at 3:07 am today i got blocked on beyond universe wiki by wiki user lordaspect with an expiry time of infinite. the reason he wrote in my block log was (Die.) i have no idea what lordaspect is talking about
Edwin sockpuppet wrote:
lordaspect is not on this wiki so I can’t contact him here
ALL users are on Central. A minimal user page only means they have not posted anything on Central. But you can still leave a message on their wall and they will be alerted to it. Now, if they opt to ignore it, that's another thing.
(FWIW, this is true of every user and every wiki, but Central Walls are the only accepted method to address blocks)
Everyone, don't allow sock unless special reason.
(Laclale, I expect you already know the following. This is for those who don't…)
So if his username was "Eric Laser" is he expected to be projecting energy beams all the time?
What's in a name?
A "sockpuppet" was a real life real world item BEFORE the internet gave it a different connotation. In other words: Neutral
There is nothing wrong with having more than one account on FANDOM. Even many of Staff have them. For example, as Bots. Or to have a personal experience when not "on duty". In other words: Good
Some Users might want to be known by different names in different wikis, compartmentalizing aspects of their online life. In other words: Neutral
Some wikis, especially ones devoted to Role-Plays, Sockpuppets are allowed, even encouraged. In other words: Good
Any *negative* connotation to having a sockpuppet is when they are used for evading blocks, impersonations, or any other shenanigans involving unknown accounts when controlled by the same person. In other words: Bad
This also includes getting another to speak or act for them, but that's known as *MEATpuppetry*
Summation: Treat a user not so much by their username or account, but by their actions using that name or account.