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Sometimes I ask a question from a theoretical perspective like: Is NOW() a stable function?

Invariably I got loads of workaround answers.
For these types of questions I would love to have a username like: theoretical_question.
For other types of question I would like to have my normal username.

Can I create my own alter ego?

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I think the rule of multiple accounts is "as long as they don't cross (i.e. vote up questions/answers) you're probably OK. –  tombull89 Sep 1 '11 at 14:06
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What do you think this would accomplish? –  Bill the Lizard Sep 1 '11 at 14:10
    
@Bill, people have alter ego's for a variety of reasons. –  Johan Sep 1 '11 at 14:19
    
Nobody is going to treat your question differently based on your user name. It sounds like you just want to use a tag. –  Bill the Lizard Sep 1 '11 at 14:26
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@Bill: It sounds like he wants to expand his question by one sentences (like he did). –  Time Traveling Bobby Sep 1 '11 at 14:27
    
@Straitjacket: That is much better than a meta tag. –  Bill the Lizard Sep 1 '11 at 14:32

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Disclaimer: This is a rhetorical answer, it's not supposed to answer you question but instead show a workaround.

No, you can't have aliases.

Edit: But as you did, you can use words. Okay, that was mean, I know, I take it back and apologize. Joke aside, just add to your question that it is theoretical...that's enough, just like that.

Also, you can have sockpuppets (multiple accounts)...as many as you want, it's not all evil even if it is a sock.

Edit2: But was Won't said, there's a pretty good chance that those sockpuppets will be permanently glued to your hand if they're encountered.

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However, socks are subject to merging at any time if/when they are discovered. There is no guarantee that they are allowed. In addition, you might get your butt suspended as well if there is cross-vote-mojination. –  Won't Sep 1 '11 at 15:38

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