- 58 months ago
We've had some kinda shady voting going on recently, so I wanted to make our policy on voting/commenting regarding alternate accounts (i.e. sock puppets). Historically we've been fine with people creating multiple accounts. But don't use your alternate accounts to upvote your own posts, builds, etc. Also don't use your alternate accounts to respond to yourself showing support in a way that would deceive other users. Don't bulk upvote or downvote other people's stuff from multiple accounts. One person, one vote per item please.
I ran a cursory sweep this morning to look for voting anomalies. The good news is that there weren't that many. The bad news is that there were some flagrantly obvious ones and I ended up banning about a dozen accounts. We'll keep tabs on things going forward, and if I see it again I won't hesitate to wield the ban hammer with a crazed glee.