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I noticed that suddenly several users with very simple names (e.g. "joe") and score=1 ask the same question about running watij (whatever that is). These questions are all very similarly (poorly) written so I'm wondering if it's the same person asking over and over. The last one is this one. I've seen one other similar question that I don't have the link now.

Yesterday, I marked two made by the same user with 50 min of difference (this deleted question, as a dupe of this other one). So, I'm wondering if one of the Omniscient-And-All-Powerful-Mods here can check if it's indeed the same guy?

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"Watij (pronounced wattage) stands for Web Application Testing in Java. Watij is a Java API created to allow for the automation of web applications." While it doesn't seem unreasonable to get some questions about such a thing, it does seem very unreasonable to get so many low-quality dupes about it suddenly. –  Charles Apr 9 '11 at 22:36
    
@Charles that's sounds actually something I may be interested in learning actually :) –  Aleadam Apr 9 '11 at 22:51
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Might be a whole class posting their homework, like earlier for "diophantine", @Charles. –  Arjan Apr 10 '11 at 10:09
    
@Arjan, I'm also reminded of the rash of hotel reservation system questions... –  Charles Apr 10 '11 at 13:49

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Be sure to flag such users with a mod flag whenever you see this.

That's the easiest and simplest way -- and if you can provide a link to the other user in the mod comment that'd be awesome!

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OK. I'll do that. I just don't want to over use the flags also, hence this question here. –  Aleadam Apr 9 '11 at 22:50

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