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Given that my answer was down voted by another SO user. When asked for reason got very rude and offensive reply back

Just after a minute or so another user up votes the comments of previous offensive user and then gets completey rude

So my question is what does SO do to these kind of unprofessional user after being reported, apart from deleting the rude comments made

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If it's repeated behaviour, the offenders get a telling-off, and if they don't mend their ways, suspensions. – Daniel Fischer Jul 24 '12 at 21:38
@DanielFischer thanks for replying, please see my comment below to minitech – HatSoft Jul 24 '12 at 21:42
Please keep in mind that people aren't required to explain a downvote. It's nice when they do so politely, but it's not a rule to explain. – simchona Jul 24 '12 at 22:34
You should link to the answer. – Nicol Bolas Jul 24 '12 at 23:17
@NicolBolas I went an delete my answer that had offensive comments, because when as i reported the comments, that user went and deleted his comments out – HatSoft Jul 24 '12 at 23:25
@hat if the user doesn't have a pattern of rudeness, probably the most that would happen is that those comments would be deleted. You might consider undeleting since you know now that you can flag comments and explain the situation – simchona Jul 24 '12 at 23:51
up vote 12 down vote accepted

If it's just one offense, the comment will probably get deleted, and that's that. People who are continuously rude can be sent a warning message and/or suspended, though.

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thank you for replying, But in my case the second user logs in after and promotes the first user. So the point I am making is suspiciously looks like both user account are of the same individual – HatSoft Jul 24 '12 at 21:40
@HatSoft: Then flag that and explain your concerns in the "Other" box. – Ryan O'Hara Jul 24 '12 at 21:42
cool good idea, it did not came in my mind at that time may because of rage, thank you again – HatSoft Jul 24 '12 at 21:44

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