Today on November 7th, over 100 alt accounts were banned.
The simple answer is, alt accounts are NOT allowed on the forums. This includes proxy and VPN IPs. This explains why the total number of members you see is way lower now. It used to be over 700 but it got lowered once I placed all of those bans. If one of your accounts has been hit by the ban wave that you feel shouldn't have been, contact me or another member of management immediately.