Discussion in 'Welcome New Users' started by Sockie, Oct 7, 2001.
Your Sock has been deemed to be the most scariest of them all.
@Bazinga'd is now infected.
Great. But I dont believe it appropriate to Like a post that says I am infected with Ebola.
Pumpkin guts everywhere!
I see nothing.
And a good Hallow's Eve it was.
*folds sock and puts it back in the drawer until next October 31*
I did not hit her, it’s not true, it’s bull****, I did not hit her, I did not.
Oh hi forums.
So I've come from another forum where socks are strictly not allowed and is a ban-able offence for your main account and any socks you create. I understand they are allowed here but I don't understand why you'd even want or need one in the first place? If you decide you'd like a different username would you not just contact admin?
I understand some people might use them for a bit of fun, but it still comes from a place of hiding your identity which just seems odd to me as generally this is from a place of dishonesty or other reasons for wanting to present as someone different than your normal name. Please understand I'm not calling everyone with socks dishonest, I just don't understand the premise or real need of allowing sock accounts.
The only time we don't allow socks is if your main account is banned and you create one to get around the ban. That adds time to your ban length. We've had some users who have gone a bit overboard in the past with the number of socks created but we take them case by case.
Thanks Laj_Fett, I understood this as well from reading the rules here. I just don't understand the need or purpose for socks is all.
Different purposes. Here are a few examples - in Fan Fiction they run various challenges and socks are used if more than one user is running the challenge so the ID being used to run it can be shared without a user's main ID being compromised. Another example is that some of the mods have 'scary' socks for Halloween that they use for posting around that time of year. And in the past we have run games where losers get 24 or 48 hour bans. Since these are game bans and not 'bad' bans some people either play the game with a sock to take the bans or they use a sock if their main ID gets banned.
Thanks Laj_Fett, makes totals sense in those circumstances
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