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How should sockpuppets be handled on Stack Exchange?

A high-reputation, highly-active user has already been dinged once for a sockpuppet, and I just dinged him again. He probably has another sockpuppet as well. What are the guidelines for handling ...
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Multiple Accounts in Stack Overflow [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can one link/merge/combine/associate two accounts/users? (Anonymous/unregistered/cookie or OpenID/registered) What's the SO policy about having multiple user accounts? ...
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Is it ok having two different accounts in SO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the SO policy about having multiple user accounts? https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2910400/problem-with-for-xml-explicit-clause-in-sql-server-2005/2910606#...
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Flagged potential double account - got declined because double accounts are not forbidden [duplicate]

Today (Wednesday) I flagged a question for the following reason (names anonymized) : Most probably again a double account of user ******** (stackoverflow.com/users/*******/******). This question ...
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Is it against the rules that a user has two different profiles? [duplicate]

Due to some very peculiar grammar typo and the style of the answers, and some things more, I strongly suspect that one user has two different profiles with different names. I don't have anything ...
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How should we deal with a duplicate user? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: What’s the SO policy about having multiple user accounts? When is it right to report multiple accounts? I noticed today a user with a duplicate account. Same name, ...
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Single profile vs multiple profiles [duplicate]

Is it against SE rules or suggested good practice to have a different profiles for every SE site rather than a single profile?
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Can I create a new and clean account without getting it merged with this account? [duplicate]

I want to create a new account on Stack Overflow, starting from scratch, focusing it on other kinds of questions. I dont want to merge my two accounts; I want to have the two accounts. It is legal ...
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Is it possible for a user to have more than one accounts in the same SE? [duplicate]

Is it actually possible (and allowed ) for the same user to have more than one account in the same stack exchange? I think should be possible as one could simply have a different email and login from ...
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Allow users to hide connections between accounts

This feature request is inspired by the question on Programmers.SE on whether it is appropriate to ask an interview candidate for their Stack Overflow user. Stack Overflow is a site aimed at ...
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Need to ask a question anonymously

I asked this in the tavern. I need to ask a question anonymously as my profile is pretty much traceable to me. I've been told that logging out and asking the question will do. However I'm worried ...
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Why are people allowed to have multiple user accounts?

According to the Users with more than 10 duplicate accounts on StackExchange Data Explorer there are many people that have multiple user accounts for each e-mail address. Why is this allowed? Some ...
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Can I use one account to up-vote an answer from another of my accounts?

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 ...
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Officially sanctioned second account

I need a second SE account for testing a browser plugin. The plugin revolves around interactions with other users and certain interaction events are handled by the plugin. This is pretty much ...
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Can we report / do anything about a persistent troll?

First of all, please note the precedent: Dealing with persistent trolls: “see the newsgroups guy” - Jeff himself has posted about a similarly troublesome account. This is also tangentially related ...

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