Polyamory.com Forum  

Go Back   Polyamory.com Forum > Site Usage > User Guidelines & Forum Features

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-03-2012, 04:25 AM
redpepper's Avatar
redpepper redpepper is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Canada
Posts: 7,634
Default Sock Puppets.

Sometimes people decide that it might be an awesome idea to start another account so that they can manipulate conversations and troll. That might be fun and dandy to them, but its really not to others. It can cause unrest on the forum by spinning tails and playing themselves off, well, themselves. The moderators have decided that its time to start announcing sock puppets on the forum by outing them, banning their sock puppet and sometimes their IP address entirely.

If you have a sock puppet and/or another person using your IP address then be warned that if you decide to use that sock puppet to start up drama and cause unrest, you could be banned as a result and that would mean that anyone under your IP address could also be banned too.

Anything else to add on this topic II and AT?
__________________
Anyone want to be friends on Facebook?
Send me your name via PM
My blog
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-03-2012, 04:37 AM
redpepper's Avatar
redpepper redpepper is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Canada
Posts: 7,634
Default SockPuppet Troll

PolygamousWU - SamuelWest or Dolly
__________________
Anyone want to be friends on Facebook?
Send me your name via PM
My blog
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-03-2012, 10:07 PM
NovemberRain's Avatar
NovemberRain NovemberRain is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 696
Default

I, for one, just want to offer a hearty thank you to the mods for taking these actions. Trolling is abhorrent, and perhaps knowing they'll be outed will cause folks to cease.
Thanks Mods!
__________________
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own...
Robert A. Heinlein

Me: female, bi, (formerly hinge of a vee)
with FirstBoyFriend (FBF)(moderately long-distance)
and no longer with CurrentBoyFriend (CBF)(who lives in the apartment building next door)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-04-2012, 01:04 AM
SkylerSquirrel SkylerSquirrel is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 76
Default

Thanks from me too This most recent troll was making my troll-radar go haywire, but being new to this board I didn't know what to do about it :/
__________________
Independent polyperson seeking friendships, in which physical intimacy may or may not develop.

I do not wish to attach to any particular person. My love knows no limits.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-06-2012, 03:14 PM
opalescent opalescent is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: US
Posts: 1,278
Default

Spam in a thread about sock puppets tickles me.

Last edited by opalescent; 10-06-2012 at 03:14 PM. Reason: DYAC
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-07-2012, 05:13 PM
redpepper's Avatar
redpepper redpepper is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Canada
Posts: 7,634
Default

Quote:
"Read your comments about trolls. What about people who get banned and come back with a new username?"
I had this question via PM and thought it would be useful to answer publicly.

Sockpuppetry is a term specifically used for someone who creates a second account to misbehave and deceive readers. If you've been banned you can come back and create another account and start again. As a consideration to us and as a way to create a positive re-start, it would be wise to approach the mods to inform us that you wish to post here again and have a fresh start under a new name. We will be following you and waiting to see if there is trouble again but suspicions would be less if we have positive communication with you.
__________________
Anyone want to be friends on Facebook?
Send me your name via PM
My blog

Last edited by redpepper; 10-07-2012 at 05:16 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ip address, sock puppets, trolling

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 06:51 PM.