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What is sockpuppeting ?

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kittensinmydinner1 Wed 18-Oct-17 22:41:40

Been following a thread for a while. Just seen it's been taken down because OP has been sockpuppeting. Can someone please explain what that means ???

feral Wed 18-Oct-17 22:44:46

Basically a troll I think.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sockpuppet_(Internet)

Anecdoche Wed 18-Oct-17 22:45:42

it is when you namechange on a thread and pretend to be a different poster.

normally because you are losing the argument and you are such a twonk that you pretend others agree with you so you can feel like you've won 😂😂😂😂😂

not you you. rhem. sock puppeters 😁

DancesWithOtters Wed 18-Oct-17 22:51:29

Which thread?

KittyLover91 Wed 18-Oct-17 23:27:05

Hahaha sockpuppeting 😂 some people 🤦🏽‍♀️

LornaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 19-Oct-17 11:41:14

Hello!

We usually delete threads when we believe that an OP is posting under two usernames to be disingenuous/to mislead other users.

We're okay when it happens accidentally and usually pop in and clear up if it does! grin

kittensinmydinner1 Thu 19-Oct-17 22:49:46

Many thanks. I've learned something new . I will endeavour to use it with my teens in an attempt to look 'current' ... and no doubt receive an eye roll of despair 🙄

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