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Why can't I register more than one screen name?
Every user of the forum must register with a valid email address and agree to abide by the terms of service. (TOS). The moderators set the rules about activating an account; sometimes you might be required to wait a length of time before being allowed to post. With the exception of administrators/moderators*, no person is allowed register more than one account or screen name. The penalty for multiple registration is a permanent IP ban. If a user is temporarily suspended, reregistering under a new name is an automatic permanent ban.The reasons for this particular ban are very simple - sometimes the nature of Internet forums can lead to extreme passions. This can result in insults being traded or posters purposely saying inflammatory things. These are commonly known as 'flaming' or 'trolling.' Single registration significantly cuts down on this type of behavior.*Some administrators/moderators may wish to keep their moderating duties separate from their posting personas. This is at the discretion of the individual administrator/moderator.