Bob, on his first day, asks a question on a site, and it goes viral. It gets lots of upvotes. Reasons of virality can be some update in a new tool or it can be a common query like
- Why is processing a sorted array faster than processing an unsorted array? (not saying that OP here is Bob)
So Bob hits the rep cap 10 times and gets 2001 (and counting) reputation in 10 days. Some facts about Bob:
He is not a fan of reading documentation, and he didn't read this article either: https://stackoverflow.stackexchange.com/help/privileges/edit
He has done 0 edits, so he doesn't know about "Which edits should be avoided?"
Bob is evil.
Bob is a rare case. I don't know if any Bobs ever existed or not.
He goes on editing a lot of posts without much thought. He also votes down new users' posts blatantly, leaves bad comments, and creates a chat room which is not at all relevant to the site. He accesses review queues and lets spam posts slip through.
What will the system do to prevent all that mishap happening in the first place?
What actions will be taken to revert the damage done?
It is NOT a feature request. It is a query to those who know how things like serial voting detection, spam detection, etc., work.