MER-C/Spam/WikiPR. @Jules*: there's a couple for you to nuke. MER-C (talk) 16:38, 21 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Done @MER-C: maybe it would be useful to open an archive subpage (with the links above)? best, — Jules* Talk 09:49, 22 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
P.-S. : if it can help to discover other socks, @MER-C:, MonsieurJohannes (who created fr:Freshworks listed on your subpage):
— Jules* Talk 09:58, 22 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Okay, so, some other articles to delete not on your list:
Ping @Itti and MarioGom:. (We have no contact for it-wp.) — Jules* Talk 11:09, 22 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yay, untagged socks. The CU data was too cloudy, but there is little doubt these accounts are affiliated. Sigh. See en:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Japanelemu/Archive for the untagged accounts. I also created Wikiproject:Antispam/Archives/2021/Wiki PR but someone needs to complete the research. There are a lot more discussions than this. MER-C (talk) 14:27, 22 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
There is also:
— Jules* Talk 15:51, 22 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@MER-C: en:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Boskit190/Archive may also be Wiki PR/Status Labs: Keke1970 (CA · xwiki · COIBot report · ja · en), who created ja:SnatchBot and ja:PMインターナショナル, has been blocked on en-wp as a sock of Boskit190.
I also found out new and more recent (2020-2021) accounts, not blocked nor locked, via ja:チェーザレ・カターニア (found with ja:利用者:Keke1970/sandbox), which led me to wikidata:Q56141864:
— Jules* Talk 16:36, 22 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Found another SPI: en:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Fatima 77/Archive. New articles added to User:MER-C/Spam/WikiPR. MER-C (talk) 18:12, 22 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Tagged es:SnatchBot and es:Ben Heine for deletion. is notable and someone already did some clean up. It might need further review though. Action still pending for VhuroMu2 (CA · xwiki · COIBot report · es). MarioGom (talk) 20:21, 22 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

About KapitalBrand (frwp, commons, enwp)[edit]


KapitalBrand is an e-reputation company based in Morroco and they hire freelance editors to write on wikis. They use a lot of sockpuppets to edit articles about their clients (to get the "upper hand" in debates and to publish articles, sometimes cheating on typo to bypass protections). They never declare their conflicts of interest or their sockpuppets. They are banned on fr-wp. Typically, a freelance writes a draft and another dude publishes the draft.

Sockpuppets page is here: fr:Wikipédia:Faux-nez/KapitalBrand. They operate mainly on fr-wp and commons however a few of them are on en-wp.

Best, Bédévore (talk) 08:52, 23 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Unknown multilingual UPE sockfarm[edit]

I found en:Mikhail Valerievich Lifshitz in my fortnightly suspicious article list. This was created by Straycatgirl (CA · xwiki · COIBot report) who has 13k edits on uk.wp but their creations on en.wp are spewing red flags for UPE. Barvenkov (CA · xwiki · COIBot report) created uk:Лифшиц, Михаил Валерьевич.

The obvious publicity photo File:Mikhail Lifshitz.jpg in this article was uploaded by Jackrosse (CA · xwiki · COIBot report) and sourced to this Flickr profile hxxps:// engaged in obvious license laundering. The Flickr profile contains three images, the second File:Dr Amine Issa.jpg also being uploaded by Jackrosse for d:Q106809433 (Mobalytics).

The third image File:Michael Baczor.jpg was uploaded by Vladmedv (CA · xwiki · COIBot report). They substantially edited d:Q89453053 (Michael Baczor).

This Wikidata item was created by Momarfish (CA · xwiki · COIBot report). They uploaded File:Netskope Headquarters.jpg, sourced from another license laundering profile on Flickr hxxps:// (one image only), made en:Netskope a lot more spammy and created en:Nexthink, en:Lily Jay (both spam) and en:Martin Devergie.

Momarfish also substantially contributed to d:Q23672838 (Roobee). This yields three articles:

And this is where it starts to get complicated. MER-C (talk) 12:16, 4 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This is getting old for this sock farm, so I will stop here. @DarwIn: please delete the images on Commons. MER-C 09:41, 5 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ross kramerov[edit]

Upwork freelance spammer (not their real name) that has polluted multiple wikis. Ongoing abuse. Falsely claims authorship of at least two articles on their Upwork profile.

Residual articles:

Cleanup is mostly complete but there is another sockpuppet investigation pending. MER-C 18:40, 17 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Linkspam online casinos et. al.[edit]

Temporarily collapsing - resolved

We are currently investigating accounts in dewiki which are involved in cross-wiki spamming, there was an SPI on enwp uncovering lots of socks. The accounts usually make a few edits verifying wayback archive links and then they add valid content with a reference to an unsuitable commercial website (online gambling, hair replacement, etc.).

Completed/ongoing investigations:

Other affected wikis:

--Count Count (talk) 10:55, 19 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sites spammed on en.wp:

Unblocked sockpuppets found:

SPI renewed. MER-C 14:18, 19 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I endorsed a CU-check for sleepers on enwiki; I'm basically certain that – at least on en – these are all operated by the same person. I also had a go at a (private) abuse filter. Spam blacklist might be something to consider as well(?), though I have little experience with that. Blablubbs (talk) 18:03, 21 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No new domains found on en.wp. Someone needs to gather up all of the domains and send them to Talk:Spam blacklist - but that can only be done once the German and Spanish investigations are completed. MER-C 19:11, 21 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Some more socks that we found on and then xwiki:

They're probably related to these old accounts: Marcooo671 (CA · xwiki · COIBot report), Blixa8519berlin (CA · xwiki · COIBot report), and Smith8519berlin (CA · xwiki · COIBot report) which edited w:it:LeoVegas the same way User:AnnaAmiar did. Sites spammed on and (炸裂) 19:47, 25 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Dewiki CU-results are in (w:de:Special:Diff/215891560). I requested locks for the unlocked accounts. Blablubbs (talk) 21:52, 25 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Additional accounts found:

MER-C 09:24, 26 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

More. MER-C 15:13, 26 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Domains mentioned here nominated for blacklisting. MER-C 10:47, 3 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
All blacklisted. Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 12:48, 3 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
LuchoCR: Some of the accounts listed in this case edit eswiki, maybe you can have a look? Thanks! MarioGom (talk) 07:55, 5 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@MarioGom:: None of the accounts have activity in the last 90 days, son can't run a verification. --LuchoCR (talk) 18:51, 5 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Next CU on dewiki: de:Wikipedia:Checkuser/Anfragen/Supercars08 --Itti (talk) 13:09, 22 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

These links were used by recent sockpuppets related to this spam. --Johannnes89 (talk) 13:56, 22 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

+ enWP [4] --Johannnes89 (talk) 21:31, 22 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Rohit Mehta[edit]

Affects en.wp, simple.wp, hi.wp, Commons and Wikidata. Spam for Rohit Mehta and his website. MER-C 08:35, 20 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


See w:en:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/CharmenderDeol. A large sockfarm working on simple, Commons and enwiki; accounts are usually either segregated between wikis or have a strong focus on one. Per enwiki CU, there is proxy use involved, so I suspect additional local checks may uncover additional accounts. Any assistance with filing relevant investigations and cleanup would be appreciated. Blablubbs (talk) 09:18, 25 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks, at Commons speedy deletions have been initiated for File:DAO Minh Quan.jpg, File:Michael Obeng.jpg and File:Luis Marti.jpg. In addition, a couple of regular DRs were opened: c:Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by ImmaDie, c:Commons:Deletion requests/File:Griffin Lotson.jpg, c:Commons:Deletion requests/File:Richard Bohannon.jpg, c:Commons:Deletion requests/File:AQUILES ESTE.jpg, c:Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Nirmaln404. --AFBorchert (talk) 23:34, 25 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I ran into SabrinaMaze (CA · xwiki · COIBot report · simple · en) while working on the enwiki SPI case. They are stale on en, but based on their creation of simple:Aquiles Este they are probably related to this farm (see en:Draft:Aquiles Este, c:File:AQUILES ESTE.jpg). CU on simplewiki might be helpful. Spicy (talk) 01:30, 26 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Ferien: see above. MER-C 10:00, 26 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I've sent that page to requests for deletion.. Eptalon, could you take a look at the sockpuppetry stuff? Thanks, Ferien (talk) 10:12, 26 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

UA85 and related[edit]

  • Affected wikis: Wikidata, pnb.wp (Western Punjabi), en.wp, fr.wp, no.wp, hi.wp (Hindi), ur.wp (Urdu), pl.wp, es.wp, bn.wp, Commons.

UA85 claims to be Umair Ahmad. Originally limited to this subject, they have since engaged in both UPE and link spamming. There is also likely a spam company behind all of this. Ongoing abuse. MER-C 20:01, 25 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Most of the sockpuppets did not have any contributions at Commons. Most of the uploads are already deleted, File:Jeans Explosion.jpg is one of the surviving files with VRT permission (appears to be genuine). --AFBorchert (talk) 22:36, 25 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Needs a flush out on Commons, Urdu and Punjab Wikipedias. MER-C 17:01, 16 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@TheAafi: there are at least a few spam pages on the Urdu Wikipedia awaiting elimination. User:MER-C/Spam/UA85 may be helpful. MER-C 17:12, 25 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
MER-C Been in travel since last night. Gimme sometime and I'll get this done. ─ The Aafī (talk) 03:41, 26 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I deleted several articles under UA85 tag, and will check all others once I reach back home. ─ The Aafī on Mobile (talk) 03:54, 26 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
{@MER-C:, I deleted a bunch of articles and removed the spam links from several others. I'll likely move few of these through AfD because I'm not sure whether to keep these or to delete them, so I'd seek consensus from the local community. Everything else is Done. ─ The Aafī (talk) 14:38, 26 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


These accounts have been blocked for socking and spamming on enwiki (see en:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Trane007), but the first two are also active on frwiki. Articles that have been created or heavily edited by them include:

Trane007 was previously warned for UPE on frwiki [5]. There also seems to be some related logged-out editing on 2001:8A0:E80A:B200::/64 - see en and fr contribs. This might go back further than this - Barbapapa888 (CA · xwiki · COIBot report · fr), though stale, is likely related based on editing interests and username.

Thanks, Spicy (talk) 12:21, 1 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi @Spicy. Thanks for the info. I blocked accounts on fr-wp, deleted some articles, marked the other for UPE, and asked for a SPI: fr:Wikipédia:Vérificateur d'adresses IP/Requêtes/octobre 2021#Trane007, Honesty888 - 1 octobre. (You can ping me when cases are related to fr-wp.) Best, — Jules* Talk 13:03, 1 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That was fast - thanks. Will do in the future re. pings. Spicy (talk) 14:39, 1 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Locks requested. MER-C 17:09, 9 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Spicy, MER-C, and Jules*: Mardit1 (talk · contribs) has started editing about AFRO on enwp. Blocked locally. Blablubbs (talk) 15:25, 28 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Split-project UPE for Dave Sidhu among likely others[edit]

I got a set of users that are likely socks of one another, with single-project editing largely being limited to one of each account. What follows is the behavioral evidence that links them. I'm already working on making sure the enwiki editor gets blocked since it's pretty blatant.

User/Link summaries

  • R. Edits is linked to R. Articles by the same strong interest in Dharmendra Ahirwar (see this global search)
  • Davesidhusydney is a little stale, but is linked to Tracktouch Productions by en:Dave Sidhu (see log of en:Draft:Dave Sidhu) compared to pa:Dave Sidhu being essentially identical
  • R. Articles is linked to Davesidhusydney by their substantial modifications to the above linked draft.
  • Kanwaljeetsingh is very stale, but had a similar interest with a mainspace creation on Sidhu in 2016, and no other activity.
  • Both R. accounts and Tracktouch have added links to, and no one else.
  • Both R. Articles and Tracktouch have added links to and no one else.
  • Some various other bits point to very likely UPE based from a marketing firm.

Because of the limited amount of single-wiki editing performed, there isn't really any place I can file an SPI. I'm putting this here mainly for documentation purposes, as there may be further cleanup needed: the accounts listed here are mostly very active in editing. I also provided a bit more evidence than probably needed to show that this is a spam ring, but both R. accounts have a decent number of edits (in the hundreds), so I don't want to skip out on any details. Perryprog (talk) 22:19, 5 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

+Tracktouchrecords, also years stale. GeneralNotability (talk) 22:22, 5 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Nigerian based spammer. Ongoing abuse. Focus is Nigerian politics and CEOs but occasionally strays into the West.

New accounts not mentioned in the en.wp SPI which I just blocked:

Heavy spamming on Simple English and English Wikipedias, and lots of copyvio images on Commons (there's no way File:European Diversity Awards.jpg, File:Gideon Olanrewaju.jpg and File:Scott Lumley11.jpg among many others, is this user's own work). @Celestina007, DarwIn, and AFBorchert:. MER-C 17:05, 9 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Ferien: see above - I've made a few DRs on Simple, but there's too much and new socks keep on being discovered. MER-C 11:59, 10 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I've taken the list of accounts from the simplewiki SPI, and every one of their uploads to Commons was copyvio. I've tagged all of those, but the accounts on the enwiki SPI will also need to be gone through. Jack Frost (talk) 13:06, 14 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Several UPE/socks blocked on fr-wp[edit]

Hi (ping @MER-C, @Blablubbs).

We found (and blocked) several accounts on fr-wp which are socks (and probably UPE!), in two separate cases. Articles created should probably reviewed. Some accounts are not blocked yet on en-wp:

I only put the not yet blocked accounts with at least one edit on en-wp; exhaustive lists can be found in the "case summary" links.

Kind regards, — Jules* Talk 22:18, 14 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Changingguardsatbuckinghampalace is an Israeli UPE operation primarily focused on English Wikipedia. You can see the accounts in the English sockpuppet investigation, but I'll list here the cross-wiki ones:

And articles:

Maybe frwiki and dewiki could run some checkuser checks? Big UPE operations that go cross-wiki rarely do so for a single article.

Pinging fr and de contacts: Bédévore, Jules*, LaMèreVeille, AFBorchert, Itti, MBq, Millbart.

Best, MarioGom (talk) 19:24, 19 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

thx for the info, on dewiki a CU ist not possible, account was only active 1 June 2020, the edit is to old for CU. But I will have a look. Regards --Itti (talk) 19:29, 19 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks Itti! By the way, for any CU, contact GeneralNotability privately if you need some tips to interpret technical evidence for this sockfarm. MarioGom (talk) 19:34, 19 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for the ping, @MarioGom. I deleted the article and blocked the accounts. Sadly, edits are too old for CU as well. Best, — Jules* Talk 17:33, 20 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
de:Millennium Management now deleted and protected --MBq (talk) 12:42, 12 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Misuse of spare account. Creating custom pages in all Wikipedia languages. User accounts:

Global user contributions

--Persia ☘ 13:57, 25 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

History of creating current pages
History of creating current pages
wiki history by
ps.wikipedia 1:35 9 November 2021 AriaTess
th.wikipedia 21:50 1 November 2021‎ AriaTess
tr.wikipedia 07.16 24 November 2021‎ Miladtayan
uk.wikipedia 15:17 7 November 2021 AriaTess
zh.wikipedia 12:20 8 ‎November 2021 AriaTess
en.wikiquote 16:33 16 November 2021‎ Miladtayan
commons.wikimedia 04:07 28 October 2021‎ AriaTess
wikidata 22:22 25 May 2020 Huyancho
pnb.wikipedia 6:45 6 December 2021 Abbas dhothar
pt.wikipedia 05:27 19 January 2022‎ Aryankhodakaramim
Delete history
Delete history
history Page on [wiki] deleted by
09:25, 30 December 2021‎ [hiwiki] User: रेजा गुडारी
15:56, 27 December 2021 [eswiki] User:-sasha-
17:13, 26 December 2021 [jawiki] User:Marine-Blue
15:21, 26 December 2021 [kowiki] User:Reiro
12:05, 26 December 2021‎ [urwiki] User:Ulubatli Hasan
23:36, 25 December 2021 [ruwiki] User:Q-bit array
22:55, 25 December 2021‎ [itwiki] User:Merynancy
17:12, 25 December 2021 [frwiki] User:Jules*
17:06, 25 December 2021 [dewiki] User:Partynia
18:09, 11 December 2021 [fawikiquote] User:فرهنگ2016
23:19, 08 December 2021 [eswiki] User:Ezarate
06:54, 28 November 2021 [fawiki] User:Jeeputer
01:16, 17 November 2021‎ [enwikinews] User:Acagastya
11:12, 03 November 2021‎ [dewiki] User:Kuebi
10:20, 03 November 2021 [itwiki] User:Gac
11:02, 02 November 2021 [dewiki] User:Stefan64
17:08, 17 September 2021‎ [fawiki] User:Mardetanha
15:46, 11 May 2021 [fawiki] User:Mardetanha
19:57, 17 January 2021 [enwiki] User:Praxidicae

--Persia ☘ 09:24, 28 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Jules*: Hello, What user handles the reports here?--Persia ☘ 20:20, 6 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Persia: Those who follow the page. But, as each report is about various wikis, you should ping users listed in Wikiproject:Antispam/Contacts for wikis relevant in the current case. — Jules* Talk 20:32, 6 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Remarkable administrators of other wikis in:

--Persia ☘ 09:53, 23 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi, can we ping users from other wikis where there were no discussions about this article yet? This is related to Hrabarook and en:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet_investigations/Iexeru/Archive.


--Anntinomy (talk) 20:39, 20 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Multi-language Spam : creation of Luka Snoj in different languages by several accounts[edit]

(in french, sorry)

Bonjour, j'ai la forte suspicion que Luka Snoj a spammé entre mai et octobre 2021 une dizaine de wikis, dont la wikipédia francophone, pour créer sous différents pseudonymes son propre article wikipédia.

Les utilisateurs, tous CAOU, sont inactifs maintenant que ces articles existent (en 9 langues à ce jour, tandis que 2 langues ont été supprimées) mais pourraient revenir si on faisait un gros nettoyage (admissibilité discutable et articles publicitaires bien entendu).

À ce jour 4 de ses présumés pseudonymes ont été exclus, mais de la wikipédia espagnole uniquement.

En déroulant le fil avec l'article français qui me paraissait louche, je me suis fait un petit pavé avec les notes que j'ai pu rassembler. Si l'on supprime les articles sans s'occuper de ces comptes le problème pourrait se poser de nouveau :

Basketball3x3 (nom du bouquin)

CAOU sur

17 décembre 2015 à 14:02‎ création page

2 imports sur commons effacés en 2015

Europe3x3basketball (variation sur le précédent)

CAOU sur et

9 janvier 2021 à 21:15 modifications page

17 mai 2021 à 21:15 création page

17 mai 2021 à 23:15 modification sur l'item wikidata


CAOU sur

compte bloqué sur pour abus de faux-nez

3 mai 2021 à 11:59 modifications page

18 mai 2021 à 00:02 modifications sur l'item wikidata

CAOU sur

4 mai 2021 à 00:31 création page avec le diff "Ustvarjanje nove strani Luka Snoj (po vzoru Luka Snoj strani na amer. Wikipedii)" (google trad : "Création d'une nouvelle page Luka Snoj (sur le modèle de la page Luka Snoj sur Wikipedia américain) "). (NDLR : Ben voyons... si je créé moi-même ma page en anglais, je m'en sers comme modèle pour les autres ;) )


CAOU sur, et

compte bloqué sur pour abus de faux-nez

18 octobre 2021 à 16:25 modifications page

18 octobre 2021 à 20:33‎ création page

18 octobre 2021 à 23:06 une dizaine de modifications sur l'item wikidata jusqu'au 20 octobre

19 octobre 2021 à 00:16 modification page

19 octobre 2021 à 00:42 création page


CAOU sur,,,,

compte bloqué sur pour abus de faux-nez

18 octobre 2021 à 16:53 import d'une photo du sujet sur commons

une photo supprimée précédemment, date d'import inconnu

18 octobre 2021 à 22:25 modifications page

19 octobre 2021 à 01:47 création page

19 octobre 2021 à 01:58 modifications page

20 octobre 2021 à 12:55 création page

20 octobre 2021 à 21:25 création page


CAOU sur et

compte bloqué sur pour abus de faux-nez

26 octobre 2021 à 14:57 modifications page

26 octobre 2021 à 16:52 import de la photo du sujet sur commons

26 octobre 2021 à 18:28 modifications page (révoquées)


1 seule modif, insuffisant mais même pattern de pseudo et ça peut être un compte dormant

20 octobre 2021 à 19:36 modification page

Page supprimée le 18 juin 2021 puis 18 novembre 2021

Page supprimée le 1er novembre 2021

(english summary)
Hi everyone, I suspect someone (Luka Snoj himself I presume, but who knows) creates the article Luka Snoj in several languages in order to promote himself and his book about basket-ball.
Some accounts :are blocked on but he did it on 9 languages, included and
If needed, I can answer in basic english. Feel free to format my message in a better way if you think so. --El Funcionario (talk) 04:53, 28 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Update : the french article has be deleted today. --El Funcionario (talk) 09:11, 5 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
German de:Luka_Snoj was discussed and kept in 10/2021 due to the sportive successes. Today I deleted most of its content as blatand book advertising. --MBq (talk) 12:31, 12 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Clandestine task force actively promoting Eric Zemmour's presidential campaign at Wikipedia[edit]

Hi, first of all: sorry about my broken English. I'll try and make it short.

  1. The whole story involved w:fr:Éric Zemmour, who is a candidate in the w:Presidential elections in France. The event is to be held in April 2022.
  2. In December 2021, the head advisor for Zemmour's online campaign said that several Wikipedians were monitoring and honing Zemmour's page, but he didn't give any hint to identify them. Le Parisien - paywall, sorry
  3. In December 2021 Jules* was asked, by a journalist whose name is Vincent Bresson, to help him with an enquiry about Z's supporters on fr-wp. Bresson went undercover and was admitted in the group of users who were POV-pushing about Zemmour. He kept all logs and also asked Jules* to check and support his own research. This secret group was directed by the head advisor for Zemmour's campaign. The members of the group were tasked with using several tactics to make POV-pushing, and also retaliate against anyone in their way, including cyberbullying. They called themselves WikiZedia.
  4. The data collected, both by Jules* and by journalist Vincent Bresson, was eventually released. Vincent Bresson published his research in a book Au coeur du Z, un journaliste a infiltré la campagne d'Éric Zemmour. The same day, that is on 2022-02-17, Jules* also released the information to the Frech community.

The members involved are:

They are currently in the process of being banned. The story made huge headlines in newspapers in France. The French community, as you might have guessed, is not really delighted about the WikiZedia team and their coordinated POV-pushing; also, they were involved with someone who threatened an opposing user with physical violence.

Cheep made changes on a lot of other wikis:

Discussions about it on fr-wp:

Best regards, Bédévore (talk) 16:07, 19 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Discussions about it at en-wiki:
Users indeffed at fr-wiki, per this French ANI discussion (Bulletin des administrateurs):
Users indeffed at en-wiki (blocking proposal still going on as of 01:58, 20 February 2022 (UTC) at this ANI thread :
Thanks, Mathglot (talk) 01:58, 20 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikibusines round 3[edit]

See Wikiproject:Antispam/Archives/2021/Wikibusiness for previous spam.

You'd think they've got better things to do right now, but nope! MER-C 16:55, 16 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not a fresh story but may be worth seeing. fr:Dragon_Eternity and uk:Dragon_Eternity were created simultaniously and reapeat word by word ru:Драконы вечности. Ukrainian version was created by sockpuppet. French one is a question.--Anntinomy (talk) 12:55, 27 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

BinaryX was respammed:

MER-C 12:15, 15 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Admitad was respammed by Natasha Binar (CA · xwiki · COIBot report) with File:Admitad-logo (7).svg. MER-C 06:46, 17 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Per Wikipedia:Conflict_of_interest/Noticeboard#Jeanie_Roland_and_her_restaurants:

MER-C 02:16, 22 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not sure who the article spammer is for this one. MER-C 06:16, 24 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@MER-C no support with deleting on commons for this :( Anntinomy (talk) 09:00, 14 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The commons uploads are being deleted because they are likely to be copyright violations (mix of cameras, implied person behind the account likely doesn't exist), not because they were uploaded by Bodiadub. MER-C 17:12, 14 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Parallel work around Ukrainian companies:

--Anntinomy (talk) 19:34, 5 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@MER-C can you look at these, please? Anntinomy (talk) 12:22, 7 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I agree with Hacken.

Rentberry and the rest at the en.wp SPI I am not yet sure of. MER-C 17:23, 7 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A few more possibles:

confirmed to СтереПашка (see my meta talk page). MER-C 18:45, 7 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@MER-C Why is missing? Anntinomy (talk) 20:03, 11 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Because I don't have enough info to block yet. MER-C 19:51, 12 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

en:Arival Bank

Mercuryo was respammed.

MER-C 09:43, 9 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@MER-C seems Володимирівна Ольга (CA · xwiki · COIBot report) should be added. Can we check?--Anntinomy (talk) 18:29, 11 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
MER-C 19:51, 12 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Blocked Молдовський винний погріб (CA · xwiki · COIBot report) but cannot pinpoint any spam. MER-C 18:45, 15 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

MER-C 18:47, 29 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

And more possibles:

Continued spamming on en:Volodymyr Polochaninov (ru:Полочанинов, Владимир Геннадиевич, uk:Полочанінов Володимир Геннадійович)

This is now two Wikibusines articles created by ДмитроСавченко on en.wp. MER-C 15:47, 31 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Seems this parallel work is worth attention: w:Oleksandr Zats was translated shortly after by Tuga1143 (CA · xwiki · COIBot report) in pt:Oleksandr Zats--Anntinomy (talk) 20:43, 1 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Admin on Portuguese Wikipedia. MER-C 09:15, 7 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Blocked IgorTurzh for another Wikibusines creation. Also blocked Davor Lovrić (CA · xwiki · COIBot report).

Other users: Lozouhg (CA · xwiki · COIBot report). MER-C 15:56, 13 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

MER-C 11:46, 4 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Another haul at en:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Bodiadub:

MER-C 10:36, 17 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]