The intention isn’t to ban people just because they have multiple handles. What does seem to happen, however, is people go under another handle to post in an inflammatory or unhelpful manner, to attack others, or sometimes, bizarrely, to disagree with what they have just posted, as though we needed more disagreement!
I’m not even going to try to understand it. As I’ve said elsewhere, our first job is to be journalists and I’m trying to sort this out while writing up interviews and putting the July/August edition of Business Traveller to press.
When we get proper forum software, then we can hand over the moderation to you all and you can ban each other to your heart’s content, but since that’s a way off, I will do it in the meantime.