Sock puppetry is the practice of a user creating alternate accounts. This practice is discouraged at Ghostbusters Wiki, as it is in most wikis.
Dealing With Sock PuppetryEdit
- If a user creates a sock puppet to get around a ban, the sock puppet will be permanently blocked. The length of the original user name's ban may be increased at the administrator's discretion.
- If a user creates sock puppets to support a user's point of view in an dispute, the sock puppet user names will be permanently banned. The original user name could be blocked from that discussion, and may be banned from the wiki if deemed needed.
- If a registered editor changes their name, it will result in two user names. This is not an example of sock puppetry. The name need not be blocked, but it is recommended that a note be made on the user page that the user's name has been changed.
- If an editor who has used sock puppets in the past decides to change their name to that of one of their sock puppets, this is acceptable. If that user name was blocked, it should be unblocked for the user.