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Re: SUGGESTION: Forum names - a page from Amazon's book


@dooBdoo wrote:

@Moonchilde wrote:

@dooBdoo, how can a poster show posts that number in the 50s by their name when posting, but when you click on their activity by poster name it shows one single post and no others?

 

Hmmmmm......


 

          Hi, again, @Moonchilde!    That means most of the person's posts were deleted.   When a post is removed, it doesn't change our post count.   (Easy way to see one...  look at any of the infamous "Poehler" nicknames as an example.)

 

 


 

Ahhhhhh. Thanks, @dooBdoo. That tells me aaaaaall I need to know 😉

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Re: SUGGESTION: Forum names - a page from Amazon's book

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Thanks for the "sock pocket" explaination.  I spend most of my time on the IRC side of the web.  Sock Pocket is not the term those folks use.  Multies & Trolls I believe are the terms they use.

 

I just love that name.  Going to be my new nick on a few IRC channels. Smiley Tongue

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@Mz iMac wrote:

@dooBdoo

 

Thanks for the "sock pocket" explaination.  I spend most of my time on the IRC side of the web.  Sock Pocket is not the term those folks use.  Multies & Trolls I believe are the terms they use.

 

I just love that name.  Going to be my new nick on a few IRC channels. Smiley Tongue


 

 

          You're welcome, @Mz iMac!   The expression "sock puppet" has been in use for maybe 20 years or so.    I used to help moderate a forum, many years back, and that's the most common term used by the techs.    However...  sock "pocket" isn't something I've ever heard of.

 

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@dooBdoo

 

doh.gifI meant Sock Puppet. doh.gif

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Re: SUGGESTION: Forum names - a page from Amazon's book


@Mz iMac wrote:

@dooBdoo

 

doh.gifI meant Sock Puppet. doh.gif


 

         Hey, @Mz iMac, who knows...  you might've coined a new expression!    Or it could be an invention for Shark Tank!

 

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Re: SUGGESTION: Forum names - a page from Amazon's book

Image result for animated sock puppet

 

I love the 'sock puppet' reference.   This is what he's saying:

 

"Really, who care about someone's nic, who they are, if they possess several names, if they changed it, have more than 2 or 3 accounts, or even "heart themselves".

 

This is just a shopping channel forum--life will go on."

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Re: SUGGESTION: Forum names - a page from Amazon's book


@dooBdoo wrote:

@Mz iMac wrote:

@dooBdoo

 

Thanks for the "sock pocket" explaination.  I spend most of my time on the IRC side of the web.  Sock Pocket is not the term those folks use.  Multies & Trolls I believe are the terms they use.

 

I just love that name.  Going to be my new nick on a few IRC channels. Smiley Tongue


 

 

          You're welcome, @Mz iMac!   The expression "sock puppet" has been in use for maybe 20 years or so.    I used to help moderate a forum, many years back, and that's the most common term used by the techs.    However...  sock "pocket" isn't something I've ever heard of.

 


 

I'd say it's been around about that, @dooBdoo. It started being used on good ol' Listserv groups as far back as the early-mid 90s and I'm not sure it was "new new" then.

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Re: SUGGESTION: Forum names - a page from Amazon's book


@mercyMe wrote:

Image result for animated sock puppet

 

I love the 'sock puppet' reference.   This is what he's saying:

 

"Really, who care about someone's nic, who they are, if they possess several names, if they changed it, have more than 2 or 3 accounts, or even "heart themselves".

 

This is just a shopping channel forum--life will go on."


 

 

It matters only when the multiple identities are used to deliberately disrupt and troll discussion groups and forums for the sole purpose of causing trouble. Posters who have been online for many years recognize what's going on, but the more naive do not. They are being taken for a ride and played with for the amusement of others.

 

No big deal, right? Well, not for me, I know (cough) one when I see one 🙂 but for the innocent and for the moderators, a PIT* - which is of course what they want to be.

 

Things must be slow elsewhere. 

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Re: SUGGESTION: Forum names - a page from Amazon's book


@Moonchilde wrote:

@mercyMe wrote:

 

I love the 'sock puppet' reference.   This is what he's saying:

 

"Really, who care about someone's nic, who they are, if they possess several names, if they changed it, have more than 2 or 3 accounts, or even "heart themselves".

 

This is just a shopping channel forum--life will go on."


 

 

It matters only when the multiple identities are used to deliberately disrupt and troll discussion groups and forums for the sole purpose of causing trouble. Posters who have been online for many years recognize what's going on, but the more naive do not. They are being taken for a ride and played with for the amusement of others.

 

No big deal, right? Well, not for me, I know (cough) one when I see one 🙂 but for the innocent and for the moderators, a PIT* - which is of course what they want to be.

 

Things must be slow elsewhere. 


 

 

          I agree, @Moonchilde,  with your points about when/why it matters.   I would add that it's not a requirement to care, but I suppose people also might care because it's dishonest to use extra nicknames if the practice is prohibited by the forum's policies.   Also, learning about the psychology of those who enjoy trolling, deception, and creating disruption is interesting (to me, anyway).   Even though some like to say it's "just" a shopping channel chat forum, real people are on the other side of these nicknames and for the most part probably want to believe they're posting with other people of good character, people with integrity, and that they're not being intentionally manipulated by someone perpetuating a ruse.    I do agree, life will go on.

 

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