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Denise ([staff profile] denise) wrote in [site community profile] dw_biz 2012-04-12 01:00 pm (UTC)

No, the main/sub-account thing won't allow multiple uses of the same username -- that runs into the problem of separating namespaces and figuring out how to refer to various accounts. We never figured out a good way to do it without utterly destroying and rebuilding what people think of as "an account". (Which, I mean, the main/alt account system thing will do to an extent, but not like this.)

As for incentives -- I can't see any way to do that without it immediately becoming an incentive to namesquat. Even if you say "you have to hold the account for 6 months" or whatever, it would just result in people signing up for hundreds of accounts, waiting the 6 months, then releasing them. People are very, very, very creative at coming up with ways to game the system.

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