Oh IE, I was just bringing up a sore subject to have fun with it-I think lots of people here are having a good time letting off a little steam-at least I know I am. Sorry if it doesn't sit right with you, I do understand what you mean-it was a rough period for me, too.
I don't see it as some "big, sensitive" subject, lorlie. I must have missed the whole thing about who got "hurt last time" (?). I just think, though, usually it's the sockpuppets who seem to get the most enjoyment of out it, and who say they're on here to have fun. Since non-sockpuppets wouldn't take it personally, I don't really see where the potential for hurt is. (But, then, I'm aware that, I suppose, some sockpuppets may have their reasons for taking their fake identities really seriously and personally. )
The fracas IE mentioned was 6 or so months ago, and it was very, very crazymaking, but Lisa, as you say, there's really no problem any longer for us non-pupps. At least I'm good with it-that's why I started this thread!
It's crazymaking, all right, WryLilt! I'm loving watching your score and mine tease us unmercifully...I want to say 'Let's race!' sometimes, but on the other hand, I see that we're in the trenches together so let's just soldier on together!
if I were a sock puppet would I admit it? and if I was a sock puppet and I was in the forums wouldn't I have been discovered by now and my butt banned to kingdom come? Now, I'll tell you, I am not a sock puppet and have a real life as well as this cyber reality which I am ignoring just so I can answer forum thread posts and pretend I'm a cheetah! I EAT sock puppets, girl!
Thank you for somewhat what sock pocket is to me. The onyl thing I done to my knowledge was to apply for google adsense on JUNE 3 2010 my writting and it was approved by them before my writting was approved for hubpages and is submitted for publication.
I have one other name, and it has one Hub to "its name". I started it because I was thinking I'd like a "business-only" HubPages account (instead of my "whatever-I-feel-like, mix of Hubs). The thing is, I have "business-only" writing all over the place and came to HubPages to whatever I feel like writing. So, after several months of having no Hubs on that account, I wrote one. Now, since it's there, I'm thinking, "Hey, forget a neat-and-clean, business-only, approach. Use that name to write stuff that I don't want people who know my name to read. So, it's there - one Hub. I haven't closed it. It doesn't have a "fake identity". It just has my real kind of identity without sharing a bunch of extra info on it. A. I felt guilty getting a couple of comments from people I know and not saying, "Hey! It's me - Lisa!" and B. I discovered if I write something that's more "business-like" I'd rather add it to my stuff here and help add some more range and balance to what's already here (or at least link to it ). (The other name is a non-human, business-like, name.)
So, that's my "confession". I'd say what the name is, but then, if I want to write stuff I don't want people who name my name to see, I'll have to open a-whole-nother user account.
A long time ago there was this little "forum era" where it seemed all anyone was doing was trying to out sockpuppets, right and left. Then there were fights about who was insulted at being called a "socketpuppet". . These days I don't think anyone cares who's a sockpuppet. Everyone seems to just go with it, even if they have a pretty good idea of who is most likely a sockpuppet. Some are harmless. Some don't know where to draw the line on their own shenanigans and do seem to disappear fairly soon. I think you're right, though, lorlie6. There's a point where sockpuppets go from being benign to pretty much being parasites.
I started my other account just to allow a different side of my writing to come out. Like you, I wanted an account where I could write without everyone knowing it was me. Kind of like Stephen King and his pseudonym, Richard Bachman. I didn't create it to cause trouble in the forums, or start fights, or anything like that. I rarely, if ever, even check it, and it has a hub or two...don't really remember. I guess a lot of times, it can be pretty easy to figure out who is who, but sometimes a character that is so far out there is created...you never know who is who...
I often am wrong and sometimes I don't wanta be right - especially when I am loving someone wrong. not the wrong WAY, but loving someone who is wrong for me - like married or something, but then, I wouldn't do that. I often get it wrong when I am loving - that is to say, I think I am loving, but I'm not. I am one confused cheetah today.
love is also a meany splendoured thing! or I thought so when I was a child. . .
This isn't a "ridiculous" topic. It's a kind of fun one (or at least a mildly challenging one to see who says what. It kind of falls under the "we're-all-different" category (even if some of us our different from ourselves, as opposed to just being different from everyone else). Sockpuppets are diversity - carried to extremes.
Dude! Never let your old man tell you what to do! If you want a sockpuppet in your bed, you just have to make it more interesting, is all! And you are too interesting enough to have another account! It's fun to let it all hang out, so to speak.
I have another account but I keep forgetting about it! hehehe I think it has a better score than my real one!
yeh, I know - my ex, for some reason, would NEVER let me laugh in bed. I spent a couple nights on the couch - laughing so hard! It was worth it. until I found out that the couch in the tv room was considerably more entertaining than the marital bed! After that,it was just a matter of time. In fact, even now, just the words "marital bed" make me kind of cringe - like, its really hard not to laugh even now, 10 years later! who knew it would be that funny?
it's possible - either that, or we married twins! sounds like we did! obviously you are doing a better job of sticking it out! hahaha sticking it out! hahahaha - really maybe I should be cleaning house instead of this, but it would just get dirty again anyway . hahahaha
I used to wonder why I found a man, who had no sense of humour, at least non that he was aware of, the least bit attractive. But now I realise that a dead pan, slightly disapproving bloke is an enormous challenge and actually enhances my giggling pleasure. House work is rarely funny, I'd stick to the sock puppet thread.
I got confused, so sue me. For crying out loud, I am 62 years old! Nothing works like it used to, we haven't even used ANY balderdash this month! I know it should be regular, I just forgot for a minute.
ok. that really inspires me to get my room cleaned now! all you grandmas can just whoop it up for awhile without me! I might get sensitive or something and someone would think I'm a sock puppy or someting similar. I ain't and I won't, so see ya round the block - later!
Hey - that blond one looks like one of mittens I lost when I was a little kid (and cried about because I thought "she'd" be lonely, and her "sister" would be lonely (or else a sidewalk plow would go over her ). Apparently, there is reincarnation after all.
You poor little thing, Lisa! I used to love all sorts of things that way too, and attribute personalities to each and every one. I think the oddest was that I called my left ankle 'Baddy' because it had a freckle on it, and my right one 'Goody.' I spoke to my ankles often, I'm not sure what my parents thought!
lorlie6, that's better (and kind of weirder ) than being sentimentally attached to two mittens. Clearly, that freckle was a lot more disturbing to you than a freckle should have been. (I'm still pretty much as bad. A local gift shop has a set of two little teddy bears 60% off, but they're $16. For about four weeks now, they're outside in that clearance thing, "waiting". The only reason I haven't already adopted them yet is that I've been with someone and didn't want them to think I'm a lunatic-jerk. I'm just kind of worried about what will become of them if someone doesn't buy them (but if they aren't there any more I'll be worried that they got thrown out. ) (And this is from someone who has grown kids. )
If you don't pick them up, I'll SEND you the money, Lisa! Just buy them and hide them from whoever would think you're nutz. I've got a grown son myself-everyone around here, including him, thinks I'm nutz, including me! I never concern myself-I'm having one helluva time being out of my mind!!!
My socks are on my feet unless I'm wearing sandals or going barefoot. I used to have little puppet story books that I read to my kids. That's the closest I've ever come. But that was over 20 years ago.
I have trouble throwing out my old holey socks - there are about 20 socks in the back of my drawer right now that either don't have mates or have holes so big you could put your whole foot through. If anyone needs an old sock to make a sock puppet, you're welcome to them, only $3US each! I'll let the whole bunch of em go for $20US! such a deal! I also have some old underwear, bras missing straps, and various things I'm not even sure what they are, you can have for free! Today I'm supposed to be finishing my organizing and cleaning chore here in the bedroom, but unfortunately the forums are much more interesting.
Free used woman's underwear you say? i'd be careful who you say that around, as I've known a lot guys out there that would pay top dollar for a woman's used underwear if you know what i mean. i won't say what they do with it, as I know someone could report me for it here if i said it, but lets just say...there's a lot perverts out there that use it to put on their special place and well....lets just call it self love.
Mega-I have a grown son whose childhood underwear's still in my dresser...guess I'm waiting for him to revert. Sad, so very sad, huh? But for all those sox and undergarments you've got, I'll go as high as $10- No more. Is it a deal?
I'm planning to strew them across my lawn and fence-just to keep the horrid neighbors on their toes wondering what on earth I do all day-they know I write and think I'm a nut case. This'll give 'em something to ponder!
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