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30 May 2015Edit
Suspected sockpuppets

Something screwy is going on here - I'll note that I'm not certain Soccerumors is the master, because I cannot remember who originally created the Nick Efthimiou article (which Nicholas Nixo is a recreation of, after a fashion), and, as a non-admin, I have no way of checking.

Anyway, what we have here are three editors with a startling degree of crossover. All three have edited the same basic articles; Nicholas Nixo and Derek Missimo. Soccerumors started the latter, and Zidaneone the former; but Soccerumors did this half an hour or so after Zidaneone started the Nixo article. In addition to this, all three editors have edited in the last 24 hours after a period of inactivity, and all three also edited back in mid/late February before lapsing into a period of inactivity. Both Zidaneone and Vodkalcohol edited Chad Ashton as well. CU requested to see if I'm right or not, and if we've got any sleepers that have been missed. Lukeno94 (tell Luke off here) 00:38, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

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30 May 2015Edit
Suspected sockpuppets

Pursuant to the ongoing sockpuppet investigation, User:Soccerain just created Nicolas Nixo which is essentially a copy/paste of Nicholas Nixo created by User:Zidaneone, which, in turn as User:Lukeno94 has demonstrated, is related to User:Soccerumors --Non-Dropframe talk 02:23, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

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02 June 2015Edit
Suspected sockpuppets

This one isn't quite as obvious as the previous ones, but there are a few hints that something is awry. Bbb23 pulled the trigger on all three accounts around midday on the 30th May - and this account appeared less than 12 hours later to edit the Futsal page - it's worth noting that the spamming was on futsal-related players. But the clincher, for me, is this 10k mega post - out of nowhere, this seemingly brand new user has magically appeared at one of the AfDs related to the blocked socks, with an argument that is really not that dissimilar in anything bar length to one of the blocked sock's. Lukeno94 (tell Luke off here) 09:37, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

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07 February 2016Edit

Suspected sockpuppets

Duck. Recreating Nick Efthimiou at NixO and NIXO. NeemNarduni2 (talk) 21:34, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

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  • @NeemNarduni2: Sorry but I guess I have to pick on you again a bit. From your perspective, requesting a CU is pointless as the blocked puppets in the archives are way   Stale. However, because I'm the one who ran all the checks back then, I have technical evidence that another CheckUser wouldn't have. So, you lucked out. Todaypress (talk · contribs · count) is   Likely. Blocked, tagged, closing.--Bbb23 (talk) 23:53, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

14 March 2016Edit

Suspected sockpuppets


Recreation of Nicolas efthimiou with very similar content to Special:Undelete/NixO (which was created by blocked sock User:Todaypress). MER-C 12:31, 14 March 2016 (UTC)

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  •   Blocked and tagged as a convincing WP:DUCK. Favonian (talk) 11:47, 15 March 2016 (UTC)
  • With no history of sleeper accounts, I don't think a check is needed. Closing. Mike VTalk 15:39, 15 March 2016 (UTC)

28 June 2016Edit

Suspected sockpuppetsEdit


Recreated Nicholas Efthimiou Nixo as Nixolas Nixo. Each time the sock master recreates the article, they alter the spelling of the name to evade scrutiny. See previous SPI reports. - MrX 12:56, 28 June 2016 (UTC)

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Vanjagenije (talk) 20:56, 28 June 2016 (UTC)

30 June 2016Edit

Suspected sockpuppetsEdit


Recreated Nicholas Efthimiou Nixo as Nixolas Nixo. Each time the sock master recreates the article, they alter the spelling of the name to evade scrutiny. See previous SPI reports. - MrX 11:42, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

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The accounts below are   Confirmed to Wind19668285, NickEfthimiou, and Health2016:

Blastnixo19668285 (talk+ · tag · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · filter log · block user · spi block · block log · CA · checkuser (log· investigate)
Tarheelsnow (talk+ · tag · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · filter log · block user · spi block · block log · CA · checkuser (log· investigate)
Skevi2016 (talk+ · tag · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · filter log · block user · spi block · block log · CA · checkuser (log· investigate)
Bestbuy2016 (talk+ · tag · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · filter log · block user · spi block · block log · CA · checkuser (log· investigate)
Mike VTalk 14:41, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

18 June 2020Edit

Suspected sockpuppetsEdit


Mostly same targets of user's previous socks: [1], [2]. Adding links to fake websites created to resemble official Dallas Sidekicks and AEK Athens websites: [3]. BlameRuiner (talk) 17:48, 18 June 2020 (UTC)

  • BTW is it possible to merge few sockmasters into one? This is clearly the same one. --BlameRuiner (talk) 19:33, 18 June 2020 (UTC)

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  • Behavioral evidence says "quack,"   Blocked and tagged. I'm not sure if it's worth it to merge a four year old case into this one at this point, so I'm going to leave it for now. GeneralNotability (talk) 19:24, 24 June 2020 (UTC)