Wiktionary:Requests for checkuser

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Not to be confused with WT:CHU.

Request for CheckUser investigationEdit

InformationEdit

A CheckUser investigation is a method by which certain Wiktionary users are able to determine IP and device information for logged in users, information which is normally hidden by the MediaWiki software. This ability allows them to determine whether a given set of usernames are or are not connected to a specific IP address, range, ISP or geographical region. Because of the privacy implications, CheckUser requests are only to be used with long-term, persistent suspected sockpuppets and vandals. More information can be found on the Meta policy page. If you feel that your privacy has been violated through the misuse of this tool by a CheckUser enabled person, there is a CheckUser ombudsman service available.

PolicyEdit

  1. CheckUser investigations will only be conducted with the following cause:
    • with reasonable suspicion of the misuse of sockpuppets, including block evasion, persistent vandalism and vote fraud (a suspected sockpuppet may be investigated solely as a result of its edit behaviour if this reflects that of a persistent vandal);
    • to identify an underlying IP range of a persistent vandal in order to prevent likely repeat vandalism;
    • upon the request of a user to be checked themselves for cause.
  2. CheckUser enabled users are restricted in their use of the tool by the Meta CheckUser policy.

ProcedureEdit

  1. If a CheckUser investigation is in order, request one below including the following information:
    • Usernames and IPs suspected of association.
    • Concise examples of reasons for suspicion (diffs and deletion logs).
    • Other applicable notes and comments.
    • Sign your request.
  2. If the CheckUser investigation is merited, a CheckUser investigation will be made, with the results posted on this page.
  3. The results of an investigation are posted in a very succinct manner, per Wikimedia's privacy policy requirements. Because of the nature of the tool, often results will be inconclusive and no determination is possible.
Indicator
Symbol keep vote.svg Confirmed
Symbol support vote.svg Likely
Symbol comment vote.svg Possible
Symbol unsupport vote.svg Inconclusive
Symbol delete vote.svg Unrelated
Symbol question.svg Additional information needed.
Symbol opinion vote.svg Note:
Symbol oppose vote.svg Declined
Crystal 128 babelfish.svg Checkuser is not for fishing.
Nuvola gnome-fs-trash-full repaired.svg Rejected

Completed requestsEdit

All completed investigations are archived yearly at Wiktionary:Requests for checkuser/archive.

New requestsEdit

Greek Man GuyEdit

Fish bowl (talk) 23:50, 23 September 2022 (UTC)

  Confirmed and blocked. Chuck Entz (talk) 01:41, 24 September 2022 (UTC)

RymmieEdit

Something strange is afoot here - I cannot tell if there are multiple (equally incompetent) editors behind this and some other accounts (such as the ones that have edited the user talk page), or whether it's the one and the same person. — SURJECTION / T / C / L / 19:10, 29 September 2022 (UTC)

UserAnhkiet439 (talkcontribs) - I suspect this may be the same person. Thadh (talk) 20:33, 29 September 2022 (UTC)
As is Annastasia Erkius (talkcontribs) -- just take a look at the user talk. — SURJECTION / T / C / L / 07:57, 1 October 2022 (UTC)
Tuazamuina N Koujo (talkcontribs) — SURJECTION / T / C / L / 09:43, 1 October 2022 (UTC)
@Surjection: my impression is that these are students working on some kind of assignment or class project somewhere in Africa. @Thadh: UserAnhkiet439 seems to be completely unrelated (Vietnam rather than Africa) and random. There's nothing here that would justify running a check on any of these accounts: UserAnhkiet439 is globally locked, and the others are guilty of nothing more than posting boring statements about Wiktionary on their own talk pages.. Chuck Entz (talk) 11:45, 1 October 2022 (UTC)

@Surjection sorry for the inconvenience but it is for an assessment, however we are not yet assessed… is it possible to undo, unblock the content we posted … we will delete it after we get marks please .

ArmeniangigachadEdit

A suspected sockpuppet of USainihånser (talkcontribsglobal account infodeleted contribsnukeedit filter logpage movesblockblock logactive blocks), AntiPakhlava (talkcontribsglobal account infodeleted contribsnukeedit filter logpage movesblockblock logactive blocks), ClassicYoghurt (talkcontribsglobal account infodeleted contribsnukeedit filter logpage movesblockblock logactive blocks). Vahag (talk) 08:22, 10 October 2022 (UTC)

@Vahagn Petrosyan: unfortunately, it's all rather boring and inconclusive. The IPs seem to geolocate to the same geographical area, but it's home to one of the largest populations of Armenians in the US, so that doesn't say much. I only have access to the data from WP sockpuppet investigations this year, and the device used is completely different.
So, I can't categorically exclude the possibility, but I also can't exclude the possibility of a like-minded but completely unrelated individual from the same general area. Chuck Entz (talk) 16:34, 10 October 2022 (UTC)
@Chuck Entz, thanks for checking. I'll keep an eye on him for now. Vahag (talk) 16:37, 10 October 2022 (UTC)

ဘာကျာ်ဝိEdit

Suspected suckpuppet of 咽頭べさ (talkcontribs) Thadh (talk) 18:04, 25 October 2022 (UTC)

Also 우습게 (talkcontribs): The fact this one uses the above user's files from Commons (not to mention almost identical editing habits) makes it all the more suspicious. Thadh (talk) 18:11, 25 October 2022 (UTC)
@Thadh - The latter two are likely the same person, and if the behavioral evidence suggests that they are the same as the blocked user then the CU evidence circumstantially supports it. There is no direct relation, however. - TheDaveRoss 18:31, 25 October 2022 (UTC)
@TheDaveRoss: To make sure, this was only concerning 우습게, correct? Thadh (talk) 18:37, 25 October 2022 (UTC)
@Thadh ဘာကျာ်ဝိ is likely the same person as 우습게, and if you believe that they might both be the same person as 咽頭べさ due to editing behavior then the checkuser evidence would suggest that is probably the case, but cannot say so with certainty. - TheDaveRoss 18:39, 25 October 2022 (UTC)
@TheDaveRoss: Alright, thanks. The behaviour of 우습게 almost undeniably proves this (see also incubator:User:우습게), for ဘာကျာ်ဝိ I'm reasonably certain it's the same guy. Thadh (talk) 18:42, 25 October 2022 (UTC)
On second thought, I'll wait with blocking the second one, they only have three edits so far, so I might be wrong. Thadh (talk) 18:45, 25 October 2022 (UTC)

Ronald McRonaldEdit

Probably a sock of Djambarrpyungunator (talkcontribs) and FilipinoEnglishIPA (talkcontribs) (and many older accounts) - this user is adding IPA and entries without any clue and almost certainly making a ton of mistakes. — SURJECTION / T / C / L / 05:46, 14 December 2022 (UTC)

  Confirmed. All the following are related: AfrikaWords (talkcontribsglobal account infodeleted contribsnukeedit filter logpage movesblockblock logactive blocks), Bigassniga (talkcontribsglobal account infodeleted contribsnukeedit filter logpage movesblockblock logactive blocks), Copticos (talkcontribsglobal account infodeleted contribsnukeedit filter logpage movesblockblock logactive blocks), Cyrillic Script (talkcontribsglobal account infodeleted contribsnukeedit filter logpage movesblockblock logactive blocks), Djambarrpyungunator (talkcontribsglobal account infodeleted contribsnukeedit filter logpage movesblockblock logactive blocks), Dzhongkinator (talkcontribsglobal account infodeleted contribsnukeedit filter logpage movesblockblock logactive blocks), FilipinoEnglishIPA (talkcontribsglobal account infodeleted contribsnukeedit filter logpage movesblockblock logactive blocks), Footybloke2 (talkcontribsglobal account infodeleted contribsnukeedit filter logpage movesblockblock logactive blocks), McBobHead (talkcontribsglobal account infodeleted contribsnukeedit filter logpage movesblockblock logactive blocks), Minecrafterian (talkcontribsglobal account infodeleted contribsnukeedit filter logpage movesblockblock logactive blocks), Ronald McRonald (talkcontribsglobal account infodeleted contribsnukeedit filter logpage movesblockblock logactive blocks)
They're also related to a bunch of Minecraft-themed and/or vandalism-only accounts I checked in May. That's all I have time for right now, but there may be a few more. Chuck Entz (talk) 15:28, 14 December 2022 (UTC)

Special:Contributions/2607:FB91:38C:6C96:8599:2AC1:9B1D:6AEBEdit

Looks like Spacestationtrustfund (talkcontribsglobal account infodeleted contribsnukeedit filter logpage movesblockblock logactive blocks) engaging in offline editing to evade a block. — SURJECTION / T / C / L / 09:16, 17 December 2022 (UTC)

@Surjection: no evidence on the back end- different devices, geolocating thousands of miles apart. Chuck Entz (talk) 16:42, 17 December 2022 (UTC)
Thanks. I also asked some of our editors working on Korean to look at the edits, and they seemed to agree that the IP shows quite a bit more competence than SSTF, despite the editing patterns being very similar on first glance, so this is almost definitely a miss. — SURJECTION / T / C / L / 16:44, 17 December 2022 (UTC)

Aquatic Stoned ApeEdit

Looks very similar to Enix150 (talkcontribsglobal account infodeleted contribsnukeedit filter logpage movesblockblock logactive blocks), although the data may be too old to compare. — SURJECTION / T / C / L / 05:41, 4 January 2023 (UTC)

@Surjection:   Likely. The IPs geolocate in the same area as one of Enix150's geolocations (there were at least a couple), and the device is consistent with one of Enix150's devices, if you allow for a year or so of software upgrades. The obsession with (mostly lame) portmanteus and blends is pretty distinctive, anyway. There was a case with Enix150 where I saw an IP editing a pretty normal existing entry on a slightly different IP address with a different device configuration, and I thought it must be unrelated- until I noticed that the entry had a blend in its etymology. Chuck Entz (talk) 15:15, 4 January 2023 (UTC)
Aquatic Stoned Ape is still actively editing. But their last few edits have actually been high-quality (e.g., they've been providing citations). 70.172.194.25 06:57, 12 January 2023 (UTC)

Tmaoa492sEdit

Suspected sockpuppet of User:咽頭べさ. Thadh (talk) 16:29, 29 January 2023 (UTC)

I'm not him, you can check my Ip. I've never edited Wiktionary pages only Talk User
Sometimes I ask Octahedron80 something I want to know. Tmaoa492s (talk) 21:10, 29 January 2023 (UTC)
  Inconclusive. The IP addresses are on different ISPs, but the geolocation is close enough that I can't rule out one device that has access to two different Internet connections (mostly because geolocation isn't very good at pinning things down to precise physical locations). The device configurations are similar, but not identical- though I don't know enough about those to rule out it just being the same device using different browsers. In other words, it looks different but someone could fake that with the right setup. Chuck Entz (talk) 23:49, 29 January 2023 (UTC)
I just want justice for User:咽頭べさ block him forever is too much maybe a month or 2 is enough. Tmaoa492s (talk) 01:20, 30 January 2023 (UTC)