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With the recent page move vandalism of User:Kill you, it's obvious he is User:Jonah Pier Musto, trying to circumvent his blocked account. Should we implement a sock puppetry policy like Wikipedia does to prevent vandalism like this? --Cubs Fan2007 (Message me) 03:00, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

I agree with the implementation of the sock-puppetry policy. -- Seth Cooper Moon (Owl Post) 13:22, 2 May 2009 (UTC)
As do I. Toon Ganondorf (t c) 14:33, 2 May 2009 (UTC)
I think I've seen another user page similar to that one somewhere. Thing is I can't remember what it was called. Could it be the same person? ShirleyA 00:16, 3 May 2009 (UTC)
Maybe you're talking about User:I am going to kill you. I am going to murder you.. -- Seth Cooper Moon (Owl Post) 00:18, 3 May 2009 (UTC)
I've blocked this guy under at least 5 different usernames. He apparently has dynamic ips, so there's really nothing we can do. As for the policy, I think we should follow wikipedia's.--Matoro183 (Talk) 02:34, 3 May 2009 (UTC)
That was one of them but I've found another somewhere. if I find it and it hasn't been blocked, i'll post it here. ShirleyA 09:55, 4 May 2009 (UTC)
He is now going under the name User:AVADA KEDAVRA. Jayce Carver Slytherin Prefect badge Talk 10:03, 4 May 2009 (UTC)
Oh yeah. That's the one. Already reported though. ShirleyA 10:35, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

I've written up a policy that covers ill-intended sockpuppetry at Harry Potter Wiki:Multiple accounts. I've made allowances for benign, openly disclosed alternate accounts, however, as Hellabore has been using Madam Hooch as a kind of alter ego to organize work on Quidditch-related subjects. Starstuff (Owl me!) 11:41, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

Bots are also technically a sock puppet (in a way). Pages of users that "belong" to another user must be marked as such -- probably going to have a template for it. -- DarkJedi613 (Talk) 02:58, 14 May 2009 (UTC)
Also for future reference -- don't put things in the "Harry Potter Wiki" namespace unless they're official policy, i.e. that page should be on a User page or something until its official (which I believe needs an open wiki vote...per the voting policy). It'll pass though so its fine. -- DarkJedi613 (Talk) 03:00, 14 May 2009 (UTC)
I added/rewrote the policy to include a few more situations. Templates haven't been made yet. -- DarkJedi613 (Talk) 03:21, 14 May 2009 (UTC)
I created Template:Alt persona and Template:Sockpuppet. As for draft versions of policy pages, I think it would be more convenient to allow these to stay in the "Harry Potter Wiki" namespace, but with a header template to let users know that the policy has yet to be approved. Something like, "This page is only a draft and is not yet considered an official policy of the Harry Potter Wiki. A vote to determine whether it is made official policy is being held here (with link to discussion page)." Starstuff (Owl me!) 18:00, 20 May 2009

Lets vote. Please follow the format below (which is the format specified in the voting policy by the way). If you have any objections feel free to specify and we can change it. Voting will end May 27th, at 10:00 AM EST. -- DarkJedi613 (Talk) 13:58, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

Multiple Accounts (+4)

Neutral Point of View (+4)

Voting closed, both pass. -- DarkJedi613 (Talk) 19:30, 27 May 2009 (UTC)