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Nancy Allen`` 12-13-2007 12:03 AM

IPs and multiple accounts
 
I've been wondering, it's verboten to have two accounts from the one user, I know that. Just out of idle curiosity, what happens when there's something big, like a college say, and two members of that college join the forums here? Wouldn't they be both from the same IP?

Thrik 12-13-2007 05:06 AM

It depends.

If it were, for example, someone trying to evade forum bans or other such measures by pretending to be someone else which has happened in the past, both accounts would be banned from the entire forum upon discovery and most likely so would the IP. Circumventing staff actions carries deadly consequences for the accounts in question.

If it were two people just trying to share a connection there'd be no problems at all.

I'm sure you're not planning to do anything like the former, but since you brought this topic to the table I might as well answer it thoroughly for anyone else who might be thinking about this kind of thing in the future. :)

We're very good at spotting people trying to be deceptive, so anyone thinking of evading bans and whatnot with second accounts will almost certainly be caught out. There are also certain factors that can determine whether two accounts are really on different computers or just on one.

Nancy Allen`` 12-13-2007 07:41 AM

And I guess if the emails were from, say, JoeSmith (at) ncs (dot) edu and DaveJones (at) ncs (dot) edu, it would be a clue that they're both on a college server.

Thrik 12-13-2007 08:43 AM

That's right. :)

tk102 12-24-2007 02:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thrik
We're very good at spotting people trying to be deceptive, so anyone thinking of evading bans and whatnot with second accounts will almost certainly be caught out.

QFE.

Mace MacLeod 12-27-2007 05:35 AM

Hehehehe.

Ahhh, ol' LF can still give me a chuckle on the odd occasion I drop by. Nancy's last few threads here have been like watching someone set up what they think is a really great, impenetrably clever practical joke on someone, not realizing that person is watching the whole thing from a window across the street.

Topic 1) Why it's other people's fault I got kicked out of Kavar's Korner
Topic 2) Hey! Admins stopped answering my PMs!
Topic 3) So, I'll have to use a computer on the other side of campus to register my new account so you won't realize it's me and ban me, right?

...hey, where'd my access go...?!


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