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Some useful definitions from Wikipedia:

 

Troll:

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In Internet slang, a troll (/ˈtrl//ˈtrɒl/) is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory,[1] extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional response[2] or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion,[3] often for their own amusement.

Sockpuppet:

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sockpuppet is an online identity used for purposes of deception. The term, a reference to the manipulation of a simple hand puppet made from a sock, originally referred to a false identity assumed by a member of an Internet community who spoke to, or about, themselves while pretending to be another person.[1] The term now includes other misleading uses of online identities, such as those created to praise, defend or support a person or organization,[2] to manipulate public opinion,[3] or to circumvent a suspension or ban from a website. A significant difference between the use of a pseudonym[4] and the creation of a sockpuppet is that the sockpuppet poses as an independent third-party unaffiliated with the puppeteer. Many online communities attempt to block sockpuppets.

Meatpuppet

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Editors ofWikipedia use the term to label contributions of new community members if suspected of having been recruited by an existing member to support their position.[15] Such a recruited member is considered analogous to a sockpuppet even though he/she is actually a separate individual (i.e. "meat") rather than a fictitious creation.

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I'd never heard the terms, "sockpuppet" or "meatpuppet" before. Quite informative, thanks YMS.


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He is referring to this account as being a sockpuppet , referring to vin and myself as trolls. He is bringing into question the intergrity both of us. 

His own post OP is by his own definition 'trolling' and it is a technique he uses to avoid direct reference to a member., while launching an attack. He is attempting to sow discord and provoke an emotional response, in this case he is the troll.

In no way can this account  set up be described as a 'sockpuppet' . Both Vin and I attended online branch meetings and everyone is/was aware of what is going on. Indeed member encouraged it: SP ALB, TIM etc

 

A member of the party arguing for change should not be referred to as a troll.

Bill Martin should withdraw his implied attack on the two members's integrity or be suspended from the forum.

Vin and Linda

 

 

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lindanesocialist wrote:

He is referring to this account as being a sockpuppet , referring to vin and myself as trolls. He is bringing into question the intergrity both of us. 

His own post OP is by his own definition 'trolling' and it is a technique he uses to avoid direct reference to a member., while launching an attack. He is attempting to sow discord and provoke an emotional response, in this case he is the troll.

In no way can this account  set up be described as a 'sockpuppet' . Both Vin and I attended online branch meetings and everyone is/was aware of what is going on. Indeed member encouraged it: SP ALB, TIM etc

 

A member of the party arguing for change should not be referred to as a troll.

Bill Martin should withdraw his implied attack on the two members's integrity or be suspended from the forum.

Vin and Linda

 

 

I've got to say Linda & Vin, if YMS is having a pop at you, which is by no means certain. You can't  really complain (neither could I if I felt it was directed to me, by the way). If you are prepared to use sarcasm you can't really complain when it comes back your way. 

YFS

Tim


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Young Master Smeet wrote:

Some useful definitions from Wikipedia:

 

pseudonymˈsjuːdənɪm/noun 
  1. a fictitious name,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             cowardˈkaʊəd/noun 
    1. 1.a person who is contemptibly lacking in the courage to do or endure dangerous or unpleasant things."they had run away—the cowards!"synonyms:weaklingmilksopnamby-pambymouseMore
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Some useful definitions

 

indirect defamation

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defamation

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No explanation of why posts have been sent to off topic by Mod1

Shouldnt he give an explanation when he does it?

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Young Master Smeet wrote:

Some useful definitions from Wikipedia:

 

 

Sockpuppet:

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sockpuppet is an online identity used for purposes of deception. The term, a reference to the manipulation of a simple hand puppet made from a sock, originally referred to a false identity assumed by a member of an Internet community who spoke to, or about, themselves while pretending to be another person.[1] The term now includes other misleading uses of online identities, such as those created to praise, defend or support a person or organization,[2] to manipulate public opinion,[3] or to circumvent a suspension or ban from a website. A significant difference between the use of a pseudonym[4] and the creation of a sockpuppet is that the sockpuppet poses as an independent third-party unaffiliated with the puppeteer. Many online communities attempt to block sockpuppets.

 

It would be a sad reflection on a socialist party if  one of its members is forced into having to be a 'sockpuppet' to express an opinion  and an embarrassment to any democratic organisation. But we will let the working class decide on that issue.

 

 

 

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Some useful definitions

 

 

Glove Puppet

toy person or animal that has a softhollow body so that you can put your hand inside and move its head and arms with your fingers

 

Cambridge Dictionary

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