A sockpuppet is an alternate account created specifically to cause disruption and issues on a wiki. Sockpuppets are usually used for:
If it is discovered that a user is abusing multiple accounts to cause trouble, the accounts will most likely be blocked by staff, depending on the severity of the event. All questions regarding these accounts should be submitted to Special:Contact or brought to the attention of the Wiki Representative assigned to your community.
Sockpuppets vs. multiple accounts
Sockpuppets are distinct from having multiple legitimate accounts. You can have more than one account on Fandom (for example, if you use bots or other automated maintenance tools), provided they are not used for disruption or deceptions.
Note that some communities may have specific policies related to multiple accounts, so always examine local policies before editing!
- Admins' how to guide
- Sockpuppetry policy on Wikipedia
- Blocking accounts
- Dealing with vandalism
- Don't feed the trolls