In this question, the user admits to be using a newly create account because

SO has somehow locked me out of my account and I apparently can't post images with this new one

What's the best channel for notifying the right people?

  • The user probably got question banned. – Mysticial Nov 16 '12 at 21:39
  • @Mysticial Indeed, it's possible that the vagueness of being 'somehow locked out' could be intentional. – Lynn Crumbling Nov 16 '12 at 21:41

Flag the post and leave a note for the moderators.

In general, though, I don't think this is a big problem. Using a new account to get around an actual timed suspension aside...

Having multiple accounts isn't always a bad thing. Sure, using one to get around a question block on another isn't exactly encouraged, but if the user has learned from their mistakes... there's no need to penalize them. And if they haven't, they'll get question-blocked again in due time.

These things tend to have a way of working themselves out.

  • Do tools exist to compare the IP of the poster against other accounts/posts that have used the same IP (with the end goal of determining who the user is, and what the reason was for being banned?) – Lynn Crumbling Nov 16 '12 at 21:50
  • @LynnCrumbling Yes, we can look up if a user has other accounts. – Adam Lear Nov 16 '12 at 21:51
  • Say. When is having multiple accounts not a bad thing? I'm curious. =) – J. Steen Nov 16 '12 at 23:33
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    @J.Steen Some folks like to keep a separate account for "simpler" questions. There's nothing wrong with it so long as one account doesn't vote for posts made from the other, etc. – Adam Lear Nov 16 '12 at 23:35
  • Wouldn't dream of it. – J. Steen Nov 16 '12 at 23:38

Flag the post for moderator attention. They will check that and take appropiate actions if necesarry.

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