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re: Has Stack Overflow Become An Antipattern? VIEW POST

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re: Meanwhile, sockpuppets are a major problem. The determined trolls always come back. So, in effect, only the earnest greenhorns are getting sifted out.

A troll is someone who breaks site rules habitually, often just for the sheer thrill of doing so. A sockpuppet is a fake account created with the express purpose of bypassing a ban or performing malicious actions repeatedly. Serious trolls often create multiple sockpuppet accounts.

Also, a greenhorn is a newbie.

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