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Is it wrong to make a second account if you've reached your monthly asking limit?

Yes, this would be frowned upon. Essentially having multiple accounts is fine if you don't do anything with the combination of the accounts that you can't do with a single account. The most obvious ...
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Is it wrong to make a second account if you've reached your monthly asking limit?

This would be a usage of multiple accounts that is considered as not allowed. Please do not do this.
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Alternate account to remind askers to accept answers when I am one of the answerers

You can have as many accounts as you'd like. But they must act as one. In particular, what you wouldn't do with one account, you shouldn't do with the other. It's not that it's against the rules as ...
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Created an other account to ask question, but also locked. Why?

Well, the only particular rule to abide by if you have multiple accounts is: Don't use multiple accounts to do anything you couldn't do on a single account. A particular application of this rule ...
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Multiple accounts, a wide open door for breaking rules?

The reason for a ban is mainly to stop a problematic behavior. If somebody returns and the behavior is so different (and non-problematic) that nobody even notices I think it is almost a non-issue. ...
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Can I create several other users for specific purposes?

It is allowed to have several accounts as long as you do nothing with those accounts that in essence you could not also do with a single one. Some examples of things not to do: Do not use a new ...
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Can you have two accounts for two separate people, on the same computer?

The Complete Rate-Limiting Guide on Meta Stack Exchange lists the 50 questions per 30 days limit, and while it's not explicitly mentioned for this particular rule, a similar rule for 1 question per 40 ...
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Transferring reputation between different SE sites

It is not possible to transfer points from one SE site to another. However, there is the "association bonus" which at least allows for a start at 101 level instead of 1, and thus gives ...
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Strange behave of the tagging system/perhaps user-account mismatch in SE

The question was asked by an unregistered user, and the account seems to have "split" (and a second account was created). The original question was asked by a user account with 16 points; then ...
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Strange behave of the tagging system/perhaps user-account mismatch in SE

This might explain the differences you are seeing. Note that when you view a random tag by newest the questions are sorted according to asking time, and the account shown will be the account used to ...
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Can dual/multiple registrations be viewed?

Is there any reason why there cannot be a viewable record when someone registers under a different alias? (...) There are no privacy issues, right? If I know that arf-arf = rapstar no one's privacy ...
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Is it ok to use an alternate account for meta?

The basic rules are: One can have more than one account. One must not do anything that one could not do with one account. This means it is not forbidden to engage in meta with a "second" ...
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What mechanisms are there to stop people from simply creating a new account if they've been question banned?

There are technical measures in place to make this difficult. As posted on Meta Stack Exchange, Can I simply create a new account? No. The automatic ban is at a lower level than account. There isn't ...
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