User in question is that one

When I was checking SO meta, I come across with that Question As I check the user history, I see many (many) 1 character edits, a single whitespace character somewhere in the text, generally at the end

Revision history is 115 page long and it is hard to undone all invalid edits. Probably he is a badge hunter. How can I report this user directly?

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    As always, flagging one of the user's posts for moderator attention and described the situation in the custom field is probably the easiest way to report it. Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 11:04
  • Yet more fun with this user >:| How many times does a user have to be discussed on meta before something longer-lasting is done? This doesn't even include his (at least one) sock puppet. Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 11:50
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    And how is it that single-character whitespace edits were accepted anyway, I thought there was a minimum? Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 11:56
  • @DaveNewton There's no minimum for users above the edit threshold (2000 on SO, I believe). The minimum only applies to suggested edits. Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 13:19

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In general, just flag one of the posts that was edited with the "needs moderator attention" flag and explain the problematic pattern. A moderator will deal with it. There is also no need to roll back, as the edits don't do anything, undoing a non-edit would just add more noise to the revision history.

In this case this is not necessary, the mods are already aware of it.

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    I think we posted our comments/answers as the exact same time, according to the tooltip timestamps. +1! Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 11:08

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