Am I allowed to have multiple accounts for editing OpenStreetMap? It's not permitted some other sites (e.g. Wikipedia, though with a few exceptions), and I just want to check whether it's OK here.

asked 05 Jun '13, 12:32

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Yes, it is allowed.

Obviously we'd ask you not to abuse that freedom (by e.g. making a suggestion with one of your accounts on the Wiki and then enthusiastically supporting it with your other 200 accounts, or by inventing a new tag and using it with your 200 accounts to give the impression that it was widely used by many contributors, or so).

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answered 05 Jun '13, 13:02

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Thanks for the response.

(05 Jun '13, 13:06) Berrichon
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For importing data it es even encouraged to use a dedicated import account.

(05 Jun '13, 13:18) malenki

Ya...i think its true..

(08 Jun '13, 21:34) Chimia
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Frederik didnt mentioned that if you want to collect the points you earned, several accounts would not be the best way to go.

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answered 05 Jun '13, 13:15

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Points????

(05 Jun '13, 15:01) Richard ♦
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No points awarded for contributing, but you can see how you are doing with How did you contribute to OpenStreetMap ?

(05 Jun '13, 18:46) srbrook
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@Richard: I guess Hendrikklaas means contributions to this site (help.osm.org). However, the question explicitly is about editing OSM.

(06 Jun '13, 01:49) aseerel4c26 ♦
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