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A ''sockpuppet'' (usually called a "sock") is an account on an [[Internet]] site that belongs to an already established [[user]], often unbeknownst to other members of that site. Most commonly, sockpuppets are used to circumvent the blocking of an already established account.
Sockpuppets are highly frowned upon here on [[Conservapedia]], and can be cause for [[Conservapedia:Locks and Blocks|banning]].
There is a subcategory of sockpuppetry, meatpuppetry, where a user recruits other real users to make accounts, possibly in order to sway opinion in discussions, or, particularly, in ballots. While this can be just as disruptive as sockpuppetry, it is harder to detect.