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I found a user with 2 accounts, which alternate to repeat similar questions with slight variations. Is this allowed?

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Questions:

split-string-three-to-three why-in-array-all-indices-are-0

Users:

Jennifer Anthony Selena Winter

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How funny - I've been watching both these users for a while and been thinking whether they are sock puppets of each other, the names being so obviously american while the OPs are so obviously not american. Let's let the mods figure out what's going on there. –  Pëkka Sep 18 '11 at 20:06
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You've got me convinced that they are one in the same. If you follow their question histories in chronological order, you can see the pattern. –  Jeff Mercado Sep 18 '11 at 20:08
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I've had the same thought about the same users. The thinking is, I'm guessing, that females from my tribe/country/nationality are more likely to get answers than males from another. It's particularly amusing to catch the same user before and after a particularly extreme name change. –  Michael Petrotta Sep 18 '11 at 20:09
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I wonder if I renamed myself into Pamela Anderson, would Jeff implement more of my Meta suggestions? Might be worth a try. –  Pëkka Sep 18 '11 at 20:12
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@Pekka: You might have better luck with someone more current. –  Jeff Mercado Sep 18 '11 at 20:13
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@Jeff Name true! How times fly by. change to Heidi Klum in 3... 2... 1... –  Pëkka Sep 18 '11 at 20:15
    
@Pekka She's like 40, what's wrong with you. –  agf Sep 18 '11 at 20:31
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@agf Heidi Klum is so cold, she doesn't age! –  Pëkka Sep 18 '11 at 20:39

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Is this allowed?

Usually no - that sounds like a user deliberately trying to circumvent a low quality filter block. It could also be an innocent mix-up. In any case, the accounts need to be looked at.

The best solution is to flag a question for moderator attention, and including a link to the suspected duplicate user profile.

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... the second-best and much more entertaining solution, of course, is to post some links here so we can take out the pitchforks and take a look ourselves! –  Pëkka Sep 18 '11 at 19:51
    
Thanks @Pekka... edited –  Alfonso Rubalcava Sep 18 '11 at 20:03
    
@Pekka, she's upvoting her questions: stackoverflow.com/users/926128/selena-winter?tab=reputation –  genesis Sep 20 '11 at 11:24
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@genesis-φ, There's no way for us to know who those upvotes came from. –  staticbeast Sep 20 '11 at 11:37

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