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How to tell astroturf?

Not asking about anyone in particular, I'm just kind of curious generally. How do mods here, and elsewhere, tell when a user has joined specifically for the purpose of commercial or political astroturfing? How do you sniff out Pepsi Blue?
posted by kafziel on Jul 13, 2016 - 63 comments

Bless my buttons! Wired (via book excerpt) has cited MF re: sockpuppets!

AS SLEUTHS STARTED PICKING APART THE STORY, SOME BELIEVERS SUFFERED GENUINE ANGUISH BECAUSE OF THE CYNICISM.

Then, on May 19, the user “acridrabbit” posted a simple question: “Is it possible that Kaycee did not exist?” Not only were there some inconsistencies in Kaycee’s story—some odd-sounding descriptions of how the doctors talked about leukemia, the difficulty people were having in finding an address for flowers and cards—but it also appeared that nobody had ever met Kaycee in person.
[more inside] posted by Buttons Bellbottom on Jul 30, 2014 - 43 comments

No you didn't.

Your favorite sockpuppet sucks.
posted by SassHat on Nov 15, 2007 - 52 comments

sockpuppetry?

sockpuppetry? [more inside]
posted by lalex on Oct 25, 2007 - 55 comments

Does Gratuitous1 = Second Account

Is it possible to get an admin ruling on whether Gratuitous1 and Second Account For Making Jokey Comments are the same person? [more inside]
posted by John Kenneth Fisher on Oct 1, 2007 - 115 comments

Metafilter got pegged?

Is this who I think it is?
posted by YoBananaBoy on Apr 14, 2007 - 118 comments

Sock Puppet News

Sock Puppet News: I don't know if I am completely behind the curve and everyone already knows, but in this thread cortex gets the strings all tangled up, and accidentaly outs himself as the puppet master behind Astro Zombie and/or Astro Zombie 2 and/or InfidelZombie... I think.
posted by Meatbomb on Feb 15, 2007 - 57 comments

Can I have a sockpuppet for when I'm drunk?

meditations on the naming of a sock puppet (wish there was a more inside for meta)
posted by localhuman on Dec 17, 2006 - 52 comments

Additional AskMe questions for a fee

Shouldnt there be a way, where members in good standing can pay an additional $5 and get to ask another question before their 1 week auto-block is up?
This is functionally the same as getting a second sock puppet account and thus having two accounts from which to ask questions -- without all the run-around and deception.
posted by jak68 on Sep 30, 2006 - 81 comments

Policy about using sockpuppets to skip around the 1 question per week rule?

After reading this ask.me where it appears that a user accidentally outed their sockpuppet, what's the policy about using sockpuppets to skip around the 1 question per week rule?
posted by drpartypoopercrankypantsesquire on Sep 28, 2006 - 182 comments

Just curious: is this guy a sockpuppet for this guy?

Just curious: is this guy a sockpuppet for this guy?
posted by jonson on Jun 27, 2006 - 66 comments

Sockpuppetry afoot

This user is this user. Both link to lame link-farm sites on their user pages. Both seem to be making pointless comments, assumingly so they can eventually spam metafilter. Enough said.
posted by Jimbob on Mar 3, 2006 - 37 comments

Why/when was this user banned?

Protocols of the Elders of Awesome was banned? When & why did that happen?
posted by jonson on Mar 2, 2006 - 284 comments

What happened to airnxtz?

Remember airnxtz? He's the dude who came to AskMefi to help plan his eventual EBay scams. The thread is a must read if you haven't already been.

Here's the thing.. it's missing an ending! I want more! But where the hell should I post it? What more can be done? We did so much... to end up signifying nothing. :(
posted by cavalier on Mar 2, 2006 - 44 comments

Sockpuppet policies?

Is there or should there be a policy concerning accounts of people that admit to being sockpuppet accounts? [mi]
posted by slater on Feb 10, 2006 - 82 comments

The menu bar is wacked

The menu bar is wacked in Firefox under 10.2. Screenshot inside.
posted by Mayor Curley on Dec 21, 2005 - 26 comments

Multiple sockpuppets for one user

So, to recap, dhoyt was highsignal, hall of robots and jenleigh. [more within]
posted by y2karl on Nov 15, 2005 - 702 comments

I'm super pissed off about the rothko/dios contest.

I'm super pissed off about the rothko/dios contest.

Oh, wait. No I'm not because STEVEN DEN BESTE MIGHT BE BACK!
posted by shmegegge on Oct 24, 2005 - 105 comments

Someone needs a time-out

Someone needs a time-out.
posted by Rothko on Oct 5, 2005 - 107 comments

username entity-ified

eponymous blargh registered himself a sock puppet using html entities which looks exactly like my username. thank you.
posted by quonsar on Jul 17, 2005 - 19 comments

Sock Puppets

An Apologia for Sock-Puppets [more inside]
posted by ori on Jul 17, 2005 - 90 comments

Unmasking through IP addresses

In a previous thread, crunchland said:

knowing people's sock puppets or making IP's public would so let the steam out of threads like this.

And today I was looking over comments on this post. If one hovers over the commentator's name one can see the IP, or resolved domain, of the person who posted. Of course, there's probably ways around this kind of thing, but it might be a good start. Can we have something like this?
posted by gsb on Jul 1, 2005 - 101 comments

Sock puppet accounts: threat or menace?

Sock puppet accounts: threat or menace? [mi]
posted by mediareport on Jun 9, 2005 - 83 comments

The Wacky Antics of user BushIsForEating

The Wacky Antics of user BushIsForEating (continuation of closed mt below)
posted by Heywood Mogroot on May 24, 2005 - 244 comments

my old username is now my newusername

my old username is now my newusername.reclycling is good. but can i change my name again and not get flogged for name hopping?(first post warning)
posted by newnameintown on Oct 5, 2001 - 23 comments

Out your sockpuppets: some of the 10.5K users must be doubles

Anyone else noticed that there are now 10,500 members. And I remember when everyone was complaining about 8000. I'm sure, however, that some of these must be members who've registered a name simply for a single thread either as a joke or theme. So how about an amnesty. How about listing all of the user names you've ever used...see that's better...
posted by feelinglistless on Aug 26, 2001 - 10 comments

Who is baby jesus?

Who Is Jesus?
posted by jennak on Jul 18, 2001 - 37 comments

Help me lie

I really enjoy metafilter and there seem to be alot of intelligent people here. I need some help, I'm going in for a public relations job interview on Tuesday and know nothing about public relations. I fabricated a resume and writing samples to get the interview. My question is do any of you work in Public Relations, and can you give me some tips on the questions/answers I should expect at the interview, its on Tuesday. This is not a joke, really, thanks for the help.
posted by FreeSpeech on Apr 21, 2001 - 14 comments

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