This page is for requesting that we investigate whether two or more Wikipedia accounts are being abusively operated by the same person.

Before opening an investigation, you need good reason to suspect sockpuppetry.

  1. Evidence is required. When you open the investigation, you must immediately provide evidence that the suspected sock puppets are connected. The evidence will need to include diffs of edits that suggest the accounts are connected. (This requirement is waived if the edits in question are deleted; in this case just provide the names of the pages that the accounts have been editing.)
  2. You must provide this evidence in a clear way. Vaguely worded submissions will not be investigated. You need to actually show why your suspicion that the accounts are connected is reasonable.
  3. Concision is key. Evidence should be presented in a concise format. Because of the length of the backlog, cases with clear and concise explanations and evidence are handled the most quickly.

Investigations are conducted by a clerk or an administrator, who will compare the accounts' behaviour and determine whether they are probably connected; this is a behavioural evidence investigation. Upon request, investigations can also be conducted by a checkuser, who can look at the physical location of the accounts (and other technical data) in order to determine how likely it is they are connected; this is a technical evidence investigation.

Due to Wikipedia's CheckUser policy, checkusers will conduct a technical investigation only if clear, behavioural evidence of sockpuppetry is also submitted; if you ask for technical evidence to be looked at but do not provide behavioural evidence, the investigation may not be allowed to proceed. Additionally, checkusers will not publicly connect an account with an IP address per the privacy policy except in extremely rare circumstances.

How to open an investigation:

To open an investigation (or case), enter the user name (or if there isn't one, IP address) of the oldest-created account (the "sockmaster"), or the previous case name, in the box below, then click "Submit". Note: Do not include "User:" or any other commentary.

For example, if the case name is about User:John Doe or a prior case was at Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/John Doe, you should enter John Doe in the box below.

You will then be taken to another page containing a form you must complete to open the investigation. The process for opening a subsequent investigation on the same user is the same as for creating a new case. Again, do not include "User:" in any of the numbered fields.

If you also wish a checkuser to investigate, change |checkuser=no to |checkuser=yes in the edit box on the next page and explain why you are requesting it.

Note: You can also open an investigation using Twinkle. After installing Twinkle, an "ARV" option will appear in the "TW" tab on any user, user talk, or user contributions page. Clicking on this option and selecting either "Sockpuppeteer" or "Sockpuppet" will allow you to fill in a few simple fields to file a report. The report will be automatically formatted for you.
If you are not autoconfirmed, and the case page is protected or does not exist, please click "show" to the right and use the box below.

Cases currently listed at SPI

Investigation Status Filed at (UTC) Last user edit Last clerk/CU edit
User Time (UTC) User Time (UTC)
Phoenix man CU requested 2022-08-19 15:55 PravinGanechari 2022-09-02 10:55 RoySmith 2022-08-30 01:03
Gokulam1964 CU requested 2022-08-20 11:17 Mz7 2022-08-20 20:13 Mz7 2022-08-20 20:13
RicardoSadik CU requested 2022-08-24 08:43 MS Sakib 2022-09-02 15:53 RoySmith 2022-09-02 14:39
Tishoteles CU requested 2022-08-27 01:05 MrsSnoozyTurtle 2022-08-27 01:05
Shinoshijak CU requested 2022-08-28 17:20 Ghizz Archus 2022-09-02 12:39
Rachellegeneroso CU requested 2022-09-01 07:40 CX Zoom 2022-09-01 07:40
Spoonkymonkey CU requested 2022-09-01 22:53 CT55555 2022-09-02 18:20
NomanPK44 CU requested 2022-09-02 05:17 Aman.kumar.goel 2022-09-02 05:17
MarshallKe CU completed 2022-07-31 23:56 Psychologist Guy 2022-08-13 12:14
Kosnsnkjsjsbbs CU completed 2022-08-01 16:43 PravinGanechari 2022-08-17 04:57 AmandaNP 2022-08-02 06:17
Shikagami03 CU completed 2022-08-08 17:52 Girth Summit 2022-08-14 15:46 Girth Summit 2022-08-14 15:46
WorldCreaterFighter CU completed 2022-08-09 03:02 Hunan201p 2022-09-02 15:59
Hoaeter CU completed 2022-08-09 23:03 Gyrofrog 2022-08-30 19:50 Zzuuzz 2022-08-13 22:42
Uday88mandal CU completed 2022-08-15 15:54 Girth Summit 2022-08-16 09:48 Girth Summit 2022-08-16 09:48
Carmena Seoul CU completed 2022-08-16 23:48 GreenC 2022-08-17 04:46 RoySmith 2022-08-17 00:19
Nalbarian CU completed 2022-08-17 10:43 TheSandDoctor 2022-08-23 03:10 TheSandDoctor 2022-08-23 03:10
Joey Forbes CU completed 2022-08-17 13:54 Dreamy Jazz 2022-08-21 22:42 Dreamy Jazz 2022-08-21 22:42
DJdjPollard15 CU completed 2022-08-17 16:02 TheSandDoctor 2022-08-23 03:15 TheSandDoctor 2022-08-23 03:15
Symon Sadik CU completed 2022-08-18 02:56 Dreamy Jazz 2022-08-21 22:33 Dreamy Jazz 2022-08-21 22:33
RenRen070193 CU completed 2022-08-19 06:09 RoySmith 2022-08-28 16:52 RoySmith 2022-08-28 16:52
ChethanKumar88 CU completed 2022-08-19 14:33 Mz7 2022-08-21 03:24 Mz7 2022-08-21 03:24
Jamal047 CU completed 2022-08-19 18:44 Wareon 2022-08-22 03:13 Maxim 2022-08-22 00:41
Theonlineeditor CU completed 2022-08-22 15:19 Dreamy Jazz 2022-08-22 15:19 Dreamy Jazz 2022-08-22 15:19
Valleriani CU completed 2022-08-23 12:39 TonyBallioni 2022-08-27 22:22 TonyBallioni 2022-08-27 22:22
IndyNotes CU completed 2022-08-23 17:48 Drmies 2022-08-23 17:51 Drmies 2022-08-23 17:51
Waarsen CU completed 2022-08-24 14:35 GeneralNotability 2022-08-27 02:26 GeneralNotability 2022-08-27 02:26
Jishan.JAM CU completed 2022-08-25 07:14 Oshwah 2022-08-31 12:50 Oshwah 2022-08-31 12:50
Bhatti31 CU completed 2022-08-25 18:01 GeneralNotability 2022-08-26 23:31 GeneralNotability 2022-08-26 23:31
Alphaonekannan CU completed 2022-08-26 06:51 Extraordinary Writ 2022-09-02 03:47 GeneralNotability 2022-09-02 01:51
The abominable Wiki troll CU completed 2022-08-28 18:05 NebY 2022-09-02 16:38 RoySmith 2022-09-02 16:17
Gorutna CU completed 2022-08-30 10:40 Curb Safe Charmer 2022-09-01 09:39 Primefac 2022-08-30 11:43
Gabcol Open 2022-08-16 17:29 Praxidicae 2022-08-16 17:29 Praxidicae 2022-08-16 17:29
CanadianHistorian(MMA & History) Open 2022-08-18 08:45 A.S. Brown 2022-08-24 03:28 Blablubbs 2022-08-23 09:35
DB Dilan Brechero Open 2022-08-20 23:53 Binksternet 2022-08-21 01:36
Keshavv1234 Open 2022-08-21 02:24 Andrew Englehart 2022-08-21 02:25
TheElecPlay Open 2022-08-22 14:46 Cyberlink420 2022-08-30 14:42
Nidhitaparia Open 2022-08-22 14:48 Onel5969 2022-08-22 14:48
Porus D'Canara Open 2022-08-23 03:36 Aman.kumar.goel 2022-08-23 03:36
Dheeraj L D Open 2022-08-23 16:22 Ningalonnichpovuka 2022-08-27 17:00
Armaghan Muawiyah Open 2022-08-23 19:15 Liz 2022-08-23 19:15
Akshay Singh Rajput Thakur Open 2022-08-25 03:06 Ravensfire 2022-08-29 18:42
Kalorama20008 Open 2022-08-25 10:27 Praxidicae 2022-08-25 10:27 Praxidicae 2022-08-25 10:27
Raliegofficial22 Open 2022-08-26 04:55 DoubleGrazing 2022-08-26 04:55
Nangparbat Open 2022-08-27 05:08 Spicy 2022-08-30 22:58 Spicy 2022-08-30 22:58
Subskile Open 2022-08-27 16:04 Praxidicae 2022-08-27 16:04 Praxidicae 2022-08-27 16:04
Farhan Tanvir 628 Open 2022-08-27 17:52 Njd-de 2022-08-27 17:52
Matthewcarleton214 Open 2022-08-27 22:53 Declangi 2022-08-27 22:53
I Nyoman Gede Anila Open 2022-08-30 08:55 FormalDude 2022-08-30 08:55
Karthison R Open 2022-08-30 10:12 Storchy 2022-08-30 10:12
HankMoodyTZ Open 2022-08-30 20:34 Ip2alwayswins 2022-08-31 05:50
LexLen Open 2022-08-31 14:40 ScottishFinnishRadish 2022-08-31 14:40
Ahmed Eldakrory Open 2022-08-31 14:47 Drm310 2022-08-31 14:47
Mickeydkop Open 2022-09-01 06:53 PravinGanechari 2022-09-01 06:53
Arunadh007 Open 2022-09-01 11:11 DatGuy 2022-09-02 19:06
Konguhead Open 2022-09-01 16:18 Suneye1 2022-09-01 16:18
Z4590 gever Open 2022-09-01 17:50 DoubleGrazing 2022-09-01 17:50
Bhargavil Open 2022-09-02 11:36 Cabayi 2022-09-02 11:36 Cabayi 2022-09-02 11:36
Buzzards-Watch Me Work Open 2022-09-02 15:44 Ser! 2022-09-02 15:45
Ifeomanwaka Open 2022-09-02 20:12 AngusWOOF 2022-09-02 20:12
Exo POCUS Open 2022-09-02 22:27 Lavalizard101 2022-09-02 22:30
Proton Dental CU declined (CU) 2022-08-09 11:48 Georgethedragonslayer 2022-08-16 06:21 RoySmith 2022-08-13 14:32
F1V8V10V6 CU declined (CU) 2022-08-23 10:18 Bbb23 2022-08-23 12:47 Yamla 2022-08-23 10:25
Javyriv CU declined 2022-08-21 17:46 Spicy 2022-08-25 15:34 Spicy 2022-08-25 15:34
Kapgan Kağan CU declined 2022-08-27 19:48 Wikaviani 2022-09-01 20:29 Spicy 2022-08-30 03:56
H2ppyme CU declined 2022-08-29 16:19 Ravenswing 2022-09-01 01:36 Sir Sputnik 2022-08-29 16:54
HariSinghw On hold 2022-08-12 16:50 Tamzin 2022-08-14 23:56 Tamzin 2022-08-14 23:56
LizScarlett23 Closed 2022-07-09 21:38 Spicy 2022-09-01 21:34 Spicy 2022-09-01 21:34
Siddhartha sengupta2001 Closed 2022-08-09 03:48 Blablubbs 2022-08-27 16:31 Blablubbs 2022-08-27 16:31
Surajsingh12 Closed 2022-08-09 19:48 GeneralNotability 2022-09-02 00:59 GeneralNotability 2022-09-02 00:59
Ishqyk Closed 2022-08-10 16:49 Spicy 2022-08-30 23:11 Spicy 2022-08-30 23:11
Syed amjad08 Closed 2022-08-12 13:03 Oshwah 2022-09-02 00:54 Oshwah 2022-09-02 00:54
Aarshshahproduction Closed 2022-08-16 14:12 GeneralNotability 2022-09-02 00:52 GeneralNotability 2022-09-02 00:52
Phoenix man Closed 2022-08-19 15:55 PravinGanechari 2022-09-02 10:55 RoySmith 2022-08-30 01:03
1978 Los Angeles Ravagers Closed 2022-08-20 16:40 Spicy 2022-08-31 06:11 Spicy 2022-08-31 06:11
GermanKity Closed 2022-08-22 00:10 Oshwah 2022-09-02 00:55 Oshwah 2022-09-02 00:55
Ak131001 Closed 2022-08-22 07:44 Spicy 2022-08-30 05:30 Spicy 2022-08-30 05:30
Mghghoffic Closed 2022-08-22 18:47 TheSandDoctor 2022-08-25 14:09 TheSandDoctor 2022-08-25 14:09
Raqib Zaman Closed 2022-08-22 19:31 Spicy 2022-08-31 05:41 Spicy 2022-08-31 05:41
Kaleemtyagi01 Closed 2022-08-22 21:43 Firefly 2022-08-26 09:30 Jack Frost 2022-08-23 00:41
Brettandelle Closed 2022-08-23 03:13 Bbb23 2022-09-01 14:04 Praxidicae 2022-08-27 20:20
Kairakairav Closed 2022-08-23 12:02 Blablubbs 2022-08-31 09:20 Blablubbs 2022-08-31 09:20
FierakuiVërtet Closed 2022-08-23 13:06 RoySmith 2022-08-28 00:19 RoySmith 2022-08-28 00:19
Mohammed Abdullah Omar Closed 2022-08-23 15:44 Spicy 2022-08-30 23:01 Spicy 2022-08-30 23:01
Gabterrier Closed 2022-08-23 17:30 Spicy 2022-08-30 04:34 Spicy 2022-08-30 04:34
Lokeshwaran V R Closed 2022-08-23 22:00 Spicy 2022-08-30 22:59 Spicy 2022-08-30 22:59
Nittin Das Closed 2022-08-24 13:27 Jack Frost 2022-08-26 04:54 Jack Frost 2022-08-26 04:54
Aydın memmedov2000 Closed 2022-08-24 23:33 Spicy 2022-08-30 22:53 Spicy 2022-08-30 22:53
AZConvene Closed 2022-08-25 10:44 Oshwah 2022-08-31 20:19 Oshwah 2022-08-31 20:19
Aviary1 Closed 2022-08-25 18:41 RoySmith 2022-08-30 13:56 RoySmith 2022-08-30 13:56
Annabananaxii Closed 2022-08-25 19:21 Spicy 2022-08-31 11:34 Spicy 2022-08-31 11:34
JarvisJones95 Closed 2022-08-25 19:28 RoySmith 2022-09-01 21:51 RoySmith 2022-09-01 21:51
D47817 Closed 2022-08-26 02:37 Jack Frost 2022-08-27 04:43 Jack Frost 2022-08-27 04:43
JQ OFFICIAL Closed 2022-08-26 07:03 Dreamy Jazz 2022-08-28 16:26 Dreamy Jazz 2022-08-28 16:26
Stubes99 Closed 2022-08-26 08:49 RoySmith 2022-09-02 23:04 RoySmith 2022-09-02 23:04
Nobita456 Closed 2022-08-26 10:58 Jack Frost 2022-08-27 06:49 Jack Frost 2022-08-27 06:49
Curious boy km Closed 2022-08-27 02:42 Jack Frost 2022-09-03 01:17 Jack Frost 2022-09-03 01:17
Matambaclifford Closed 2022-08-27 08:53 RoySmith 2022-08-28 00:10 RoySmith 2022-08-28 00:10
Janitor102 Closed 2022-08-28 00:27 Blablubbs 2022-08-30 23:40 Blablubbs 2022-08-30 23:40
2804:14D:5C87:8C5D:F8C8:349D:F216:1C7E Closed 2022-08-28 00:32 Jack Frost 2022-08-29 12:24 Jack Frost 2022-08-29 12:24
Giubbotto non ortodosso Closed 2022-08-28 12:17 Spicy 2022-08-31 02:53 Spicy 2022-08-31 02:53
Ethiopique Closed 2022-08-28 14:44 Scottywong 2022-08-31 02:35 Spicy 2022-08-30 22:48
Atac2 Closed 2022-08-29 03:00 Jack Frost 2022-08-30 08:03 Jack Frost 2022-08-30 08:03
Join Instagram at Under 13 Closed 2022-08-29 06:02 Zzuuzz 2022-09-02 22:27 Zzuuzz 2022-09-02 22:27
Wikipidia officialreal Closed 2022-08-29 11:05 Jack Frost 2022-08-29 12:21 Jack Frost 2022-08-29 12:21
Angelmunoz50 Closed 2022-08-30 18:54 Jack Frost 2022-09-03 00:52 Jack Frost 2022-09-03 00:52
Cobretti1 Closed 2022-08-30 19:36 Jack Frost 2022-08-31 03:40 Jack Frost 2022-08-31 03:40
Chimney Sweepa Closed 2022-08-31 01:06 Jack Frost 2022-09-03 00:48 Jack Frost 2022-09-03 00:48
Chiscomalaga Closed 2022-09-02 03:48 Bbb23 2022-09-02 22:43 Spicy 2022-09-02 22:43
NebulaOblongata Closed 2022-09-02 04:13 GeneralNotability 2022-09-03 01:17 GeneralNotability 2022-09-03 01:17
Awolf58 Closed 2022-09-02 14:07 RoySmith 2022-09-02 14:58 RoySmith 2022-09-02 14:58
Rodolfootoya12 Closed 2022-09-02 17:49 Jack Frost 2022-09-03 00:27 Jack Frost 2022-09-03 00:27

Quick CheckUser requests

Use this section to request checkuser information relating to a situation that does not involve sock puppetry. You could use this section to request, for example:
  • Underlying IPs of an account, where the autoblock has expired or been ineffective.
  • Collateral damage checks for the informed hardblocking of IPs or ranges.
  • IP block exemption checks before granting IPBE (or to verify it is being used constructively).

For threats of harm (to self or others) you must email emergency@wikimedia.org (see the threats of harm page) and not use this page. Requests to investigate and confirm sockpuppetry should be listed in the sockpuppet section above, and not here (such requests will be summarily removed).

To make a request here, copy the following template and paste it to the end of this section (quick link to edit) – replacing "header" with an informative title, and adding underneath the template any relevant information – then sign using "~~~~", preview, and click "save".

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