Originally posted by Dr Strangelove
Just don't use the first one - 2 [b]active accounts are not allowed.[/b]
I've read the entire "Terms of Service" and the closest related thing I can find is ToS 3(a) that says "You will not create more than one account."
It doesn't say anything about active nor passive accounts. It just say, that you cannot open two accounts, of whatever reason.
If someone, say MrAlpha, opens an account, sinks to very low rating, decides to abandon this account and start a new account, say MrBeta, and start all over again hoping for a better rating progression, then it's definitely against ToS 3(a) as it is written.
If it is according to the rules to abandon an account and open another, that's a verry nice way to change your name, to resurrect under a new name.
To permit to open new accounts, while abandon the former one, gives us a lot of inactive accounts and usernames. Members to disappears suddenly, and reappears incognito. And a potential risque to inflate the rating system.
As I see it, it is against the rule ToS 3(a) to open a new account, even if the old one is inactive.
(For clarification: I have nothing aginst Ghost of mob. With this posting I just want to discuss and clarify the ToS 3(a) rule.)