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Clean start

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A clean start is an abandonment of an old account in favor of a new account, usually due to past mistakes or to avoid harassment.

Users must:

  • Notify or disclose the relationship if required by local policies.

Users must not:

  • Use account in order to circumvent blocks or other type of sanctions. Otherwise, being caught sock puppeting is subject to harsher sanctions.

Users should:

  • Discontinue old account and not use multiple account simultaneously.
  • Disclose the relationship when requesting user rights requiring community consensus (adminship for example).

Users should not:

  • Return to topic areas, disputes, editing patterns, or behaviors of old account.