Yes, those are legitimate concerns...I am not entirely sure how to vote on this... my son has his own email account, but posts on another messageboard from our computer at home. He would have a different email address but the same IP address if he registered here. My wife is in the same boat.
IMO, having two active ID's should be strictly against site policy with a permaban if caught. If one has two accounts but isn't using one then the one not being used should be deactivated. I understand that some people might share an IP address at work or something but there's no excuse for having the same e-mail address.Should multiple accounts be against site policy, or do they allow for interesting elements of community feedback, debate and anonymity?
I'm not aware of anyone currently doing it. The issue was brought up in the Taunting Arena and I realized that before I bothered to investigate whether people were using multiple accounts, I would need make it more explicitly against the rules.Why do you ask by chance? Is there someone on the board using two or more ID's at the same time? Please rat them out if it's the case.
Oh that dude. Yeah, I agree with 5stringJeff, he's a spammer which puts him in a whole new category.The issue was brought up in the Taunting Arena and I realized that before I bothered to investigate whether people were using multiple accounts, I would need make it more explicitly against the rules.
If 'repping' were the problem, I'd have no problem. Moreso the piling on, like on here:I wouldn't mind per se. But how would one keep someone with multiple names from repping the posts they put up under their other names?
I used to think the same way, but it doesn't work.. Now I'm of the opinion that Mods/Admin should just be held to a higher standard than that of a typical user, since they're reflective of the board "tone". They can do that with just one account.To be honest, I prefer admin/mods to have two accounts - one for their "user" selves and one for their "official" selves. Kinda keeps it clean and neat IMO. But no other reason exists to have multiple accounts by a single person.