RE: No Time to Read

Subject: RE: No Time to Read
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: "Techwr-l" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2007 12:51:15 -0600

Char James-Tanny wrote:

> The post
> (or shows that Richard Lewis and
> Tony Markos are the same person.
> So you, Richard Lewis, are referring everyone to an "expert"
> article written by you, Tony Markos?
> Some folks would say that that's not nice.

Yeah, when Richard Lewis first appeared, he went through a stage where
he'd get confused from time to time and post from Tony's email account
instead of his own.

This behavior is known as "sockpuppetry" -- using a pseudonym to post
things in support or defense of yourself. I really like that word and
the image it evokes.

For some amusing revelations about a somewhat well-known
columnist/author who apparently engages in it, google "sockpuppetry
greenwald" (sans quotes).

If you're going to adopt multiple identities, it helps if they each have
their own email and/or IP address (and you keep them straight). ;-)


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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