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King Boreas
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 2:58 am    Post subject: This guy had a short career ... Reply with quote

http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?guid=69f4d720-9e6d-42d8-a2dd-6e1439ab3e45
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JT
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 6:32 am    Post subject: Re: This guy had a short career ... Reply with quote

King Boreas wrote:
http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?guid=69f4d720-9e6d-42d8-a2dd-6e1439ab3e45


Wow... what a hobby... now what do you suppose he/she will do???
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15Tango
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Wow... what a hobby... now what do you suppose he/she will do???

Probably come up with another sock-puppet account that doesn't automatically raise so many red flags that they get banned by TPTB right away.
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some accounts were doing it for years and even ran their numbers up into the hundreds by doing exactly the same thing.
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jrest
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, so what is a sock puppet?
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jrest wrote:
Ok, so what is a sock puppet?

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_sock_puppet

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A sock puppet describes an additional account created by an existing member of an Internet community, sometimes to manufacture the illusion of support in a vote or argument. Other reasons include a desire to support or vote on an issue coupled with a desire to have one's "main" account stay away from the issue. This behaviour is sometimes seen as being dishonest by online communities and as a result these individuals are often labeled as trolls.

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jrest
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the link, better understanding of what that is in the world of the internet and internet communities.
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Mario and Princess Peach
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's one nice thing about phpBB. If you're an admin (maybe even a mod), you can click the IP button in the post and see what all IP addresses that user is using. If you ever suspect sockpuppet accounts, it's easy to compare user IP's.
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mario and Princess Peach wrote:
If you're an admin (maybe even a mod), you can click the IP button in the post and see what all IP addresses that user is using.

Yes, even moderator level access includes IP listings. phpBB also makes it easy by showing who else has used that IP address in the past to post. Even anonymous guests have their IPs tracked and logged which is nice.
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