Requesting rules clarification re: sock accusations

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    I thought it was understood that we weren't supposed to accuse others of being socks on the open board. Did I misunderstand?

    The stickied rules aren't direct about it. They could be taken as the moderators not wanting to hear a lot of complaints - that we shouldn't harangue the mods - not that we can't harangue the members.



    I thought that some recent postings and/or actions by mods had backed up the idea that members in good standing were not supposed to be called socks. At the moment all I see is this old post by EZ asking people to cut new posters some slack in that area:

    http://www.usmessageboard.com/announcements-and-feedback/153566-attention-mini-mods.html



    So ... is that still in effect?


    TIA
     
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    Got something to hide, Amelia?
     
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    Meh, I'm over being accused of being a sock. Every now and then it still bothers me to see others getting hassled about it though. I thought it was settled that this wasn't an okay thing to do.

    I've been told I'm mistaken.

    Ergo this thread.

    Thanks for asking.
     
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    That was directed specifically at a couple of people who were taking it way too far and running off potential new members and disrupting the board in general, not to mention one member in particular who was being accused of being a sock and literally flooding us with complaints on a daily basis.
    Unless Meister, c_K or Dank says differently, the occasional sock accusation is not against the rules, it's when it gets out of hand and disrupts the board in any way that we step in and but a stop to that incident or that poster.
     
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    Common sense breaks out...
     
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    Yep. Starting Threads on them, invading Welcome Threads. Littering the Threads with Sock Allegations.
     
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    Just curious..... and what if we are right about said sock being a sock? You know... the unknown very well know sock who must not be named....for example.

    It was him.... lied his ass off about not being a sock... but WAS a sock...after all. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    What I find weird is why somebody would even bother.

    Sure if you got banned, and were trying to find a back way in. I get that. But doing it for shits and giggles. Surely, there is more to life than that?
     
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    Or uncle Luca will just outfit ya for a pair of cement sneakers. ;)
     
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    I'm your sock when I'm not CG's sock; and CG's sock when I'm not yours.

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