Originally Posted by Anneintherain
I imagined if I was active on there I'd certainly have a second account mostly filled out but with inaccurate location/demographic info and no links to my partners, so I could ask the questions I needed input on. Especially if I thought I would want to ask for advice more than once a year, I think a mostly fleshed out profile helps people answer questions better, and as sock puppets are allowed unless you're using it for malicious reasons, I can't think of a reason not to use one! (err and to avoid the issue that some people have with it - I'd stay logged in on the sock on a laptop or something so I didn't accidentally post under my actual account when tired or distracted! That seems to happen rather regularly when the OP is feeling emotional)
I should do this. My worry is replying to something via the wrong account. I can see the value in being logged into the sock account being a more fail-safe approach than the other way around. Thanks!