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I'm not a prude - but f***vimmeanpeople seems like quite a rude and unacceptable username. Since we can't flag users - just questions - is it possible to make this username something a little more innocuous?

Edit: Ah, it seems he didn't learn the first time. Came back with f***meanpeopleingeneral. How original.

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Typically you just flag one of the user's posts at random if you want to flag something about that user specifically –  Michael Mrozek Aug 21 '11 at 2:04
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And furthermore, the tiny fraction of vim people who are mean hardly seems worthy of making a statement about. –  Rick Sladkey Aug 21 '11 at 2:42
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@Rick: Yeah, but they all deny the holy truth of emacs... –  dmckee Aug 21 '11 at 2:54

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A moderator already renamed that account.
The user then created another account with a different Mailinator address (which I renamed) and asked the same question.

If this recurs, we'll need an IP ban.

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thanks SLaks - - - - –  staticx Aug 21 '11 at 2:50
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It has recurred. stackoverflow.com/questions/7136670/… –  Michael Petrotta Aug 21 '11 at 6:37
    
Banned until Aug 2012. –  staticx Aug 23 '11 at 16:35

As all three accounts are clearly the same person, I've merged them together.

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That will probably trigger the automatic post ban on IP address. Nice. –  Arjan Aug 21 '11 at 10:11
    
@Arjan - That's also what I figured, which made it the simplest solution to all the issues. –  Dori Aug 21 '11 at 10:13
    
I suspect that an automatic ban would need one or two more questions. –  SLaks Aug 21 '11 at 12:33
    
@SLaks, am I right to assume that moderators can see if a post-ban is in place? (If not, then Show some indication that account is banned from asking new questions might be more useful than I would have imagined.) –  Arjan Aug 21 '11 at 12:43
    
@Arjan: Not that I know of. –  SLaks Aug 21 '11 at 12:51
    
The user was "temporarily banned" until Aug of 2012. –  staticx Aug 23 '11 at 16:35

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