I have noticed two users namely Justim Bieber and Justen Bieber who I suspect are the same person.

Is this allowed and encouraged especially when one is commenting on the others posts.

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    $\begingroup$ That is the same guy who had a myriad of political figures. Some where deleted, but apparently he opened more and is now into pop stars. $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Commented Jul 3, 2013 at 14:52
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    $\begingroup$ I would like to remind everyone that per our privacy agreement, moderators cannot confirm nor deny @picakhu's suspicion. And that in general we would prefer users to flag about specific users/questions and keep meta to more general/abstract discussions. Thank you. $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 3, 2013 at 15:26
  • $\begingroup$ The cross-interactions between these two accounts occur elsewhere as well, by the way. $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Commented Jul 3, 2013 at 15:30
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    $\begingroup$ This guy is the funniest person on MSE. $\endgroup$
    – Git Gud
    Commented Jul 3, 2013 at 19:45
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    $\begingroup$ We've had Obama, Romney, Kim Jong Il, Rodman, Bieber...all commenting on each other's answers/questions almost exclusively. I still don't know if I find this very funny or very boring. $\endgroup$
    – Julien
    Commented Jul 3, 2013 at 21:03
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    $\begingroup$ And I like how all of them say "Note: If you change one letter in my name, you will get my real one." $\endgroup$
    – Prism
    Commented Jul 4, 2013 at 4:20
  • $\begingroup$ @Julien I recently saw Kanye West ^^ MSE will have Kim soon I guess.. $\endgroup$
    – user486983
    Commented May 14, 2019 at 7:18

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Multiple accounts are usually tolerated, but they are not allowed to interact at all. If you are e.g. just using a different account to ask a question anonymously, this is allowed as long as you don't vote on it, don't circumvent any rate limit on it and don't interact with that account in any other way.

Interacting with your own accounts, and trying to give the impression that they belong to different users is not allowed.

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    $\begingroup$ but there is a way to prevent cases like this one? $\endgroup$
    – user75086
    Commented Jul 7, 2013 at 12:47
  • $\begingroup$ @user75086 Yes, but it would require more than an e-mail confirmation. $\endgroup$
    – User3910
    Commented Jul 7, 2013 at 17:04
  • $\begingroup$ Have you reviewed the two accounts and found that they are not the same person? $\endgroup$
    – Thomas
    Commented Jul 12, 2013 at 21:19
  • $\begingroup$ @Thomas I'm not a moderator on MSE, you have to ask one of your own moderators or the SE team for that. $\endgroup$
    – user9733
    Commented Jul 13, 2013 at 7:23
  • $\begingroup$ @MadScientist, is there anyway to detect voting fraud committed with use of VPN? It's not that I intend do so but to know. $\endgroup$
    – Dinesh
    Commented Jul 16, 2013 at 20:59
  • $\begingroup$ @Edit There are quite a few different ways to detect voting fraud, and using a VPN or Tor is not sufficient to evade detection. $\endgroup$
    – user9733
    Commented Jul 16, 2013 at 22:05

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