We have recently revised our policies for alternate accounts. Please read everything in this post.

There are 2 types of alternate accounts: Those discovered while the original account holder is not banned, and those discovered while the original account holder is banned.

For alts discovered while the original account holder is NOT banned, the punishment will be as follows:
-The newest account(s) will be permanently banned (this means you CANNOT create new accounts to get a name change or to "start over")
-The main (unbanned) account will receive one 10-point, 90-day infraction per alternate account.
-Any infractions that the alternate account(s) received will be transferred to the main account.


For alts discovered while the original account holder is banned, the punishment will be as follows:
-The newest account(s) will be permanently banned
-The main (temporarily banned) account will be banned as follows:
--On the first offense, the original ban will be reset and time doubled. This means, for example, if you were banned for 2 weeks and made an alternate account that was discovered after 1 week had passed, your original ban will be lifted and a new ban placed for 4 additional weeks. The main account will also receive a Usernote saying that you evaded your ban.
--On the second offense, all accounts will be permanently banned, no exceptions.

Also note that if you were permanently banned and make an alternate account, the first offense rule does not apply. Your accounts will all be permanently banned.

Now, we realize in the past that many banned users created alternate accounts to ask the staff why they were banned. As such, we have created a new forum where logged-out users can post and ask questions:
http://www.serebiiforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=232
Read the announcement at the top of the forum before posting anything, as it is set up differently than our other forums.


On a final note, if you have a brother/sister/friend/etc who is usually on the same IP as you, then you must PM a staff member as soon as the other person makes their account (or as soon as you find out). The excuse for alts that it is your brother's account will no longer be accepted if you only tell us after you were punished. You must do so ahead of time.