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Came across an answer by this user on on one of my favourites, the answer was clearly spam so I flagged it, but then so are all their other answers. Is it possible to flag the user as spam rather than going through all the answers?

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Just flag one of the spam answers for moderator attention, hinting the repeated spamming activity. The mods are trained to handle such situations :)

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Agreed, this is the regular procedure for now. We go through their posting history anyway, one flag is enough. What we do with them after is undisclosed and unsuitable for children anyway. –  Gnoupi Aug 18 '10 at 9:48
    
OK, flagged and brought to the attention of the moderators. –  robertc Aug 18 '10 at 9:52
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I don't believe the moderators actually receive any formal training. More like combat training. "Here's a rifle, go kill some folk." –  devinb Aug 18 '10 at 11:56
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There's def. no training involved. BTW, Shadow's answer is now the preferred method. –  slm Oct 30 at 0:10

You don't have to go through all the answers. Leave a comment when you're flagging a particular user, to note that it is a spam user, rather than spam post, and that should be enough.

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This is now possible, you can report a user directly from within the profile page:

...and it's gone. Leaving this answer here in case it would show up again, or until getting official response that it won't be back.

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The feature was intended for flagging a profile that was broadly offensive, but was mostly being used for situations where users should have been flagging a post, or where someone had an issue with a user (spam, suspected downvoting, Etc.) We may bring it back if we think we can target its use better, but it wasn't working as intended. –  Jaydles Nov 9 at 14:46
    
Thanks @Jaydles can you please answer this one before I delete this now outdated answer? –  Shadow Wizard Nov 9 at 14:50

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