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What is a Sockpuppet on HP?

  1. Cardia profile image88
    Cardiaposted 5 years ago

    I've heard this term floating around Hubpages, especially on the forums. What exactly is a Sockpuppet on here?

  2. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    A sockpuppet is someone using an alias.smile

    1. Cardia profile image88
      Cardiaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Oh! So it's basically someone that has made a second account to promote their first and main one?

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Sometimes. But more often the anonymity is used to abuse HP and other Hubbers in the forums.

  3. rbe0 profile image60
    rbe0posted 5 years ago

    Sockpuppet's do not exist. You can either play your main character or you can logoff your main and log in on an alternate character and play your alt for a while...

  4. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Or just to have fun. big_smile

  5. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    I'm pretty sure that sometimes there are sockpuppets that have sockpuppets.

    1. rbe0 profile image60
      rbe0posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      if these so called sockpuppets really do exist, they could never have sockpuppets of their own because socks do not have appendages upon which a sockpuppet can be planted.

      1. wordscribe43 profile image93
        wordscribe43posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Your hand looks like it's raring for a sockpuppet, don't you think?  lol

        Or, are you just displaying a friendly pageant wave?

        1. rbe0 profile image60
          rbe0posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Just a casual wave that I would display at any parade... wink

          This is not a naked sockpuppet... lol

          sockpuppet nudity is gross!!

  6. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 5 years ago

    I think sockpuppets are distinctly created to cause mischief and make comments that the actual "puppeteer" would not normally make as him/herself.  So they are destructive usually.  That's my definition.  If you have to use another alternative identity to say something, why? isn't it because you don't want to damage your own reputation?  So they are not a good thing even if they do no actual harm.  If you want to be funny, I have found that you can be yourself and be funny - without being scandalous or mean.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

      I should probably add that most folks aren't fans of sockpuppets, because of the aforementioned mischief. smile

      1. rbe0 profile image60
        rbe0posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        bad sockpuppets are bad.

     
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