Question Curious About Sock Accounts...

Discussion in 'Welcome New Users' started by Pensivia, May 21, 2013.

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  1. Pensivia Force Ghost

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    Apr 24, 2013
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    I read the blurb on sock accounts in the FAQ and saw the "Sock Welcome Party" thread, but I'm still wondering a few things about sock accounts :confused: :

    1) How do you make one--do you just go to the log in button and create a new account just like you did with your first one (but having to use a different email address I'm assuming)?

    2) Why exactly do people use sock accounts? I saw the reasons "for anonymity" and "just for fun" referenced in the FAQ but would be interested to hear a few specific examples from any user willing to share about why/how they use (or have used) a sock account.

    3) I know that mods can see the IP addresses of all accounts and therefore they know whose account each new sock "belongs" to, but is there any way for regular users to see who socks belong to without the person using the sock revealing who they are?

    Thanks in advance for any replies.:)
  2. Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress.

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    Jun 3, 2003
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    1. You're correct, new email and create a new account.
    2. Sometimes there are game here where if you lose you are banned for 24 hours, and then a sock gives you access in that time. Or we used to have 'halloween' parties when everyone had a scary 'alter ego' sock ;)
    3. No, unless they reveal themselves to you, only a mod knows who the sock is. ;)

    Hope this helps you!
  3. Skywalker_T-65 Force Ghost

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    Sometimes (like me) people use them for mobile devices too.
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  4. Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~

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    Or you get a nickname and take it as a username as well.
  5. Jedi General Gelderd Force Ghost

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    I love that Halloween party idea - every has an "evil" side to their profile. :D
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  6. Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress.

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    Or their 'alter egos' Sky Guy!
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  7. Pensivia Force Ghost

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    Apr 24, 2013
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    Ok, thanks everyone for the replies. I really like the Halloween idea too--the online version of a costume party (and I love costume parties)!
  8. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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  9. Robimus Force Ghost

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    There, I fixed that for ya :p
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  10. Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress.

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  11. Bardan_Jusik Mand'alor - Manager of the EUC, SWC and Spinoffs

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    This. [face_devil]

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