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So this question just got asked on SO. The OP apparently thinks that he can ask us to build a intrusion detection system and he'll get replies. Before it was edited, it also had his email asking us to mail him the finished product. As noted by usmcs that isn't The Stack Overflow Way™

So what should we do under these circumstances? I flagged it for moderator attention, but haven't received a response yet.

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    a downvote would be enough and a close vote or flag to vote. It is not so specal that a mod needs to handle that. – rene Mar 2 '14 at 21:02
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    Don't bother the moderator: let the community handle it. – devnull Mar 2 '14 at 21:02
  • @rene so just let the question rot? Seems fair enough. – Guy Mar 2 '14 at 21:02
  • @devnull yeah it has like -5 now, so that should shut it down. – Guy Mar 2 '14 at 21:03
  • And... I cast the final Close Vote on it, so it's now on hold. – hichris123 Mar 2 '14 at 21:04
  • Oh co-incidence or did it get closed due to this post? – Guy Mar 2 '14 at 21:04
  • Good going guys :D Justice. – Guy Mar 2 '14 at 21:04
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    that post had a brother: stackoverflow.com/questions/21919154/… – Tim Seguine Mar 2 '14 at 21:37
  • @TimSeguine they just keep coming. – Guy Mar 2 '14 at 21:38
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    @Tim with 3 significantly downvoted questions I expect that will be the last of them before the big Q-ban – Richard Tingle Mar 3 '14 at 0:09
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No need to flag these for moderator attention - this is the kind of thing the community can manage easily without mods.

Downvote, vote to close and move on.

If you feel the need, you can hop into one of the chatrooms (The Tavern always has some people) and ask for help in getting a speedy closure.


One note, seeing as you tagged the question here with the "spam" tag. Do not flag such a question as spam. It is not spam - it is simply an unsuitable/bad question. Reserve spam flags for actual spam - someone trying to sell something or advertise instead of asking a question.

  • Although this guy was trying to, quite apparently, get us to do his job, probably something he would actually get paid for. – Guy Mar 2 '14 at 21:21
  • @Sabyasachi - be that as it may, he isn't trying to sell us something or advertise. This is not spam, however unwelcome it is and shouldn't be flagged as spam. – Oded Mar 2 '14 at 21:22
  • tagged the question "spam" should be flagged the question "spam". ;) – hichris123 Mar 2 '14 at 21:23
  • @hichris123 - nope. The question here on Meta was tagged with the spam tag. The actual question the OP was referring to wasn't flagged as spam ;) - clarified answer... – Oded Mar 2 '14 at 21:24
  • Oh, okay. Makes more sense, sorry! :P – hichris123 Mar 2 '14 at 21:25
  • @Oded okay got it. That is why I didn't flag it spam in the first place, because I wasn't sure. I figured tagging the meta question as spam wouldn't do any harm. – Guy Mar 2 '14 at 21:25

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