Sockpuppets and Occam's Razor

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  1. Back in ’97 or ’98, I tried something like that once. I posted a comment using the username of another person who was arguing with me, giving the appearance that he’d had a complete turnaround. I was just playing games, but it was quickly called out by my IP address, and I learned the lesson — sockpuppetry doesn’t work.
    So I would factor in the suggestion that an experienced blogger probably would know enough about IP addresses to realize that such a charade would be caught quickly, and therefore (hopefully) wouldn’t even give it a try.

  2. 10-12 years ago “sockpuppet”ers were called “gamers.” As in people “playing games” with others.
    forester says – So I would factor in the suggestion that an experienced blogger probably would know enough about IP addresses to realize that such a charade would be caught quickly, and therefore (hopefully) wouldn’t even give it a try.
    That’s stage one of online computer knowledge. A person experienced with the Internet knows ways to change their IP with every post or even mimic other’s IPs. It’s simple and takes about 3 to 5 minutes to setup.

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