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??