Thanks for asking.
I'm the moderator that reviewed (and declined) your flag.
Anyone can create as many accounts as they want. One fellow moderator even has a 2nd account used by the site's main chatbot - nothing inherently wrong with multiple accounts.
...as long as the accounts don't interact. Sock puppet accounts are a whole different story, and sock ...
No, we should not close it just because the user has not joined Code Review.
If the question is on-topic, it should be treated just like any other question. Note that questions, answers, reviews are not only for the benefit of the question asker, but also for any other people that follow along.
On the technical side, the user has not signed up to Code ...
200_success is the username that I had picked on slashdot.org, back when that was my primary way to alleviate boredom at work. At the time, I was doing more web development, and it felt good when the code worked and didn't crash and produce some 500 error. The username was a kind of a nerdy way to express that satisfaction.
There's no secret behind mine, as Peilonrayz mentioned:
I stole the idea from 200_success, and brag about it regularly to confuse someone, somewhere eventually (Sorry Simon). It actually came about shortly after this article because I was just barely concerned about the visibility of it, but that's no longer an issue. (It's also a psychological trick to ...
As sepp2k said, this has already been brought up on SO. There's no rules on avatar names, and there isn't any trolling or impersonation here. The official verdict seems to be:
AFAIK there is no official policy on user names, and the only one on avatars is that they should be PG-rated (i.e., nothing offensive).
Users on SO aren't allowed to solicit ...
There are two things to focus here:
Is it ok to post a duplicate question?
The answer to this is no. Either flag or vote to close these questions as a duplicate.
Other than that, there is nothing the common user can do. Once there are five VTC, the question will be closed, and will have been successfully handled.
The exception to this is that; a gold tag ...
They are affiliated in that they both contribute to Code Review.
Kinda, 202_accepted took insperation from 200
@200_success I'm stealing your display name style.
You can add the sacred emotional attachment to them, but I guess they just chose them cause they're pretty cool. And potentially increase privacy.
When you see this happening and you suspect that it is actually the same user with two different accounts (which it seems to be in this case) you can also flag one of the posts and ask the moderators to check if it is a user having two accounts, then the moderators can ask the community managers to merge the two accounts.
(I've done all of this now)
Absolutely not: the StackExchange sites are not about individual users but communities. That is, a question should never be useful only to the original poster, but to the whole community.
As such, it is irrelevant who asks a question. Only the quality and appropriateness of the question should determine whether it is upvoted, downvoted, closed, and so on.
Note they are not exactly identical (there are small variations after the first half of the code). But I'd say they're close enough to be highly suspect. Not nearly all advice was incorporated and at the least the original question should've linked back to the original account.
I have voted to close the question and, since you already raised this on meta, ...