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1st Dec '16 6:26:21 PM Doc_Loki
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* British science fiction writer Lionel Fanthorpe is notorious for this. He was a highly prolific writer who used a large number of pseudonyms in his writing - and would occasionally use them to review works of his other personae. Some of the reviews are even quoted in his book's cover blurbs.
1st Dec '16 6:18:15 PM Doc_Loki
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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 (yes, that Theater/{{Hamilton}} '''''that''''' Theater/{{Hamilton}}) was a frequent user of sock puppets in his various contributions to newspapers of the era.
1st Dec '16 6:13:56 PM Doc_Loki
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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.
29th Nov '16 6:56:17 AM LondonKdS
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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. Sometimes, they are used to [[UnCancelled evade bans.]] While the first Sock Puppets appeared on {{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 {{Usenet}}, they have long since spread to other electronic venues, most notably blogs.
24th Oct '16 3:53:41 PM nombretomado
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* An absolutely massive problem on GameFAQs supposedly, with no real rules to stop people making/using multiple accounts to the point some users had over 500 of them. More to the point, after some people using sockpuppets failed to fool others on the forums, they've been known to mass suicide the lot, aka post offensive/illegal content with all the alts.

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* An absolutely massive problem on GameFAQs Website/GameFAQs supposedly, with no real rules to stop people making/using multiple accounts to the point some users had over 500 of them. More to the point, after some people using sockpuppets failed to fool others on the forums, they've been known to mass suicide the lot, aka post offensive/illegal content with all the alts.
5th Oct '16 4:30:16 PM nombretomado
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* Because Internet Spaceships are SeriousBusiness, ''EveOnline'''s [[http://www.eveonline.com/ingameboard.asp?a=topic&threadID=936683 Corporation, Alliance and Organization Discussion forum]] requires posters to identify their in-game political affiliations.

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* Because Internet Spaceships are SeriousBusiness, ''EveOnline'''s ''VideoGame/EveOnline'''s [[http://www.eveonline.com/ingameboard.asp?a=topic&threadID=936683 Corporation, Alliance and Organization Discussion forum]] requires posters to identify their in-game political affiliations.
24th Sep '16 6:04:01 PM nombretomado
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* There are early 1990s tapes of DonaldTrump pretending to be a spokesperson so he could tell reporters how amazing he is.

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* There are early 1990s tapes of DonaldTrump Creator/DonaldTrump pretending to be a spokesperson so he could tell reporters how amazing he is.
6th Sep '16 10:30:40 PM DrOO7
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* In the Erich Segal novel ''Doctors'', one of the titular characters has just finished presenting a spectacular research paper, the culmination of years of hard work. He backs up his findings with information garnered from two other physicians from two separate institutes. However, a colleague soon confronts him with the fact that one of those institutes doesn't even exist, and while the other one does, the individual that he named doesn't exist either, meaning that all of his supporting information is fake.
28th Aug '16 1:40:41 PM DPsycho
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* An absolutely massive problem on GameFAQs supposedly, with no real rules to stop people making/using multiple accounts to the point some users had over 500 of them. More to the point, after some people fail to use sockpuppets to fool others on the forums, they've been known to mass suicide the lot, aka post offensive/illegal content with all the alts.

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* An absolutely massive problem on GameFAQs supposedly, with no real rules to stop people making/using multiple accounts to the point some users had over 500 of them. More to the point, after some people fail to use using sockpuppets failed to fool others on the forums, they've been known to mass suicide the lot, aka post offensive/illegal content with all the alts.
28th Jul '16 12:10:41 PM Spyspotter
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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. While the first Sock Puppets appeared on {{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. Sometimes, they are used to [[UnCancelled evade bans.]] While the first Sock Puppets appeared on {{Usenet}}, they have long since spread to other electronic venues, most notably blogs.
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