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A '''Sockpuppet''' is an alternate [[Help:Account|account]] created to cause disruption and issues for a wiki, they are often used for the following:
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A '''Sockpuppet''' is an alternate [[Help:Account|account]] created to cause disruption and issues on a wiki, they are often used for the following:
 
* Evade (get around) a [[Help:Blocking|block or chat ban]]
 
* Evade (get around) a [[Help:Blocking|block or chat ban]]
 
* Post [[Help:Vandalism|vandalism]]
 
* Post [[Help:Vandalism|vandalism]]
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* Create drama (instigate conflict)
 
* Create drama (instigate conflict)
   
Sockpuppets shouldn't be confused with having multiple accounts, you are allowed to have more then one account on {{branding}} as long as they are not used to create some type of mischeif or deceive users. Some communities may have specific [[Help:Policies|policies]] related to multiple accounts, so it is important to check local community account policies.
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Sockpuppets shouldn't be confused with having multiple accounts. You are allowed to have more than one account on {{branding}}, so long as they are not used to cause disruption or deceive users. Some communities may have specific [[Help:Policies|policies]] related to multiple accounts, so it is important to check local community account policies.
   
 
If it is found that a user is abusing multiple accounts to cause trouble, those accounts may be closed by staff, depending on how severe the event is. All questions regarding account information must be submitted to [[Special:Contact]].
 
If it is found that a user is abusing multiple accounts to cause trouble, those accounts may be closed by staff, depending on how severe the event is. All questions regarding account information must be submitted to [[Special:Contact]].

Revision as of 22:58, April 5, 2019

Sock puppet brandon

A Sockpuppet is an alternate account created to cause disruption and issues on a wiki, they are often used for the following:

Sockpuppets shouldn't be confused with having multiple accounts. You are allowed to have more than one account on Fandom, so long as they are not used to cause disruption or deceive users. Some communities may have specific policies related to multiple accounts, so it is important to check local community account policies.

If it is found that a user is abusing multiple accounts to cause trouble, those accounts may be closed by staff, depending on how severe the event is. All questions regarding account information must be submitted to Special:Contact.


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