[mailto:wikien-l-bounces@Wikipedia.org] On Behalf Of Steve Bennett
It's an interesting question raised here - we
accept votes from anonymous people, so it shouldn't be
surprising that people register specifically to vote.
However, sock puppets obviously have the same behaviour.
Perhaps the right approach in a suspected sock puppet case is
to temporarily disregard their vote, and leave a message like
"You're acting like a sock puppet. Can you demonstrate
otherwise?" on their talk page.
A genuine newbie would respond, "WTF?"
Pete, wondering if there is a jargon dictionary somewhere