I'd like some clarification on the rules for having alt accounts/sock puppet accounts. I suspect I have seen someone doing this, and think it is exploitative.
Account X posts a question on a site.
Account Y gets the association bonus from activity on other sites, and then posts a bounty on Account X's question. This is their only activity on that site.
Is this a valid use of alt accounts, or does it contravene the golden rule: don't do anything you couldn't do with just one account?