Meta-PokéBase Q&A
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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), 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.

The agreement

To prevent abuse of the points system, all users involved must read and follow the rules below regarding shared-network accounts.

  1. Related accounts are not allowed to vote each other's posts. The inclination to vote a relative's posts before others is a threat to the integrity of our points system, so we don't allow it at all.

  2. Related accounts 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Account sharing is not allowed. If you and other/s you know would like to use PokeBase, they must all have their own account.

  6. 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!

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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.
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.
Hello, I share the same IP as my brother PrimalKyogre

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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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My Older Brother Is |Corviknight| and I'm trying to help him out and support him. HE doesn't support me because he doesn't know my account.

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I live in the same house with my brother (29/30 years old), and while it's unlikely he'll make an account here, he still enjoys Pokemon and thus there's still a chance he'll eventually make an account here to ask questions.

I don't exactly live with my brother, despite sharing a house, but we share the same wifi. That, and due to our age gap, the chances of me knowing him being on this site (if he makes an account!) Is low. So if there's ever a duplicate account on this IP, just let me know and I'll ask him if he made an account, and I'll edit this with a link.

I'm saying this now because there's a slight probability in the future where it may look like I have a dupe, and instead of it coming to that I'd just rather explain the situation now to be safe than sorry, so yeah.

Tl;dr my brother may make an account but due to a handful of reasons I likely won't know until a mod tells me

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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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http://pokemondb.net/pokebase/user/E-Quake RC (inactive)


I'm including a list of connected accounts that aren't related to me in my answer. Most of these were posted as comments on the OP, which isn't where they should be.

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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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