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Do we have a list of sock puppets?
June 28, 2006 10:39 PM   Subscribe

I keep seeing sock puppets mentioned (for example, here) in various MeTa conversations, and I was wondering, since I don't want to go tunneling through all those mounds of... conversation; is there a canonical list of known sock-puppetry? For example, on the Wiki, or in a wing of MetaChat? I'm not talking about outing those who are still behaving or anything, but rather addressing the question in an "after the fact" sort of way.
posted by ChrisR to MetaFilter-Related at 10:39 PM (70 comments total)

crunchland's profile keeps track of them.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:40 PM on June 28, 2006


It's hardly comprehensive, though. I don't follow these things as closely as many do but I notice several conspicuous omissions.
posted by IshmaelGraves at 10:45 PM on June 28, 2006


As long as the subject's come up, are there, for lack of a better word, "guidelines" about allowing banned users to return with new accounts? Obviously you and Jessamyn know when these users return; and despite how pissed you sound when issuing bans, you seem pretty nonchalant about playing whack-a-mole with some of these twerps.
posted by cribcage at 10:49 PM on June 28, 2006


ChrisR is a known sock puppet of I Love Tacos.
posted by LarryC at 10:50 PM on June 28, 2006


Rocko the Socko
posted by blue_beetle at 10:50 PM on June 28, 2006


I am not a sock puppet.
posted by Tacos Are Pretty Great at 10:57 PM on June 28, 2006


.
posted by StrasbourgSecaucus at 11:00 PM on June 28, 2006


Steven C. Den Beste is a known Pretty_Generic sockpuppet.
posted by cellphone at 11:19 PM on June 28, 2006


!!
posted by loquacious at 11:37 PM on June 28, 2006


Apart from documenting the dhoyt saga, crunchland's list isn't very interesting at all.
posted by Chuckles at 11:56 PM on June 28, 2006


Sock puppets are truly tragic:

How about she was the best stocking I ever stuffed?
posted by Pacheco at 1:35 AM on June 29, 2006


I think all sock puppets should be forced to self-identify. You know, like how terrorists need to wear t-shirts that say "I HATE DEMOCRACY" on the front.
posted by Plutor at 2:47 AM on June 29, 2006


Has someone already made the "first they came for the sock puppets" joke?
posted by Eideteker at 3:34 AM on June 29, 2006 [1 favorite]


I'm a sockpuppet for Jesus.
posted by brownpau at 3:41 AM on June 29, 2006


Steven C. Den Beste is a known Pretty_Generic sockpuppet.

I thought so too at one point, but this is actually not true. Den Beste has proved this by making a post on his weblog stating that SCDB is indeed him.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 4:30 AM on June 29, 2006


I'm mathowie's sockpuppet.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 4:46 AM on June 29, 2006


I tried to stick with documented proof of sockpuppets, and ignore speculation. If you know of messages that show who is whose sockpuppet, by all means, point me to them and I'll be glad to update the list.
posted by crunchland at 4:55 AM on June 29, 2006 [1 favorite]


[insert McCarthyist purge here]
posted by NinjaTadpole at 5:13 AM on June 29, 2006


I think all sock puppets should be forced to self-identify.

By having an obviously sock puppety name?
posted by Pock Suppet at 5:45 AM on June 29, 2006


I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.

Yes, sock monkey is the preferred term.

posted by If I Had An Anus at 5:50 AM on June 29, 2006


I think all sock puppets should be forced to self-identify.

Only if my archnemesis goes first.
posted by Obsidian Djinn at 5:53 AM on June 29, 2006


http://www.metafilter.com/user/39381

Another 619 sockpuppets and Metafilter hits 40000 users
posted by poppo at 5:54 AM on June 29, 2006


and, please don't thank me for "stating the obvious" thankyouverymuch, i had to use a calculator for that
posted by poppo at 5:57 AM on June 29, 2006


Yes, sock monkey is the preferred term.

People have sex with those things, you know. I'm pretty sure I saw it here first, too.
posted by Cyrano at 6:29 AM on June 29, 2006


I'm my own sock puppet.
posted by languagehat at 6:37 AM on June 29, 2006


Steven C. Den Beste is a known Pretty_Generic sockpuppet.

I thought this too as SCDB started posting again around the time of the whole Pretty_Generic fiasco. But he is indeed Steven C. Den Beste. And I am glad he's back.
posted by Roger Dodger at 6:47 AM on June 29, 2006


I think all sock puppets should be forced to self-identify

Dream on. Thanks to my mad L33T skills, you'll never find out who I really am.
posted by eriko's sockpuppet at 7:14 AM on June 29, 2006 [1 favorite]


According to the Wikipedia page on it, the term 'sock puppet' has a birthday coming up on July 9th. I was pondering a post about a recent sock puppet outing that some friends in potter fandom brought to my attention, but am having trouble framing it as a 'this post is about sock puppets' post not 'Harry Potter fans are insane' post.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 7:42 AM on June 29, 2006


I am not Spartacus.


But I played one on TV.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 7:42 AM on June 29, 2006


Hey guys, here's a secret - my name isn't really Afroblanco.

Keep it under your hat.
posted by Afroblanco at 7:46 AM on June 29, 2006


Is that an Afroblanco under your hat, or are you just glad to see me?
posted by Floydd at 7:53 AM on June 29, 2006


I am not a Pretty_Generic sock puppet.
posted by thirteenkiller at 8:08 AM on June 29, 2006


That's not your hat, that's your real hair.
posted by jonmc at 8:14 AM on June 29, 2006


Exterminate the brutes.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 8:42 AM on June 29, 2006


I'm on the brute squad.
posted by cortex at 8:45 AM on June 29, 2006


Y'know, the first time I saw that movie, I could've sworn Humperdinck said, "FORM A FRUIT SQUAD, THEN!"
posted by Gator at 8:54 AM on June 29, 2006


There's a film that needs making.
posted by Astro Zombie at 9:10 AM on June 29, 2006


"I have no gate key."
"Fezzik, where's his parmesean?"
"Oh, you mean this gate key."
posted by cortex at 9:12 AM on June 29, 2006


You are the brute squad.
posted by solid-one-love at 9:42 AM on June 29, 2006


I AM THE LIZARD QUEEN
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 9:53 AM on June 29, 2006


Remember when Miguel had a sockpuppet, and he forgot to give it a different personality? Yeah, he was bad at that.

what we really need a list of is all the gag accounts that people have purchased solely for MetaTalk jokes. The invested cash from Astro Zombies 2-1000 alone will put Fiona through college.
posted by dgaicun at 10:00 AM on June 29, 2006


I'm saving my $5 for a sock monkey.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 10:08 AM on June 29, 2006


dirtynumbangelboy, you'll have to wrestle the crown out of my cold, dead hands first.
posted by elizard at 10:17 AM on June 29, 2006


Actually, I got tapped out at Astro Zombie 3, which was created, against my will, by Astro Zombie 2.
posted by Astro Zombie at 10:18 AM on June 29, 2006


...I think you jogged his memory too hard...
posted by loquacious at 10:24 AM on June 29, 2006


Anybody want a peanut?
posted by inigo2 at 10:36 AM on June 29, 2006


STOP RHYMING I MEAN IT!
posted by shmegegge at 10:56 AM on June 29, 2006


oh, and I would like to guess at who the I love tacos sock puppets were. Correct me if I'm wrong:

I eat tapes
I eat tapas
posted by shmegegge at 10:57 AM on June 29, 2006


you're wrong. consider yourself corrected.
posted by Hat Maui at 11:34 AM on June 29, 2006


I am the walrus
posted by cellphone at 11:46 AM on June 29, 2006


Shut the fuck up, Donny!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 11:53 AM on June 29, 2006


Sockpuppets are wrong. 'Course that may just be me calling the Kettle Pot.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:28 PM on June 29, 2006


Course that may just be me calling the Kettle Pot.

It was funnier when you tried to smoke the kettle.
posted by eriko at 12:39 PM on June 29, 2006


Sorry. Guess I'm a little rusty.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:44 PM on June 29, 2006


*grabs flo's handle, shines flo's spout, tips him over and pours flo out*
posted by If I Had An Anus at 12:46 PM on June 29, 2006


In case you missed it, read robocop is bleeding's link to the Harry Potter fan fic sock puppetry. Long, detailed and freaky. Good times.
posted by haqspan at 1:13 PM on June 29, 2006


*grabs flo's handle, shines flo's spout, tips him over and pours flo out*

Kinky.
posted by Zozo at 2:08 PM on June 29, 2006


I eat tapes was a communal sockpuppet, wasn't it?

I think Dhoyt won the sockpuppet world cup last time.
posted by amberglow at 2:36 PM on June 29, 2006


teehee
posted by Web 2.0 is a hipster blogtard fad at 2:44 PM on June 29, 2006


Web 2.0, have you posted in this question yet?
posted by Chuckles at 2:51 PM on June 29, 2006


I have now!
posted by Web 2.0 is a hipster blogtard fad at 3:10 PM on June 29, 2006


The most satisfying kind of shitting on the community is gleeful shitting on the community, am i rite guyz?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:17 PM on June 29, 2006


To be honest, my answer is quite sincere.
posted by Web 2.0 is a hipster blogtard fad at 7:27 PM on June 29, 2006


In case you missed it, read robocop is bleeding's link to the Harry Potter fan fic sock puppetry. Long, detailed and freaky. Good times.
posted by haqspan at 1:13 PM PST on June 29 [+fave] [!]


Seriously. I considered posting about a FPP about the whole thing, but I worried that unless they followed the Harry Potter fandom it ultimately might be too confusing for the meta reader. (Also it's very long, but with an insane trainwreckish quality to it) so I ultimately decided against it.
posted by kosher_jenny at 7:59 PM on June 29, 2006


posting about a FPP about the whole thing...
posted by kosher_jenny at 8:00 PM on June 29, 2006


Who had a snafu?
posted by tellurian at 9:00 PM on June 29, 2006


what we really need a list of is all the gag accounts that people have purchased solely for MetaTalk jokes.

There are a bunch of Zippity Bop variants from a long time ago still wandering in the wilderness.
posted by norm at 6:36 AM on June 30, 2006


The only hand crammed up my ass is my own.
posted by darukaru at 11:57 AM on June 30, 2006


Well, yeah, that's the whole thing about sock puppets.
posted by sonofsamiam at 12:27 PM on June 30, 2006


Wow, looking at Web 2.0's user number I hadn't realised we were quite so near 40k. It's starting to make my own user number look quite respectable.
posted by greycap at 3:45 PM on June 30, 2006


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