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Possibly related; might be an extension or alternative to: A user should just be destroyed network-wide automatically if it has no upvoted content and is destroyed on two independent sites by mods already


As already explained in the linked question, spammers tend to create many accounts, then a mod from each site may destroy their account. Destroying their account will also automatically impose an account suspension, but only to that site.

This feature request expands the site suspension to the network-wide suspension if the user has been destroyed on a few sites, e.g. 3 different sites.

What I think the difference from the linked request is the timing; i.e. when they only have a few accounts but are destroyed network-wide, then they can still create a new account on the rest of the network and not suspended. This request intends to prevent future active spamming on other sites instead of cleaning passive profile spam (which the linked request may be more efficient for this).

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    I'd be interested to know how often the same spammer account spams 4+ sites to see how impactful this would be Aug 3, 2023 at 10:56
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    I think this is a good idea, although I'd suggest a provision that the destroying would have to be done by different mods across the sites as a sanity check, since there are a number of us modding 3+ sites. It would be nice to make 100% sure that multiple people need to push a button before suspending network-wide -- to prevent both mistakes and abuse.
    – HDE 226868
    Aug 3, 2023 at 13:20
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    @MissSkooterstandswPalestine Often enough that it's far from a unique situation, but it would be difficult to get proper statistics on this.
    – Mast
    Aug 3, 2023 at 18:32

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