Sockpuppetry is the creation of an alternative account to make it look like another user. Sockpuppets can be created by vandals to evade blocks or legitimate users to create an extra facet of interest in the community.
Due to extreme abuse by some people in the past, sockpuppetry on this wiki is forbidden. Sockpuppets should expect to be banned when discovered, though depending on the legitimacy of the sockpuppeteer, or "main" account, the sockpuppeteer is banned from hours to possibly weeks. If the sockpuppets are used purely for disruption, the block can be expected to be as much as infinite.
- If you are creating an account to run a maitenance bot. Note that if you do create a bot account, you must clearly label the bot as yours, and you cannot use the bot account to vote in any wiki affairs; you must use your own account for that.
- You want to change your name. However, if you want to do this, you must place a note on your old account stating that you are no longer using that name and wish to be known by the new one.
- You want to create a doppelganger account to avoid impersonation.