have multiple accounts or just a personal account on websites and apps? fake or personal?


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Is it worth creating "fake" profiles or creating a personal account on the sites? For example 1, usually on social networks they use the personal account, but on forums they use fake profiles. Is it worth having multiple accounts on facebook? But there are sites and apps that only let you make one account, like in forums.

 

For example 2, it's better on sites that only accept creating an account like vk, telegram, face, etc. have a personal account, and on forums fake profile accounts? there are many websites, if you want to interact, you will have to create a fake, because you don't want to show yourself, like a post on youtube, you don't want to appear.

 

obs. I have several fake accounts on google, youtube, but on other platforms they limit you to only having one account, and by smartphone number it limits you to having only one account, because no one will have two smartphones or more, just to have more accounts in the apps and websites.

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It might make sense to have a business and personal account on places like Google (i have this myself too), but why on a forum? IMO if you need multiple accounts on Neowin, it's because you aren't being completely honest with the community, like how a long term member might create an account to victimize another member, evade a ban or troll posts. Would these accounts interact with one another too, further amplifying the dishonesty, to bump posts or support your argument, for example?

 

I also think the whole GDPR thing allows people to be complete trolls without consequence, because they can legally have their data deleted.. in that sense there are absolutely zero consequences to bad behavior on places like Neowin or any other site that relies on user contributed content.

 

GDPR was already covered in the right to be forgotten in places like search engines, this retained the users' own contributions to places like Neowin. The right to be forgotten was a law that allowed people to remove content that wasn't added by them (in search engines which by extension could be used by a 3rd party to build a profile on you).

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I'm just talking in the sense of privacy and not doing something bad to others. because I have two facebook accounts, one personal and one fake. That way, you can share the topics you're going to deal with better. on the forum it's better to use only one account, preferably a fake profile so they don't bother you on facebook.

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On 30/01/2022 at 15:05, kifirefox said:

I'm just talking in the sense of privacy and not doing something bad to others. because I have two facebook accounts, one personal and one fake. That way, you can share the topics you're going to deal with better. on the forum it's better to use only one account, preferably a fake profile so they don't bother you on facebook.

I know people that have multiple profiles on Facebook, but also profiles that don't use their real name. The ones with multiple profiles are mostly because they got temporary bans of 30 days or more.

 

In my opinion, managing just one Facebook profile is mostly a giant headache, let alone two or more!

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