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What do you call it when everyone who disagrees with you is a sockpuppet but those who agree with you are real?

Wikipediphilia? Wikism? Paranoia? Delusion? Essjayism? Wikipedia MMPORPG strategy? Some other term I haven't thought of?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Your question is a good one. I prefer the term "scoop head", in that all of the logic and reasoning sectors of the brain have been scooped out and replaced with happy, wiki thoughts. When then confronted with a cognitive dissonance that disrupts the pattern of those happy wiki themes, the reaction is programmed in -- call the disruption "trolling" and (if coming from multiple sources) accuse the sources of being operated by a single puppet master.

    Look, we all know that the Wikipedia section of Yahoo! Answers has simply become a popularity contest between the pro-Wikipedia and the anti-Wikipedia factions. We're "voting" for each other's opinions, and 51% of the vote is always enough to become the "Best Answer". Other than Nihiltres, the most voluminous pro-Wikipedians here don't provide very nuanced answers. The anti-Wikipedians have a whole stable of commentators (Moses, Eddie, myself, etc.) who provide answers that speak the truth along with a bit of humor and "life lessons", if you will.

    That's why the scoop heads are "losing" here, and it does indeed frustrate them so!

  • Hey, I never said that everyone who agrees with me is real!

    I've got a couple of real people and plenty of socks. Most of the real people think I'm crazy, but they don't care much, far as I see.

    You've got a couple of real people and each has a few socks. They're <tony the tiger>OBBBSESSSSSED!!!!</tony the tiger>

    But really, if you need to settle on one, try Argoism. Add a space, rearrange like an ace, and you'll see what I did to your face! Boy, what a mess.

  • 1 decade ago

    Do you mean when you declare that everyone who disagrees with you is a sockpuppet but those who agree with you are real?


    CheckUsers also get to put words in ArbCom's mouth and the mouths of other CheckUsers. Example: "I consulted another CheckUser and ArbCom, and we've determined that everyone who criticizes Wikipedia is a sockpuppet of TheKohser."

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Self-aggrandizement? Delusion? Wishful thinking?

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  • 1 decade ago

    I'd go either with Jasonism or Argonautism.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago


    Ahem, excuse me.


  • 1 decade ago

    Strawman sock puppet

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