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How should sockpuppets be handled on Stack Exchange?

A high-reputation, highly-active user has already been dinged once for a sockpuppet, and I just dinged him again. He probably has another sockpuppet as well. What are the guidelines for handling users ...
3 votes
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Can sock puppets be used to curate more content? [duplicate]

From a single account, one is rate-limited in how many votes can be cast per day (depending on privilege level for some vote types). Similarly, there is a rate-limit on how many reviews can be ...
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Is downvoting your own question as an alt account, could that get you banned or something? [duplicate]

Obviously, upvoting your own question as an alt account is voting fraud, but what if I were to downvote my own question as a sockpuppet? How would that look?
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8 votes
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Using multiple accounts (ethically) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I am a sockpuppet, may I exist if I have a real purpose? I'm considering setting up a second account for ethical uses. Specifically, as I'm here under my real name (used for ...
Phil Lello's user avatar
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Can I create a new and clean account without getting it merged with this account? [duplicate]

I want to create a new account on Stack Overflow, starting from scratch, focusing it on other kinds of questions. I dont want to merge my two accounts; I want to have the two accounts. It is legal ...
NullPointerException's user avatar
186 votes
13 answers

We should be able to close questions as duplicates of any question

Today, the behavior of duplicate close votes was changed so that a question can only be a duplicate close vote target if it has an upvoted or accepted answer. I think that this change is not a good ...
murgatroid99's user avatar
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26 votes
3 answers

Let moderators move posts to review queues

I propose that moderators should have a tool that allows us to move posts into review queues. This could be useful, for example, when a borderline on/off topic post comes along and it's better to let ...
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16 votes
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Eeeek! I have too many hats and can't decide which one to wear! [closed]

I am loving the new Winter Bash, but I have too many hats! I can't decide which one to wear! Eeeek! What do I do? How do I choose which hat to wear!? I should mention to downvoters that Josh's Socks ...
The Unhandled Exception's user avatar
6 votes
2 answers

Can I use one account to up-vote an answer from another of my accounts?

Like many SE users, I have multiple accounts. I am wondering if I am allowed to write an answer with one, and vote for it with another? I suspect the answer is no, but not being one to pass on rep, I ...
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21 votes
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Is there a way to safely sock puppet a banned account?

I'd like to look into the user experience of being question/answer banned for a bit, but I'd like to do so without jeopardizing the standing of my main account. Knitting some socks for this is risky, ...
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3 votes
3 answers

Is it appropriate for a mod to use sockpuppets? [duplicate]

Yesterday in a SE site there was an answer claiming that the accepted and upvoted answer was blatantly wrong and there was a gross mistake. The poster revealed that the accepted answer was by a ...
user77639's user avatar
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19 votes
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Suspected Abusive User

This user seems to be abusing Stack Overflow. If you read this chat transcript, near the beginning he claimed he has 5 SO accounts. Is there a way to determine if that is true? I would also be ...
Kendall Frey's user avatar
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5 votes
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Long names cut off in questions and answers

The Unhandled Exception's name is cut off in this question and in the answer too. The last 'n' looks like an 'r'. Using Firefox 3.6.6. Examples:
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2 votes
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Am I allowed to open a new account for testing purposes?

Can I open a second account under a different name for testing purposes (not for community involvement?). I want to conduct a small research on how a community behaves as a community. Is it allowed? ...
Madara's Ghost's user avatar
-32 votes
4 answers

Can I ban users from seeing or answering my questions?

This hasn't happened to me in particular, but I have always been a bit paranoid that maybe a coworker might see me asking a dumb/easy question or maybe a particular user doesn't like another user so ...
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