Sockpuppets - why?

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  1. Dr Grump
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    Why are there sockpuppets? I mean, what's the point?

    For the uninitiated, the sock puppet is a regular poster who has a couple of different nicks they go under. There are a couple on the USMB that I know of, but probably more, but I'm wondering; what's the point?

    1) Is it one-up-man-ship?
    2) So they can 'fool' everybody?
    3) To shit stir?
    4) To show how 'smart' they are compared to us regular Joe's by starting thread and arguments they don't believe in?
    5) To show another side of their personality that they want to keep away from their 'real' nick'
    6) Are nerds who want to take the piss out of regular posters and get a cheap thrill??
     
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    Ahh..we had a couple of those in a different forum I used to frequent.
    They would have 2 or 3 user names and the idiots would answer themselves back in their threads ~LoL~
    I think they do it for attention and to stir up shit.
    They have such miserable lives, they want to make everyone else's miserable too~
     
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    7) Lonely.
     
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    That's my take (miserable lives + adolescent sense of humour - you know, 'fart joke' kinda people)..

    Just interested to hear what some of them have to say...
     
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    They need someone to back up their claims, because they are weak and worthless.
     
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    Actually, I forgot the biggest reason (IMO)

    Narcisstic attention seekers...
     
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    same type of people who get their butts kicked and proclaim they pwn everyone.
     
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    Losers.
     
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    LMAO...no shit!
     
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    Jillian is my sockpuppet.

    Or... maybe I am her's.

    I forget.
     

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