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  • 'Sock Puppet'?

    Interesting post from Ian about suspended accounts.

    I've wondered for some while if we had a 'sock puppet' on the site! Doesn't bother me, though I know it's against the rules.

    Jim

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    Graham

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      There's a whole 'family' of them: 'Sock Puppet', 'Meat Puppet', 'Straw Man Sock Puppet' - probably more!

      Jim

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        New terms for me too. Had to look them up.
        Dave

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          Re: 'Sock Puppet'?

          Originally posted by Jim Ford View Post
          Interesting post from Ian about suspended accounts.

          I've wondered for some while if we had a 'sock puppet' on the site! Doesn't bother me, though I know it's against the rules.

          Jim
          Sock puppet? As in posting comments and then posting comments as another person praising yourself?

          There are some seriously mixed up people around.
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            Originally posted by Naughty Nigel View Post
            Sock puppet? As in posting comments and then posting comments as another person praising yourself?

            There are some seriously mixed up people around.

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              Sad really what some people do to make themselves feel better.
              Dave

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                Originally posted by wornish View Post
                Sad really what some people do to make themselves feel better.
                I think that the ploy is used to reinforce an argument in an attempt to show that they have more support than they really have, and in doing so garner more support.

                Jim

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                  Originally posted by Naughty Nigel View Post
                  Sock puppet? As in posting comments and then posting comments as another person praising yourself?

                  There are some seriously mixed up people around.
                  On a different forum, the same thing happened. The primary account holder was actually a magistrate and on the forum he had 2 personas. He would use one to argue and counter argue with the other. One male and one female. He probably thought he was being very clever and would never get found out. Ultimately, both were banned.
                  All the best

                  Phil
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                    Originally posted by Gate Keeper View Post
                    On a different forum, the same thing happened. The primary account holder was actually a magistrate and on the forum he had 2 personas. He would use one to argue and counter argue with the other.
                    So one was a sock puppet and the other a straw man sock puppet!

                    Jim

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                      Originally posted by Jim Ford View Post
                      So one was a sock puppet and the other a straw man sock puppet!

                      Jim
                      All the best

                      Phil
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                        So who are our sock puppets? My money is on Lamb Chop and Shari Lewis.

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                          All this talk of sock puppets is very interesting but a little premature. There were certain questions raised which need answers, but which may be purely coincidental. Ian is currently investigating with the full cooperation of the members involved.
                          John

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                            What is interesting is that the two banned ids were registered on the same day last October. I was also suspicious about that. I thought of the as our friends from moscow here to check out the Salibury Cathedral spire - Mr Novo and Mr Chock
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                              Re: 'Sock Puppet'?

                              Originally posted by DerekW View Post
                              What is interesting is that the two banned ids were registered on the same day last October. I was also suspicious about that. I thought of the as our friends from moscow here to check out the Salibury Cathedral spire - Mr Novo and Mr Chock
                              How do you know who is blocked and when they joined?

                              Just asking
                              Dave

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