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Two hubpages accounts?

  1. CopperButterfly profile image60
    CopperButterflyposted 6 years ago

    I have an established hubpages account, and I have just set up this second account as I want to post some hubs about different kinds of topics.

    Can I use the same google account and amazon affiliate accounts with my second account?  Is there anything else I need to know before I start publishing on this second account?

    1. Jane@CM profile image60
      Jane@CMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, you can use both affiliate settings on your second account.  Not much else you need to know....its the same as your first account.

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        Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        on a similar thread, someone said you are only allowed to use referral trackers on first account

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          Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Using referral trackers on the second account is allowed. What is prohibited under the TOS is self-referrals, meaning using the trackers to build links between one's own hubs or accounts.

  2. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Welcome to HubPages!

    Yes, you can use the same Adsense and Amazon account for both.

    However, you can only use one account in the forums and since you have posted to the forums with this account, it will be the account to use in the forums.

    I do hope you enjoy your time here. smile

    1. Jane@CM profile image60
      Jane@CMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You can only use one account in the forums....when will they start "cracking down" those who don't follow that rule? lol

      CopperButterfly, I forgot to welcome you to Hubpages!

      1. CopperButterfly profile image60
        CopperButterflyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Oops I have been posting on the forum with my other ID for ages! Am I in trouble?

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          Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I recently read up on those rules. What they say is that they "ask" you only to use one account in the forums, but that any deceptive use of the two accounts in the forums is prohibited (e.g. sock puppets using two accounts in the same thread to mislead others).

          1. starme77 profile image87
            starme77posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            what if you use like .... um...... ten of em ? ooooopps maybe 11 uh oh  think i'm in trouble now fer sure

        2. Cagsil profile image61
          Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Probably not. What is your other account name? wink big_smile

      2. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        When hubbers are honest to report those who do it. There happens to be only limited interaction in the forums from Staff, which depends on other hubbers to help keep the peace in the forums. It is already enforced. smile

    2. IzzyM profile image87
      IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      There are a few people here it seems that need to learn this, eh?
      Honestly, its the same people keep popping up with new names and sometimes they even reply to themselves. Do they think the rest of us are stupid?

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        Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        How do you recognize them?

        1. IzzyM profile image87
          IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Things they say - comments they use. Same old. Also being brand new members supposedly yet they occasionally forget they are not brand new and refer to old things from the forums that they couldn't possibly have known about if they were as brand new as they claim.
          I don't know who they are, just that they have been here before under different names. We all write differently, but many sockpuppets never really became truly schizophrenic enough to carry of multiple personalities.

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            Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks Izzy, sounds like their good old ego shines through. Must require some careful study to detect it, though.

      2. starme77 profile image87
        starme77posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        uh oh , there are some crazies among us - I mean when you start answering yourself I think it means your whacked beyind measure lol

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      DoorMattnomoreposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      thats a rule? really? wow.

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Like Website Examiner said- HubPages "asks" people to not use more than account in the forums. To prevent "sock puppets" and/or "trolls". wink big_smile

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          Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          what are sock puppets and trolls exactly?

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            Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            If I replied to you here under a different account - so that you would not know that I am actually the same person as Website Examiner, that would make the second account a sock puppet. They are used to confuse people in the forum, giving people the impression that several Hubbers agree with one person, x, who is actually posting under account x, y and z at the same time.

            A troll is someone who tries to confuse and provoke people for the sake of attention. They tease people by contradicting them and saying things that will make them mad, only to start up a heated argument - then they, the trolls, sit and laugh at people.

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              Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              thank you for explaining. 
              That is very manipulative behaviour that you describe.

    4. starme77 profile image87
      starme77posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      oooops I'm in trouble smile

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        Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        What kind of trouble would that be?

        http://hubpages.com/forum/post/1109046

        http://hubpages.com/forum/post/1109119

        Asking not to and prohibiting are two different things. One is a polite request, the other is an enforceable rule.

        1. starme77 profile image87
          starme77posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I wouldn't tell in the forums that wouldn't be smart lol

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            Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Pretty please...?

            1. starme77 profile image87
              starme77posted 6 years ago in reply to this

              no can't do it man

  3. CopperButterfly profile image60
    CopperButterflyposted 6 years ago

    I have no intention of 'interacting' with myself or doing anything dodgy or fradulent. I will leave the forum now with this ID and will only post under the primary one in future. Thanks for the advice everyone!

    PS I won't come back on this thread under my other ID either, just in case I get myself into trouble.

    1. starme77 profile image87
      starme77posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      glad to hear you don "interact" with yourself , but don't you think that's too much information lol lol

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        Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        LOL

    2. starme77 profile image87
      starme77posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      aw cmon i'm here like ----- three of me ---- but I haven't answered myself yet lol I mean interacted with myself lol

      1. starme77 profile image87
        starme77posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        We have , however, interacted with you lol

  4. AuthorSteve profile image60
    AuthorSteveposted 6 years ago

    I didnĀ“t knew that it was allowed to have an second account (or even several accounts?) on hubpages... Good to know, because thats certainly something that I absolutely dislike.

    I really would appreciate a clear policy that you could only have ONE account on hubpages, but it is not up to me to decide on that.

    I think in a lot of huge forums on all the different topics it is also not tolerated to create multiple-accounts, since this always COULD be abused in certain ways.

    1. KCC Big Country profile image86
      KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Many here have multiple accounts so that they can feel freer to write about topics they wouldn't necessarily want their friends and/or family to know about.  Some do it for marketing purposes to test niches.  I've considered creating another account, but haven't done it yet.

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        Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I opened another account for this purpose.  Why can't the different profile be used in forums?  I didn't realise this - it makes sense to me to comment under that name on related themes

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          Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Just do not post under two accounts in the same thread. That would be against the rules, and could spell trouble if someone found out and reported it.

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            Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            No, I haven't done that as far as I am aware - I write about completely different themes and follow different topics (but write in the same style).  Someone clever would figure out what my other account is (I don't post personal photos and write about themes family would find too hard to take)

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              Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Hmmm.... Then you'll be OK.

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                Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                I'll cdouble-check my topics followed are different to make sure I don't accidently end up on same threads.  I was recommended to have a separate account to write about things family/friends can't handle

      2. starme77 profile image87
        starme77posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        sure ya have , cmon tell em the truth - yer like ten people right - like me -  lol

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      DoorMattnomoreposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      it IS abused occasionaly.

      1. starme77 profile image87
        starme77posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Is Not

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      Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      there are valid reasons for having a second account eg writing about stuff that family would be upset about if they read, but they are things I want to write about.  They only know address of my main site

    4. Hovalis profile image88
      Hovalisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I disagree strongly with the idea of only having one account. This site is about writing and the forums are here as a secondary place for communication. Making rules that take away from the freedom of writers to express themselves in hubs is to be avoided at all costs. Especially if what you are afraid of is the actions of a very small minority. Anyway, as far as multiple accounts, the horse has well and truly bolted. Many hubbers have more than one account. Myself included.

      I have two others. I use this account for more informational articles, and my others for more commercial purposes. As I do not want to leave a footprint, and because I want to experiment, I keep those accounts separate from the others. Anyone who does any kind of marketing online will tell you that you can jeopardise your money making efforts if someone works out what you are doing and tries to steal your articles or keywords or ideas. To take away the ability to have more than one account is short sighted, and may put people off signing up. These additional user names also earn this site income. Don't ever lose sight of that just for your own convenience.

      Oh, and just so you are assured, this is the only account which posts in the forums. It's my original, and most established one.

  5. starme77 profile image87
    starme77posted 6 years ago

    o.k guys I was just playin around - it's just me I'm really not crazy - 10 people er nothin I was just havin fun smile

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      Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      At least that is now a matter of public record.

      1. starme77 profile image87
        starme77posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        what , that i'm  11 people talking to myself - or that I was just kidden

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          Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Your previous statement to the effect that you were just kidding about being 11 people is a matter of public record.

          1. starme77 profile image87
            starme77posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            oh, ok woops, what if I lied lol

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              Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              There's a name for that: Perjury in the Court of Hubs.

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              Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              think you're digging yourself a hole

              1. starme77 profile image87
                starme77posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                ooops yeah , I think I am .....website examiner is gonna get me in court   lol lol

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    sord87posted 6 years ago

    I got no concrete reason for having 2 account in Hubpages unless my original does not work at all.I never see a good things for having 2 accounts instead for fun.Is there anyone having 2 accounts have a tremendous acheivements in hubpages score or adsense,kontera and amazon earnings-reveal it if someone does

    1. starme77 profile image87
      starme77posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      we can't reveal it we will be court marshalled and stuff smile

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        *slaps hand to head* roll

        1. starme77 profile image87
          starme77posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          lol lol lol

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      Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      did you not thing the reasons I gave were valid?  Family having multiple heart attacks over my writing?  They already have minor ones on my main pages.  I don't promote my minor site

    3. Marisa Wright profile image92
      Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Nelle Hoxie and Lissie spring to mind.  I think Julie-Ann Amos also writes under more than one account, because she writes some of her Hubs for herself and some for customers.

      People open a second account for a number of reasons. They may start out writing under their own name, then decide they'd like a more anonymous account so they can write more freely about personal stuff.  Or they might want to keep their frivolous Hubs separate from their serious Hubs.  Or they're a prominent Hubber who wants to explore a new niche without exposing it to all their fans.

      I used to wonder why anyone bothered with separate accounts.  Now I've got over 150 Hubs, I'm beginning to see why.  The Statistics page starts to get a bit unmanageable.  If it was easier to transfer between accounts, I think I'd keep all my Dance Hubs under my existing account and move my other Hubs to a new account, just so they're easier to wrangle.

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        Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        maybe HP needs to make it possible for hubbers to organise their own hubs in categories?

        1. starme77 profile image87
          starme77posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          they do

          1. WryLilt profile image87
            WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            They do but you have to change between them and group them etc - which gets a little overwhelming once you get over 100 hubs. smile

 
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