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Thread: Registering a second forum account

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    Default Registering a second forum account

    For reasons I won't go in to here, but it is a result of a multi-person-family-used-computer, I need to register for a forum that prohibits multiple accounts. The website is recognizing my computer as already having an account and won't allow a new account (it says that the "email account" used is incorrect when trying to set up a new account). I've got RR, so changing my IP is not possible.

    This is what I've tried (together, in steps):
    Using a different browser.
    Deleting cookies and history.
    Using a proxy to access the website.

    Still, I am blocked from registering a new account. Any suggestions? If you'd rather not put it online, PM would work for me too. Thanks.
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    Default Re: Registering a second forum account

    One suggestion is to use a portable device and login to a wifi or other network that is not associated with your RR account / IP and register from there.

    Don't know if this will allow you to use the forum once you get back to your RR service on your main device / computer.
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    Default Re: Registering a second forum account

    Thanks Mel, the website seems to recognize any computer that I use that is going through my home setup (RR + wifi for laptops). So I'm still hoping for additional techie hints. Maybe I have to ask a teenager.
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    Default Re: Registering a second forum account

    I found this info on a public forum, I wonder if it is accurate info or not?

    If the reason that you think that you need a new IP address is that you've been "banned" from a site and can't even log in with a different account, the odds are very slim that your IP was actually banned. IP bans don't work very well as many machines may be behind a single public IP address and banning by IP address can ban many innocent users as well. More typically the site plants a persistent cookie on your machine that identifies your machine as "banned" so no amount of IP address changes will get you back on the site. Good luck in finding such a cookie as it could be buried anywhere on your machine. Short of repartitioning your hard drive and reinstalling your OS and all apps, you're stuck with it.
    Now run along and play, but donít get into trouble.

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