This thread applies to you if you a) know personally other people who use (or would like to use) PokeBase, or b) have lost access to your original PokeBase account, or c) have created multiple accounts.
Our approach to shared-network and connected accounts
On PokeBase, we don't allow users to have more than one account. Extra accounts, commonly known as 'duplicate accounts', are blocked on sight. However, our means of tracking them can cause confusion with users who own separate accounts, but connect to the same network as each other. To deal with this, we've created this page so you can tell us when you share a network with another PokeBase user.
If you regularly use this site through a network or device you know other PokeBase users are, leave an answer here indicating this (or send us a message privately), including a link to the account/s in question. Frequently, these accounts will belong to siblings, relatives, classmates and co-workers. If you are not comfortable publicising your relation to another person, then you are more than welcome to give us the info privately.
This thread also helps us manage users who have lost access to the email and password of their original PokeBase account, and have begun using a new one. If this situation applies to you, tell us in an answer below, and include a link to your original account. (Do note, however, that you may not voluntarily 'retire' an old account and start a new one.)
Finally: if you personally own duplicate accounts (whether or not you have used them), then please use this thread or some other avenue to let us know. We will never ban you for being honest.
This thread will act as a 'whitelist' of sorts to inform moderator decision-making. There's a catch, though.
To prevent abuse of the points system, all users involved must read and follow the rules below regarding shared-network accounts.
Related users may not up-vote each other's posts. People are more inclined to up-vote posts from people they know. This threatens the integrity of the points system, so we don't allow it.
Related users may not answer each other's questions. Talk to each other if you know the answer. This prevents people from coordinating posts to gain points, as that is unfair.
Networks with past issues regarding duplicate accounts require formal moderator approval. We don't want this system to be exploited. No guarantees if you've breached our trust in the past.
If any user or account 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.
Account sharing is not allowed. If you and other/s you know would like to use PokeBase, they must all have their own account.
If you report that you've lost access to your original account, we will block your original account. If you regain access to that account, you may choose which account you would like to continue with.
By posting a response on this thread (or sending us info in some other way), you indicate to us that you and all other users involved have read and accepted the agreement. This makes us confident that you won't use additional accounts to harm the community. Please remember that in addition to using this thread, we can see who you are giving votes to, we can detect when your accounts are linked, and we can find posts that you've removed.
If we somehow ascertain that you knowingly ignored this agreement even though it applied to you, we'll obviously be sceptical of your motives. We will be even more sceptical if you use this thread to lie. Please do the right thing by everyone else who accepted this agreement.
Thanks for reading and cooperating!