Note that I'll use user name XYZ here. If the user really exists, sorry, you aren't meant.
I encountered many times the situation, that a certain user: @YXZ, downvoted all answers to a question without a comment and adds his own solution. His own solution is then mostly a general answer which won't acutally fix the special question, mostly tries to point out, that all other answers and the opener have no plan about what they are talking.
Now this happened, I think the 4. time for a post of mine. Here ist the post (for example): PHP exceptions try and catch
Note that I've donwvoted his post, but 2 minutes later my post got a second down-vote and his were upvoted again. Although there were no activity in this post anymore since hours before. This are really reasons to assume that the user is using a second account for this.
I will find more examples if we need them for discussion. One time we could even get this user into a discussion and he admitted that it was he and that it was vandalism. He told us to edit or posts again (just minor) to make it possible to him to turn the down-votes back into upvotes.
I've flagged this post as vandalism every time, means 4 times. 2 times the flag were deemed helpful. Two times declined. (today).. I think it was just declined because the moderator don't see the vandalism in this actions, as he has no understanding about the technical background in the
Question: What to do?
- try to talk with the user (tried many times without success. Just no reaction)?
- accept the situation (unsatisfying)?
- don't answer questions in the tag anymore and let @XYZ answer all those questions (sometimes wrong). (Also unsatisfying, as I have some experience with this. At least as much as the user in question, as far as I've seen)?
Btw: Here is text I've added to the flag:
This user has (likely) down-voted all answers, in favour of his own, (again) His own answer isn't good here. (believe me, I'm experienced with that). The problem here is that all of the methods will throw the same type of Exception and it would be hard to separate these afterwards. Note that it is really annoying to get downvoted again and again for every question I answer in the
PDOtag, by this user. He should be banned from that tag. – 10 hours ago declined -
flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer