Okay, so on the art forum I used to be very active on, every one was allowed ONE account. Just like here:
If someone had another account for any reason, they would be suspended. Now, I noticed that some users have created alternate accounts for various reasons, but especially for bullying or trolling. If it’s not a thing already, it would be more effective to check the IP addresses of accounts to keep users safe.
I get what you’re saying and agree to some extent.
If you had siblings, for example, and you live in the same house, you will use the same IP Address. Therefore, in that scenario, siblings would be banned just for using the same IP Address. This could apply to anyone such as friends, family, colleagues etc.
There would need to be a way of proving that one person has created multiple accounts.
Yup, I notice this too. A LOT. There are a few accounts I could name (some I merely suspect and some I KNOW is another user trying to be incognito whilst they troll and/or disrupt threads that are usually diversity related) but I won’t lmao.
Anyway, hopefully something is done about this. They think they’re being sneaky but it’s so obvious
The forum team already has this capability. If you see an account that you 100% know is an alt and can provide us with the proof from a post, thread or PM that the user created, please flag the offending post, thread or private message and the team will address it as soon as they can. Thanks.
Some of us had unpleasant experiences in the community -such as an IG story causing problems when the one who blamed me did the same thing lolololol- so had to change names for a few reasons… If I had the chance, I would close my other account, I just don’t know how.
I don’t want to get banned for an account I didn’t use for months, and that I don’t plan on using. And I’m not sure how IP ban would help, surely most people know how to change their IP… (I promise I won’t, just don’t ban me, I’ll gladly close my other account )