I am not happy with the way the sock puppets account are judged in this community. I have been targeted many times.

The place where I work, I try to encourage everyone to use stackoverflow, and post some questions, answer some question and most of them do also, but most of them they get bored too soon and leave the community. And to be frank, I do admit to influence them to vote my questions and answer few times.

So, from the moderator point of view there are multiple account from same IP, highly inactive, and voting same account time and again. I know it looks likes they are self inflected But still, they are not voting sock puppets, you cannot merge there account to mine, or simply remove them.


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And to be frank, I do admit to influence them to vote my questions and answer few times

I think I see where your problems begin...

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    OK, I am guilty of doing that. But how can you remove their accounts, and also merge some account to mine. This is wrong.
    – Starx
    Commented Sep 11, 2010 at 3:46
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    The rest of us wish we could make people vote for us too. Commented Sep 11, 2010 at 3:58
  • @George, Dont do it, few votes from them, and they are gone or merged with your account.
    – Starx
    Commented Sep 11, 2010 at 4:32
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    If they had also voted for other people, they wouldn't have been merged. But when 10+ people have the same pattern of votes (on the order of 20 out of 22 for Starx, with some going 20/20), well...
    – mmyers
    Commented Sep 11, 2010 at 6:13
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    @Starx: just to be sure, you're not also asking them to vote my answer, are you? Because... meta.stackexchange.com/questions/64091
    – VonC
    Commented Sep 12, 2010 at 7:39
  • @Vonc, funny....but I am not responsible for those vote ups. I didn't even knew you, other than today. Besides... you are in much trouble than me....
    – Starx
    Commented Sep 16, 2010 at 18:25

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