I flagged many of those, though I suspect not all of them, as I also flagged posts from some other users, and still had some flags left for the day.
I had noticed one of the user's answers on a question I was reading, and saw that a Moderator (Kev, perhaps) had left a comment indicating to the user that the post in question should be 'fleshed out' to qualify as a real answer. It appeared that the comment was ignored.
I left a comment on a different, recent post suggesting the same thing; that the answer seemed to be correct, but that unless it had content posted in the body of the answer, it would likely be converted to a comment. In looking at the user's history, I found a number of posts that were basically,
"this took me 5 seconds to Google; here you go:"
I left a comment to one of those saying that "Let me Google that for you" is not an answer, and might be considered rude.
A comment "discussion" between the user and I ensued, and ended with the user telling me I was wrong, and that he was answering the questions, and he was the only one willing to help the people he was answering. I was trying to get across that if he wants to leave links, that is fine, but they should be comments, not Answers.
We agreed to disagree, let's just say.
I flagged numerous posts. The word rampage has been used, however I would note a few things:
- The user had 114 answers when I first saw them.
- I probably flagged 20-25 posts.
- I did not flag some posts that did significantly consist of only a link because in a couple cases, they really did amount to "answers" to the questions. I think in at least one such case, I ended up voting to close the question instead.
- I chose individual flagging rather than a single "Other" flag so as not to make some poor Mod have to trudge through the user's posts to find which ones were or were not appropriate. Many of the user's answers are good answers, and some were borderline. I flagged only ones that I felt applied solidly as "Not an Answer" as has been generally accepted.
- I did not take votes or accepts into account at all. I know some disagree with that, and counterflagged as a result. Quite alright by me.
- I don't think the user is "spamming" at all, nor does he seem to be promoting his own site or anything of that nature; he simply has a habit of posting a link, and often suggesting along with it, "I found this in no time on Google".
- I posted a link to one of the "discussions" via Twitter, lamenting that taking time to instruct a user often backfires. That may have resulted in some of the flags/DVs, too.
- I also flagged a number of other posts from other users that I came across in the meantime.
I've seen here and in another related question that (at least some) Mods would prefer a single "Other" flag noting the issue, as opposed to a "flood" of flags. In this case, I think that might have been a better thing to do, and I will do that if I ever come across such a situation again.
I understand that the user has been "officially" notified about what we expect from an answer. I expect that to solve the problem, otherwise.