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.

  • 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.
    – Pollyanna
    Sep 27, 2013 at 17:51
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    "Like many SE users, I have multiple accounts." How do you know there are many SE users and they aren't all just you? Sep 27, 2013 at 18:02
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    Let's not kid ourself; we're all just @BoltClock talking to himself.
    – Shog9
    Sep 27, 2013 at 18:05
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    @Shog9 I'm glad you told me that. It explains a lot of my behavior! Sep 27, 2013 at 21:17
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    I know where I came from—but where did all you zombies come from? Sep 27, 2013 at 21:28
  • @WalterMitty You will understand one day (so to speak). Sep 27, 2013 at 21:59

2 Answers 2


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?



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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