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Sockpuppets:

 76 blackcat, Thu, 9th Dec '10 1:30:02 PM Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
I cannot think of any reason that may have caused me to create a sockpuppet, but then I remembered a day when the forum was down. And I think that there is an account that I created before this one that I would like to dump, I just can't remember the pass word. Could I be checked as well please?

Also I use multiple computers but keep the same handle, that isn't an issue, correct?

edited 9th Dec '10 1:30:28 PM by blackcat

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I have no idea how many I have. I just deleted one that was a typo, but I don't know if I need to delete more, and how many if so.

I do understand the reasoning behind not telling people how many they have, but I really think that it's a bad idea. I don't know how many I have, and nor could I likely recall all the names if I were given a number. Like many people, a lot of mine were one-off jokes.

If you really don't want to give people numbers or lists, can you at least not count socks that were only used before the ban went into effect?
I guess it is.
 78 Meeble, Thu, 9th Dec '10 1:30:17 PM from the ruins of Granseal
likes the cheeses.
Well, I originally didn't think I would have any, but since others are getting overlap I'm now interested to know if I'm showing some as well.
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 79 shimaspawn, Thu, 9th Dec '10 1:31:46 PM from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
Same. I live in a block of flats and there's a fair bit of overlap. I'm pretty sure I was just myself, but now I'm worried.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
 80 Tzetze, Thu, 9th Dec '10 1:33:00 PM from a converted church in Venice, Italy
DUMB
This is getting silly.
 81 Span Sun, Thu, 9th Dec '10 1:33:32 PM from Somewhere Beyond Here
Laugh it off, everybody
Well I don't want to be banned, Tzetze.
I spread my wings and I learn how to fly....
 82 Tzetze, Thu, 9th Dec '10 1:34:05 PM from a converted church in Venice, Italy
DUMB
No, I mean if this restriction has any risk of getting freaking Blackcat banned, there's a problem with it.
 83 Span Sun, Thu, 9th Dec '10 1:35:09 PM from Somewhere Beyond Here
Laugh it off, everybody
Oh.

Well yeah.

Look, I would just like some reassurance that I'm not going to try to log on tomorrow and find that myself, Landy, and wanna have all been banned.
I spread my wings and I learn how to fly....
 84 blackcat, Thu, 9th Dec '10 1:39:18 PM Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
I'm not worried about being banned, unless I do something boneheaded. I just want to dump any accounts I am not using. It's been bothering me for a while, and I thought I could use this opportunity to get rid of it.

I don't think that the mods are going to ban people for having too many sockpuppets today or even next week. I am under the impression that they are letting people know that this marginally acceptable behavior has become marginally less acceptable and they are establishing parameters. Of course, I have been wrong on many occasions and intend on being wrong on many more, this happens to be my interpretation of what is going on.
Love extends the boundaries of what people can accept, but don't depend on it.
 85 Bobby G, Thu, 9th Dec '10 1:41:13 PM from the Silvery Tay
vigilantly taxonomish
I don't think blackcat is at risk of being banned. I am a little concerned about myself, Noimporta, Occono, Ivy (IIRC) and several others who I know used the same sockpuppet.
 86 Span Sun, Thu, 9th Dec '10 1:42:15 PM from Somewhere Beyond Here
Laugh it off, everybody
If parts of the moderation (Bobby) start falling apart, there are some serious problems with this system, I'd say.
I spread my wings and I learn how to fly....
 87 Tzetze, Thu, 9th Dec '10 1:42:39 PM from a converted church in Venice, Italy
DUMB
Well, you get the point. Upstanding users.

I don't think that the mods are going to ban people for having too many sockpuppets today or even next week.

Weren't two people already banned for this?
No, just Tnoph, I think. And that was for having over 40.

edited 9th Dec '10 1:43:54 PM by INUH

 89 blackcat, Thu, 9th Dec '10 1:44:43 PM Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Was any one? I am under the impression that what's her name was banned for something else and then the sockpuppet accounts were discovered.
Love extends the boundaries of what people can accept, but don't depend on it.
 90 Span Sun, Thu, 9th Dec '10 1:45:33 PM from Somewhere Beyond Here
Laugh it off, everybody
From what I gather, Tnoph was banned less for the obscene amount of sockpuppets and more her refusal to admit they were such (and, I assume, a refusal to cut down on them as well).

edited 9th Dec '10 1:45:54 PM by SpainSun

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 91 Bobby G, Thu, 9th Dec '10 1:45:38 PM from the Silvery Tay
vigilantly taxonomish
As far as I am aware, Tnophelia was banned for having over 40 sockpuppets.
 92 Tzetze, Thu, 9th Dec '10 1:46:12 PM from a converted church in Venice, Italy
DUMB
Well, that's why I'm asking. And the other one being Myrmidon.
 93 blackcat, Thu, 9th Dec '10 1:46:51 PM Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Why would any one want or need that many accounts?

I thought Myrmidion's was for snowcloning.

edited 9th Dec '10 1:47:21 PM by blackcat

Love extends the boundaries of what people can accept, but don't depend on it.
Tnoph was banned automatically when she hit the limit. The other stuff is why she's still banned.

I thought Myr was banned for something about snowclones.

edited 9th Dec '10 1:47:23 PM by INUH

 95 Span Sun, Thu, 9th Dec '10 1:48:30 PM from Somewhere Beyond Here
Laugh it off, everybody
Why would any one want or need that many accounts?

D.I.D., presumably.

edit: Myrm is back. Has been for a bit now.

edited 9th Dec '10 1:48:49 PM by SpainSun

I spread my wings and I learn how to fly....
 96 Tzetze, Thu, 9th Dec '10 1:48:46 PM from a converted church in Venice, Italy
DUMB
Why would any one want or need that many accounts?

I don't know, but it seems like a silly criterion for banning given all the users that have sockpuppets or IP issues.
So, are we still supposed to post here to find the amount of sockpuppets we have?
 
 98 blackcat, Thu, 9th Dec '10 1:53:29 PM Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
I bet the number of people with IP issues and mega multiple sockpuppet accounts is statistically pretty minor. Less than 5% of users.
Love extends the boundaries of what people can accept, but don't depend on it.
 99 Span Sun, Thu, 9th Dec '10 1:54:28 PM from Somewhere Beyond Here
Laugh it off, everybody
"IP Issues"=Having IP overlap with another user, mostly.

Which includes people like me and the three other users I overlap with.
I spread my wings and I learn how to fly....
 100 Madrugada, Thu, 9th Dec '10 1:54:32 PM Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
meeble and shimaspawn: you're ok, according to the puppet finder the mods can use. You're both the only handle on the IPs you post from.

The risk of running into IP overlap is much higher if you use a proxy to post, because those are not IPs local to you. IP overlap is also a factor if you post from school, especially if there are other tropers attending your school.
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