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Why have two Fluther accounts?

Asked by Yeahright (2389 points ) June 20th, 2012

Clearly some jellies have two accounts. One to address certain topics and the other to address topics that maybe are NSFW or of similar nature. What does that say about said jellies? What are they trying to protect? What are they afraid of?

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CunningLinguist's avatar

I don’t know. Why do you have two accounts? This account was created 17 days ago, but you’ve only been active for about half an hour. It’s rather unlikely that you would have picked up on this issue—or that “jelly” would have become part of your natural vocabulary—so quickly if this were really the first time you’ve been here.

Yeahright's avatar

@CunningLinguist I don’t have two accounts. I am looking for answers to my question, not for questions about my question. But since you’re asking… yes, in the very short time I’ve been here I noticed two very similar ways of writing in different threads and the question came to mind. Also it just takes a quick look to meta questions to get used to the jargon and the use of ‘jelly” and other words. It seems to me you reacted in a defensively…it’s just a question…

Symbeline's avatar

I read this old ghost story that pretty much asserts that most predetermined murders occur between people who know each other, rather than with random strangers. So that’s probably why.

jonsblond's avatar

I think @Symbeline is right. and maybe I’ve created an alternate account to murder jellies I don’t like. just maybe

Yeahright's avatar

Actually, I was looking around some more, and some people may have more than two for what I can see. Just wonder why and also what does ‘murder’ refer to here?

Some_Ghost's avatar

@Yeahright I just don’t know, my good man. I don’t, personally, appreciate all these jokes about ghosts and murder, yo.

chyna's avatar

You must be extremely perceptive to notice after just a few days that some jellies have more than one account just by their writings. I’ve been here 4 years and can’t tell. Then again, I don’t really care.

Adagio's avatar

I don’t mind admitting I have two accounts, not sure exactly what that says about me, I’ll leave others to make that judgement, if they so wish. Am I trying to protect something? Not that I am conscious of. What am I afraid of? If I’m afraid of anything it certainly does not involve Fluther.

Yeahright's avatar

@Adagio Do you mind sharing why you have two accounts?

CunningLinguist's avatar

@Yeahright I guess all I can say in response to your claims is “yeah, right.” Maybe you could have picked up on “jelly,” but I have my strong doubts about this being the first time you’ve passed through Fluther. Writing style might be sufficient evidence for someone highly trained, but not otherwise. Lots of people write in similar ways, especially people who had the same kind of instruction. To really be sure, you’d need to do more analysis than I find it reasonable to believe you’ve done. This is simply an observation. You are the one reacting defensively.

Adagio's avatar

@Yeahright one account is just for fun, harmless fun, where I allow the child to overrule the adult.

SaviorAfire's avatar

@SavoirFaire I know, right? Why would anyone do such a thing? ~

SavoirFaire's avatar

@SaviorAfire Totally incomprehensible. ~

DigitalBlue's avatar

I have 3 or 4.
They all serve different purposes. My Fluther presence is not very anonymous. I’m friends with a good number of jellies on Facebook, which gives them insight into my real life, and who I am. Sometimes I want to ask questions that can’t be easily traced back to me by everyone in the community. Other times, I want to ask questions that can’t be easily traced back to me by people outside of the community.
Sometimes I just like to lay low.

augustlan's avatar

People who have more than one account do it for a variety of reasons. Probably most often, it’s to ask questions or post answers they wouldn’t want traced back to them in ‘real life’. For me, personally, it’s because my teenage children are also members here. I’m pretty open, but they don’t need to know everything, you know?

ucme's avatar

Why have 2 nipples/testicles/pieces of bread either side of some ham & call it a sandwich?
Ours is not to reason why or even give a shit.

flutherother's avatar

As I’m here anonymously anyway I don’t see any point in having a second account.

Yeahright's avatar

@flutherother you just said the words I was short of! That was the feeling that initiated this question. But @DigitalBlue & @augustlan points make total sense as well.

lebber's avatar

No idea.
Okay, I’ll admit, this one is my anonymous acccount which I use to ask dirty questions.

rebbel's avatar

No idea.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Okay, I have only one account.
But where is the nekkid pancakes and syrup?

gailcalled's avatar

I have one account, but Milo is my alter ego and can (and does) say anything he damn well pleases.

@Yeahright: Meet Milo

Here also

Blondesjon's avatar

I can’t take the guilt any longer. I am @gailcalled, @Tropical_Willie, @rebbel, @lebber, @flutherother, @ucme, @augustlan, @DigitalBlue, @SavoirFaire, @jonsblond, and the other 99% of Jellies that make up this thread.

can you guess which one i’m not?

zensky's avatar

OP makes me think of HC…

jonsblond's avatar

@zensky OP doesn’t have the larvae. It’s clearly not HC.

Symbeline's avatar

@SaviorAfire Me and all my other accounts lol’d.

SavoirFaire's avatar

@Symbeline Don’t tell me, tell @Blondesjon. He’s the one pulling the strings!

SaviorAfire's avatar

Oh, wait… I mean:

@Symbeline Don’t tell me, tell @Blondesjon. He’s the one pulling the strings.

Sheesh, it’s hard to keep track of all these accounts!

buster's avatar

Some people have a second account to use when they want to troll be an asshole, bigot, homophobe, racist, sexual deviant but they can keep using their main account to maintain the illusion they are nice and are p.c. and not suffer in the fluther popularity contest. Two accounts to be two faced

ucme's avatar

I’d just like to state for the record @Blondesjon in no way represents @ucme or any of his views, besides, my wife’s way better looking & I can drink that fucker under the table anytime, anyplace, anywhere ;¬}

Yeahright's avatar

@buster I hear you. I thought so myself. It’s a fact.

I’m not HC—whoever that is.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I just have one account. Like when Hawkeye asked Kim Sung (was that the right name?) to produce something to identify himself, he pointed to his chest and said “This is me”.

SavoirFaire's avatar

@buster Except that the moderators can see who has a second account, and it’s against the rules to pretend to be a completely different person. If someone creates a second account just to be a jerk, both accounts will be banned.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

I have a 2nd acct. I’ve used a few times for anonymity from household, workplace and fellow jellies I know IRL who also know I use fluther. One of these days I’ll figure out how to access it again!

wundayatta's avatar

Jerk, might I add, in the opinion of the moderator. Let’s not make it seem like the moderators are anything other than flawed human beings.

I used to be someone else. I changed because of the actions of those flawed humans. Those fluther gods. I have no affection for them. If they do anything well, it happens out of my sight.

SavoirFaire's avatar

@wundayatta Almost everything we do happens out of sight. You don’t seem to mind when it’s your privacy we’re protecting. I can’t even count how many of your anti-moderation comments depend on the fact that we can’t reveal certain bits of information publicly. Moreover, when we ban for things like trolling, it is due to overwhelming response from the community. Flags, PMs, and so forth alert us to the presence of trolls far more often than our own primary observations. When you complain about the moderators, then, keep in mind that the majority of what we do comes in response to other members (often several at once) bringing our attention to a problem and asking us to do something about it.

wundayatta's avatar

Exactly! Just because people complain doesn’t mean their will should be followed. My fellow jellies are also imperfect people (as, of course, am I). They complain too much, in my opinion. Of course, their opinions do not relieve moderators of the responsibility for their decisions.

SavoirFaire's avatar

@wundayatta Well, we don’t follow all of the flags. We use our judgment because we must. No one is denying that we’re imperfect. We discuss everything that doesn’t have an obvious response, no banning decision can be made without consensus (except for spammers), and we even reverse our decisions from time to time. My point was that “jerk” is not merely in the opinion of the moderators. It is in the opinion of the community as well. We get flags, and we operate on a subset of them.

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augustlan's avatar

@wundayatta Live moderators don’t automatically act on flags, the way automated moderation does. On some sites, x number of flags = automatic action. Not so, here. We use our judgment, as a team, to act in accordance with our guidelines. There are a large number of flags we don’t act on.

And seriously, all this mod bashing from you is getting pretty old. :/

chyna's avatar

Ah, and it comes down to mod bashing again.

jonsblond's avatar

someone’s ass needs a whippin’ :P

Tropical_Willie's avatar

@Auggie break out the WHIP ! !

FutureMemory's avatar

My fellow jellies are also imperfect people (as, of course, am I). They complain too much, in my opinion

LOL!!!!

Incoherency_'s avatar

I created my second account for the porpoises of self-trolling. No way is that Nineteenfortysicks guy going to flag me for his schizoid hallucinations of harassment!

FutureMemory's avatar

It’s just too bad your name got shortened ;)

Blondesjon's avatar

@ucme . . . I beg to differ sir. If I am under the table it is simply me doing the right thing and helping you up off the floor.

ucme's avatar

@Blondesjon I believe you were actually weeping like a scolded child at the time, your memory seems to have blurred things a little, I mean you did have 2 whole shandies prior to this dreadful spectacle, so it’s understandable-ish.

gailcalled's avatar

What’s a shandy?

gailcalled's avatar

It sounds yucky. Why ruin good lemonade? (Is it served warm?)

ucme's avatar

It’s not to my taste certainly, warm or cold

Yeahright's avatar

Yums! I love shandies… very refreshing. Love the combination of the bitterness of the beer and the sweetness of 7up or ginger ale. I like it cold, have never had it warm. And I always mix my own so that I can adjust the proportions which is never 50/50 because I like it more beer than soda in it.

Blondesjon's avatar

@ucme . . . my sincerest apologies, but what did you say earlier? i was busy pounding a few gallons of booze while you were trading rethipes (& critithism) with the girls . . .

ucme's avatar

Spray that again, someone pass me a face towel.

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