....I honestly now believe the is also a lot of Dub accounts with supporter status thats owned by a few users. Them same users Ryuu talked about who has supporter status but yet never post in the forums......
I cannot imagine that there are very many people, more than two or three, that would spend money and time on multiple accounts for the purpose of being able to place more down votes on things. That just doesn't pass the smell test.
The first thing that comes to mind when I think about accounts with supporter status that don't participate is that they are people that want to avoid ads, or to support the site that they visit. In some cases it's probably a combination of those things.
Anecdotally, I lurked here for a couple of years before I created an account. During that time, I sometimes felt a bit guilty that I was coming here for news and entertainment and giving nothing back to the site. So, I created an account and started participating. That made me feel like I was not just taking. Later on, my desire to further support the people that do the real work for the site, combined with my desire to not be bombarded with annoying ads, caused me to subscribe as a supporter. I can imagine many scenarios where I could have just skipped straight to supporter, rather than participant. In fact, there are lots of people that don't like to get involved in discussions online because they often turn into train wrecks. But, that doesn't mean those people don't want to show some support.
Anyway, I'm not going to say that nobody is doing this secondary supporter account thing. I just can't imagine that it's a widespread issue.