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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.

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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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Do you mean "alties"?  :D

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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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Oh those were the days.. :D

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

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On 1/16/2018 at 0:28 PM, workerbee said:

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

Some boards do enforce that.

I have around a half dozen gmail addresses, a yahoo address and a few addresses from the ISP I actually pay.

Getting email addresses isn't difficult. :)

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On 1/27/2018 at 6:26 PM, Evil Yoda said:

Some boards do enforce that.

I have around a half dozen gmail addresses, a yahoo address and a few addresses from the ISP I actually pay.

Getting email addresses isn't difficult. :)

So I guess it should be just go along and live with it.

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1 hour ago, stevez51 said:

So I guess it should be just go along and live with it.

There isn't a whole lot you can do about it. There's are many people banned over on Nationals who keep returning.

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On 1/16/2018 at 0:28 PM, workerbee said:

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

You can easily create a new email address and use a VPN to get around IP detection. Not sure this board is worth all that, but it's easily doable. 

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13 minutes ago, Evil Yoda said:

There isn't a whole lot you can do about it. There's are many people banned over on Nationals who keep returning.

Not just Nationals ;)

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4 hours ago, bmore_ken said:

You can easily create a new email address and use a VPN to get around IP detection. Not sure this board is worth all that, but it's easily doable. 

This forum is addictive. There are plenty more but there must be something about this one.

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30 minutes ago, stevez51 said:

This forum is addictive. There are plenty more but there must be something about this one.

It’s local, the posters are long term/familiar and the threads are predictable. :)

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6 minutes ago, PinkFlamingo said:

It’s local, the posters are long term/familiar and the threads are predictable. :)

I don't know. We have picked up a few from Texas lately.

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4 hours ago, PinkFlamingo said:

It’s local, the posters are long term/familiar and the threads are predictable. :)

And the winner is .......

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14 hours ago, PinkFlamingo said:

It’s local, the posters are long term/familiar and the threads are predictable. :)

Some are way more familiar than others...

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On 1/29/2018 at 5:09 PM, stevez51 said:

I don't know. We have picked up a few from Texas lately.

Probably becuase Texas has a whore house in it!

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On 1/30/2018 at 5:46 AM, Norman said:

Some are way more familiar than others...

Is it me?

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13 hours ago, The Fetching Mrs. Moon said:

Is it me?

I'm surprised you remember your log-in!  

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6 hours ago, Norman said:

I'm surprised you remember your log-in!  

Some things are hard to forget 😁

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On 1/29/2018 at 5:02 PM, PinkFlamingo said:

It’s local, the posters are long term/familiar and the threads are predictable. :)

I'm not local.. :D

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