A couple of weeks ago, I flagged a post as plagiarism; this flag was marked as "helpful".
Yesterday when speaking with a friend, he told me he flagged the same user for the same reason but on another question with the same result: helpful flag.
Both plagiarized answers were directly taken from Stack Overflow.
In both cases a mod sent a public comment to that user linking the plagiarized question and asking for credit, result: both answers were modified, one linking the source, another modifying the plagiarized part to seem original...
So I'm wondering,
Is there a general rule that says how many plagiarism flags a user can have to be banned / warned?
As far as my concrete case, is a high rep user in a site that is still in beta...
- Can different rules be applied?
- Is this up to the mod's consideration?
- Shouldn't these answers, detected and confirmed as plagiarism, be turned into Community Wiki?
- Should rep points obtained with these answers be removed from this user?