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I just destroyed a spam / robot account that was just copying the help text into answers and posting them. The ID was 2045498.

Upon hitting 'destroy', I got the lolcat exception page. I loaded the user's profile again (following a link from one of the junk answers, not refreshing) and this is what I saw:

  • The name had been de-normalized
  • No traces of the 5 spam answers that previously existed
  • No bio data at all

However the account still existed. Destroying it again worked. Bug, or perhaps something related to the testing / maintenance that's going on? It's almost like a transaction failed.

Noting it here in case it's the prior.

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As for 'again', this seems to now be a pattern for me. – Tim Post Feb 6 '13 at 11:10
There has been other odd behavior around the spam flags lately, so you're not the only one here. – Brad Larson Feb 6 '13 at 17:32

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