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just how many sockpuppets does one hubber need?

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    cosetteposted 6 years ago

    oh, excuse me, i meant "alter egos".... *cough*

    i have one. his name is Quincy. he is a pug. i told everyone from day one who he is and what his agenda is.

    some people gots like a jillion sock puppets and get this, they all post to each other like they are real people exchanging real thoughts.

    it is a very twisted situation.

    so this forum will be the sockpuppet confessional. come here and be cleansed, washed in blood of the lamb and be renewed. don't you get tired of lurking in back alleys?

    this concludes this public service announcement.

    1. Mikel G Roberts profile image87
      Mikel G Robertsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Don't they call that split personalities?

      big_smile

      1. barryrutherford profile image37
        barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        split or multiple personality disorder...

    2. Rochelle Frank profile image89
      Rochelle Frankposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      COOOOL-- Thanks Cosette. (I have a fairly recent hub about "same Sox legislation".)

    3. Sab Oh profile image61
      Sab Ohposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'll 'confess' that I DO NOT, and I find it more than a little ridiculous that some people seem to be obsessed with the whole "you must be X" and "Oh don't you know? She's really Y" nonsense. I decided to ignore it after the first dozen times or so but it really does seem to be an obsession for some people.

    4. rebekahELLE profile image90
      rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      cosette, wow, I think you nailed it. one person can be so many people, the style is clearly the same person, the pics, the behavior... this could be fun making them obvious to others since this one in particular is deceiving many on the forum.

      I can understand someone having an alter ego account, but one person having so many different accounts reminds me of the movie Sybil, the girl with many different personalities.
      let's see, we have a musician, a bad poet, a girl with opal eyes...   and more. sic, it really is sic.

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        cosetteposted 6 years ago in reply to this




        ...which is why i havent, and won't, join other communities where this person (i will not call her a hubber. she doesn't deserve that) is a member. one internet world with her in it is enough.

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    cosetteposted 6 years ago

    smile that too...

  3. KCC Big Country profile image85
    KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago

    Although I do understand why many do it, I have yet to feel the need to do it.  I'm the one and only cute little monkey.  This is the only Hub account I have. smile

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      BambiLouSEOposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      gentlemans and ladys too.  maybe some people make other selves because they think it funny and because they want chance to have conversation about numerus things such as religion and political things and but only keeping conversation where sockpuppuets are the subject too.

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    cosetteposted 6 years ago

    smile i love that cute little monkey...

  5. wyanjen profile image88
    wyanjenposted 6 years ago

    I have one but it's not a sockpuppet.
    I just like to keep the topic separate from my other hubs. smile

    But in honor of the thread, here is the HubPages (unofficial) sock puppt:

    http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv19/wyanjen/sock-puppet-1.jpg

    aw, he's cute.

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      cosetteposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      hey that looks great. i like the 'sp' beside his name wink

      you're too innocent sneak. and i mean that in a nice way.

    2. Rochelle Frank profile image89
      Rochelle Frankposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      How did that SP get a rating of 37?

      Well, maybe just by being up front about the SP thing?

      1. wyanjen profile image88
        wyanjenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        He doesn't write a lot of hubs.
        Or any hubs at all, actually. I didn't feel right giving him a nice author score. tongue

    3. SockPuppet profile image68
      SockPuppetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      and I shall be known as Hubpages Official Sockpuppet.

      1. wyanjen profile image88
        wyanjenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I had to lift this off your hub and post it here.

        Pardon me. lol

        It's just too cute not to share, and it's a great poem too.
        http://s3.hubimg.com/u/1978430_f260.jpg

        1. SockPuppet profile image68
          SockPuppetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          i know.

          i rock.

          i am also an excellent lyricsit. i love to do karaoke on the bohemian rhapsody.

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            wordscribe41posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            My sumo guy loves karaoke, too.  Go figure.

      2. rebekahELLE profile image90
        rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        ahhh... cutest sock puppet I've seen!  big_smile

        i have no sock puppets or alter egos, only this account.
        personally, I don't know how people have time to monitor these sock puppet accounts... hmm

        1. mega1 profile image81
          mega1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          fast typing

    4. Jane@CM profile image60
      Jane@CMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      He is adorable!  Can we keep him?

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    sneakorocksolidposted 6 years ago

    I'm not smart enough for one Hubber! I wouldn't even know where to start!smile

    1. IntimatEvolution profile image81
      IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, me too!

      Between this and my own site, I can hardly keep up.  Anyhow, I'm not that creative enough to produce hubs for another service.  I've struggled to come up with the 66 articles I have.

  7. KCC Big Country profile image85
    KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago

    LMAO @ wyanjen's (unofficial) sockpuppet!  Too cute.

    *waves cute little monkey paw at Cosette and blows her a friendly girly kiss*

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      QuincyDaWonderDogposted 6 years ago in reply to this



      oh hai smile

      cosette had to go so I came to wave to you big_smile

      good niiiiight..............

  8. wyanjen profile image88
    wyanjenposted 6 years ago

    If another hubber explained this to me I would most likely say it's silly. But, since it's ME, I can only say that I'M the silly one.
    It doesn't seem like a big deal but I can't get over it either.
    When I'm writing under another name here, my hubs are 100% different. (And better than my "main" ones - go figure)
    So it's a writer's block kinda thing maybe. Silly, but damn it - it's true. lol lol

  9. AEvans profile image70
    AEvansposted 6 years ago

    I inherited one from my sister which works fine for me , but can't yet grasp onto how to get it in full swing. She is 'White Orchids', I am using it for commercial purposes. It is hard to work two accounts I honestly just like to be me and I still have to update her profile since my wonderful sis abandoned me! **sigh**   **wheeww* now that I cleared that one up. smile

  10. Ohma profile image79
    Ohmaposted 6 years ago

    Just one of me.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
      Rochelle Frankposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That's good-- or you would be known as Ohmasock.

  11. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 6 years ago

    I have another group of hubs under a different profile name because they are all on one subject. My fans know which profile it is, and it is a commercial group of hubs. I have no sock puppet, I would rather be me on the forums. smile

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
      Rochelle Frankposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I think that is perfectly fine and acceptable.

      1. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you Rochelle. smile

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    Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago

    roll

  13. wyanjen profile image88
    wyanjenposted 6 years ago

    lol

  14. agvulpes profile image88
    agvulpesposted 6 years ago

    I do believe there is a real difference between a 'sock puppet' and having another identity on Hubpages. cool

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
      Rochelle Frankposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You are right-- the sock puppet is trying to deceive-- the "other identity" is separating or assuming a different demeanor for a practical purpose.
      We don't necessarily have the same personality or way of expressing ourselves when we are at our place of business, at a funeral, or at a picnic with our family.

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        wordscribe41posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, you nailed it Rochelle... It's the deception part that becomes a problem.  I'm just me, myself and I here, however I am considering becoming Sumo man, a famous wrestler fleeing the paparazzi in Japan.  I will have met my future wife on a plane on the way to the USA, but we can't legally wed in the United States, so we're now en route to Guam to seek wedded bliss.  She likes Country, but I'm a punk rocker, a bit of a predicament we're working out with the monks.  But, I was BORN to write...

        1. wyanjen profile image88
          wyanjenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          lol funny

          I rarely go on the forums with my second account because I don't want to even appear to be deceitful. If that makes sense.
          There are a few hubbers who know my other account.

          WS remember WEEKS ago when I was complaining about my graphs of the solar system not working out? It was in the "are you embarrassed" forum. Well anyway, that project was for my other account and no, I never did figure out the problem. lol

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            wordscribe41posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Yes, I remember and this doesn't bother me a bit.  I just think, like you, only one identity should come to the forums.  Sorry you never worked out your problem...  sad

            1. wyanjen profile image88
              wyanjenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              See, I don't mind alter egos in the forums at all. Sockpuppets on the other hand, kinda irritating.

              I do go cruising around in disguise from time to time but I don't get into conversations with people who don't already know it's me. And, I don't get into debates of any kind. I've done a couple extreme hub makeovers & what not, and screwed around with some buddies, but I've never deceived anybody.

              I'm not the type to get offended by somebody's alter ego - actually I get a kick out of them. But, many people don't like it so I avoid it. smile
              If it's not cool, it's not cool - know what I mean Vern? smile

        2. mega1 profile image81
          mega1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          that is what I would call a fiction "treatment" for a story or book or screenplay, but not an extra hubber identity.  Your sumo man is too good!  but I would love to see what you do with him as a hubber - it would be very interesting and fun!

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            wordscribe41posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            lol  Mega1.  I'll start my screenplay tonight!  Some people have some pretty good alter ego stories, I must say. 

            http://troedson.net/blog/images/brig_sumo.jpg

            Here we are together, cute, huh?

            1. mega1 profile image81
              mega1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

              now I am thoroughly confused!  If your sumo man is real and that is you with him, how can it be fiction?  How can you make him be another identity for you?  I am so tired, maybe I am missing the point.  I will read whatever you write about him if you put it here or email me, because now I am thoroughly intrigued! ! !

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              Iðunnposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              lol,  very cute wordscribe.  you are wonderfully creative. smile

              and I just happen to have a real fondness for sumo.  I think it's because sumo wrestlers look like big ol' babies (maternal pull), but I really did used to follow it on some sports network or another.

              I liked akibono, the hawaiin guy (go U.S.) but he retired and I think the network quit carrying it anyway.

        3. Sab Oh profile image61
          Sab Ohposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          "but we can't legally wed in the United States, so we're now en route to Guam to seek wedded bliss"

          Why can't you wed in the US, and how could you do so in Guam - a US territory?

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            wordscribe41posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Sab Oh, darnit, you busted me.  Sigh...  hmm 

            Mega1.. I'm just fooling around.  No sumo man, I promise. 

            Just referring to how detailed some alter egos are.  It's like a little story, like my sumo man.

            1. Sab Oh profile image61
              Sab Ohposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              What rank is he?

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                wordscribe41posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Yokozuna... Clearly not just a man sportin' diapers.

                1. Sab Oh profile image61
                  Sab Ohposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  None of the pro rikishi wear diapers. And if he is Yokozuna you wouldn't have talked to him on the plane.

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                    wordscribe41posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    tsuna is taken off after the entrance ceremony, still sports a diaper.  I didn't talk to him on the plane.

                    http://wapedia.mobi/thumb/549014706/en/fixed/470/705/Hakuho_fight_Jan08.jpg?format=jpg

                    Stylin' diapers, though!

  15. Lisa HW profile image83
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    I have another identity for "business-like" reasons, and I don't want it associated with the "haphazard, main" identity I have here.  I don't use it in the forums or anywhere else at all (and I REALLY don't talk to myself - at least not online  smile  ).  It's always interesting to guess about which sockpuppet may be which other sockpuppet, though.  There should be an all-sockpuppet forum with everyone talking to himself.  smile

  16. SoftCornHippo profile image61
    SoftCornHippoposted 6 years ago

    Well, hey, y'all.  I been gone, nobody noticed.  Nobody even knows me all that much, I guess.  Ya know?  I never ever thought you'd wanna get to know me better so I been jus kinda hangin round watchin.  Now you know I am the "alter-ego" of this other hubber who you will just have to guess whom that is.  However, I am waaaaaay too big to be a sock -puppet!  it'll be innneressing to see how many of you's all remember what you is tol'  not too long ago either!  heh heh heh . . . so now, you tell me, who am I?

    1. Lisa HW profile image83
      Lisa HWposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hmm....   Is it safe to assume you're a) following yourself and/or b) talking to yourself on the forum somewhere?

  17. mega1 profile image81
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    I always thought the def of a sock puppet was someone who puposely put on this other personality (in the forums) simply to bait and confuse people and make arguments and try to make their agenda appear to be more successful and meaningful (esp.in politics and religion) - and that they are the essence of deceit.  Having another identity that writes in a different genre makes good business and writing sense to me.  I have another one.  It doesn't matter, really because I don't bring my other identity into the forums very often.  I'm sure none of you would consider me deceitful for not making the other hubber I am more accessible, or even noticeable. 

    I think this is part of that cyber world where real world rules just aren't that meaningful or even make any sense.  The more creative and entertaining we can make our cyber world, the better for all of us.  Got personalities?  Bring em!  the more the merrier!  Love you all!

  18. Rochelle Frank profile image89
    Rochelle Frankposted 6 years ago

    I must be doing something right-- just got two or three sockpuppet followers in the past hour. It's a good thing-- I have so many odd socks in my drawers... now I know they have gone to a good cause. I do support same sox marriage, too.

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      wordscribe41posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol lol  Rochelle!  You're so funny.  And I always thought I just had a very hungry dryer.  Go figure...  It all makes sense now.  I thought same sox marriage was only legal in Canada, but what do I know? hmm

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
        Rochelle Frankposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Then read my hub on the subject-- it will become clear...sort of.

      2. agvulpes profile image88
        agvulpesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Being from the old school I have never believed in 'sox' before marriage. But on the other foot I guess it depends whether you are to the 'right' or 'left' cool

    2. mega1 profile image81
      mega1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      well, yes, same sox marriage should not only be supported, but possibly demanded, since sox who are not the same should be avoiding each other, in my humble opinion.  I do not think the sox should be mixed that way.  It is an abomination and probably nobody's gods like mixed sox marriage!  what will they think of next!

      I can't help it, in this way I am old-fashioned,  I think sox should stick to their own kind! but I know that they often separate and it causes many problems for society, on the whole.

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
        Rochelle Frankposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I hear you-- they will be wanting sox and shoes to be married. A sock and a shoe can be good friends, even business partners, but \..] ... > well maybe I've said too much.

        1. mega1 profile image81
          mega1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          of course, sox and shoes are always very close!  and I have known sox to be close with several shoes, and there is never any jealousy or fighting.  I hadn't heard of anyone who would be daft enough to want sox/shoes marriages in this country, but stranger things have happened!  It might be best, really, that way the sox wouldn't have to go from shoe to shoe, never knowing whether they would end up under the bed alone or tucked in some sweet little moccasin, all cozy!  It might be easier for us, too, if we knew which sox preferred which shoes!  I will have to pay more attention from now on. . .

          1. AEvans profile image70
            AEvansposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            They had better trim there toenails if the socks are to fit snuggly over the foot so it can fit into the shoe. ::::::::::::big_smile

            1. Faybe Bay profile image84
              Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Hi! I am so excited, I am only one, me! My cat has been hovering around the keyboard lately, he may start a blog, but he's not interested in Hub Pages. Too many socks!

              1. AEvans profile image70
                AEvansposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                And some have not trimmed there toenails that would not be good for your baby! big_smile

                1. Faybe Bay profile image84
                  Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Yeah, he hates snags, lol. I think he will make an excellent blogger though, he is seasoned, and set in his ways.

                  1. AEvans profile image70
                    AEvansposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Well then you may sign him up but make certain that he is over 18 otherwise he is going to have to wait a few years. smile

        2. Lisa HW profile image83
          Lisa HWposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          We all know it's a slippery slope..

          After shoes and sox, it'll be sox and mittens.  It's only a matter of time before it gets to be sox and pocketbooks...

      2. Pandoras Box profile image82
        Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Damned hedonists.

  19. RedElf profile image86
    RedElfposted 6 years ago

    Rochelle, you are too funny - I am a big fan of same sox marriage, too. I must admit that I, like Nelle Hoxie, have some "sisters" on Hub Pages, however we don't visit the forums together and commune with each other. They are there mainly to so I could expand on other and more commercial topics.

    But I'm a big fan of Sockpuppet smile

  20. mega1 profile image81
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    what about the holey socks?  should they marry at all?  or should they remain celibate and dedicate themselves to the church?  I find now that I really know so little about sox! (or socks?)  how will I know which socks are christian and which are jews?  muslims?  hindus?  shintos?  buddhists?  (well, actually, I am pretty sure all my own socks are zen buddhists, because they really seem to get along pretty well and are easy-going, also they do pretty much what they want to do!)

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      wordscribe41posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Holey sox need to stay celibate.  I have one that occasionally tries to fool around with an atheist sock of mine and I WON'T have it.  I know, in the end, nothing good can come of it.  Little mixed holey and not holey baby socks.  No, not on my watch!

    2. Lisa HW profile image83
      Lisa HWposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I say holey socks ought to be sent to live on an island somewhere!  They're a drain on the resource of drawer space, and there isn't going to be any drawer space left for anybody.  Besides, there's really no fixing a holey sock.  Sure, we can try to sew them, but it's only a matter of time before they're holey again.

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        wordscribe41posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I agree, Lisa.  Darning doesn't work.  When you really think about it all socks are really swingers.  They start out as pairs, but just revert to their mismatched/swinging habits as soon as we close the drawers.  It's like a nonstop key party in there!  Sheesh!  I have a Nike and an Adidas who are constantly up to no good, really hard on their other halfs.  I sometimes just give up and let them have a day together.

        1. mega1 profile image81
          mega1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I am so happy this subject has finally come up!  There is nothing more disgusting in my little world than mismatched socks! socks who just will not stop trying to mate with the wrong kind - and old socks, like that green argyle, who hang out in the back of the drawer accosting the young half-socks and trying to get it on with them! That old argyle even tried to get it on with an old christmas sock, older even than himself! (both were single at the time, but still!) disgusting?  you betcha! 

          Then those old holey socks who keep hanging around trying to convert the young sports socks and making suggestions that border on lewd!  I won't have it!  Today I have instituted a practice of euthanization for all holey old socks and old socks (especially argyle) who are without mates.  They are going into a plastic, airless bag and from there straight to the dumpster.  I am not even going to cremate those old buggers.  They are ugly and although they come off as holier than thou they are really just as immoral as a sock can get!  I refuse to darn and I don't care who knows it.

          But, how sweet are the young, well-matched socks who line up together in the front of the drawer, hugging their mates and calmly waiting their turn!  What a lovely sight their clean faces and smiling hole-less heels!  I could spend hours arranging and rearranging them by color, fiber content and style.  Some of my socks have a lot of style.

          Oh, and the other day an old black mateless nylon stocking somehow got into the sock drawer and was slinking around being so sleezy I had to toss it into the rag bag and will use it to strain the cheese!  I am merciless when it comes to immoral stockings!

  21. skyfire profile image72
    skyfireposted 6 years ago

    http://img2.ak.crunchyroll.com/i/spire4/03102008/4/a/e/d/4aed2a048fcf40_full.jpg


    Sock Puppets are strong,Ev33l .... sad

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    cosetteposted 6 years ago




    omg haha!!! big_smile this would make an excellent hub. written as him of course! smile





    i agree. i think we all know the difference smile




    ooh good title...smile



    i respect you for that. you have no idea how much. because you say a lot of controversial things sometimes, but you do it as yourself. you have to admire that.



    my girlfriend has a funny thing she does...when we have Chinese food and get fortune cookies, she appends "in bed" to the end of the fortune when she reads it out loud, like:

    "you will have many interesting adventures." [in bed]

    or

    "the winds of change surround you. use caution today."[in bed]

    that sort of thing. so let's all add "sock" to the end of our IDs. i shall be "cosettesock" wink (jk)




    i let Quincy post i the forums sometimes but usually in pet forums or to add humor to some thread. everyone knows he is mine and he never uses his powers for evil.





    haha! big_smile i don't know but 'softcornhippo' is funny, i have to admit.





    i agree, but have to add that, IMO, we should let people know who we are otherwise they might be forming friendships and confiding in someone (letting them into your facebook worlds, etc.) who is an 'enemy' or something, which would be uncool. don't you agree? i mean how can you base a friendship on deceit. that's just my take on it.





    WS this is genius! smile go for it that would be great. big_smile




    that would be a good blog. and hub. i am having fun with Quincy smile


    well, i have to say, there are a lot of creative people here at HubPages, the best writing-for-money site ever smile

  23. Mikel G Roberts profile image87
    Mikel G Robertsposted 6 years ago

    just how many sockpuppets does one hubber need?

    I think that sometimes, at least in the way sock puppets are being used in the forums, the need to be accepted or part of a group is being manipulated by the puppeteers.

    In other words, if a lot of people believe something, it has more weight and is more likely to be considered true. Inventing an imaginary support base, by putting your solo belief out as being accepted by hundreds of diverse entities (that are actually hundreds of pretend entities) gives the impression of an idea being an 'accepted' belief by many. When in fact it is only the belief of one person, or just a few people.

    Again the herd mentality is being used. Someone that has a belief that is not supported or accepted uses the sock puppets to make it seem like it is supported and accepted, which makes it easier for someone in a herd mentality to join in said belief.

    "If lots of people say 'it' is true... there must be something to it that I'm missing... it must have some merit..." hmm

    Which is why I pay more attention to what is said than to who says it.

    1. mega1 profile image81
      mega1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      yes, we all agree that this is not nice what some people do with their sock puppets!

      but how do you feel about same sox marriages?  don't you agree that when it comes to socks they should stick to their own kind?  In other words same sox marriages are the only solution when it comes to keep socks together.  Perhaps this will keep them from becoming sock puppets - since that is what a lot of people do with their old, holey socks - make sock puppets out of them!  I'm sure you will agree that the old, holey ones should be sent off to the rag bag.

      1. Mikel G Roberts profile image87
        Mikel G Robertsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        very much off topic... and seemingly an attempt at sabotaging the thread...even if it is funny.  hmm

        Sock puppets are people too!!! big_smile

        Which is exactly what the puppeteers what us to think.

        1. mega1 profile image81
          mega1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          well, yes, it is absurd to talk about socks this way - and I realize you don't feel like being humorous about the subject.

          I did say some serious things - I disagree with you (again) about this because I think having several identities is ok, even a good thing, if you use them creatively and follow Hubpage rules, and don't use them to further some agenda you have.  In other words, if we are allowed to have other identities (and we are) then, why be upset when people do?  Some people's original identities relate to others here in a sock puppet manner - posting the same inane questions over and over and not really reading the responses - only wanting to spout their self-righteous b.s.  I think it gets amazingly funny sometimes, and that is the ONLY reason I join in these silly discussions.  I don't believe anyone really comes here to get educated to to form opinions about things, do you?

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          Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Yes they're people too.

          Some of them may even be moderators....

  24. mega1 profile image81
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    how compulsive of me - I can't stop thinking about all the sexiness of socks - really, those chunky ones we wear around the house in the winter?  I guess I'm really going to far with my socks - I must apologize to everyone and try from now on to stay on topic, repeating over and over my sockpuppet views, no matter how redundant.   I will really, really try.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
      Rochelle Frankposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, you may be a candidate for sox additction therapy.

      1. mega1 profile image81
        mega1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        oh, yes, I am aware that I have many addictions.  Its not just the socks!  but I can't discuss it here, that would be a sock puppet thing to do - pursuing an addiction agenda in every thread until people wish to pulverize me!  therefore I will start another thread about it.

        I hope that is the right thing to do.  I am very worried that I may not have been doing the right things in the forums and wish to change my ways.  You are welcome to join me there.

  25. manlypoetryman profile image70
    manlypoetrymanposted 6 years ago

    I am no one's Sock Puppet. Manly poetry man is of my own invention...and the means by how i'd like to face cyber-space!(Although the tractor has a few web alter-ego's...for sure!) I can barely keep up with what I'm saying...let alone another web identity.

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    writebypenposted 6 years ago

    there seems to be a blender of mix to what a sock puppet is versus an alter ego.  While I have no clue to sock puppets,  and am the other, I don't get why either matters.   Yes, obviously an alter and my one of few posts.

    Seems to be our top of mind, as oppose to something like helping another hubber.

    Sad to be the norm this day.

    But accept this is what we have proudly become.

    It makes my stomach turn

    A great forum; leave your negativity at the door.

    But gossip prevails

  27. Obscure Divine profile image60
    Obscure Divineposted 6 years ago

    I'd say a couple should suffice; sort of like a pair of socks...  Ha-ha!

  28. mega1 profile image81
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    is it really possible to ever have too many socks?

  29. skyfire profile image72
    skyfireposted 6 years ago

    I know one islamic sock puppet on orkut social network. That guy maintains more than 300-400 accounts to harass non-religious people, funny sometimes but annoying at the end of the day. hmm

    http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/5444/machineboy.png


    http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/152/atheistshock.png

  30. myownworld profile image79
    myownworldposted 6 years ago

    ok.. I'm here as only me, and can't brag another/or multiple accounts!
    God, I feel so... so... inadequate suddenly... neutral

    1. mega1 profile image81
      mega1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      no, you're just a purist!

      1. myownworld profile image79
        myownworldposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        big_smile @ Mega and Greek....!
        Hmm...now if ONLY I had one of them puppets, I'd come up with the right retort.... but as it is, I'm not adequately equipped.......roll

    2. Greek One profile image80
      Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I only have one account.. but it is long and has great width

      1. mega1 profile image81
        mega1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        size gets more and more meaningful to me!

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        Iðunnposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        rumour is that size matters.  O.O

  31. cindyvine profile image83
    cindyvineposted 6 years ago

    I put a sock in the sock puppet idea

    1. barryrutherford profile image37
      barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Ive got a lot of odd socks  in my top drawer  of the Tall Boy that I can't seem to match smile  shame really...

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    cosetteposted 6 years ago

    well i am sure i read somewhere a while back that Hubpages doesn't permit malicious individuals to come back as sockpuppets.

    in any case, this reminds me of Gallaxhar in 'Monsters vs. Aliens'...he cloned a jillion copies of himself. i think HubPages should at least restrict the number of alter egos one person can have. i can see two, maybe three even, but more than that can be problematic as we have seen. anyway i am just musing. i love HubPages and am grateful to be a part of such a great site.

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      Iðunnposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hubpages Staff is free to correct me, but my current understanding is that HubPages policy allows an individual to have as many alter egos as they may wish to whatever purpose.

      I do agree on loving this site.  I love the way my poetry lays out on it, and I truly enjoy the many many real people on here.

      I have only this profile name.  I tried a different one in the past, fleeing my stalker, and kept it only briefly and not in use with this name.   I had some dance fad videos up on it, the new kid stuff... hardstyle, c-walking.   I folded it by depublishing after maybe a month.  At that time, I was still hoping to escape my stalker, which has proved to be an impossibility.  I took this name back.

      It was unsatisfying for me to not be myself.  I have since moved the dance youtubes I like to random Hubs for my own enjoyment. smile

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    cosetteposted 6 years ago

    hey i just noticed your socks! big_smile hee hee how funny. wink

    i am just glad all's i have is Quincy. i couldn't see juggling a jillion of those. anyway, i'm glad to see you out and about...

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      Iðunnposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      These socks are a pic I took of myself in upstate new york on the back porch, visiting someone there, lol.

      I love the way the pic seems so free and I love the tree.  I change off avatars occasionally, but this one is a good memory and a personal favorite. 

      I always bring it back.

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    QuincyDaWonderDogposted 6 years ago

    NOBODY 'has' da Quincy. dey just basks in his cuddleishness... wink

    1. mega1 profile image81
      mega1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Quincy - could you please be my therapist?  I can't pay you, but I will be glad to scratch behind your ears and you can sit on my lap while I unburden myself.  please?

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        QuincyDaWonderDogposted 6 years ago in reply to this



        is ok, Quincy is here... I ams not picking my toes, it just looks like it. I am listening, honest!

        http://i44.tinypic.com/15pizdh.jpg

        wink

        1. mega1 profile image81
          mega1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I, well, I need to talk but suddenly my mind goes blank!  Maybe been thinking too much

          anyhow, lately I am fixated on socks and sex - well, not just lately.  How can I get on with my life?

          I feel useless and used.  I put up a warrior woman avatar and it just makes me feel like a big liar! 

          are you still awake quincy?

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            cosetteposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            haha...Quincy was actually planning on starting an advice column for hubbers' pets, but he sees human hubbers too. i will go wake him up. he is snoozing behind the couch. his feet are moving so i suspect he is dreaming about chasing something or being chased...

            1. mega1 profile image81
              mega1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

              oh no, don't wake him up, he wouldn't be happy about that  - I'll wait for the hub.  He is the cutest therapist I have ever had!

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            QuincyDaWonderDogposted 6 years ago in reply to this



            Dear Mega,

            You fixation with sox and sex is perfectly normal. What's not to love about sox? You can wear dem on your feets, or your ears when dey gets cold, or roll dem into balls and nosebonk dem all around da house for hours of fun. Sex is a common object of fixation because it feelses good, so something dat feelses good can't be bad, so don't worry about dat either. Is dat what dat is? A warrior woman? Cool. I thought it was a guy jamming on the guitar. Avatars are like clothes dat you humans wear to express demselves. You want to express power at da moment, so dat is fine. Self-expression is different dan deliberately trying to fools people. You are already getting on with your life, every day. I hope dis helps. Can you please put forty-five Snausages Breakfast Bites in an envelope and Fedex dem to me? wink Thanks! 'k, bai. ~Quincy

            1. mega1 profile image81
              mega1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

              snausages aren't that good for ya, Quincy!  I'll try to get you something you like that won't put all that salt in your diet, you might get kidney problems!  You are right on with all your advice!  so basically my obsessions are just another way I express myself - well, I am a frustrated artist lately = and like I say, you are the cutest therapist I ever talked to!  I hope that you will have your own hub soon and many hubbers will come around for your advice, its a real community service.  there are several seriously disturbed hubbers, though, so I hope they don't upset you or get too strange.

              I'm so glad you wake up so happy and helpful  - sorry to have disturbed your nap!

  35. Arthur Fontes profile image90
    Arthur Fontesposted 6 years ago

    I have a second account where I post hubs of a personal nature.  Since my personal life involves other people I feel the stories are better told anonymously.  I have never used my other acct in the forums.

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    wordscribe41posted 6 years ago

    I'm a little worried about you mega1.  Ru okay?  lol

    Quincy isn't napping, he's picking his feet.

  37. Rafini profile image82
    Rafiniposted 6 years ago

    I think it's pretty obvious I only have one account - I am always asking questions cuz I don't know what I'm doing! lol lol

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    King Larryposted 6 years ago

    i'll confess, i'm actually a sockpuppet for someone else on hubpages, but i won't say who it is though.

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    QuincyDaWonderDogposted 6 years ago

    dat cat woke me up anyway. you know, "Chubby Huggs"? he lives next door and is a big yellow cat. cosette named him after a cat in the Get Fuzzy comic strip. Chubby Huggs is a very plump yellow tabby cat who never fights no matter how many mean things Bucky Katt says to him, he just grabs him in a big hug and squeezes. anyway DIS Chubby Huggs jumps on da wooden gate and makeses a huge clatter so I was up anyway smile

    well I haves to sign off now. 'k, bai. ~Quincy


    nobody keepses da Qunicy, dey just admire his furry deliciousness. from afar. wink

  40. kirstenblog profile image77
    kirstenblogposted 6 years ago

    "How many sockpuppets does one hubber need?" Hmmm well I suppose any one hubber needs as many sockpuppets as they have multiple personalities, or one for every shrink they need! lol

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      Iðunnposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I have dissociative identity disorder and I only have one profile.  Making extraneous profiles to interact with oneself online falls into a completely different category than DID, most likely sociopathy which is not remotely related.

      What dissociatives do is only post in tangents.  The rest of the time, they might be gardening or cleaning their house, or cooking or reading or watching movies/news or learning languages or playing MMO games or hanging out with family or friends or their partner. 

      Such a post might be taken as attacking and discrediting dissociatives simply for being abused and being ill.

      For the record.

      1. mega1 profile image81
        mega1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        that all sounds very nice and normal to me - will have to research the DID - interesting!

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          Iðunnposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I am nice and I think I fall into the normalish category as someone who simply shares similarities and differences with others... perhaps not all in a row.  :p

          But yes, in real life, I just do a lot of different stuff depending on my mood.  I like to Hub my poetry and some politics or silly Fads here, when I'm in those moods. smile

          1. mega1 profile image81
            mega1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            nice to get to know you -

            I am going to go for awhile cuz I'm getting bleary eyed from obsessive posting today.  It was fun though.

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          Iðunnposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          research it from other sites.  I think a fair number of 'dissociatives' here are parody attacks in diguise by the same woman stalking me and others, lotta identities or as she might say "multiple personalities".

          she has been doing this to me (and others) for six years.  she takes my history, my actual life and distorts and adds insulting lies and sordid false details to it and Hubs as if she were me.  some kind of sociopathy with obsessive-compulsive features plus sadism, my armchair diagnosis.

          she also has a partiality for fake hospitalizations, hospice and dying, across the internet which is Munchausen's by Internet syndrome also related to sociopathy.  one way for others to "see" her clearly under her aliases.  such stories are to explain her being missing on a site to others she is talking to currently to allow for her to stalk others elsewhere, historically.

          and she thinks I'm crazy?

          whatever it is she has that makes her stalk me and others with such dedication, it makes me glad I only have a harmless dissociative condition.

          1. mega1 profile image81
            mega1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            pardon me if I just don't get involved!

      2. mega1 profile image81
        mega1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        please don't take personally ANYTHING anyone says about mental illness in these threads -  nobody knows what each other actually may or may not be diagnosed as - and no one really intends offense.  most people don't really understand what multiple personality disorders are and us the term "multiple personalities" in a derogatory way to describe what some people do with hub accounts.  that's all that's going on here, a discussion about whether or not using multiple accounts on hubpages is good or bad or both!

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          Iðunnposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I assume a lot of it is just playing and related to some of the fun interacting.  I am not as touchy as all that.

          However, I do believe some few posts are sideways commentary to me from the individual who is stalking so many others Hubbpers here on HubPages right now, including stalking me, and meant to be nasty.

          I was happy to fan you as safe.  You are always funny and interesting but safe is a big deal to me including worrying about others who talk to my stalker's alter egos.  I finally fanned a few of you today that I am certain are safe. 

          So nice to meet you, too.

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    sumo_manposted 6 years ago

    Ohayo gozaimasu, HubPages!lol

    1. mega1 profile image81
      mega1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Ohayo!  you are just so darn YUMMY!

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        sumo_manposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Oh, my...  What a warm welcome.  Is it the diapers that do it for you?  wink

        1. mega1 profile image81
          mega1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          こんにちは私をあなたのような

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            sumo_manposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            私はあなたも好きです。  wink

        2. mega1 profile image81
          mega1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          その顔!

          1. 0
            sumo_manposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            それは倒錯だ!  yikes

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    Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago

    roll this is still going on? and I see one of the other hubbers made a new identity. roll roll

    1. myownworld profile image79
      myownworldposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      exactly! What's with all the sock puppets people? I feel I can't tread here anymore without stepping on one every  single minute...! yikes

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        Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        this all started just because another hubber who had left decided that she wanted to write and made a new idenitiy for herslef so the rude jerks who were rude to her before wouldn't know it was her. So then someone on here couldn't leave her alone and that is all how it started with stupid sockpuppets.

        1. tantrum profile image60
          tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Really ? I think this started like 2 years ago! lol

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          wordscribe41posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          That's ONE take on it!  lol  roll

          1. tantrum profile image60
            tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            lol
            Poor crazd ! I think she doesn't know what she's talking about ! lol

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              wordscribe41posted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Ignorance is bliss, I suppose!  lol

              1. tantrum profile image60
                tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Yeah ! It's easier ! I think ! lol

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    ryankettposted 6 years ago

    I used one for a night whilst banned, and it felt a bit weird, I was talking to people that I knew... and they treat you very differently despite you talking no differently to normal. Makes you think a little... but I didnt enjoy it...

  44. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 6 years ago

    It seems some hubbers need like an army of sockpuppets ! LOL
    Today in the forums I see at least 6 different ones for the same person. LOL!!

  45. LeanMan profile image81
    LeanManposted 6 years ago

    Utility soc???????

    1. mega1 profile image81
      mega1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      socks before marriage!  socks after marriage!  two different things!

  46. myownworld profile image79
    myownworldposted 6 years ago

    Does anyone know where I can get a sock lie detector? One of those machines that would go beep each time you meet someone new here....? They have to come up with something soon, I reckon... quite a booming business if you ask me....

  47. LeanMan profile image81
    LeanManposted 6 years ago

    I swear faithfully that I am exactly who I am, I am not anyone else..

    No one has their arm up my AR@$3.....heheheeheehe

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    Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago

    Wow it is really sad when ppl show their true colors on here. say they r ur friends and turns around and shows that they don't give a sh!t about anyone but themselves.

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'm a real egoistic B°°° ! Sorry !! lol

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      wordscribe41posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      CW, you are missing some facts.  You've been busy attacking those of us who are fed up, mind you.  So, it goes both ways.  We don't see eye to eye on this, no doubt.

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        Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Whatever I am back to watching movies and writing. screw this place

        1. tantrum profile image60
          tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          you better go girl.  lol

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          writebypenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          can we watch this place and screw instead? much more fun at the same time.  Hello by the way

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            wordscribe41posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Hello back. You're a songwriter? Better get busy with some LYRICS!

            1. rebekahELLE profile image90
              rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              lol  a carpenter by hobby..

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            cosetteposted 6 years ago in reply to this




            roll

            CW, you DO know that's a woman flirting with you, don't you? a sick one, i might add.




            roll

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              Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I didn't even see that comment truthfully lol I was writing a hub...

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        AnythingGoesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, wait until she turns on you or Cosette.

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          wordscribe41posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Who are you?  Oh, let me guess.  hmm

        2. tantrum profile image60
          tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          We will be waiting !
          Thanks for the laughs !!
          lol
          lol
          lol

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          Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          ???? okay what is that comment all about?

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            AnythingGoesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Tantrum of course, you can't trust her

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              Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              oh...thought for a moment u were talking about me sorry about that...

            2. tantrum profile image60
              tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              lol lol
              Of course not,if you're my enemy.  You better watch out !


              lol

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              wordscribe41posted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Well, you're pretty trustworthy with your little alter there.  Ha ha ha!!!  Come forth, show yourself, I command!  lol

              1. tantrum profile image60
                tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                lol lol lol

              2. tantrum profile image60
                tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                I never saw a coward come forward ! lol

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                  wordscribe41posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Not intentionally anyway...  roll

          2. Rochelle Frank profile image89
            Rochelle Frankposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            It's always a clue to look at the stats-- like 9 posts, 0 hubs 0 fans.

  49. mega1 profile image81
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    my bottom itches

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      wordscribe41posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      No stopping you from scratching it, right?  You can always excuse yourself to go to the "powder room".

  50. mega1 profile image81
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    ok.  I wrote my sockpuppet song hub.  I hope you all like it.  My butt is much better now!

    1. SockPuppet profile image68
      SockPuppetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      stop by and check out my song some time mmkay

      1. IntimatEvolution profile image81
        IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        OMG!  I just realized there really is a socket puppet. 

        I know, I get the dumbass award today.tongue

      2. mega1 profile image81
        mega1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        dude, you really know what you are talking (singing) about!  what a hard life you lead!  I'm sure glad I'm not a sock puppet

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