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I finally understood why Jon Skeet did a talk with a sock puppet. Now I read that a "sock puppet" is a term used for a fake user account set up to reinforce somebody's legitimate account...

... but why refer to ponies? Is there a stack overflow reference to ponies that I'm missing?

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  • Do you mean that this user is Jon Skeet's sock puppet? How did you find that out? – Donald Duck Feb 6 '17 at 19:40
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Ponies are explained here:

The Many Memes of Meta

In fact, go ahead and read all those answers and many of the "jokes" will be explained.

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The reason for doing a talk with a sock puppet pony was simply because I was asked to (link requires 10k rep). Obviously it was TheTXI who insisted it should be a pony.

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    And, of course, +1 for getting in the "one-trick pony" line. I didn't know whether to laugh or groan, which resulted in something remarkably close to a pony's whinny... – alastairs Nov 11 '09 at 15:57
  • @MonicaCellio In my opinion, that question shouldn't be deleted; closure is good enough. Not sure why it was necessary to remove it. – Sonic the Anonymous WizHog Mar 29 at 1:59
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    @SonictheWizardWerehog beats me; before my time. I'm just here because of a suggested edit. – Monica Cellio Mar 29 at 2:05
  • @Sonic just flag it asking to undelete and explain why. – ShaWiz Mar 29 at 6:16

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