Unfortunately there have been some ugly incidents with multi-accounting in the past.
The straighforward problem was people creating new accounts to circumvent a ban for an earlier violation of the etiquette.
The more clandestine problem was people using multiple accounts to enter the same discussion and manipulate it by simulating more support for their own point, by agreeing with their own posts or attacking the opposite opinion under multiple names. Or sometimes even trying to cast a vote multiple times.
Therefore I think it is a good policy to limit discussion media to one active account. There might be several OSM accounts for different purposes, but only one main account to be used for communication.
Do we have a policy concerning multi-accounting?
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