A general understanding I had when I joined Relevant newly and even up until recently is 'it doesn't really matter if a person has more than one account' - this was formed from responses like 'even if a person has more than one account, there is a little he can do with them because using those accounts to upvote one another will only distribute the same amount of REP among them and only means sharing what belongs to one for many' which I see constantly from admins whenever someone raises a complaint regarding that.
Then I read [@slava](/user/profile/slava) 's comment on a thread some days ago and I feel like that has changed. He wrote "Instead, I would focus on building trust with admins. A great place to start is to only use a single account. It will soon be possible for anyone to see all accounts associated with a single user which will be a deciding factor on whether admins will upvote a given user."
Now here is my concern; what will be the yardstick to determine that particular accounts belong to a single person, thereby blacklisting them? What is the definition of 'accounts associated with a single user'?
From what I know, IP address matching is the popular (as a matter of fact, the only that I know) means of verifying such identity. Now if that is what's being employed here, will that place every husband and wife's account that has at one time or the other used each others Wi-Fi or tethered data in the blacklist? When it wasn't a big deal before, one could have done such for diverse reasons.
Let's not forget that funding a Relevant Account as well as making withdrawals from it, which is by connecting metamask, can only be done on PC - This could have brought up a need to log in more than one account on a single PC/IP. There are of course many partners/households who have just a single PC.
I am not sure if I have been able to bear my mind clearly enough on this, but I really do hope someone (especially admins) will understand and be able to shed more light on it.
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