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Reviewing suggested edits, I came about two suggested edits from the same account, http://stackoverflow.com/suggested-edits/187748 and http://stackoverflow.com/suggested-edits/187749 introducing unintelligible spam. Looking at the user page, the only activity from that account was suggesting such edits.

Since there's no flag button on the user or suggested edits page:

What is the officially approved way of drawing the moderators' attention to such accounts?

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A related feature request –  razlebe Jan 25 '12 at 14:03
    
@razlebe That's a good feature request. Looking at the two linked suggested edits, there's currently nothing useful to attach a flag to since the spammer didn't have any posts of their own, and I can't get to the rejected edits from the posts themselves. –  Bill the Lizard Jan 25 '12 at 14:06
    
@bill I agree - see my answer on that FR. –  razlebe Jan 25 '12 at 14:28
    
If they have any other posts, flag one of those posts with a custom moderator message. –  casperOne Jan 25 '12 at 14:55

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up vote 7 down vote accepted

This Meta post will do. That user is now an ex-spammer no more.

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That is good. In case of further occurrences, more meta posts, email or another way preferred? –  Daniel Fischer Jan 25 '12 at 14:04
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I think what you mean to say is that spammer is now an ex-user. There's a high degree of recidivism amongst spammers, and that person is surely plying his trade somewhere else. –  Al E. Jan 25 '12 at 14:08
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@DanielFischer Meta posts are fine for now. I haven't seen this before, so hopefully it won't become a huge problem. Still, I'd like to see the ability to flag a suggested edit implemented, as in the feature request that razlebe linked to in his comment. –  Bill the Lizard Jan 25 '12 at 14:08
    
@AlEverett I'm sure you're right. –  Bill the Lizard Jan 25 '12 at 14:09
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I'd like to thank everyone from refraining from the monty python references in this comment thread. –  Won't Jan 25 '12 at 14:31
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Seems like (s)he moved to meta and started here, also on Windows Phone beta, possibly elsewhere too. –  Daniel Fischer May 3 '12 at 0:42

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