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What if there was a supposed person who had 2 accounts on phpfreaks.com.

 

It turns out this person forgot about his first account and made a second account several years after. Now its against the rules to have more than 1 account, so would this man (Or woman) be facing serious charges?

 

Would this persons best choice be:

 

1. Confess.

2. Keep quiet.

 

Are there any examples on the forum where any such cases happened and how the officials reacted to such a crime?

 

Also, what would happen if there were two accounts but made by brothers/sisters/family member/same internet? Then what?

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What if there was a supposed person who had 2 accounts on phpfreaks.com.

 

The typical course of action is to ban the most recently registered account and tell the user to use the first one. However, it will be decided on a case-by-case basis.

 

It turns out this person forgot about his first account and made a second account several years after. Now its against the rules to have more than 1 account, so would this man (Or woman) be facing serious charges?

 

Would this persons best choice be:

 

1. Confess.

2. Keep quiet.

 

Your best choice would of course also be honesty. Simply contact an admin, tell it like it is and we'll figure something out. Although SMF doesn't natively support it, we might even be able to merge the accounts if it doesn't involve too much work.

 

Are there any examples on the forum where any such cases happened and how the officials reacted to such a crime?

 

I can't think of any case off the top of my head, but again, we'll decide on a case by case basis depending on the circumstances. It's not something that happens very often because it's difficult figuring out if two accounts belong to the same person.

 

Also, what would happen if there were two accounts but made by brothers/sisters/family member/same internet? Then what?

 

We don't automatically infer that two accounts having the same IP address means duplicate accounts. The rule is one account per person, not one account per IP address.

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