Let's suppose I'm a new user (below 1500 reputation points), and all I want to do is gain reputation points so I use the shotgun approach and answer as many questions as I can.
While I'm doing that I'm generating low-quality one-sentence answers that get flagged and deleted on a daily basis. I see a few people telling me that this isn't the best way to answer questions, but I'm on a mission to gain reputation points so I keep blasting away (there are several users that fit this description in the last 2 months).
What is to prevent me from having this kind of behavior forever?
One thing I'd also like to add is the there seems to be a process problem with dealing with these types of people, so my options are:
- Flag the post
If I downvote, and it meets the low quality criteria, then the post shows up for moderation and gets deleted (probably). I assume that since it's a deleted post, the user gets their reputation points back. If this is the case then there is no recourse for the user; if their post is bad enough it ends up being a good thing for them, and they get their reputation points back.
If I flag then there is a high probability that the post gets deleted. I assume that they get a message in their inbox (or I hope they would), but these types of users are good at ignoring the community anyway.
I'd also like to add that these users are not just posting one-sentence answers; they are repeatedly posting questions as answers and rarely use the comment system. They also don't improve their answers.