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I often have issues policing the problems that having and benefiting from multiple accounts gives on social sites (mainly my webgame http://ninjawars.net).

It certainly seems like multi-accounting would be a problem for stack overflow, how does SO solve/lessen that kind of problem?

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I think that reworking this question a bit would make it SO material. – perbert Apr 28 '10 at 22:31
Yeah, I guess. Wasn't sure that it would be acceptable on SO/or how to rework it in that direction, per se. Maybe there are related questions on SO itself that I can learn from. Mainly I was just thinking that SO itself might have some slick systems that I could learn from. – Kzqai Apr 28 '10 at 22:48

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Basically we use statistics. There are certain behaviors that are statistically normal, and those that are not.

Accounts and behavior patterns which are statistical outliers get flagged, or automatically reverted.

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@Jeff But.. is it allowed ? :") – OscarRyz Apr 29 '10 at 1:50
I see you are trying to use statistics to find multiple accounts. You should totally drop that and try jQuery. – Kevin Harder Apr 29 '10 at 2:12

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