Dupe accounts are against the rules

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  1. p1ngpong
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    This has become an epidemic of sorts lately with multiple instances of this happening every week and goes back to the issue of new members being oblivious of the rules. People are making second and third accounts all over the place constantly to reply to their own threads, give themselves likes and to act generally retarded.

    If you make a second duplicate account for any reason you will be warned, possibly suspended and run the risk of being banned if you already have existing warns.

    Read the rules people because this is getting ridiculous at this point and you are giving the staff tons of unnecessary work and jeopardizing your accounts here for stupid reasons.

    https://gbatemp.net/help/terms
     
  2. GamerzHell9137

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    It SHOULD be ban worthy.
     
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    If I remember correctly, it used to be you would get banned if you made dupes. Or was it you get banned if you made a dupe to get around a ban? :unsure:
     
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    What about banning with no negociations the people making dupe accounts, even with no warnings at first?
     
  5. Amapola62

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    what if you forget your login details ?
     
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  6. KingVamp

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    I really don't think it needs to be that harsh. There are worse things you can do on this site. Afaik, no trolling was even being done with them.
     
  7. Joe88

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    Ban the dupe accout and 1 day suspension for the main once a dupe account is found imo
    If a user makes a dupe account for ban evasion purposes (say main account is suspended for a week/few days) then both get perm bans
     
    Last edited by Joe88, Oct 28, 2015
  8. DarkFlare69

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    We need to deal with the more important issues...
     
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    Well if someone gets perma-banned, you really expect people not to EVER come back to the forums? That's a bit harsh, on top of losing their account and everything associated with it. Threads, signature work, etc is a lot to setup if you don't make text file backups, which nobody does. Granted, as long as you're not a complete jerk, scammer, spammer, etc, it's a bit difficult to get perma'd, but still.

    Now having more than one active account, I can understand you moderators deleting those. They are redundant accounts. But what if people have more than one GBATemp user in their household? To you guys tracking IPs, it appears the same person has two accounts. This is a flaw, and needs to be considered before deleting what is suspected to be an "Alt Account".
     
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  10. DarkFlare69

    DarkFlare69 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    It could be someone making another account ahead of time if they know they'll get banned eventually. And there's a very small chance 2+ people will go on gbatemp in the same house.
     
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    If that was the situation then it would be very easy to message one of the mods (as soon as the suspension is lifted on the main account) and explain the situation. if you're any kind of reputable, non-toxic member I'm sure they would understand and unban the other account.
     
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  12. FAST6191

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    Many of the more infamous bannings over the years have ultimately ended up as suspensions after a few months, some apologies and discussions. However yes, yes we do not expect them to come back. It takes some special doing to win IP bans and seriously active measures so they can still be a guest.

    It is quite difficult to get banned, if you manage it though...

    You know that thing where some piece of science or high end tech news gets posted and someone ponders the obvious thing that the science/engineering people that just spent decades of man hours responsible for, and many more getting to that point where someone would trust them enough to fund such a thing, would absolutely never ever have even contemplated? You are dangerously close to that territory.
     
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    Luckily this is my only account, and I'm not one for getting banned. I've had two warnings since 2012, with only one still showing. I've got too much going on for me here to risk a ban, and overall I'm not a shitty person, so I don't really have anything to fear, I was just curious about a few things I mentioned above. Thanks for clarification guys.
     
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    You can come onto the chatroom and request assistance retrieving your account from the staff there.

    Thanks for the input about how to deal with dupes but I deal with them on a case by case basis. I made this thread with the intent of reducing the amount of dupes we are seeing. This has only become more of an issue over the last six months or so for whatever reason, hopefully it will peter out soon.
     
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    How about PewDiePie's account? Can you find who is it really? Or is he legit?
     
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    I can confirm that it is the genuine millionaire youtube celebrity PewDiePie. He is really into 3DS hacking and piracy of $40 games.
     
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    Wow, that is the most unexpected thing of today.
     
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  18. CheeseCake

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    I also thought he was an imposter when I saw the guy.
    Well stranger things have happened.
     
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    Dat sarcasm doe.
     
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    Oh wow, so not real.
     
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