History Main / SockPuppet

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.
22nd Apr '16 3:29:07 AM KidDynamite
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* One of the worst offenders is the Molly Holly stalker. He has over 30 accounts on YouTube (most notably one called noragreenwaldisacunt) plus many more on BlogSpot and DailyMotion. His posts are all suspiciously similar in style. Word Of God is he fell in love with her but went over the Despair Event Horizon when she got engaged to her now-husband.

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* One of the worst offenders is the Molly Holly Wrestling/MollyHolly stalker. He has over 30 40 accounts on YouTube (most notably one called noragreenwaldisacunt) "noragreenwaldisacunt") plus many more on BlogSpot and DailyMotion. His posts are all suspiciously similar in style. Word Of God WordOfGod is he fell in love with her but went over the Despair Event Horizon DespairEventHorizon when she got engaged to her now-husband.
14th Apr '16 9:54:42 AM WillBGood
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** A [[TheDitz certain]] [[@/{{Tnophelia}} Tropette]] holds the second place after getting banned for creation of [[OverNineThousand over forty sock puppets]].

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** A [[TheDitz certain]] [[@/{{Tnophelia}} Tropette]] One]] Tnophelia holds the second place after getting banned for creation of [[OverNineThousand over forty sock puppets]].
14th Apr '16 9:51:55 AM WillBGood
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* [[SarcasmMode This wiki totally doesn't have any examples.]] The forum, on the other hand, has the infamous {{Venhax}}.

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* [[SarcasmMode [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial This wiki totally doesn't have any examples.]] The forum, on the other hand, has the infamous {{Venhax}}.
2nd Mar '16 2:16:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicStrip/NineChickweedLane'' has had a week of Thorax and his pal Sphinxter, The Internet Comment Sock Puppet, but Shinxter's just an example of [[TakeThatCritics the numorous idiots who dare to mock his high-class strip]] about the beauty of music and ballet (and the orgasms induced by said beautiful arts). Then again, he does exist to make the author look good compared to [[StrawLoser the Internet]], which is [[TheFlashTub dumb and so goddamn crazy]].

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* ''ComicStrip/NineChickweedLane'' has had a week of Thorax and his pal Sphinxter, The Internet Comment Sock Puppet, but Shinxter's just an example of [[TakeThatCritics the numorous idiots who dare to mock his high-class strip]] about the beauty of music and ballet (and the orgasms induced by said beautiful arts). Then again, he does exist to make the author look good compared to [[StrawLoser the Internet]], which is [[TheFlashTub [[WebAnimation/TheFlashTub dumb and so goddamn crazy]].
29th Jan '16 3:09:24 AM rjd1922
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* An interviewer for Harper's magazine, trying to get in touch with ''Film/TheRoom'' auteur Tommy Wiseau, first had to arrange an interview through a man named "John," allegedly the "administrator" of Wiseau Films. (John is the same guy who sent cease-and-desist letters to Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses for reviewing his film.) Judging by John's peculiar brand of broken English, the writer theorized that John may in fact be Tommy Wiseau himself. The promo material for ''The Room'' included enthusiastic blurbs from alleged publications/websites called ''Entertainment Today'' and ''Beverly Hills 90210'' (not [[BeverlyHills90210 that one]]), that just happen to have the same shaky command of English and odd obsessions of Wiseau himself.
* The message boards at the official ''StarWars'' site feature a few recurrent socks, but none as persistent as one originally known as The Rev, who has created ''literally thousands'' of fake accounts to harass the boards.
* Fantasy author RobertStanek is notorious for this. He [[VanityPublishing self publishes]] his books, then creates hundred of false accounts on Amazon to praise his books, creates false fansites for his own books and [[http://conjugalfelicity.com/robert-stanek/the-photoshop-debacle/ photoshops pictures with himself and other fantasy authors]]. His sockpuppets also created Wikipedia pages about himself (before they were deleted) and extensively spammed the website LibraryThing, leading to a permanent warning on his page.

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* An interviewer for Harper's magazine, trying to get in touch with ''Film/TheRoom'' auteur Tommy Wiseau, first had to arrange an interview through a man named "John," allegedly the "administrator" of Wiseau Films. (John is the same guy who sent cease-and-desist letters to Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses for reviewing his film.) Judging by John's peculiar brand of broken English, the writer theorized that John may in fact be Tommy Wiseau himself. The promo material for ''The Room'' included enthusiastic blurbs from alleged publications/websites called ''Entertainment Today'' and ''Beverly Hills 90210'' (not [[BeverlyHills90210 [[Series/BeverlyHills90210 that one]]), that just happen to have the same shaky command of English and odd obsessions of Wiseau himself.
himself. ''Literature/TheDisasterArtist'' seemingly confirms that "John" is a pseudonym of Wiseau.
* The message boards at the official ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' site feature a few recurrent socks, but none as persistent as one originally known as The Rev, who has created ''literally thousands'' of fake accounts to harass the boards.
* Fantasy author RobertStanek Creator/RobertStanek is notorious for this. He [[VanityPublishing self publishes]] his books, then creates hundred of false accounts on Amazon to praise his books, creates false fansites for his own books and [[http://conjugalfelicity.com/robert-stanek/the-photoshop-debacle/ photoshops pictures with himself and other fantasy authors]]. His sockpuppets also created Wikipedia pages about himself (before they were deleted) and extensively spammed the website LibraryThing, leading to a permanent warning on his page.
1st Jan '16 7:40:21 PM nombretomado
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* One lone, particularly fanatical ''{{Smallville}}'' fan [[http://wiki.fandomwank.com/index.php/Don%27t_You_Have_Any_Personalities_That_Aren%27t_Complete_Asshats%3F had 28 separate socks,]] each with different opinions and writing styles. And had them fight. It was apparently related to her spontaneous proposal to actor Tom Welling (who in RealLife is happily married to someone else).

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* One lone, particularly fanatical ''{{Smallville}}'' ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' fan [[http://wiki.fandomwank.com/index.php/Don%27t_You_Have_Any_Personalities_That_Aren%27t_Complete_Asshats%3F had 28 separate socks,]] each with different opinions and writing styles. And had them fight. It was apparently related to her spontaneous proposal to actor Tom Welling (who in RealLife is happily married to someone else).
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