RE: No Time to Read

Subject: RE: No Time to Read
From: Richard Lewis <tech44writer -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>, Techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2007 14:03:44 -0700 (PDT)

People on this listserv refer readers to postings on other sites - written by both themselves and others. People on this listserv often go by other than their real name (things like Techman, DocuLady, etc.)

If I use different names on different sites, I have not heard of some protocol to make sure that everything is coordinated in cross referencing. It is untrue to say or imply that I strategized "sockpuppetry" .

Richard Lewis

John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:
> You are falsely accusing me of sockputtetry. You
> would not like it if I told untruths about you.

OK, how do YOU explain using one name to promote themselves by using something they wrote under another name.

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer

"They say everyone needs goals. Mine is to live forever.
So far, so good."

"Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com> wrote: 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). ;-)


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