Originally Posted by MrG
I've always thought the sockpuppet thing was odd, mostly for the same reason. I've thought it would be funny to have one, but I would have no idea how to write differently from my norm. I would spend the whole time worried that everyone could tell it was me because of my writing style.
Then I realize my writing style probably isn't as unique as I think it is, and I start to wonder if I could get away with it, thus restarting the whole internal debate.
Originally Posted by Mr. Moo
I still don't understand why sockpuppets - well known ones - are allowed here. Every other forum I've visited, where sockpuppetry could have some value, has banned members if they are found to use sockpuppets. What's the idea behind allowing them here, especially when mods can easily track who is whom?
Have never understood this phenomenon either. Seems like a strange way to amuse one's self, but I will admit to laughing along, so I must say I am no longer in the ban camp. Just find them, interesting from a sociological perspective.