i feel like this would limit the repeated catfish people who constantly comeback with a new username. yes, i am aware they could just make a new email account but i think it would still lessen the amount due to the hassle they'd have to go through.
there's this an older man who creates the account of a young girl and its just creepy to me how he's able to make so many different accounts.
Duplicate account aren't only tracked down by email, a user's IP is also factored in. I voted other because something like this won't slow down anyone who actually thinks of ways around it. For example, an email is just for verification purposes, so GAG sends an email with a link to verify that user. Someone can simply use a disposable email service to create the account. This is where an IP address comes in handy, those less advanced users might be using different emails but their IP address remains unchanged so the ban hammer will come down sooner or later. I doubt preventing multiple accounts to be made with the same email would change much.
I have thousands of bogus email accounts and at the click of a button I can get thousands more. Blocking someone's email for registration is pointless. Blocking someone's IP is even more pointless due to many people using dynamic IP addresses and the myriad of free proxies... Shit I can spin up a bunch of free AWS accounts with tiny proxy on it and use those all day any day. I don't catfish people, but trying to block people from talking isn't going to work very well...
It wouldn't help much. If someone were to get banned only once a month or so, it isn't a hassle to keep creating emails. You just verify your account with a new email then never use it again. Even having to do that every day wouldn't be a hassle.
If they were to make that rule, I think the number of times you can sign up should just be limited to 5 (to prevent spam, but still allow other users to restart and choose a different name or their correct age).
In some circumstances, it is a great thing to be able to do. I've deactivated two accounts since being on here. The first time was because I told the site I was 19, since I wasn't sure at first if minors were allowed to use it. Then, I ran into some negative but frequent users on my second account and I got into an argument with them. I felt too anxious to continue that account. I don't want to involve my private emails on websites because you're more likely to receive spam, so I only use one email for every social media that I have. The less you use an email, the less spam you get from various websites. Basically I have two that never get used, and those two never get spam, while my main email always does.
Yes... I know for a Fact there are a Few who ave more than One Username and I am not Trusting of This. It's not even so much Because of Being a "Catfish" but it tells me they want to "Be more than One person." Good luck. xx