I just got an answer to one of my questions that really has nothing to do with the question and yet it already has three upvotes. It's just basic information about rebasing, and my question has nothing to do with rebasing. It's a brand new user and this is his only answer.
So I'm thinking that someone is creating users, posting semi-related answers and upvoting those answers in order to get enough users with enough rep to significantly boost the rep of some other user.
I don't have access to enough data to make any further investigations, but I thought I'd ask here on meta if someone can confirm or deny that this answer is part of a rep scam. Perhaps looking at the users who upvoted the answer may give you a clue?
I'd also like to know if I'm just paranoid or if this is a legitimate reason for suspicion.
Here's the answer (now requires 10k SO rep):
Sometimes if a rebase fails then you can just:
git rebase --abort