How To Not Be A Sockpuppet

As a pseudonymous blogger and defender of the idea of anonymous and pseudonymous writing, I believe that you shouldn’t need to use your real name in order for your ideas to be taken seriously.

However, pseudonymity can be abused. When this happens they cross the line and become sockpuppets. But where exactly is that line?

As I see it there’s one very simple rule that anyone using a pseudonym should respect:

Don’t lie.

Or to elaborate:

Don’t make false claims about your identit

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