Sockpuppets

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A few days I discoverd a strange label mixed with Brazilian and South Korean releases.
Label was added by gamesoftromba
There were release label adds by other users with similiar edit notes.

I’ve started cleaning up a bit.

Voting with his sockpuppets (excerpts):
https://musicbrainz.org/edit/60050137
https://musicbrainz.org/edit/58945898

Sockpuppets:
https://musicbrainz.org/user/cdzinha
https://musicbrainz.org/user/jennypalooza
https://musicbrainz.org/user/EMREHLIUG
https://musicbrainz.org/user/travecona

Searches for release label adds which are not Pretend Records.
Notably a label with same name.

gamesoftromba
cdzinha
jennypalooza
EMREHLIUG
travecona

Speculation

There may be a connection between them and this deleted editor
Edit #51028789 - Add label
https://musicbrainz.org/label/ac9712fc-ca2d-4ae3-8cc9-2d0c5d88b494/edits

Feel free to use this thread for other sockpuppet edits that need clean-up.

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Have you reported any of the accounts involved?

Edit to avoid double-posting: I noticed that many of the accounts listed use suspiciously similar edit notes.
https://beta.musicbrainz.org/edit/60630970
https://beta.musicbrainz.org/edit/60705071
https://beta.musicbrainz.org/edit/59536400
https://beta.musicbrainz.org/edit/60054343

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Not at time of posting. Just sent it for their main account and included a link to this thread.

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Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I’ve looked into this now and taking some initial steps.

For future reference, please always report editors through the “Report editor” interface instead of using methods of public shaming. At least one of the editors you’ve listed doesn’t seem to be have been used for sockpuppeteering (at least based on the provided evidence), but I’m not going to ask for more information here. If you wish to provide more information about any of these editors, please do so via the “report editor” form/feature.

Closing this thread to stop further discussion on this. Feel free to e‐mail me at community-manager@metabrainz.org or through reporting a specific editor if you want to discuss any of this further.

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