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    As you may have seen by now, alternate accounts are no longer allowed in the newly updated rules.

    Multiple/Alternate Accounts
    Each individual user may maintain one active account on the Giant in the Playground forums. Registering more than one account, including the use of identified alternate accounts, is not allowed. Though there are several legitimate advantages to such accounts, particularly in the role-play environment, these accounts are too easily abused and allow rule violators too many additional options to avoid the repercussions of their actions to be allowed.

    If a user is found to have multiple accounts, all but the main account (the one with the most posts) will be closed, and any Infractions earned under the alternate accounts will be transferred to the main.
    We realize that this may be a inconvenience to some of you.

    Now, there will be a one month grace period before we begin banning accounts.

    We will be able to merge all of your accounts into one account, thereby having all of your alt's previous posts come under your main. Should you want us to do that, please post here, specifying the names of your alternate accounts and which one you would like to have become the main account.

    Also, we realize that sometimes more than one person shares a single computer. If you legitimately have more than one account that belong to more than one person using the same computer, please post those names here as well, so that we don't inadvertently ban one of you.

    If you have alts that you would prefer to have closed, rather than merged. Please state that as well.

    And I'm sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, especially in the town.
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    Welp, here we go:

    Vael, Verdandi, Earin, Vahlziir, BlastaMage
    I want Vael, this account, to be the main.

    Furthermore, Mudgeon is my father's account, which may or may not show up as using the same computer as me. Don't ban him. Or you can, I won't mind.
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    Well, I would definatly like to keep this account ('deadly') as my main one.

    My other accounts are:

    'Ilias the White', 'Schnick and Stick' and 'wolfhunter'
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    Lessee...

    Lord Iames Osari (main)
    Aerin Hitomi
    Lyrak
    Drake Darrow
    Svadris

    My brother sometimes uses my computer as well, and he has two alts that I'm aware of:

    Dewey (main)
    Pelward
    The Exile

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    for me, wxdruid is the main account,

    Please merge Alena, Arha, Alexander, Jaric, LavaGirl, Tygerlilly, Thecla, Rosan
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    Whereas I don't have any alts, I do sometimes use the same computer as Jesthik/Tantolian. I'd hate to get him banned because my computer wouldn't connect to the network or something.
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    How do you know if someone has another account? Can you look at a specific IP address and see how many accounts are registered on it? Or do you only know it's an alt if it's explicitly stated by the poster?

    Healos is my brother's account.
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    I doubt they're going to tell you that, since it would make it easy for people to work around it.
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    'Cause mourning is for suckers.
    I'll rent a ferris wheel and
    cotton candy machine and have open bar
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    the PA blasting my Clash records.
    You'll finally know that life's okay
    Even when bad things happen"
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    Please also mention any alts you don't want merged but would prefer closed. They will be listed as 'Closed Account'.

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    @^^ Well, I'd assume it's going to be a combination of IP logs and E-Mails used to register.

    But as stated, I doubt they're going to explain to you how their security works.
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    'Cause mourning is for suckers.
    I'll rent a ferris wheel and
    cotton candy machine and have open bar
    with all the Pabst that you can drink
    the PA blasting my Clash records.
    You'll finally know that life's okay
    Even when bad things happen"
    Stand There Until You're Sober,
    Bomb the Music Industry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawhide View Post
    PLEASE ALSO MENTION ALL ALTS YOU DO NOT WANT MERGED BUT WOULD LIKE BANNED.
    Uh, I don't want any accounts merged with mine (you can ban any that I might have), and I don't want to identify any alt accounts I might have, does that work?

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    We sometimes use the same computer, so... *sigh* Samurai General is my younger brother.
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    Well, here goes.

    Tantolian (main)
    Jesthik (alt)
    MaDaeran (alt)

    Though I must say that this really bites as I prefer to maintain a separate identity completely between the town and ToB threads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tormsskull View Post
    Uh, I don't want any accounts merged with mine (you can ban any that I might have), and I don't want to identify any alt accounts I might have, does that work?
    No, after the grace period all accounts found using ALTs could be banned, including the primary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawhide View Post
    No, after the grace period all accounts found using ALTs will be banned, including the primary.
    No, you misunderstand. I'm not planning on creating any new accounts after this rule goes into affect. Im just stating that any alternate accounts that I may have right now (which I don't want to identify) you can feel free to ban or whatever. I do not want their PM boxes merged with my main account.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawhide View Post
    No, after the grace period all accounts found using ALTs will be banned, including the primary.
    Well I don't meant to be disrespectful or anything but the rules actually say:

    If a user is found to have multiple accounts, all but the main account (the one with the most posts) will be closed, and any Infractions earned under the alternate accounts will be transferred to the main.
    That seems to mean that if one chooses not to publicly admit to any alts then all alts will be "closed" and the account with the most posts will be left open as the main (assuming that not enough infractions transfer to ban the main).

    And Tormsskull, If you don't want to publicly admit an alt just PM the info to a mod or admin.

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    Hmm...I think I made an alt once...lemme check...

    Edit: I think it was called The Spin Doctor. (note that the word "The" is part of the name.)

    Ban it in the cruelest way possible. Lynch it with an RB thread, use a Ready Aim Fire! weapon, etc.
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    One question... how does this take into account the roving playgrounders, or the playgrounders who get together sometimes? I'm guessing this will have something to do with IPs, since you're asking who may be on your comptuer or in your household... Do I need to approve it by the board mods before I check my PM's at El J's place (for example) to keep from causing red flags?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tormsskull View Post
    No, you misunderstand. I'm not planning on creating any new accounts after this rule goes into affect. Im just stating that any alternate accounts that I may have right now (which I don't want to identify) you can feel free to ban or whatever. I do not want their PM boxes merged with my main account.
    No, I understood. Please identify your alternate accounts.

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    Well, I suppose, for the few posts it has, that I would like Target merged with my account.

    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawhide View Post
    No, after the grace period all accounts found using ALTs will be banned, including the primary.
    I sometimes post from public computers (eg, the local library). Do I need to worry about someone else logging into a different account on a computer I have used? Should I avoid those computers entirely?

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    I wouldn't worry about the 'checking your accounts on other people's computers' issues. It's pretty understandable that periodically people share a computer, and we wouldn't be banning accounts for that. And I'll refer the public computers question to Rawhide, as really, I don't know enough about this.

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    Right my alt was The Unit. Don't really want it merged.
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    My alt is Kara Lofterran, please merge.

    My husband is Andre Fairchilde, we use the same computers, but he doesn't post nearly as much as I do and may miss this, so I'm posting for him.
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    This is my main account and the others can be deleted. I do not need them merged. Thanks!
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    Myself and Micah_Davis are not the same person; we are brothers.
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    Probably best to confirm that Korith and I are brothers. Xylric is our mutual alt. (JUST KIDDING) Xylric is my twin brother. Just to be on the safe side.

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    I had Anonymous as an alternate account. No need to merge, just ban.
    I no longer actively read the forums, and probably won't respond to any PMs. I'm fine with people using my homebrew in anything, including fan-compilations and wikis, as long as you credit me.

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    I have an alternate account named "pquekadl" that I would like merged into this one. Also, most of the time I spend on this account is at Augsburg College meaning that there are potentially several other people with accounts on the school's network.

    Lastly, if at some point in the future I (or anyone else for that matter) decide that I want a different user name would it be possible to ban or merge this existing account or would I be out of luck?

    Edit: one more thing, if my two accounts are merged while my posts per day recalculate from the creation of my alt (which is several months older than this one)?
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    Geode (main) - Keep this one.

    The Dread Pyrite (alt) - Made that one for use on TLAP day. No PMs so no need to merge it.
    Strange... I just logged into that account to check it. It's still there but doesn't appear on the member list.

    There was one other alt I made just after the forum change-over so that I could ask for help when my main account would not reactivate. I don't remember the name. I thought it was "Temporary" but that doesn't appear on the member list so I'm not sure. It doesn't need to be merged, whatever it was.
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