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19th Jun '18 7:30:07 AM bwburke94
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* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', the Parahumans Online forums are very well moderated because [[ArtificialIntelligence Dragon]] is several of the moderators.



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* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', the Parahumans Online forums are very well moderated because [[ArtificialIntelligence Dragon]] is several of the moderators.

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* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', the Parahumans Online forums are very well moderated because [[ArtificialIntelligence Dragon]] is several of the moderators.
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12th Jun '18 2:12:34 AM Gairyuki
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* .hack//Roots, the anime prequel to [[VideoGame/DotHackGU]], features a stocky feline humanoid named Naobi and his assassin right hand, Ender, who antagonize our heroes for the first half. Midway, it's revealed (only to the audience) that they are two of the game's MissionControl characters, Yata and Pi, respectively, who created those accounts to investigate the anomaly within the character model of the heroes' then-leader, Ovan.
27th Apr '18 5:40:33 PM Ezclee4050
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* An remarkably elaborate example of this became a minor scandal in 2018. Countless news stories about student loans featured quotes from Drew Cloud, the founder of the "independent, authoritative" website The Student Loan Report, who frequently communicated with journalists and pitched them story ideas as well. ''The Chronicle of Higher Education'' became curious about Cloud and how he was able to quickly establish himself as an expert with all the latest data. After some digging they established the truth: "Drew Cloud" was a fictional character, and The Student Loan Report was a website owned by [=LendEDU=], an online student loan marketplace. The [=LendEDU=] founders had cooked up an elaborate backstory for Cloud, and even used a friend's picture to represent Cloud. They also didn't disclose The Student Loan Report's connection to [=LendEDU=]. After ''The Chronicle'' [[https://www.chronicle.com/article/Drew-Cloud-Is-a-Well-Known/243217 published their story]], [=LendEDU=]'s founders put up an apology on The Student Loan Report's site for the whole debacle.
22nd Apr '18 10:22:39 AM nombretomado
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** Sock puppetry was a big part of the political discourse of the early American republic. UsefulNotes/AlexanderHamilton (yes, '''''that''''' Theater/{{Hamilton}}) was a frequent user of sock puppets in his various contributions to newspapers of the era.

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** Sock puppetry was a big part of the political discourse of the early American republic. UsefulNotes/AlexanderHamilton (yes, '''''that''''' Theater/{{Hamilton}}) Theatre/{{Hamilton}}) was a frequent user of sock puppets in his various contributions to newspapers of the era.
18th Feb '18 10:31:16 AM nombretomado
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* The comics author ReginaldHudlin has been caught using sock puppets to defend his work on ''Black Panther''.

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* The comics author ReginaldHudlin Creator/ReginaldHudlin has been caught using sock puppets to defend his work on ''Black Panther''.
8th Jan '18 10:26:52 AM Rytex
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* [[Website/FIMFictionDotNet FIMFiction]] allows multiple accounts under the one condition that they do not favorite or like each others' stories. That being said, it is not uncommon for site users to have an account to host their K-T content, and a different account to host their [[Rule34 clop,]] a practice even site moderator and Blog/EquestriaDaily prereader Alexstraza got in on with his clop account "Quixotic."
* Shortly after his decision to sign with the Golden State Warriors in mid-2016, Kevin Durant was found to have used multiple sock puppet accounts on various social media platforms to argue with detractors and praise his own decision to move to the Dubs. When this was discovered in early 2017, it became (and currently remains) a bit of a meme among the sports community to address the poster of a pro-Golden State/Kevin Durant post as though they actually were Kevin Durant.
10th Dec '17 5:08:19 PM nombretomado
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* Some games, especially those that have factions, tends to have some sort of restriction that prevents you from interacting with anyone who doesn't pick the same side you do (Outside of PVP modes, of course). Most games let you create more than one character, but some, like {{DynastyWarriorsOnline}}, don't let you create any more than a few, or even one character, keeping things like Trading impossible with most people without a second or third account.

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* Some games, especially those that have factions, tends to have some sort of restriction that prevents you from interacting with anyone who doesn't pick the same side you do (Outside of PVP modes, of course). Most games let you create more than one character, but some, like {{DynastyWarriorsOnline}}, ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriorsOnline'', don't let you create any more than a few, or even one character, keeping things like Trading impossible with most people without a second or third account.
1st Nov '17 6:22:50 PM Malady
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* [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial This wiki totally doesn't have any examples.]] The forum, on the other hand, has the infamous {{Venhax}}.

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* [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial This wiki totally doesn't have any examples.]] The forum, on the other hand, has the infamous {{Venhax}}.DarthWiki/{{Venhax}}.
15th Oct '17 2:15:57 PM Augusto
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A secondary, pseudonymous Net identity created by an individual in order to give the impression that there are multiple people who agree with a given point, idea, or action, when in reality [[VocalMinority there's only one]]. Sock puppets are usually used to post follow-ups that [[ButHeSoundsHandsome praise their owner]] or echo his convictions, in the hopes that they will convince real people to pay attention to him and/or his agenda. Alternatively, they can be used to argue against the poster's real agenda, but in such a stupid or offensive manner as to discredit the opposition. Sometimes, they are used to [[UnCancelled evade bans.]] While the first Sock Puppets appeared on Website/{{Usenet}}, they have long since spread to other electronic venues, most notably blogs.

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A secondary, pseudonymous Net identity created by an individual in order to give the impression that there are multiple people who agree with a given point, idea, or action, when in reality [[VocalMinority there's only one]]. Sock puppets are usually used to post follow-ups that [[ButHeSoundsHandsome praise their owner]] or echo his convictions, in the hopes that they will convince real people to pay attention to him and/or his agenda. Alternatively, they can be used to argue against the poster's real agenda, but in such a stupid or offensive manner as to discredit the opposition. Sometimes, they are used to [[UnCancelled evade bans.]] While the first Sock Puppets appeared on Website/{{Usenet}}, Website/{{Usenet}} (i.e. they are pretty much as old as discussion on the Internet itself), they have long since spread to other electronic venues, most notably blogs.
29th Aug '17 7:03:11 PM nombretomado
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** Sock puppetry was a big part of the political discourse of the early American republic. AlexanderHamilton (yes, '''''that''''' Theater/{{Hamilton}}) was a frequent user of sock puppets in his various contributions to newspapers of the era.

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** Sock puppetry was a big part of the political discourse of the early American republic. AlexanderHamilton UsefulNotes/AlexanderHamilton (yes, '''''that''''' Theater/{{Hamilton}}) was a frequent user of sock puppets in his various contributions to newspapers of the era.
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