This comes up often enough that I thought I should respond.Mkoll wrote:Doubt it. I think SD believes boda and Herbie are the same person. I don't think so. However, it wouldn't surprise me if the person who writes as boda also writes under another alias (or few) here, possibly a banned one. And having multiple accounts is against the rules.Ayu wrote:"Herbie" must be a typo.
The current rules http://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=109&t=12768 say:
The rules were changed six months or a year ago (I can't remember exactly) and we did post an Announcement at the time.*Dharma Wheel operates a strict "One Account Per Person" system. Any problems with accounts for example forgetting a password, can be sorted out by contacting the owner or other member of staff. Creating an account with a different user ID after receiving a ban is a serious breach of the ToS and may lead to a permanent ban. Posts from duplicate accounts will be merged into one account. The creation of an account commonly known as a "sock puppet" account and/or also any attempt at impersonating someone else may also result in an automatic permanent ban. Any account where the true (IP address) identity has been concealed in some fashion for the purpose of deceit may also result in an immediate permanent ban. Accounts created only for the purpose of advertising or spamming will attract an immediate ban. All decisions about permanent or long-term bans will be taken by the Moderating Team on a case-by-case basis.
As far as we know, no-one has multiple active accounts.
If you read the rules carefully, you will see that they are not as hard-line as they used to be.
Yes, we still disapprove of these behaviours - but if someone reincarnates as a good member, well, that's what new lives are for. On the other hand, if someone reincarnates as a hungry ghost (does 'reincarnate' apply to ghosts? ) then the hungry ghost well be returned to the hell realms as quickly as possible.
Some of you have been very good about reporting such reincarnations - and we do like to know, so thanks for doing it - but once the new identity is known and accepted there is no need to keep on niggling us or the user about it. It's a bit like reminding reformed drunks about their past.