On Sockpuppets

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What is the official moderation policy on sockpuppets? I know that it's "discouraged", but is it just something that gets overlooked? What do you do when there's a user with, like, sixty of 'em?

And is it a policy to not reveal who's using a sockpuppet or what sockpuppets are sockpuppets? Or does it get played by ear?

I work for an internet publication. The other day, I overheard my boss telling somebody about some comments we were getting on an article that, saying "I hadn't even heard of the term 'sockpuppet'." I felt pretty special.

I think there is one post on this entire site that I made with a different name, just because I was taking a break from ILX, but couldn't help myself from making a comment about something.

In case anybody was wondering...

☑ (Pleasant Plains), Thursday, 2 October 2008 03:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

OMG that gif

Aqua Backrat (ENBB), Friday, 28 May 2010 04:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

If you stare at that GIF long enough you get sucked into a vortex and translocated to Mexico City...

Fat Dog Franklin (snoball), Saturday, 29 May 2010 07:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

RIP mittens

Thread: LIMBO deleted. (sarahel), Thursday, 22 July 2010 21:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

What is the official moderation policy on sockpuppets? I know that it's "discouraged", but is it just something that gets overlooked?

just seems i dunno but yknow w/e

k¸ (darraghmac), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 09:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

it's usually overlooked unless you start spamming or abrasively trolling

How could you forget the crazy hooker? (HI DERE), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 13:40 (eight years ago) Permalink

gonna treat that as the general 'you'.

ps my pee hurtz

k¸ (darraghmac), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 13:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

haha

How could you forget the crazy hooker? (HI DERE), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 13:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

uh, that's not me though! just in case that looks bad.

k¸ (darraghmac), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 13:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

no we knew that

How could you forget the crazy hooker? (HI DERE), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 13:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

nice save

max, Monday, 23 August 2010 15:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Again, why does ILX allow sock puppets?

http://tinyurl.com/vrrr0000m (Pleasant Plains), Wednesday, 29 September 2010 16:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

because mods would have to do a load of excess work to find out which posters are socks and which are not? and most of the time people use socks for harmless lols rather than spamming or viciousness?

no szigeti (c sharp major), Wednesday, 29 September 2010 16:59 (eight years ago) Permalink

I thought it was pretty easy to tell who was using two or more accounts by looking at the IPs.

http://tinyurl.com/vrrr0000m (Pleasant Plains), Wednesday, 29 September 2010 17:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

depends on whether the sock operator is attempting to distance themselves from their actual real account or not

at any rate, I just turned mod confirmation for site registration back on

Monkeys? Um, no. (HI DERE), Wednesday, 29 September 2010 17:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

I thought it was pretty easy to tell who was using two or more accounts by looking at the IPs.

http://tinyurl.com/vrrr0000m (Pleasant Plains), Wednesday, September 29, 2010 1:03 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark

ya but then it means the mods have to actively monitor for that and who needs that trouble

Enter the Noid (s1ocki), Thursday, 30 September 2010 22:35 (eight years ago) Permalink

well someone who really wanted to sock creepily or maliciously could just do so from another location

call all destroyer, Thursday, 30 September 2010 22:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

In my middle school spanish class they taught us that the internet was "El Red". Does anyone actually say that or is it like "correo electronico" instead of "email"?

adamirl (Hurting 2), Thursday, 30 September 2010 22:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

On, sockpuppets! On toward VICTORY!

doobieborther, Friday, 1 October 2010 11:44 (eight years ago) Permalink

You don't know me, but I'm your borther!

http://tinyurl.com/tiltablam (Pleasant Plains), Friday, 1 October 2010 14:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

"this is just one little company of assholes. I can't believe there aren't others doing this already. "

sarahel, Friday, 18 February 2011 22:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

are we doing this?

one we can call the proto-Earth the other Nemesis (jdchurchill), Friday, 18 February 2011 22:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

just capt. lorax

mookieproof, Friday, 18 February 2011 22:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

do you know the truth about Building 7?

sarahel, Friday, 18 February 2011 22:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

what that the guvermint blew it up? pssht

one we can call the proto-Earth the other Nemesis (jdchurchill), Friday, 18 February 2011 23:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

so 2002

one we can call the proto-Earth the other Nemesis (jdchurchill), Friday, 18 February 2011 23:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

What are the names of deej and whiney's current sockpuppets?

bamcquern, Saturday, 19 February 2011 00:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

i think i'm gonna start a sockpuppet called sockpuppet
ironic right? o w/e

one we can call the proto-Earth the other Nemesis (jdchurchill), Saturday, 19 February 2011 01:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

I never even think about this bcz most posters are worthless under any name

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 19 February 2011 02:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

Morbs!

teenage cream (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 19 February 2011 02:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

morbs is my sockpuppet I ADMIT IT OK

ice cr?m, Saturday, 19 February 2011 02:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

bamcquern asking the hard questions

buzza, Saturday, 19 February 2011 03:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

bamcquern trying to throw the scent off

mookieproof, Saturday, 19 February 2011 03:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

hey stet i am curious/gullible

❏❐❑❒ (gr8080), Sunday, 23 September 2012 04:18 (six years ago) Permalink

I sincerely hope Dan Lacey is reading that thread

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Sunday, 23 September 2012 08:39 (six years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

Misread thread title as "Oh Sockpuppets"

Blue Yodel No. 9 Dream (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 1 May 2013 06:50 (five years ago) Permalink

Fully expected first post to read "Up Yours"

Blue Yodel No. 9 Dream (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 1 May 2013 06:50 (five years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

british spies creating sockpuppets on social media:

https://media.ccc.de/v/34c3-9233-uncovering_british_spies_web_of_sockpuppet_social_media_personas

edited yt link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9YhFiZnHkE

infinity (∞), Thursday, 28 December 2017 17:24 (eleven months ago) Permalink


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