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What's the policy about having multiple user accounts? [duplicate]

Take this example: all SO user accounts of user known as "icepax". I can imagine of any human reasons to create a new user account at SO, e.g. willing to restart with a clean (reputation) history. ...
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I am a sockpuppet; may I exist if I have a real purpose? [duplicate]

I am a sockpuppet account of Josh, AKA The Unhandled Exception. I am going to help him test the XMPP chat integration system he's building. Am I allowed to exist? I promise to behave, and never leave ...
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Is it appropriate for a mod to use sockpuppets? [duplicate]

Yesterday in a SE site there was an answer claiming that the accepted and upvoted answer was blatantly wrong and there was a gross mistake. The poster revealed that the accepted answer was by a ...
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How can I make a new account when I am question banned? [duplicate]

I have an account on Seasoned Advice, but it has been question banned. I would like to create an additional account so I can continue to ask questions. How can I do this?
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Is it legal on SE network for a person to have two accounts? [duplicate]

I'm currently blocked from asking any question in Physics SE, due to a few foolish questions which I had asked there (I admit the questions are foolish). However, now I have quite a few questions, to ...
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Will the user be suspended if I upvote all his answers with genuine interest? [duplicate]

Okay, so it's a very hypothetical question. I'll tell you where I come from ... Last year, on Stack Overflow there was some sort of fake account made and I have no idea why that guy/girl ...
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How many votes on questions by sock puppets does it take to suspend his account? [duplicate]

If a sock puppet votes on a question or an answer, how many times can it do that before the account gets suspended or deleted?
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Is it tolerated to upvote one's own comments using a separate account? [duplicate]

I know users can have more than one account on any given site; as long as they don't use their 2nd or 3rd accounts as sockpuppets, Stack Exchange is happy. There's a whole series of argumentations ...
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Why did I get suspended for 6 days with all my votes reversed? [duplicate]

So in Chemistry and Math Stack Exchange I got suspended for six days and got my votes reversed. I believe that is because the moderators thought that I voted for myself. So basically what was ...
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Is downvoting your own question as an alt account, could that get you banned or something? [duplicate]

Obviously, upvoting your own question as an alt account is voting fraud, but what if I were to downvote my own question as a sockpuppet? How would that look?
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how join two account from stackoverflow [duplicate]

I am new. I have two account on stackoverflow a personal and other for my work like developer and I think that moderators think , that I have multiple account and they say me that "please ...
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Is it ok to use an alternate account while my main user is restricted? [duplicate]

I'm new to Stack Exchange, and my main user only has 16+ rep. And it's been blocked in Code Review. I need to use Code Review today. Should I use an alternate account?
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Sock-puppeting and multiple accounts [duplicate]

There's a probability I've made a mistake as Stack Exchange moderator, and I just want to understand if it is indeed the case. So I've noticed that a particular user keeps posting quite low-...
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Does SE prevent false, duplicate memberships being manufactured? [duplicate]

If someone were to add another, anonymous membership, they could ask an obscure question (in the guise of the anonymous member) to which they had already researched a brilliant answer, thus enhancing ...
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Do the top answerers have secondary accounts to post questions?

I wonder why some of the top answerers (> 1000 answers) on Stack Overflow have so few questions (< 100 questions). Has anyone ever caught them using multiple accounts?

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