QUOTE(Wikitaka @ Fri 6th April 2012, 10:54am)
What is the problem with constructive sockpuppets? It doesn't matter whether the "puppet" is vandalising og highly constructive! I thought WP were looking for more comstructive users, but they aggressively roll ovdr users showing the will and intention to straighten up.
You have to see things their way. They see Wikipedia as their club and opening a user account as accepting an invitation to membership on their terms. If you don't abide by the rules, you don't deserve an account, end of story. It's hard to quarrel with this position in general.
If you want userpage full of Junior High trophys, "This user is a Wiki scalphunter with over 1,000 scalps under his belt and counting" sort thing, then your only real option is to apply for a second chance and abide by their rules in future.
If you want to add content you can usually do so on an IP address. Almost all the editing I have ever done is on IP. If your IP is blocked (because you've been blocked) then a good VPN to use is VyprVPN, which comes free with one of the big Usenet providers. This is the VPN that admins like MuZemike use for their own socks and the Washington server is always open, can't imagine why ...
If you want to add content to a protected page or make yourself available for email, for example if you are trawling for right wing extremists, then you should create a non-controversial looking sock specifically for that page. For example if you want to add content to the James Blunt page (huge extreme right wing scene there) create a user called "JamesBluntFan88" (rather than, say, "AnotherAnneClone88"), use it exclusively for that page avoiding suggesting James is a neo-Nazi pedophile with sado-masochistic tendencies and his songs complete crap anyway, and you should be all right.
Wikipedia is sometimes a public nuisance. For example it was over the pedophile issue and it probably was over Breivik and certainly still is over right-wing extremism. From time to time an individual editor needs to be taken out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Major_de...rder#Lead_image
. In those circumstances, according to your conscience, I think it's fair to toss the rule-book out of the window (the notorious fifth pillar http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Five_pillars)
Happy socking!:("This Wikipedia Reviewer is a Wikipedia fucknut crusher with over 1,000 socks in his closet and counting").This post has been edited by FightingMac: Wed 18th April 2012, 2:00pm