I only have one user name, I only want one.
This is not a flame, but a question. It is about a locked thread, so I just want to make sure you know it is not a flame, and not one of those “questioning the moderators” kind of thing. It is an “unsure of a rule” thread, and so i am asking it in this place.
So - in the SDMB Serial Killer thread, from what I gathered, a regular user made up a second screen name and used it for the purposes of the game, and only for the game, and then got in trouble for having made up a second user name.
So my question is, why is it so bad to have a second user name if, like in this example, when the name is only going to be used for a particular thread, and it is a poster in otherwise good standing (this I am assuming) and everyone knows that it is a second user name, why is that so bad?
I can understand why you wouldnt want people to have lots of user names because of that whole idea of hand puppets, and because it makes it easier for trolls and stuff, but I was wondering what is the general idea behind this rule that I cant figure out?