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by Masked User
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help evade
Replies: 24
Views: 3905

Re: Help evade

I think it's time to reveal who I am. I'm Woshiyiweizhongguoren, a long-term abuser. I have participated in about 16 (!) different SPI cases, but here is my main one: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Sockpuppet_investigations/Woshiyiweizhongguoren/Archive. You might have also known me as Heil...
by Masked User
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Wikipedians
Topic: How to be a sockpuppeteer
Replies: 40
Views: 6051

Re: How to be a sockpuppeteer

I'm so good at this that I have participated in at least 17 SPIs! * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Sockpuppet_investigations/Johnny_Shiz/Archive * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Sockpuppet_investigations/Elitepast/Archive * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Sockpuppet_investi...
by Masked User
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Wikipedians
Topic: Edgar181 - admin with decade-old sockfarm
Replies: 8
Views: 1788

Edgar181 banned

TL;DR: Edgar181 is not what he seems. He has been using 13 different sockpuppet accounts for over 13 years, mainly to stack votes. And CU has finally caught him.

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ol ... r_Edgar181
by Masked User
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help evade
Replies: 24
Views: 3905

Re: Help evade

Unless you want to get into complicated tricks, give it a rest for three months. Get rid of your Wikipedia cookies. If you were using fixed access, use something else. (Supposedly data more than three months old is dumped. That's true, as to the raw data, but if you have attracted much attention, s...
by Masked User
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Wikipedians
Topic: How to be a sockpuppeteer
Replies: 40
Views: 6051

Re: How to be a sockpuppeteer

But cookies aren't considered CheckUser data, I'm pretty sure. They're just there so that socks can be prevented. To be exact, it's to prevent block evasion, not socking. If a blocked user logs in, a cookie "enwikiBlock" is set in the browser, and kept after logging out. It blocks editing...
by Masked User
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did my friend do wrong
Replies: 1
Views: 440

Re: What did my friend do wrong

Actually that's me lol
by Masked User
Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Wikipedians
Topic: How to be a sockpuppeteer
Replies: 40
Views: 6051

Re: How to be a sockpuppeteer

This advice is out of date. Wikipedia primarily tracks socks using cookies now. So clear 'em. I seriously doubt they ever really used IP addresses as the primary identifier. It's always been User Agent strings and behavioral cues. I think CheckUsers use mostly UA, device, and geographical data, and...
by Masked User
Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Wikipedians
Topic: How to be a sockpuppeteer
Replies: 40
Views: 6051

Re: How to be a sockpuppeteer

CheckUsers use IP info. If two editors edit from the same IP, and only one IP, then it's either the same person (most likely), or a house (possibly family, but usually fake brother) or a school/dorm (favorite target of Bbb23). These are CU blocked before they can claim it's a shared network behind ...
by Masked User
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Wikipedians
Topic: How to be a sockpuppeteer
Replies: 40
Views: 6051

Re: How to be a sockpuppeteer

This advice is out of date. Wikipedia primarily tracks socks using cookies now. So clear 'em. I seriously doubt they ever really used IP addresses as the primary identifier. It's always been User Agent strings and behavioral cues. About the cookies, good point there. But cookies aren't considered C...
by Masked User
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did my friend do wrong
Replies: 1
Views: 440

What did my friend do wrong

m This user, whom I know through ex-Wikipedia contact, was originally supposed to be a clean start account, but eventually TonyBallioni blocked him under the grounds that he was an "obvious sock who is trolling us". He eventually decided to go rogue again and start vandalizing. Could someo...