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Why do most forums ban for duplicate accounts

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Roparadise, May 26, 2013.

  1. Roparadise

    Roparadise BANNED BANNED

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    Why is it that most internet forums issue permanent bans for persons with duplicate accounts? I really do not see the big deal about it
     
  2. Rotem Guez

    Rotem Guez Power Member

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    Spam?
     
  3. J@bz.

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    fake reviews?
     
  4. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    If someone is banned for scamming another member, we certainly wouldn't like
    them to open another account and do it all over again under a new user name.
     
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    For anyone of these reasons below, maybe?

    - To make yourself look legit, by backing yourself up with duplicate accounts

    - If you get banned for scamming you can easily do it again with your other account

    - Forums would be spammed to death with the same crap from the same person

    - It would be hard to tell if a thread was decent as it would just be thanked by all the duplicate accounts. So it makes it hard to tell the crap from the decent threads

    - Arguments would be between many accounts, LOL no one would win! :)

    Need any more reasons?
     
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    Damn, ur not tired asking stupid questions?
     
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  8. Roparadise

    Roparadise BANNED BANNED

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    But what if someone is doing it for a legit reason, and wasn't a scammer? Would they have to get first account deleted by admins first and then register?
     
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    Really. why? the more the better :)
     
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  10. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    In special cases such as the one you mentioned, it would be best
    to discuss it with an Administrator first and get his approval to
    delete your old account and allow you to make a new one.

    "Wiz"
     
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  11. Rotem Guez

    Rotem Guez Power Member

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  12. Feather

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    Why would you ever need two accounts?
     
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    It's to prevent samefagging and sock|meat-puppeting.

    Also unnecessary server load.
     
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    LOL!
    you got +1 rep from me!
     
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    Why would you ever need two?
     
  16. Duffers5000

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    What possible good can somebody be up to with a duplicate account ?
     
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    The only reason you would need 2 accounts is for bad reasons.
     
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    It's usually for fake reviews. Forums with markets have this such as HF.

    When someone is selling something, they'll use a fake account for vouch for themselves and give them self +reputation, etc.

    Having multiple accounts is a great way to scam.
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    I ounces created over 40 accounts on a forum and used a bunch of fake accounts to make my ebook look like it's worth buying. I got a shit load of sales but ended up getting ip blocked.
     
  20. Roparadise

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    I just want to make multiple accounts, so when i sell a legit service, I can give myself bad reviews calling me a scammer.