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July 26, 2016, 01:54:41 PM
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I'd like to know if having a secondary account here does respect the rules of this website or not, thank you for helping!
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July 26, 2016, 01:56:41 PM
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I'd like to know if having a secondary account here does respect the rules of this website or not, thank you for helping!

It's not against the rules:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=789889.msg8901871#msg8901871

However, when you have several alt accounts, there are a couple things you need to know:
It IS against the rules/frowed upon to:

  • answer yourself/have discussions with yourself
  • use your account as a sock puppet
  • keep posting with ANY of the alt accounts when an other ALT account is banned
  • give yourself positive trust
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July 26, 2016, 01:58:07 PM
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As long as you don't evade ban, or are trying to spam certain site via multiple accounts , you should be fine
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July 26, 2016, 01:59:26 PM
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I'd like to know if having a secondary account here does respect the rules of this website or not, thank you for helping!

It's not against the rules:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=789889.msg8901871#msg8901871

However, when you have several alt accounts, there are a couple things you need to know:
It IS against the rules/frowed upon to:

  • answer yourself
  • use your account as a sock puppet
  • keep posting with ANY of the alt accounts when an other ALT account is banned

What do you mean by "use your account as a sock puppet"? Sorry, english isn't my native language and I still don't know about a few expressions.
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July 26, 2016, 02:00:45 PM
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What do you mean by "use your account as a sock puppet"? Sorry, english isn't my native language and I still don't know about a few expressions.
sock puppet
"An account made on an internet message board, by a person who already has an account, for the purpose of posting more-or-less anonymously."



While not being prohibited by the forum rules, having several accounts is somehow still being looked down upon by the community.
Mostly because there are very little "legit" reasons for having them, and alot of possible misusages.


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July 26, 2016, 02:04:32 PM
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What do you mean by "use your account as a sock puppet"? Sorry, english isn't my native language and I still don't know about a few expressions.
sock puppet
"An account made on an internet message board, by a person who already has an account, for the purpose of posting more-or-less anonymously."



While not being prohibited by the forum rules, having several accounts is somehow still being looked down upon by the community.
Mostly because there are very little "legit" reasons for having them, and alot of possible misusages.

Alright, thank you for the fast answers, guys! What about using two accounts for two different signature campaigns?
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July 26, 2016, 02:33:55 PM
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I'd like to know if having a secondary account here does respect the rules of this website or not, thank you for helping!

It's not against the rules:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=789889.msg8901871#msg8901871

However, when you have several alt accounts, there are a couple things you need to know:
It IS against the rules/frowed upon to:

  • answer yourself/have discussions with yourself
  • use your account as a sock puppet
  • keep posting with ANY of the alt accounts when an other ALT account is banned
  • give yourself positive trust

and
  • escrow your trades by your self using your own alts

like what some trusted and well known people done before. like quickseller etc.

you can use alt accounts for some legit reasons.
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July 26, 2016, 02:52:12 PM
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While not being prohibited by the forum rules, having several accounts is somehow still being looked down upon by the community.
Mostly because there are very little "legit" reasons for having them, and alot of possible misusages.
Except that pretty much every of the most trusted members of the community, by pretty much every measure (be it, on DT, staff, high trust score being entrusted with large amounts of money, running a business that holds money for customers, ect) has at least one sockpuppet (and sometimes multiple sockpuppets.

It might be more accurate to say that this is your sole opinion, and that you likely do not understand reasons for using/having sockpuppets.

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July 26, 2016, 02:56:54 PM
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It's not against the rules:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=789889.msg8901871#msg8901871

However, when you have several alt accounts, there are a couple things you need to know:
It IS against the rules/frowed upon to:

  • answer yourself/have discussions with yourself
  • use your account as a sock puppet
  • keep posting with ANY of the alt accounts when an other ALT account is banned
  • give yourself positive trust

Technically speaking, you can use your other account as a sock puppet and have discussions with yourself as long as you aren't violating the 1 bump every 24 hours rule. You can also give yourself positive trust if you really want.

merelcoin's recommendations there are good ones though. There are plenty of legitimate uses for having multiple accounts, so it is not against any rules. If you don't want to look like you are a scammer, not giving yourself positive trust is probably key.

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July 26, 2016, 03:05:16 PM
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It's not against the rules:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=789889.msg8901871#msg8901871

However, when you have several alt accounts, there are a couple things you need to know:
It IS against the rules/frowed upon to:

  • answer yourself/have discussions with yourself
  • use your account as a sock puppet
  • keep posting with ANY of the alt accounts when an other ALT account is banned
  • give yourself positive trust

Technically speaking, you can use your other account as a sock puppet and have discussions with yourself as long as you aren't violating the 1 bump every 24 hours rule. You can also give yourself positive trust if you really want.

merelcoin's recommendations there are good ones though. There are plenty of legitimate uses for having multiple accounts, so it is not against any rules. If you don't want to look like you are a scammer, not giving yourself positive trust is probably key.

and... If you don't want to look like you are a scammerspammer, not giving talking to yourself positive trust is probably key.
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July 26, 2016, 03:45:53 PM
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I was thinking about another account, but transparent about it, all would know it was me, then I had second thoughts about it.
My negative trust would still follow me around, so I decided no for now.

I would love a clean account as lessons beforehand have been learned, I was a silly junior at the time, and not very aware.

But hey ho, just carry on eh, as I left one other forum, to come to this one, and leave here? Only when I die that is.
Got to take it on the chin sometimes and just carry on, like in life, just get up and keep on mowing the grass  Grin

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July 26, 2016, 03:57:14 PM
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I'm curious as to what legitimate use people would have for more than one account.
Obviously most people are going to make multiple accounts to join some signature campaign and answer their own threads to get more post counts,
or do some fraudulent transactions and get fake trust ratings.

Maybe there are real reasons you would need more than one account, but I can't think of any right now...

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July 26, 2016, 04:56:42 PM
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One of the main reasons people have multiple accounts on this forum is to be able join multiple signature campaigns and you can make up your weekly post count without having a discussion with yourself. No need to spam.

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July 26, 2016, 05:37:17 PM
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I'm curious as to what legitimate use people would have for more than one account.

I have a second account for my phone or machines that are not my own. Its more likely to get compromised, but its less valueable (not on DT and already has negative trust).

Obviously most people are going to make multiple accounts to join some signature campaign and answer their own threads to get more post counts,
or do some fraudulent transactions and get fake trust ratings.

Maybe there are real reasons you would need more than one account, but I can't think of any right now...

I was inspired to do this by theymos and BadBear as both have similar "less valueable" accounts.

Another use would be privacy. If you have a well known main account and do not want your address to be known, create a new account.
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