But don’t panic: I have created a new home for such sockpuppet comments, here.
The text of the new page reads as follows:
The Endless Debate Over Who Is the Best Republican Nominee: Socks Allowed
This is the page where people who want to use sockpuppets to make comments about the Republican primary battle are free to do so.
Want to pose as “Moot Gingrich” or “Mitt ‘You need free abortion’ Romney” or “Governor Rick ‘Two Brain Cells Sparking’ Perry? This is your home.
I am creating this page for two reasons. First, I sense that endless battles over the primary race are ruining the usual sockpuppet threads. Second, I still sense that some longtime readers, for whatever reason, find it useful to use sockpuppets to make their arguments about Mitt Romney and the rest.
You are positively encouraged to engage in sockpuppetry in this thread. The usual rules apply.
Please, be sure to switch back to your regular handle when commenting on other threads. I have made that mistake myself.
And remember: the worst sin you can commit on this thread is not railing on and on and on about whether Mitt Romney is horrible or good or whatever.
Future editions of the normal sockpuppet threads will include the following sentence in the instructions:
Sockpuppet comments about the Republican primary race are strictly prohibited. If you wish to use sockpuppets for that purpose, confine your comments to this thread. Offending comments will be summarily deleted and the violators flogged.
N.B. Flogging is the floor, not the ceiling, if you get my drift.