Ok here is a stupid question

July 24, 2007 11:57am CST
What in the world does "sock" mean? I have seen this in tags of what looks like spam maybe, but I don't know what it means. Can someone please help me cause I am at loss here. Have you noticed this, or is it just me?
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• United States
24 Jul 07
Sounds kind of "Fishy" to me as I only know of sockeye salmon.LOL. Here is the real definition: A "sock" (derived from the idea of a "sock puppet") is an individual who posts to the forums using two or more different screen name accounts. Sock behavior is not permitted. http://forums.starwars.com/thread.jspa?threadID=233845
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• United States
24 Jul 07
Did you look at all of them? I liked "troll" I think I'll use that too.
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27 Jul 07
Yeah, I learned what a troll was early. When I first started on forums I would attract them things left and right. Can't stand those attention hungrey jerks.
• United States
3 Aug 07
Thanks for BR
@irisheyes (4373)
• United States
24 Jul 07
I just read through the entire thread because I had no idea what sunshine was talking about but now I do and I don't feel so "tag illiterate". Thanks folks.
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• United States
24 Jul 07
I don't know...I don't think I've ever noticed it before. I don't know what 'phishing' means and that makes me feel stupid.
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• United States
27 Jul 07
Phisting is when you get phony email and they are "fishing" for your personal, bank and other potentially dangerous information.
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• United States
27 Jul 07
Oh! Thank you!
25 Jul 07
in my dictionary it means 1.something you can wear on your foot to keep it warm 2.something like a hit 3.a kind ao sweet and so on but nothing you suppose maybe people use it wiht a dubble meaning
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@EvanHunter (4028)
• United States
27 Jul 07
Only thing I can add to this discussion is another meaning I havent seen anyone bring up yet and that is "sock" can also be a word of violence like hit someone. I am gona sock you upside the head! I havent seen what you are tlaking about so I can really say what context its being used as.
• Canada
26 Jul 07
After reading your discussion my brain is going sock...apparal on the foot...I've heard people say; "Put a sock in it" to someone who was annoying them....but I didn't think either of these explainations were the point of your question. I read the responses of other members...and was glad to learn what it really means...and that people who have been banned come back under another identity. Thanks for posting the discussion...and for having informed people to answer the question for you, me...and others who associate socks with something we wear on our feet. Good talking points...much appreciated.
@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
25 Jul 07
I have no idea. That is a strange way to tag. Perhaps, it means something to the person who did the tagging. I have not noticed this personally. I will keep an eye out for it now.