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Questions tagged [multiple-accounts]

For questions about a single user having multiple accounts.

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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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How does Stack Overflow determine that a question was upvoted by the questioner's sock puppet?

How does Stack Overflow determine sock puppet accounts that give "fake" upvotes to questions? I am specifically interested in the statistical approach Stack Overflow takes (IP addresses or user-...
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Why is there no login option for site Y, if I already logged into site X?

Disclaimer: I will not use my SE account to upvote or benefit my other account. I am using Gmail accounts to log in into SE sites. Idea: I am mostly active on the Stack Overflow, Workplace, ...
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Merging Accounts Question Roundup

So, what's the deal with merging accounts? What information do they have to confirm in order to merge? I know a screenshot of you logged into one of the accounts is required but what other info do ...
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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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“Join this community” button appears even though I've already joined

I have joined to a community Ask Ubuntu a couple of years ago, but this community doesn't appear in "My accounts" and within there is still the button "Join this community". Is my membership somehow ...
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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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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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Earlier questions not tied to my account [duplicate]

I found around half a dozen posts from me, done back in 2012 ish, that are not tied into my current account. How can a link be established? Reading them it's obvious they're written by me, and not ...
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How can we help non-malicious users oblivious to the fact that they have multiple accounts?

On Retrocomputing, I believe we have a user who has erroneously created multiple accounts. Attempts to ask the user about this issue have been met with silence: 1 2 3. I've mod flagged, but it looks ...
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How can a user be a member of the same community twice?

This user appears to belong to English Language & Usage twice. How can this be? Is this a botched account merger?
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Multiple accounts in the same household

I've been thinking about suggesting my wife makes a Stack Exchange account. I think she would benefit from and be a good contributor to at least a few different sites. I know multiple accounts used ...
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Change ownership of a post

There are some questions which were written with my (mainly used) pseudonymous account, but contain some identifiable information, so it would be great if this account could take ownership. As it is ...
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Opening an account just for the sake of upvoting [duplicate]

I am an avid user of the Stack Exchange iOS App and have come across a "moral dilemma": I frequent the "hot questions" tab quite alot (about every spare minute I have) and come across interesting ...
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Multiple accounts question

Is it OK to use this account as my main stackexchange one, and one for worldbuilding (worldbuilding.stackexchange.com). I don't want it to get merged and I'm not going to use it to upvote on any ...
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Automatically suspend accounts recreated after a moderator deleted the original

A common scenario we run into on Stack Overflow is that we have a troll, spammer, or obvious sock puppet of another user and moderators decide to delete this user. We go on about our business only to ...
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Unifying two accounts and deleting accounts which I never use

I have different two accounts on mathoverflow.net. One is an old one that is so old I cannot remember how I log in (I don't know the ID and password). Recently I found math.stackexchange.com and I ...
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How can I log into two different accounts on two different sites now (July 2015)?

There has been some recent behavior change on SE (around July 2015). I have two accounts I use, one Google openId based for one set of sites (call it Account-A) and another SE login based for a ...
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Is it possible to have different profiles/usernames across community sites?

I have a couple of sites that I have been using for a while and use in a professional context. However, there are other community sites I would like to be more active on with asking for help from ...
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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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Cogsci deleting my account [closed]

The SE group, Cognitive Science, keeps deleting my account on the basis of an invalid identity. Supposing science was evidence-based, I asked what proof I needed to provide to support my identity and ...
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Move ux.stackexchange.com posts to a different account

I have a stackexchange.com account that is registered with the following: Stackoverflow UX Programmers I have made multiple posts on the various sites but I'm only interested in transferring across ...
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Mutli-accounts and own up-voting

Recently I got the following strange situation: I accidentally lookup at a user's reputation and realized he has lost over 670 reputation on account removal. More suspicious is that he gained between ...
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Login with Facebook creates different user

I downloaded the Stack Exchange app and decided to log in with Facebook. When I logged in, I realised the app had created a different user account than the one I normally log on to the site with (also ...
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Dealing with dual-account users

I'm highly suspicious that the user who is posting this question is the same person as who is posting this question. The two posts are almost a word-for-word duplicate of one another. How can we ...
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Associated account is empty and I have 2 meta accounts!

See the screenshot below. You can see 2 meta accounts and no SO or any other associated account of mine. And this is snapshot of my StackoverFlow Account Question: My account has undergone lot of ...
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Change account from one StackExchange OpenID to another

I would like to split my accounts on the different StackExchange sites professional and personal ones. I plan to only use one account per site. At the moment all my StackExchange accounts are ...
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How to log in to SE sites using a second account

I created two SE accounts (the second was by mistake since I forgot my username), and now when I try to log in to winterbash2013 site, it automatically logs me in using my second account instead of my ...
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What is preventing two users from offering and earning bogus bounties?

A practice I've seen is the following: Someone (person A) asks an elaborate question which doesn't get enough attention Person A sets a bounty several answers come but person A is always unsatisfied ...
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How to isolate my programming related accounts from my other accounts? [duplicate]

I have several accounts on StackExchange, but I would like keep my programming and IT accounts separated from the others. Is there a way to create two personas ?
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Multiple Accounts - opening bounty on question

I've searched through most of the multiple-accounts tag and as far as I can understand, the policy is that its okay to have multiple accounts provided they don't interact or sockpuppet. Now I have ...
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Multiple accounts on Stack Overflow [duplicate]

OK. So I have sinned and here I am at the confessional. Yes, the mods wern't too happy about it but I made a suggestion to one mod. How about pulling in all my various accounts under this IP and ...
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OpenID doesn't respond to port change and doesn't work in HTTP

I have a Stack Exchange OpenID identity, but I want to add one more because it's very uncomfortable for me to use that one. I go to my account, click My Logins, then Add More Logins..., then go to ...
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Re-posting of other answers and accepting those as answers

This is continuation of the post I posted earlier. It's surprising that the user (user2671112) who is member for 1 hour automatically get 100 reputations and donates that as bounty to another user (...
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How to figure out the user with multiple accounts in SO?

Considering the post (and answer) here and here and here and here, I suspect (but not sure) that, user2640560, user2626657, and user2648898 are the same person. Is there any mechanism in SO to verify ...
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Multiple accounts and “cross-pollination” detection?

Multiple accounts on SO are merged if they share the same IP/OpenID/etc. However, is there a way to analyze upvotes statistics to detect "cross-pollination" of some accounts which regularly upvote ...
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What is the policy on occasionally answering questions anonymously?

I was in a situation earlier where a colleague had a problem I knew the answer to. Because of office-political reasons I couldn't help (this isn't your project etc) so I hinted that he should post the ...
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What if a user uses multiple accounts with different names?

I've read Multiple accounts being used to dodge a question ban, but the multiple account user has same name. What I'm thinking is that I cannot know if a user has multiple accounts with different ...
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Why would anyone cheat or create multiple accounts to gain reputation on Stack Overflow? What's the motivation? [closed]

I read some people do that and that hence there are safeguards in place to prevent it, but what's the point? Suppose I know little about C++ and devise an ingenuous trick to game the system and gain ...
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A possible multi account [duplicate]

I have noticed that there are suspicious similarities between these two users: John Smith miik The two have both asked several questions in the last couple of hours, all of them related to lists in ...
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Links in accounts in profile

Currently users can see all of their accounts and reputations in any Stack Exchange site. While the site names are links to the profile in that very site, the reputations are only labels. I suggest ...
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Is there anything to stop someone opening multiple accounts?

I ask because of late I have seen various rubbish questions by user200xxxx where xxxx are random numerical digits The questions are similar enough in form that it seems that they are likely all done ...
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faking reputation [duplicate]

I have the impression that some users are exploiting more accounts to fake their reputation. It happened, more than once, that I got a wrong, or very inaccurate answer to a question which has been ...
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The question ban does not appear to be relative to IP address in this case

I was question/post-banned, for some stupid questions when I made my account. I still am and am trying to escape :D Enough of that, though. My sister, who is using the same Wi-Fi, has the same IP ...
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Am I allowed to open a new account for testing purposes?

Can I open a second account under a different name for testing purposes (not for community involvement?). I want to conduct a small research on how a community behaves as a community. Is it allowed? ...
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Create a question view that shows questions from multiple sites?

Would it be possible to get a question view that shows questions from multiple sites? Now that SE is splitting off into so many sites, I frequently find myself logging into 5+ sites to see what's new ...
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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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How can I search multiple sites for my posts about a *nix question at once?

Sometimes I know I have previously posted an answer (or a question) about something. For example, I just wanted to find an answer I had posted about modifying my .bashrc shell. The search is specific ...
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Privacy concerns when merging accounts

It is a mess for the user if a moderator merges two accounts if he/she suspects that they are the same person. Especially for those accounts that are created for example using their Gmail, OpenID etc ...
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Multiple accounts merge

I signed up to Stack Overflow with an OpenID and have it set linked to Stack Exchange, yet whenever I try to post to another Stack Exchange site I have to set-up a new account which, while is promised ...