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Just a few minutes ago, a particular user created two accounts and posted threatening posts against a certain religion. In such cases, what should be the action taken because the user can just keep creating accounts and keep posting such things because flagging is not going to help either.

Here is a fully censored snapshot of a particular who just happened to do that.

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    Flag like you would flag any other crap.
    – Bart
    Apr 7, 2014 at 13:43
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    IMO, just flag as offensive. We as a community have a near-limitless supply of flags. Apr 7, 2014 at 13:44
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    As some point he'll get tired of this and crawl back to his den. No need to worry. Apr 7, 2014 at 13:45
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    There are more hardcore things mods can do (or ask devs to do) for multi-user troublesome users (e.g. ip bans). Just keep flagging and it'll get sorted out Apr 7, 2014 at 13:46
  • michaelb958,@Bart - If the user is going to keep creating new accounts, flagging won't actually help right?
    – Rahul
    Apr 7, 2014 at 13:48
  • @RichardTingle - I guess IP ban won't work if the user is using a proxy or something.
    – Rahul
    Apr 7, 2014 at 13:48
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    Sure it will. There are people behind the scenes who pay attention to situations like this. You could even opt for the occasional "other" flag and explain what you're seeing. This is not the first user, it won't be the last. But they are handled just fine.
    – Bart
    Apr 7, 2014 at 13:49
  • Could you post image of full post ?
    – 911
    Apr 7, 2014 at 14:40
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    @Won't: I think you meant "Jews-y". hides from pun police
    – Wooble
    Apr 7, 2014 at 15:00

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Just flag it. It's from a known individual that likes to upset people, and they occasionally fixate on us from time to time.

Flag -> offensive or spam -> be done with it. Don't mention them, don't give them any indication that they've upset you, don't leave any comments - radio silence and flags is the best course of action.

As you do this, the system will make it increasingly difficult for them to persist.

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  • Does the system deal with multiple accounts and proxy situations? Just wanna know.
    – Rahul
    Apr 7, 2014 at 13:49
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    @Ɍ.Ɉ - it does. I won't go into specifics, but this user is being blocked, despite using Tor.
    – Oded
    Apr 7, 2014 at 13:50
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    @Ɍ.Ɉ This isn't spam. Don't flag non-spam posts as spam. This is offensive; flag it accordingly.
    – Servy
    Apr 7, 2014 at 13:58
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    Geo-locate them from their IP address, then nuke them from orbit... it's the only way to be sure.
    – Bohemian
    Apr 7, 2014 at 14:03
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    @Bohemian - collateral damage be damned?
    – Oded
    Apr 7, 2014 at 14:04
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    @Oded How is taking out the entire Indian Hacker Team "collateral damage"? Apr 7, 2014 at 14:20
  • @TimPost Do you guys file case\complain\FIR for that ? I love to see those dumb people behind the bars Apr 7, 2014 at 14:48
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    @michaelb958 - The scenario I had in mind: "geo location: Gaza city. Initiate nuke from orbit. There goes Jerusalem. Whoops.".
    – Oded
    Apr 7, 2014 at 14:56

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