Originally posted by SJ247
I like to know who I am playing. It wouldn't surprise me to find that some players recreate id after id.
The problem is, you don't know "who" you're playing with whether they're subs or non-subs. Unless they're personal acquaintances of yours. It is possible to buy a subscription for someone else, so in theory there could be multiple accounts payed for and used by the same real person.
The question is, does it really matter to you? Also, I wonder why it would matter to the siteowner(s) (I'm still not clear whether there's just Russ or a bunch of people working on this site). If non-paying members create multiple accounts (something that would be quite hard to detect), then yes, that's a load on the servers. If subscribers create multiple accounts (and pay for them) then that's more money coming in. As a owner of the site I would welcome that. (Although, I am fully aware that it's forbidden to create multiple accounts.)
And to me, personally, it doesn't really matter who's at the other end of the board. I'm mostly here to play chess against whomever, and not to make new friends or anything. So, if I happen to play the same player in three games but thinking it's actually three different players, it doesn't matter much to me.
But that's just me. And who am I? You'll never know... 😉