Two people, two accounts, same IP...is that a problem?

Discussion in 'Help and Rules' started by Expat, Apr 13, 2019 at 3:34 PM.

  1. Expat Monthly Donor

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    Sorry if this has been covered somewhere (and it seems like I can't be the first one to have this issue). But it occurs to me that now that my spouse has joined the board, it might look to the mods like I've created a sockpuppet, with two accounts out of the same IP.

    It's been a little while since she joined, so I'm guessing you fine fellows just don't much care. But I didn't want to assume and have the hammer come down one day.

    Is there some place we should be registering with The Deep State or something?
     
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  2. killertahu22 I Hate Ronald Reagan

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    It's good you bring this up, long term members have been banned before due to being unable to prove they were not using a sock and that it was another member on the IP.
     
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  3. e of pi Layers on Top of Layers

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    For the record, site policy as I understand it is that having two accounts is all right--it's the use of one to evade a kick/ban that becomes a problem.
     
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  4. Expat Monthly Donor

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    So if I get kicked I have to tell my honeywumpkins to not use the site for a week?
     
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  5. e of pi Layers on Top of Layers

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    I don't think you're explicitly required to, but it might be for the best. A mod might be better able to answer how they'd treat that.
     
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  6. CalBear Your Ursus arctos californicus Moderator Moderator Donor

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    Yep.

    Same goes if she gets tossed. Also if one account were to be Banned, both will get the heave-ho.
     
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  7. Expat Monthly Donor

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    Well that is...definitely a flaw! I’ll just have to pray the missus can keep a civil tongue in her head. (I am doomed.)
     
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  8. Pangur The Cat Donor

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    I get the point in a lot of ways however if its genunine, as in two different people and even more so a male and female would they not have rather different styles of posting and maybe even different intrests, posting in different threads perhaps?
     
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  9. Whiteshore Defender of Myrcella Baratheon

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    Augenis-gate, anyone?
     
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  10. killertahu22 I Hate Ronald Reagan

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    Quiet, they’ll hear
     
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  11. Expat Monthly Donor

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    Lol, just thinking. This might be the one scenario where "having a girlfriend in Canada" is both less suspicious and more provable.
     
  12. emk163 The Magical Mystery Tour

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    There's only so many of us SW boys left.