I think I understand what a sock is: someone who registers more than once on the SDMB (or any discussion board) so as to pretend to be another poster.
There’s a Pit thread where one guy says another guy is “clearly a sock.”
I don’t want to discuss that case. What I want to know is…how can one member know that another member is a sock? What does “clearly a sock” mean, in terms of evidence? I would have thought that only board administrators could see the IP addresses that would give away someone socking.
So, just for technical clarity, can a reg’lar member – me, for instance – tell that a given poster is a sock? What’s the giveaway?
And…ah…if this is a topic that shouldn’t be discussed at all, never mind, kill it! I’m just curious.