Hmm, I suppose I should give the official line on this after having had a chat with oppernaR about it and us both looking into things.
The conclusion is that the multiple accounts here are all different people and essentially this site is just awesome enough that anybody asking about these things is guaranteed to end up here.*
Similar to why we get a lot of "Help me remember this awesome comic" threads.
That said, oppernaR did suggest a new rule*
, that if you're a newbie*
coming along for the single purpose of picking our collective brains via an online survey thing*
then check in with a staff member first, just so we don't end up with a dozen different surveys all about the same thing.
There are two reasons for that. 1) There isn't going to end up being a class someone where every second student gives in almost exactly the same results because they all came to the same group of people. 2) Regulars won't get annoyed*
by seeing too many of the same thread.
Obviously, applying this rule to threads posted before the rule was ever thought up would be both silly and kind of mean, so yeah, all existing threads are fine, but you have to ask someone if it's okay if you want to post a new one.
(*I might not be using oppy's exact words here.)
(*I'm pretty sure oppy's actual rule was worded better but I can't remember exactly what he said.)
(*No offense meant to people being classed as newbies. I just like that word. It's one of those fun to say words.)
(*If you've been posting other stuff around the place and being active in other threads and stuff then this probably doesn't apply to you. Probably. )
(*Some regulars might get annoyed anyway. It happens sometimes. Not much I can do about that one.)