Inkipedia talk:Policy/Multiple accounts

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Suggested clarification - IP alone is not enough

I used to think that multiple accounts from the same IP address was multiple account abuse. However, experience has shown me that alone is not enough to be considered abuse. Because it could simply be a family member or friend who also uses Inkipedia and is using a household's WiFi.

IP checks should only be used to corroborate actual suspicion of abusive behavior, like vote manipulation or block evasion. Heddy (talk) 07:11, 12 February 2021 (UTC)

I think perhaps the burden of clarifying why multiple accounts are made under one IP should be up to the people making the accounts. The policy states that creating multiple accounts that serve no purpose is abuse. While having fun in the user space is allowed, if multiple accounts under the same IP are made and are only doing that then these two accounts under the same IP serve no purpose, and should, unless confirmed to be different people, be blocked. Luke26 (talk) 15:27, 12 February 2021 (UTC)
@Luke26 After some thought, I agree about the burden. When multiple accounts are made under one IP, those accounts should be warned about this policy, and the suspected duplicate could be immediately blocked without waiting for an explanation because the burden is on them and they can still edit their talk page to explain. However, I think the original account should generally just be warned, as people might not even know about this policy. Heddy (talk) 18:46, 13 February 2021 (UTC)
I got a permanent IP ban because my brother was abusing his account. I ended up crying half the night. So it can sometimes just be family members--Astor x30px Prinz.png 12:24, 13 February 2021 (UTC)