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Can the same person have multiple accounts?

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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Who should be pinged by the “@<user>” feature if there is more than one match

Recently in the main site, I visited the users tab, and there I searched for "Subhadeep Dey", and it showed two results, this one and my own profile, and in both the cases, the username is totally ...
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How permissive should we be with user names?

The internet, and in particular this site, thrives on anonymity. While many of the users here feel confident enough in the community to use their real name (and it does have real world implications, ...
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Username restrictions

Can one have any (nonduplicate) username? What if one chooses username "jewhunter"? There may be other names which are rather political or opinion, who decides on this?
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How to flag names?

I remember discussions, but a quick google didn't give me an answer to how to flag names that should be changed. In any case, a mod probably wants to have a look at this one.
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User with homophobic name

I am posting to formally register my disapproval of this user's name. I believe it constitutes hate speech. If you look at the comments on this user's answers, you will see that many others do too. ...
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Changing my user-name

I would like to request a change to my user-name. I would prefer to have something more colorful than my user number How do I submit such a request"?
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Username “Jihad”

I just realized that for about two months we have a member calling himself "Jihad". In his profile he defines himself as a "Russian muslim", [deleted a part]. I feel insulted and threatened [deleted a ...
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To whom am I replying?

Here's another potentially dumb question. As I go through old comments, I find myself to have replied to @users who seem to have changed their name. Anyway, while I can guess to whom I was speaking, ...
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Users with the same name. Is this possible?

Is it possible to exist many users with the same name? (In a particular case, one registered 1 year ago, and other recently.)
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Nonunique usernames?

I just took a look at the users-page. I am surprised that we can have a couple of users with the same username. Is that by design/wanted or a bug? Or something else? See userpage for "math" Note: I ...
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Usernames that say more.

Can't we require users to fill in a nicer username than user$xxxx$ when registering? It is (at least for me, but I can imagine it is also the case for others) to keep track who they are (as in, what ...