I personally do not like the idea of multiple accounts, save for having an "official" / "admin" type account and then one to post under regularly as a normal user. But I do not make the rules here. :-(
But more importantly, this thread is about you and things you can do to improve your situation. And that's because while you cannot control the actions others you can control how you respond to them! And that is why your sparring partners are irrelevant to this discussion, save for their ability to egg you on and your unhealthy fixation on them. Which brings us back to changes you can make to your behavior.
I think I need to clarify:
[D]o you really think the rest of us care about your inflammatory sock-puppet diatribe?
What I meant was that the rest of us will likely see you being overly abrasive (and thus startign a minor flame war), see you falling for flamebait, or even worse, see you feeding a troll. That doesn't mean we do not notice who you are sparring with. What it means is that an individual's perception of you will be based on your actions
, not your sparring partners. Staying above the fray will likely leave a positive impression. Falling/jumping into, or worse, starting the fray will likely leave a negative impression.
Or to put it more succinctly -- we don't care about them, why do you? The Do Not Feed the Trolls!!! thread might offer additional enlightenment.
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