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[[File:Sock puppet brandon.jpg|thumb|284x284px]]
 
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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:
 
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]]
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* Evading a [[Help:Blocking|block or chat ban]]
* Post [[Help:Vandalism|vandalism]]
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* [[Help:Vandalism|vandalism]]
* [[Help:Harassment and bullying|Harass]] another user
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* [[Help:Harassment and bullying|Harassing]] another user
* Create drama (instigate conflict)
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* Creating or instigating conflict
   
 
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.
 
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]].
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All questions regarding account information must be submitted to [[Special:Contact]]. [[Help:CheckUser]]s may be contacted in order to confirm if multiple accounts have the same IP address. 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.
   
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
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== Further help and feedback ==
 
== Further help and feedback ==
{{Help and feedback section}}[[de:Hilfe:Sockenpuppen]]
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{{Help and feedback section}}
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[[es:Ayuda:Cuentas títeres]]
 
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Revision as of 00:36, June 25, 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.

All questions regarding account information must be submitted to Special:Contact. Help:CheckUsers may be contacted in order to confirm if multiple accounts have the same IP address. 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.

See also

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