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Marking twitter sockpuppets as foes

Lord Satri (609291) writes | more than 5 years ago

User Journal 5

Thanks to SockDisclosure, 14 twitter sockpuppets accounts have been discovered. In my opinion. sockpuppets are a wrong way to use Slashdot. What can I do? Mostly nothing, but I marked all twitter accounts as foes and invite you to do so too. Goal: enhance the quality of the Slashdot discussions I/we happen to read.

Cheers -

Thanks to SockDisclosure, 14 twitter sockpuppets accounts have been discovered. In my opinion. sockpuppets are a wrong way to use Slashdot. What can I do? Mostly nothing, but I marked all twitter accounts as foes and invite you to do so too. Goal: enhance the quality of the Slashdot discussions I/we happen to read.

Cheers -

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Another possible puppeteer? (1)

damn_registrars (1103043) | more than 5 years ago | (#25771471)

If you look at the relationship between Pudge [slashdot.org] and RailGunner [slashdot.org] (previously under the name Naqamel [slashdot.org] ) the same puppet - puppeteer behavior seems to be present.

The only significant difference in the behavior sets is that Twitter and company actually write about technology here, while Pudge and company just write about politics in each others' journals.

Re:Another possible puppeteer? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25786289)

You're an absolute idiot if you think Pudge and Railgunner are the same person.
Now there's plenty of evidence to suggest that damn_registrars and red4man are the same asshole.

Re:Another possible puppeteer? http://slashdot.org (1)

damn_registrars (1103043) | more than 5 years ago | (#25789409)

Cute.

Let's take a look at what you think is your argument, and I'll show you how wrong you are.

If you compare Pudge [slashdot.org] to RailGunner [slashdot.org] or the previous iteration, Naqamel [slashdot.org] , you'll see that the three of them are profoundly similar:
  • They have nearly identical friend/foes lists
  • They are all friends/fans of each other
  • They almost never post in response to articles
  • They love to reply to each others journal entries to congratulate each other
  • They share the same hard-core conservative views

By comparison,

  • I frequently write on non-political topics
  • I have no relationship with red4man
  • We have distinctly different friends/foes lists
  • I am not aware of any recent posts I made in reply to anything he has said

So nice try, except for the fact that your conclusions are the opposite of what any rational thinking person would come to.

Re:Another possible puppeteer? http://slashdot.org (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25790245)

Pudge lives in Washington, RG lives in Texas.
Pudge likes Boston teams, RG likes Detroit teams and Ohio State Football.
Pudge listens to an eclectic assortment of music, RG is a total metalhead.

Pudge has short, brown hair and a beard, RG has long blonde hair and no facial hair.

Pudge is a Protestant, RG is a Catholic.

They are two completely different people despite similar political views. You, however, are a complete tool.

Re:Another possible puppeteer? (1)

damn_registrars (1103043) | more than 5 years ago | (#25790595)

And how many of those claims you made of them being different would be hard to fake on the internet?

None of them.

similar political views

Similar? I think a better adjective would be identical. Can you find a single time when those two (if they are even two people) disagreed on anything?

Their behavior pattern has been that one will post a hard-core conservative opinion in their journal, and the other will post a reply in the same journal entry, agreeing with it.

Which matches the sockpuppet-puppeteer behavior that is described in this journal entry.

a complete tool

A good descriptor for an anonymous coward who devotes themselves to writing replies to defend the likes of Pudge.

What's that? You claim you have contributed meaningful responses on slashdot before? Well, we have no way to confirm that since you post as AC.

If you have something to say, that actually holds merit, I encourage you to sign up for an account so that you can show everyone what you have to say, rather than hiding behind the anonymous coward banner.

For that matter, you could even be like your hero RailGunner and write things that are completely without merit, under a slashdot name.

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