History Main / SockPuppet

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.
6th Jul '16 3:19:46 PM DaibhidC
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** There's a Twitter feed, [[https://twitter.com/parliamentedits Parliament WikiEdits]], which tracks anonymous Wikipedia edits from the IP block belonging to the UK Houses of Parliament. A large number of them look like this. (The remainder look like Government researchers need to stop goofing off when they're on the clock.)

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** There's a Twitter feed, [[https://twitter.com/parliamentedits Parliament WikiEdits]], which tracks anonymous Wikipedia edits from the IP block belonging to the UK Houses of Parliament. A large Sometimes these are factual corrections by someone who has access to the original data, but a number of them look like this. (The remainder look like Government researchers need to stop goofing off when they're on the clock.)
6th Jul '16 3:18:30 PM DaibhidC
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** There's a Twitter feed, [[https://twitter.com/parliamentedits Parliament WikiEdits]], which tracks anonymous Wikipedia entries from the IP block belonging to the UK Houses of Parliament. A large number of them look like this. (The remainder look like Government researchers need to stop goofing off when they're on the clock.)

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** There's a Twitter feed, [[https://twitter.com/parliamentedits Parliament WikiEdits]], which tracks anonymous Wikipedia entries edits from the IP block belonging to the UK Houses of Parliament. A large number of them look like this. (The remainder look like Government researchers need to stop goofing off when they're on the clock.)
6th Jul '16 3:16:21 PM DaibhidC
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** There's a Twitter feed, [[https://twitter.com/parliamentedits Parliament WikiEdits]], which tracks anonymous Wikipedia entries from the IP block belonging to the UK Houses of Parliament. A large number of them look like this. (The remainder look like Government researchers need to stop goofing off when they're on the clock.)
4th Jun '16 9:03:37 PM gewunomox
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* [[ThePolice Stewart Copeland]] admitted to doing this to help boost sales of ThePolice's first single, "Fall Out", writing letters to different music magazines praising the single.

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* [[ThePolice [[Music/ThePolice Stewart Copeland]] admitted to doing this to help boost sales of ThePolice's The Police's first single, "Fall Out", writing letters to different music magazines praising the single.
23rd May '16 10:39:35 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* "Songs for Tibet -- The Art of Peace" charity compilation that appeared on [=iTunes=] . It was flooded with one-star reviews written in {{Engrish}} and/or Chinese [[StrawmanPolitical referring to the Dalai Lama as a slaveowner]] and promoting the [[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny People's Republic of China.]]

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* "Songs for Tibet -- The Art of Peace" charity compilation that appeared on [=iTunes=] . It was flooded with one-star reviews written in {{Engrish}} and/or Chinese [[StrawmanPolitical referring to the Dalai Lama as a slaveowner]] and promoting the [[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny [[UsefulNotes/{{China}} People's Republic of China.]]
23rd May '16 10:33:33 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* {{Lampshaded}} in a scene in ''TenchiUniverse'', Washu has [[GoodAngelBadAngel a puppet on either shoulder]] (named A and B); the two are constantly praising her.

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* {{Lampshaded}} in a scene in ''TenchiUniverse'', ''Anime/TenchiUniverse'', Washu has [[GoodAngelBadAngel a puppet on either shoulder]] (named A and B); the two are constantly praising her.
14th May '16 10:06:41 AM dmcreif
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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.
13th May '16 7:27:40 AM SteveMB
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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 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 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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