Re: Do we need some Purge?
Reply #30 –
The membership count is counting accounts open--- and since a sock-puppet requires its own account, there is no problem there.Well, let me help you with words...
In the starting part you use the word "membership". The morphology of this word directly derives from the stem lexeme "member" - exactly which word is used by the site to account for all cases of separate registering. Get it or what?
The membership list is counting open accounts. It has no way of knowing that one actual person is using three different usernames, so each of those names is counted as separate members. If I decided to put up 5 sock-puppets, I would then have a total of 6 accounts and therefore would be counted as 6 members. I could form my own imaginary army. Hmmm... sounds like fun. I may have to give it a try someday.