On Fri, 06 Oct 2006 23:17:54 +0100, Guy Chapman aka JzG
>Ok, here's a basic question. One we should all
be able to agree on.
>Should a "suspected sockpuppet" (new username) of a username block be
>blocked for being a sockpuppet?
>It's a simple enough question. Yes or no?
And in trying to render it as an unambiguous yes/no
answer you have
the nub of the problem: it depends entirely on who the puppeteer is,
the quality of the evidence, the edits which were made under the
suspected sock account.
Oh, plus, blocking is preventative. Is there a potential problem to
be averted? Will blocking and then discussing on the user talk page
be a better result for the project than letting them edit?