Rather than hijack Micky1Mo's
V8 Sammio thread, I am replying to a message posted there on this thread.
I've tried to bite my tongue for the sake of the forum (not always successfully), but this childish deception needs to end.
Originally Posted by lancelot link
I havent seen or heard from The Shadow for ages ...I think hes moved away , possibly overseas ...not sure.
El Primer I see most days , bloody nice bloke ...
- Will you stand by this quote and swear on your honour that Lancelot Link, El Primer & The Shadow
are three different people in real life?
says that you are posting messages on this forum using at least two sock puppets* and I believe him.
Another forum user also confirmed this, but I've tried to respect that userís wishes that this did not become common knowledge.
Whilst I am pretty sure you think this is all just a bit harmless fun, and letís face it, an internet kit car forum is hardly a matter of life and death.
Where we differ, is that I think you are treating the people on this forum, many of whom are still building your cars, with complete contempt.
Apologies to everyone else for bringing this to a head on a Sunday morning.
( Especially as Iíve got to head off now and do some other chores. )
* Wikipedia - A sockpuppet is an online identity used for purposes of deception. The term, a reference to the manipulation of a simple hand puppet made from a sock, originally referred to a false identity assumed by a member of an Internet community who spoke to, or about, themselves while pretending to be another person. The term now includes other misleading uses of online identities, such as those created to praise, defend or support a person or organization, to manipulate public opinion, or to circumvent a suspension or ban from a website. A significant difference between the use of a pseudonym and the creation of a sockpuppet is that the sockpuppet poses as an independent third-party unaffiliated with the puppeteer. Many online communities attempt to block sockpuppets.