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An Alternate Account (also known as an Alt) is an extra account owned by a user that already owns an account.

Most name snipe accounts were created between 2006 and 2009.

Reasons for owning an alt

There are several reasons why a user may create an alternate account, including:

  • Name sniping (see below)
  • Extra account if main is banned
  • To hold another place if the player cannot afford BC, one famous example are the "Wingmen"
  • To play ROBLOX without being followed by other users and possibly be interviewed if being a famous user.
  • As a second account to complete multiplayer challenges with the owner (usually done on 2 separate computers)
  • As a group account, though technically not allowed by Roblox rules, to house a group place or group information.
  • For spam alts which are alts with inappropriate usernames that don't get used much and are used just to take up username space.
  • To make an inappropriate game and then get it's alternative banned then donate to the actual main account.
  • To troll other users.
  • To get an another account if the user forgot his password.
  • Extra account if main is stolen or hacked.
  • To show a free ROBUX/BC scam without being banned.

"Sniped" alternate accounts

Name sniping is the action of attempting to create an account with a certain significance. Some people consider namesnipes to only include one word, although this is not proven to be a requirement. Most accounts are 'sniped' for either a rare name, such as "Player", or for a certain playerID (e.g. http://www.roblox.com/User.aspx?ID=7777777). Some players try to snatch username snipes that are one word but very long.

There is, in fact, a group for name sniped accounts, so you can see examples here.

Examples of username snipes

  • Troll
  • Player
  • hello
  • bye
  • 1337
  • justin
  • apple
  • AFK
  • Robloxian
  • 666
  • O_O

Examples of playerID snipes

  • inuysha93 (ID=360)
  • ZMAN (ID=420)
  • jdogie (ID=666)
  • gaaralover96 (ID=777)
  • lego_boy (ID=911)
  • breeks (ID=1515)
  • jordana495 (ID=9001)
  • SantaClause (ID=9999)
  • miked2 (ID=12345)
  • crazychris (ID=54321)
  • 2COOLFORU (ID=1000000)

Users will target unique usernames and unique userIDs. For this reason user creation picks up around significant userID benchmarks.

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