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Social The Socks Welcome Thread

Discussion in 'Welcome New Users' started by Sockie, Oct 7, 2001.

  1. Bazinga'd

    Bazinga'd The Mandalorian / Manager of WNU/CT/Saga star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Your Sock has been deemed to be the most scariest of them all. :p
     
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  2. Ebola Virus

    Ebola Virus Jedi Knight star 1

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  3. Bazinga'd

    Bazinga'd The Mandalorian / Manager of WNU/CT/Saga star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Great. But I dont believe it appropriate to Like a post that says I am infected with Ebola.
     
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  4. Deadgobahsystem

    Deadgobahsystem Jedi Knight star 2

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  5. Darth Spookious

    Darth Spookious Jedi Knight star 1

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  6. MysteriousShroudedFigure

    MysteriousShroudedFigure Jedi Knight star 1

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  7. Zombie Obi

    Zombie Obi Jedi Knight

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  8. MysteriousShroudedFigure

    MysteriousShroudedFigure Jedi Knight star 1

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  9. Deadgobahsystem

    Deadgobahsystem Jedi Knight star 2

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    And a good Hallow's Eve it was.
     
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  10. Darth Spookious

    Darth Spookious Jedi Knight star 1

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    *folds sock and puts it back in the drawer until next October 31*
     
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  11. Tommy Wiseau

    Tommy Wiseau Jedi Padawan

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    I did not hit her, it’s not true, it’s bull****, I did not hit her, I did not.

    Oh hi forums.
     
  12. Valheru_84

    Valheru_84 Jedi Padawan

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    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.
     
  13. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    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.
     
  14. Valheru_84

    Valheru_84 Jedi Padawan

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    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.
     
  15. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    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.
     
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  16. Valheru_84

    Valheru_84 Jedi Padawan

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    Thanks Laj_Fett, makes totals sense in those circumstances :)
     
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  17. Ahsoka's Tano

    Ahsoka's Tano Force Ghost star 6

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    My contribution to this thread.

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