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Question Curious About Sock Accounts...

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

  1. Pensivia

    Pensivia Host of "The International Exchange" star 5 VIP - Game Host

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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

    Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress. star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    Skywalker_T-65 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Sometimes (like me) people use them for mobile devices too.
     
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  4. Skiara

    Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~ star 10 Staff Member Manager

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

    Jedi General Gelderd Jedi Master star 5

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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

    Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress. star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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

    Pensivia Host of "The International Exchange" star 5 VIP - Game Host

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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

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Malleus Maleficarum star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    This account is my evil personality...
     
  9. Robimus

    Robimus Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    There, I fixed that for ya :p
     
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  10. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress. star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  11. Bardan_Jusik

    Bardan_Jusik Mand'alor - Manager of EUC, SWC and Anthology/BtS star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    This. [face_devil]

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