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I was curious as to whether anything would happen to this user (perhaps not right away, but down the track):


They've signed up and done nothing other than take the time to fill in their profile...is this a slightly more intelligent spam method?

I get that they might come to the site to just browse...but doing nothing at all just seems weird to me!

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If they're coming to browse, nothing happens. If they stay away for six months straight, deletion. Source – Pops Dec 12 '11 at 22:36
Closely related: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/105218/…. I think the point is not that the account is inactive, but that the "about me" is spammish. – Keith Thompson Dec 12 '11 at 22:42
How did you find this account? As Kevin notes, he had 0 profile views before today – Adam Rackis Dec 12 '11 at 22:46
@AdamRackis, that is funny about the 0 views...I was using this SEDE query data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/q/2150 and typed in Alcoa (a company I contract for)... – davidsleeps Dec 12 '11 at 23:14
thanks @PopularDemand – davidsleeps Dec 12 '11 at 23:18

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Since he has 0 profile views (or had, until you posted it), I don't think it's very effective spam. He was last seen less than a week ago, so he probably is coming to browse. If he doesn't do anything, no one sees his profile (How did you find it anyway?), so why should it be a problem?

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Maybe this a more clever advertising scheme. David Sleeps created that other account and came to "report" it here. – Marcelo Dec 12 '11 at 22:58
@Kevin, I'm not concerned about the user (and don't think they are a problem)...I just wanted to know what (if anything) happened to users who do nothing (no questions, no answers, no votes, no comments, no anything)...@Popular Demand answered the question really. +1 all the same. – davidsleeps Dec 12 '11 at 23:17
On some other sites I have created an associated account just so I can vote. When I see good stuff I want to reward it. Maybe this person was thinking the same way, but then couldn't vote because of not starting at 101 on you very first account? – Kate Gregory Dec 12 '11 at 23:44

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