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Like many SE users, I have multiple accounts. I am wondering if I am allowed to write an answer with one, and vote for it with another?

I suspect the answer is no, but not being one to pass on rep, I thought I should ask.

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Yes, you are able to do so. However it's not permitted even though it's possible, and when discovered all associated accounts may be punished. Since this is something that has been a problem from the beginning of Stack Overflow, the automated checks that test for this are very, very good. I suggest you don't do it unless you don't mind losing your accounts. – Adam Davis Sep 27 '13 at 17:51
"Like many SE users, I have multiple accounts." How do you know there are many SE users and they aren't all just you? – BoltClock's a Unicorn Sep 27 '13 at 18:02
Let's not kid ourself; we're all just @BoltClock talking to himself. – Shog9 Sep 27 '13 at 18:05
@Shog9 I'm glad you told me that. It explains a lot of my behavior! – Andrew Barber Sep 27 '13 at 21:17
I know where I came from—but where did all you zombies come from? – Walter Mitty Sep 27 '13 at 21:28
@WalterMitty You will understand one day (so to speak). – Gilles Sep 27 '13 at 21:59

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Nope. If you do that, it will end badly for you.

You can have multiple accounts as long as they don't interact in any way, or do something that someone with a single account could not.

Thanks for asking first!

See also: I am a sockpuppet, may I exist if I have a real purpose?

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You shouldn't because you'll end up getting suspended for Voting Fraud.

Take a look at : What's the SO policy about having multiple user accounts?

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