Rome Viharo – Wikipedia sock puppeteer

According to Rome Viharo:

Sock puppeting, as the term is commonly used, is using more than one account on any discussion type forum on the internet at the same time  as faking another account for the purposes of staging consensus, votes or practicing any form of deception in an argument. My editing account ‘Tumbleman’ never did that on Sheldrake’s Wikipedia article. I’ve also never have done that on Wikipedia, on any account – ever. Nor have I done this on anywhere else on the internet. What I have done, and which I freely admit too, is circumvent my ban on Wikipedia after my Tumbleman account was blocked indefinitely from editing on Wikipedia. This is called WP:Evasion.

What Viharo doesn’t mention, is that trying to circumvent a ban on multiple accounts is included in Wikipedia’s definition of sock puppetry:

The general rule is one editor, one account. Do not use multiple accounts to mislead, deceive, vandalize or disrupt; to create the illusion of greater support for a position; to stir up controversy; or to circumvent a block, ban, or sanction.

 I’ll repeat the last part: sock puppetry includes to circumvent a block, ban or sanction. Rome Viharo admits to doing this on multiple accounts, so he is a sock puppeteer. However, Viharo was not only blocked for sock puppetry for trying to circumvent a ban. He conveniently forgets to mention he was trolling Rupert Sheldrake’s talk-page on sock puppets (e.g. KateGompert, Oh_boy_chicken_again) to stir up a controversy. Although Viharo claims these accounts were/are not his, the evidence (logged on his sock puppet archive) is conclusive he owns them. Needless to say, Viharo is dishonest.

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