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An alt, short for alternate account, is a secondary account made by a user, usually for posting anonymously or for when their primary account is banned. Alternate accounts are permissible under varying circumstances, but more often than not are permanently banned when a user utilizes them to circumvent bans, and their main accounts are given longer bans as a result (if applicable). The task of isolating alternate accounts was previously handled by the Autoban system, but are now manually checked for by moderators.