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I thinking about to create a new user on SO with purposes

  • learning different programing language as a new user, starting there with zero reputations,

  • and concurrently to use my mKorbel active for Java Swing, for answering only to the wrong answered, special or interesting (for me) questions

  • please is possible to set or restrict relationship betweens two users somehow, meaning against known and common issue with cross_answering and up/down voting

maybe my question could be funny, but now I want do that this clear way, sure in the case if is possible that somehow

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Why start at zero reputation? I agree it's an interesting social experiment, I did the same thing once for a while just to find out whether reputation influences voting. (Result: it does.) But for serious activity - why? You're one and the same person, whether you do Java or some new language, aren't you? – Pëkka Mar 5 '12 at 9:08
Possible duplicate of… – om-nom-nom Mar 5 '12 at 9:12
@Pekka: perhaps your zero-reputation you was subconsciously writing worse answers because it knew, deep down, that it was never going to be as good as the high-reputation you. – sarnold Mar 5 '12 at 9:12
I have to huge reputations for small area in SO, and upto summer I'll 40k, ...... by default there are very funny questions by users with rep >10k that abuse your rep power, – mKorbel Mar 5 '12 at 9:13
What's the point of this? – Cody Gray Mar 5 '12 at 9:14
@mKorbel your last comment doesn't makes much sense, can you be more clear please? – Shadow Wizard Mar 5 '12 at 9:17
you can focus on trying to earn language specific badges if you want to have "something" to show as an achievement towards a specific language. – UncleZeiv Mar 5 '12 at 14:34
@UncleZeiv :-) no I don't want something, only idea how to split my person to the diff_IDs, by using regullar/correct way:-), because there are three maybe four ways how to do it another way, but in these cases would be my question to much contraproductive – mKorbel Mar 5 '12 at 14:43
up vote 18 down vote accepted

Possible? yes. Encouraged? no.

Your reputation alone does not say "you are an expert in all things programming" - it says you know how to use the site, and have contributed. That won't change just because you start using a new language. A good question (/answer) is a good question (/answer) regardless of whether the person asking it has 1 rep or 10,000. Likewise a bad question (/answer).

So just concentrate on writing sensible questions (/answers).

The only thing this causes is confusion and a temptation (ever so slight) to click that "upvote" button occasionally. It also raises the issue (that we've seen many times) of people then having twice their normal voting power towards other users, and that... does not go down well.

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Also worth to mention that using two accounts from the same machine might trigger automatic accounts merge - saw people complaining about it here on Meta. – Shadow Wizard Mar 5 '12 at 9:12
@ShaDowWizArd there's usually more to it than just having two accounts, but ... I know what you are saying. – Marc Gravell Mar 5 '12 at 9:14
@Marc Gravell agreed rep talking in most cases about nothing, hehehe very interesting your Encouraged? no, nice described answer for meta SO, but too wide for my question, results could by to delete current user or I'll ask for lock by admin, – mKorbel Mar 5 '12 at 9:39
@mKorbel there is no such thing as a "lock" at the user level, unless you mean a suspension. I'm still very unclear on what reason any of this is necessary for? What doesn't work if you just use your existing account? What is the actual problem here? – Marc Gravell Mar 5 '12 at 9:45
@Marc Gravell there isn't any problem, nor shadowed something, in this case I'll never asked this question, I think I'm learning Java with Swing very well, and after summer (this year) I want to learning something different, my two cents that with my rep. power I'll get very good answers f.e on VB / VBA /VBE tags too(most downvoted from tags), but learning nothing, simple my idea is starting with zero, sure this rep could be interesting for potential employer only , but this is in the heavens now :-) – mKorbel Mar 5 '12 at 10:02

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