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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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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 ==
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* [[Help:Vandalism|Dealing with vandalism]]
 
* [[Help:Vandalism|Dealing with vandalism]]
 
* [[Help:User rights#CheckUsers|CheckUsers]]
 
* [[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 and feedback ==
 
== Further help and feedback ==
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[[ja:ヘルプ:ソックパペット]]
 
[[nl:Help:Sokpop]]
 
[[nl:Help:Sokpop]]
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[[tr:Yardım:Çorap kuklası]]
 
[[uk:Довідка:Лялька]]
 
[[uk:Довідка:Лялька]]
 
[[vi:Trợ giúp:Con rối]]
 
[[vi:Trợ giúp:Con rối]]

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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