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Old 30-11-2011, 07:43   #16
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Re: Sock puppets

Siffel and Ollie are my favorites...
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Old 30-11-2011, 07:46   #17
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Re: Sock puppets

Built our own spreadsheets for the laminate lay-up schedule for a 68ft Airex cored glass bottom boat in 1971 on a Tandy from Radio Shack. Floated exactly to her lines when launched.
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A "sock puppet" is a fake identity (not necessarily a duplicate) set up to give the false impression of an objective person talking about some issue, product, etc.

For example, if someone at Rocna registered an account which looked like some ordinary cruiser "Baja Cruising Dan", say, who chimed in to argue that he's been through 400 storms with his Rocna and it never let him down, while his three Mansons were all junk and twisted like pretzels -- that would be a classical sock puppet case.

Another classical case would be if a member created a second identity for himself, which he used to agree with himself in arguments. I know that sounds sick ("don't you have a life, buddy?") but it happens all the time.

Suffice it to say that we have tools to detect both types of cases, but your reports are always appreciated.
Or created by Forum administrators to liven things up a bit...........
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Old 30-11-2011, 07:56   #19
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I think that if there are sock puppets here, they are most likely to belong to the Cat people. If one identity gets sunk they have their second identity to keep them a float on the forum.
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Old 30-11-2011, 07:58   #20
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Re: Sock puppets

Interesting I never heard of the term till now but have seen its wide spread use on for example yahoo financial message boards. One guy would post how much he made using such and such news letter (with a link of course)and a bunch others would chime in how great it was. So obvious. How do I get my money back.....
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Don't feel bad! I once read usenet groups on a 20 pound "laptop" computer called a Sharp PC-5000, which had a lead-acid (!) internal battery and 64 kilobytes of bubble memory as RAM. It ran DOS 1.0, which seemed a little dodgy compared to the better-established CPM, but I liked the hardware . . .
Ah, a 'luggable'. I remember. Somewhere here there is an ex ATO laptop (an XT) with a lead acid battery. CGA IIRC. The Vax 6000 was not portable. 325Kg and that was just the computer, not including the HSC (Hierarchical Storage Controller) and the Hard drives, some of which were mains (240vac) powered. The Vax was originally 3 phase (415v) but I managed to convert it to single phase quite easily.
Again, somewhere here is a MicroVax complete with VMS OS.

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I guess you do learn something new every day.
When I first saw the thread header my mind went right to the gutter.
LOL!!! Trust Tellie, would never have occurred to me!

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I think that if there are sock puppets here, they are most likely to belong to the Cat people. If one identity gets sunk they have their second identity to keep them a float on the forum.
Erm, trying to think of a funny response - perhaps playing on the second hull thing - but just can't. Nope, still nothing.
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r u sure you don't mean "sock monkey"?
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r u sure you don't mean "sock monkey"?
You could be on to something there

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Or created by Forum administrators to liven things up a bit...........
No need really. The voices in my head are already enough....

Can't speak for others of course
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No need really. The voices in my head are already enough....

Can't speak for others of course
Oh I agree. The voices in your head are plenty!
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I had also never heard the term sock puppets before; and as to voices in one's head, well, sometimes they are the only ones I have to talk to late at night.
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I think that if there are sock puppets here, they are most likely to belong to the Cat people. If one identity gets sunk they have their second identity to keep them a float on the forum.
I actually thought is was french plastic boat people
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Erm, trying to think of a funny response - perhaps playing on the second hull thing - but just can't. Nope, still nothing.


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No need really. The voices in my head are already enough....
Now, THAT was funny. I agree totally.

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