QUOTE(Daniel Brandt @ Sun 7th May 2006, 4:23pm)
Now we have it from the Queen of Blocks herself. It turns out that her brilliant linguistic analyses have saved the day even though CheckUser is increasingly useless. This was found on User_talk:Jimbo_Wales
User:Dotan is him too. Zeph, what you have to understand is that long before anyone had check-user access, we had to work out who the sockpuppets were based on posts alone. That experience has produced exceptionally well-honed linguistic analytic skills. I'd give it up if I were you. SlimVirgin (talk) 03:55, 7 May 2006 (UTC)
This is priceless. In POV warfare, accusations of sockpuppetry are always SlimVirgin's first line of defense. You can see in this exchange from the Admins' incident board,
that SV segues effortlessly from accusing BirdsOfFire
of being a sockpuppet, to accusing him to being a "meatpuppet," to finally just a LaRouche fellow traveller. It is clear that there never was any evidence at any stage of the game, beyond SV's "linguistic skills." But that alone was sufficient to get BirdsOfFire, a new editor, permanently banned.
Given SlimVirgin's readiness to accuse any and all opponents of being sockpuppets, I surmise that she must have more than a few herself. Sean Black? Will Beback?