Not long ago here on main meta, a user posted a question, a rudimentary one which attracted a downvote almost immediately. Their response was almost as quick; they deleted their account.
Subsequently, 6 minutes later another question was posted about "asking on behalf of a friend". That account was quickly deleted.
14 minutes on, another question identical in meaning to the second was reasked. When I left a comment asking about the odd behaviour, again the account was deleted immediately.
As I do from time to time, I checked the account profile before deletion. The first and third Q-accounts had identical site memberships (I missed out on seeing the second, so no screenshot). Four association bonuses on the same sites with both Q-accounts, no account spawning the bonus:
The accounts are:
Does this odd behaviour have any implications for evading account suspensions? Can new accounts be created from a "safe" disassociated account and then that account disassociated again, to leave that original account high and dry, safe from any potential bans or suspensions? If so, then can this be addressed and the loophole closed?
What follows is, can multiple clone accounts be created from the same spawning account if each time it's disassociated it can spawn new ones? Each with an association bonus and no apparent connection to the original user.
Just to keep the details tidy, here's a list of user numbers in order of appearance: