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stevez51

Multiple Accounts

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I am putting this on Open Mic to hope it remains for awhile. I've noticed new accounts that pop up which is normal. The ones that I question are almost year old accounts with few or no posts that suddenly become active. So I need help with a question. Can you create multiple accounts using different devices. Like a home computer for one, an I phone for another, then use a work computer for a 3rd. Or are some of these non used accounts set up in case of trouble with the most used .??

I'm not trying to find out if its possible to do it, I just tire of weeding thru  threads where these posters only show up to stir trouble then leave.Then how to put a stop to it.

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The short answer to your question is 'yes'.

People motivated to return to fora from which they were banned can easily evade the basic security measures most have. It takes moderators, and they have to use their judgement: is this identity posting like a previously banned identity? Posters are the product boards like this offer advertisers. The counter-tension is therefore to keep numbers of active subscribers high. If the board doesn't care about that, moderators have more latitude. But too many bannings, especially if they are speculative, can kill a board by discouraging legitimate subscribers.

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So the use of multiple devices would not be picked up unless the moderators notice similar traits. I understand the loss of subscribers but doesn't the ones posting snide remarks do the same.??

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One doesn't need multiple devices to create multiple accounts, one only has to use different IP Addresses, easily acheived with proxy servers.

Edited by WKDWZD

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I don't think they even check ip addresses here ....

But hey, who cares, the more the merrier ...

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29 minutes ago, Hoot said:

Do you mean "alties"?  :D

Yep, and I don't give a hoot .....

Some of them can be quite luscious ....

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I don't think you can get an altie with the same email address. 

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