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remove the rule banning the use of multiple accounts
it sounds like krow didn't use it to get around a ban, so the assertion that they would solely be used to get around bans seems false.but multiple accounts would solely be used to get around bans. Krow being a perfect example of someone who got recently banned was doing disgusting **** behind the scenes, had a second account where he role played as his "sister", and used the outward appearance of being a woman to get past people's guards for nefarious reasons.
The only sites i've been on where this is a problem are sites with hundreds of thousands or millions of accounts. I feel like it won't be an issue here , although admittedly with the focus on the zelda IP there are a smaller number of usernames which may be specifically desirable. I feel like its the type of problem which should be worried about after it happens rather than before though.the existence of hoarding usernames so other people can't have them is going to part of the culture that comes with this privilege.
I've been on communities where socking was widely accepted and expected and a lot of people engaged in it. I can't speak to the reasoning of others, but I can speculate and I can express why I've engaged in it in the past.If you can't make contributing posts with one account, then what is the second account actually for?
it sounds like krow didn't use it to get around a ban, so the assertion that they would solely be used to get around bans seems false.
I don't see why you can't just make ban evasion or "nefarious disgusting ****" against the rules. Surely krow could have been banned for being emotionally manipulative and abusive to the degree he was even if he hadn't used multiple accounts.
If someone wants to use multiple accounts for an innocuous reason, I don't see why you also need to punish them. This isn't even a case of needing to punish them in order to also punish the people using multiple accounts for malicious reasons. You can just exclusively ban the malicious cases without much effort.
I feel like allowing multiple accounts won't result in more ban evasion happening, nor will it allow in more trolling happening. Both of those things are already against the rules. Allowing multiple accounts effectively only affects people who are doing so whilst following the rules. People who do not care whether or not they are following the rules in the first place will just make as many accounts as they want anyways. (and will ideally be punished for doing so when it is caught). Krow's use of multiple accounts may have aided in his abusive behaviour, but it was also banned from the site at the time that he did it, which just further emphasizes the point.We've had past users use it to get around bans. A guy named Ventus was the prime example. He would use alternate accounts to troll. Krow had used multiple accounts on top of what he was doing, but multiple accounts made his actions easier to perform.
I'm expressing myself honestly. Also, what issue am I causing? If arguing against this rule is bothering people I'd be happy to stop. I was under the impression that posting about this sort of this was kosher here, but maybe i was mistaken. If that's the case I'm sorry.I think you're purposefully being aloof about this to cause an issue.
This is a reasonable perspective I think and its probably the best reason to keep the rule. As long as innocuous cases are permitted, which it sounds like they are, then I have no real complaints about the rule to begin with. While I don't think that banning multi-accounting will actually make a difference in stalker's ability to access the site, I do think it could reasonably provide peace of mind for victims, and to that end its justified. In any case, it seems like a lot of people are invested in the rule for one reason or another, so I don't think arguing about it will result in anything happening.We've had users harass and stalk members, now imagine being paranoid about that with every potential user you see? The negative outweighs the good. You can say that you could simply ban whoever and ban evasion could occur, but I've known people who get so paranoid that they've stopped using the site because of members like this.
To put in my two cents, ZD is known for not allowing dupes. So if you got a problem with that then it's YOUR problem. It's not like the rules are suddenly changed because you disagree.
I don't think Rag made a big deal out of it at all and was just stating her opinion. She wasn't even inflammatory about it and did so in a respectful way. This thread is about suggestions and she provided her suggestion.It's okay to have an opinion but you make it sound like it's a big issue ZD doesn't allow dupes.
The issue is WE have had issues with alts. Other communities may be better or worse but WE on zd have had issues and have measures to STOP those issuesBut geez some of y'all acting like she's causing some big problem when she's just providing her opinion. There are plenty of communities that don't have problems with alts
You cropped the message and it kinda changed its meaning. They’re pointing out the cultural differences and asking yall to take a chill pill, not supporting the use of alts.The issue is WE have had issues with alts. Other communities may be better or worse but WE on zd have had issues and have measures to STOP those issues