This account is currently spamming Help space with jibberish questions and answers.
I can delete the posts, but if it keeps spamming then I guess there should be a mechanism for flagging the account so it could be banned (at least temporarily).
Monitoring the activity, it appears there's two accounts at work here.
One creating and deleting posts with another upvoting those posts. The account has scraped up ~750 karma in the three days it's been active, which I believe is hitting the daily ~250 karma roof (or whatever the roof is at). My guess, if this is an automated malware system, it'll try to gain moderator status and proceed deleting, modifying or closing posts made by users.
Edit: a few moments later the account has ~850 karma, so either I was wrong about the daily karma roof, I made an error, or there's a way to get past the karma roof.
OK, I was able to suspend the account from the moderation queue.
A new account has been created which continue the spamfest.
This question just got closed by another "clone" of that spammer:
He already gained 1000+ karma and is able to delete my comments on his own questions. I posted already in our forum conversation, but i guess he might has automated the user creation and upvoting. A temporary IP ban wouldn't be bad either ^^.
Man, now we got the same problem wikipedia has... though wikipedia has more tools to fight those vandals.
editJust realized that he can also edit your question and has removed the link to his user page. You have to view the history of the post to see the original text
@Bunny83 Yes. The account has already deleted comments I've made in other threads so it's clearly destructive behavior. Specifically comments reaching out to contact staff.
I've reached out to UT over other channels which aren't as easily disrupted. I'll leave it to UT to sort out a solution, should they decide to do so.
I got other things to do personally and I will leave this as is. I don't feel like spending time helping people for free when members in the community aim to void that work. The community can instead read the manual and technical literature to help themselves from my point of view.
Answer by SaraCecilia
Nov 16, 2015 at 03:19 PM
I will be cleaning up all of his content, his account has been disabled. Thanks for helping out guys!
Spammers need to be Suspended. If it cant be done, refer it to Sara, Aurore or Graham Dunnett.
The only place I've seen to suspend an account is from the mod queue, and I don't even really know if that works. This guy wasn't going through the mod queue so there was no way to suspend him that I could tell.
I am investigating why you guys are not able to suspend from anywhere else but the mod queue, because that should be in place.
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How did all the spam get into the help room?
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