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(Updated July ‘18 by Fizz.)

Our approach to shared-network accounts

On PokeBase we have a strict policy against users who create more than one account. Extra accounts, commonly known as 'duplicate accounts', are blocked on sight. However, our means of tracking this can cause confusion with users who own separate accounts, but connect to the same network. While the safest approach would be to have a blanket rule, we've devised this page as a better compromise.

If you regularly use this site through a network or device you know others are using, leave an answer here indicating this, including a link to the account/s in question. Frequently, these accounts will belong to siblings, relatives and co-workers. This thread will act as a 'whitelist' of sorts to inform moderator decision-making.

So what's the catch?

To prevent abuse of the points system, all users in question must be in mutual agreement to the following rules regarding shared-network accounts.

  1. The users involved will not be allowed to vote each others' posts. The inclination to vote a relative or colleague's posts is a threat to the integrity of our points system and is therefore disallowed wholly.

  2. You will not be allowed to answer each others' questions. Talk to each other if you know the answer. This prevents people from coordinating posts to gain points, as that is unfair.

  3. Networks with past issues regarding duplicate accounts require express moderator approval. We're also careful not to let this system be abused. No guarantees if you've breached our trust in the past.

  4. If any user involved breaks these rules, all accounts involved will come into question for a ban. If you can't respect the terms of this agreement, we won't offer it to you. Do not ruin it for other people.

  5. If any user involved does something to warrant a full IP ban, we'll apply it in spite of this agreement. You are collectively responsible for ensuring nobody on your network plays up.

And as an aside, if we can ascertain that you knowingly ignored this agreement (even though it applied to you), we'll obviously be very skeptical of your motives. Please do the right thing by everyone else who accepted this compromise. It goes a long way with us as mods too.

Thanks for your cooperation!

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#2 is one of the reasons I do not let my little brother have an account. He can just ask me if he needs information and if I do not know I can ask for him.
Suggestion: Combine all the current answers into an edit on the question, then hide all the answers so the page doesn't get congested with answers.
this account was made by my best friend in the world Eeveeloution for me, so if we on the same IP thats why idk if this should be an answer though bcuz we wont be on the same internet most of the time, just sometimes :/
Does this still apply now?
I made my sibling an account but he started hating Pokémon now.... :3
My friend Pikachu Kitten and I share the same network, so we might have the same IP.
Does our sibling have to post on here too?
Only one of you is required to post. It can be your sibling or you. As long as one does so, the other one has no need to.
I accidentally made an account when i first joined, i never used it so please ban it? http://pokemondb.net/pokebase/user/DiancieDiamonds
Sorry but i completely forgot about it until now, and i want to just have it removed in case people suspect it as a dupe for upvotes and stuff
HelloBloon is a duplicate account.  I forgot the password.

I would've posted this sooner but I had no time, so sorry about that!
Do you still have the email for HelloBloon? If so you can just get that password back.
Why did you post it twice .-.
One time is all that is needed :P

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Okay, since Hello wouldn't answer it, I guess I will.

Hello is brother to Hi (Hi is a female, Hello is a male).

Hello
Hi

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aurora_the_lucario is my little sister, but from what I know she was banned back a few years ago for creating a dupe. I just asked her now, and she says that she created a few other accounts as well. My apologies for any of her inconveniences.

Also, not sure if this is a side-effect from her ban, but red notices are popping up a ton. Could someone let me know if this is normal?

Edit again: Nevermind. Just read that exceptions cannot be made for me, apparently. Bummer. Was looking forward to using this Q&A.

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Is the red notice "you do not have permission to perform this action"?

Also, YOU aren't banned, your sister is. So you should be able to use Q&A just as much as anyone else can.
@EvilTwinNeedle
Yeah, the red notices are exactly that. I can't post on my message board either. I also had to have my post approved by an admin or something. I don't know what the deal with that is, she says it was the same way for her.

edit: this comment also has the message "your comment will be checked and approved shortly".
Your comment will be checked and approved shortly is normal until u get 22 points i think
Lmao it’s 80 points I’m pretty sure.
It's 25 points to post without moderation in all sections.
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You already know this, but Mystic Flygon is a sibling.

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My sibling is Super Forretress , but he isn't on much.

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Is the "," supposed to be there?
huh???
He meant that there was a comma tht was included in the hyperlink. I edited it to space the comma so it was no longer included in the link.
oh, okay
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I'm don't quite understand but am i suppose to post my siblings link when we share a e-mail or cause their my sibling? but anyways

Haxorus1997

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You post this because your account and your brothers account, being in the same household have the same IP adress. You post this so that the mods know that you are siblings, otherwise it will look like your brother is a duplicate account that you made.
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I am JirachiCelebiMew's cousin.

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But can i answer his Question? I see him pretty rarely these days, at least 8 times per year.
Can you call/ text/email him??
He doesn't have an email. Not cellphone. Call, pretty rarely because my home phone doesn't work  and my parents cellphone is with them.
How did he sign up for the DB without an email?
He used my other prank email xD
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I am brothers with gigaslash fyi

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My brother on this site is

Rico

(The name is a link. Click it, go on, i dare ya!)

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Challenged accepted. >:D
^ lollol
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Okay... LinooneTate.... is my brother! We share a Computer... http://pokemondb.net/pokebase/user/LinooneTate

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My brother is Sorin

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I am JirachiCelebiMew's favorite cousin.

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Well,we use the same phone(because it's the only device that
has internet.)and if you want info why he made it,even though
he'p not active ATM. Ask me on chat.
Dinorex is my brother's account.(Man I put to much info in
stuff I do.(in a "i should stop this" tone.)

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Take 2

My brother is Polectric
Please no comments, no suspicions, etc.

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You saying no comments, no suspicions makes me suspect you more xD
added a link and guys please dont just say someone one has a dupe with no real proof it just causes drama
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puggy and I are brothers.

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SalamenceFTW is my brother......lol i should not say that in public :/

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I am CoolSammichHero's Brother, i did not know that this page existed... neither did he.. I am not a duplicate I am his brother, i realize that he has made a "dupe" before. I am sorry for that. Please do not Ban me, i love pokemon too/

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My bro Dillon aka Zorabot537 has an account here now

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My sibling is code red. He is a brand new member just starting today. Just a heads up to everyone.

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If he ever comes on, Red Owlmaster is my brother. Lol, sorry for answering twice. Didn't realize I had accidentally logged into him to get his profile. XD

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