Clones

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Why are clones tolerated on myBB? I mean surely the person is banned rather than their made up internet name? They just come back and continue with the nonsense that got them banned in the first place...

They use a completely different moderation policy, different use case, but carbonite bans clones almost instantly so the tools must be available in Xenforo to catch these "people". Could these not be made available to mods here @rpm?
 

Urist

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It's sometimes dangerous to voice your political opinions,
So it might be handy to have an account in which people know you personally and another one where you're able to give your more controversial opinions.
 
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It's sometimes dangerous to voice your political opinions,
So it might be handy to have an account in which people know you personally and another one where you're able to give your more controversial opinions.
Specifically talking about people who use clones to get around bans. Banning seems completely pointless if you can just make another account.

It's standard practice on forums that clone accounts are not allowed, just doesn't seem to be enforced here and in my view at least it harms the forum.
 

LaraC

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It's sometimes dangerous to voice your political opinions,
So it might be handy to have an account in which people know you personally and another one where you're able to give your more controversial opinions.
Janus? :p
 

biometrics

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Just block them, makes MyBB a more pleasant place, though some threads can seem a bit disconnected.

Xenforo does an excellent job removing blocked members, you don't even see quotes.
 

rietrot

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Just ignore the trolls. You don't have to engage with them.
 
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