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May we have clarification on the use of multiple user names?

Discussion in 'Welcome lounge and forum help' started by Lascarina, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    It had been my understanding that the use of more than one user name is not permitted. Yet we see, on a daily basis, posters using multiple names to post wind up threads and other posters having conversations with themselves. Is this allowed or not?
  2. lizziescat

    lizziescat Star commenter

    I think it's been confirmed that the answer is no. But how do you know that two posters are the same person?
  3. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    It is perfectly clear that this is the case.
  4. lizziescat

    lizziescat Star commenter

    Not to me. I never get the 'who's who' game.:(
  5. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter



    You could report this directly, naming the posters that you believe to be involved, to


    If you wish to receive a response from the Moderation Team to a thread that you have started, it's a good idea to tag them, by the way. So I'll do it now.


    I think it's hard for them to look at every thread on every forum every day.

    Best wishes

    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  6. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Theo, you are unbelievably helpful. What a silly person I am!
  7. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    I have emailed regarding one brazen example of multiple account abuse within the same thread.
  8. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

  9. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    I don't like people fouling up my threads with their sock puppets.
  10. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    I have sent several reports in the same vein
  11. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

    I suspect you have sent several reports in vain.
    Lascarina likes this.
  12. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Indeed! Good punning, harshy. I see that one poster, who was already posting concurrently under 4 different names, has come back again with another one. And the ventriloquist and dummy teams are appearing with ever greater frequency.
  13. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

  14. TES_Rosaline

    TES_Rosaline Administrator Staff Member

    Hi @Lascarina

    You are correct about this point.

    Users found to have more than one username will face sanctions or even have their posting privileges reviewed.

    If you believe that another forum member has more than one account please can you let the Moderation Team know by sending an email to TES.Community@tesglobal.com or report the user's posts where relevant.

    Thank you.

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