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I just came across this(10k only) on Ask Ubuntu. (Image Link) A new, one-rep user just posted thirteen "abusive" answers over fifteen minutes.

Is there ever a legitimate reason for a user, especially a new one, to post so many answers like that, especially on one question? Shouldn't they be on a more restrictive rate-limit?

  • I don't have the rep to see those 'answers' only your screen-shot but there is a user with a similar name that has a rep of 5 now from a couple of suggested edits. I wonder if that had something to do with it? – PeterJ Jan 27 '14 at 3:58
  • @PeterJ: He has no other activity. – Ullallulloo Jan 27 '14 at 3:59
  • And he's still going. None in the past few minutes, though. – hichris123 Jan 27 '14 at 4:00
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    Take into account that all those users has different ID. But I agree, some rate limit should be in place for IP. – Braiam Jan 27 '14 at 4:03
  • @Braiam: ohh, didn't catch that. That still could work though, yeah. – Ullallulloo Jan 27 '14 at 4:06
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    @Braiam recently we had similar issue on Drupal Answers, and not only UIDs changed - each "answer" was from different IP. – Mołot Jan 27 '14 at 7:22
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    @Mołot We had another one yesterday as well, would you believe. This one made a point of saying he was using the Tor network to get around restrictions. It's a difficult battle to fight – Clive Jan 27 '14 at 10:11
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    @Clive TOR is detectable. Limiting posts per minute for TOR users would be a (partial) solution. Sorry I wasn't there to help with flagging yesterday, I spent all day grinding and sanding wood. – Mołot Jan 27 '14 at 10:13
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    Way not not refuce to let anyone on the TOR network post, unles the site mods decide that there is a good reason for users of the side to hide their ID from their goverment. – Ian Ringrose Jan 27 '14 at 10:40

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