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On SO, Beeph, asks a question, What's the simplest way to embed blog functionality on my home page? which is an exact dupe of the question asked a few minutes prior.

When prompted about the earlier question and better just edit that instead of creating a dupe, claims fault on StackOverflow. (How dare they indeed.)

Then, a Dr Dork, appears and comments on an answer saying that they haven't found a host, but just want to engage the reaction and thoughts on the community about options.

Given this, where two accounts speak as one or refer to the other as themselves in a way, is it reasonable to assume that Beeph and Dr Dork are the same person?

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I was going to look, but then Jeff baleted them all before I could get there. Do we have to get our torches and pitchforks ready? – Eric Aug 9 '09 at 4:05
Cheers for increasing my vocabulary, seems it's spelled baleeted though neither escapes Opera's spell-checker (which btw I never realized the niceness of through writing on SO ;-) – Morten Bergfall Dec 18 '09 at 7:36
Sounds a bit pornographic :) – alchemical Apr 15 '10 at 20:56
Pitchforks! Getcher pitchforks here! Ψ Ψ Ψ Ψ Ψ Ψ *available while supplies last; torches sold separately – Justin Morgan Jul 8 '14 at 16:31

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Any time you suspect sock puppet accounts, either flag a post and give proper explanation, or send an email to team@stackoverflow.com or your friendly local neighborhood moderator. Then the proper steps can be taken (such as Atwood nuking accounts).

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@TheTXI: "sock puppet", that's a term I hadn't heard before. I found this ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sockpuppet_(Internet) ), googe-first-hit too. Life is Good, so much to learn! – lexu Aug 9 '09 at 6:56

Good eye!

Just flag the posts for moderator attention and it will be dealt with.

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Flagged it for being a dupe, but only after Dr Dork appeared did the multiple account thing pop into mind. Alas, one flag per question. – random Aug 9 '09 at 4:47

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