socks seem to cause a lot of problems here. the whole reason people feel that they can cause trouble is the anonyminity that the internet provides. easy access to socks makes this problem even greater. there's no legit reason that a user should ever need to register more than one name, maybe unless evil server demons devoured his by some freak accident. my solution is to only allow one registered name per email address. i think aim did this for a little while. now this wouldn't stop the truely determined troll because they could always go register more hotmail accounts, but it's one more step they'd have to go through, thus shortening the time before they grow bored of their stupid behaviour. also, if a member really wanted to change his name for reasons of personal preference, this would still be an option, even if it takes a little more effort. a member would also be less inclined to register a new name on a whim, thereby cutting down on unused accounts and saving server space. some users have 10+ socks, which is rediculous. i feel that this is an easy way of cutting down on sock abuse. your thoughts?