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'''Sockpuppet''' is a term used to refer to a someone who has created another [[Help:Account|account]] to cause a problem on a community. This may be to avoid a [[Help:Blocking|block]], post vandalism, harass another user or create drama. Multiple accounts are allowed on Fandom, but they should not be used to deceive other users. Local communities may have specific [[Admin_Central:Guide_to_creating_policies|policies]] related to multiple accounts, so it is important to check local community account policies.
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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:
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* Evading a [[Help:Blocking|block or chat ban]]
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* [[Help:Vandalism|Vandalism]]
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* [[Help:Harassment and bullying|Harassing]] another user
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* Creating or instigating conflict
   
If it is found that a user is abusing multiple accounts to cause trouble, those accounts may be closed by staff. All questions regarding account information should be submitted to [[Special:Contact]].
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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.
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If it is found that a user is abusing multiple accounts to cause trouble, those accounts may be blocked by staff, depending on how severe the event is. All questions regarding account information must be submitted to [[Special:Contact]].
   
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
* [[Help:Administrators'_how-to_guide|Admin how to guide]]
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* [[Help:Administrators' how-to guide|Admin how to guide]]
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* [[Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Sockpuppetry|Sockpuppetry policy on Wikipedia]]
 
* [[Help:Blocking|Blocking accounts]]
 
* [[Help:Blocking|Blocking accounts]]
 
* [[Help:Vandalism|Dealing with vandalism]]
 
* [[Help:Vandalism|Dealing with vandalism]]
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* [[Help:User rights#CheckUsers|CheckUsers]]
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* [[Help:Don't feed the trolls|Don't feed the trolls]]
   
 
== Related blog posts ==
 
== Related blog posts ==
* [[homepage:w:User blog:Sannse/You and Your Socks|You and Your Socks]]
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* [[w:User blog:Sannse/You and Your Socks|You and Your Socks]]
 
== Further Help & Feedback ==
 
{{Help and feedback section}}
 
 
   
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== Further help and feedback ==
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Revision as of 23:19, February 18, 2020

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 blocked by staff, depending on how severe the event is. All questions regarding account information must be submitted to Special:Contact.

See also

Related blog posts

Further help and feedback

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