Could someone please deny this user from creating bad tags just as personal harassment:


What would be a more right way to report him rather than creating a question here?

  • I'm seeing what can be done.
    – Maniero
    Oct 2, 2010 at 15:58
  • Been watching this and looking through the mod tools- apparently there's no easy way to mass-delete a tag. Oct 2, 2010 at 15:59
  • @Fishtoaster: Don't mass-delete it, you'll leave the questions with a tag removed as he replaced some in some case... I'm just rolling them back, most of them are corrected already. Oct 2, 2010 at 16:02
  • Fair enough- can't mass-delete anyway. Thank you for rolling back- the user is being addressed. Oct 2, 2010 at 16:03
  • [bestestes] and [worstestes] have all been rolled back. Oct 2, 2010 at 16:08
  • I'm very sorry to have offended you, I should have left your name off the change reason. Oct 2, 2010 at 16:13
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    @Peter No, you shouldn't have done your retagging at all. Besides whatever your issue with Tom is, this constitutes a blatant abuse of the system. Assuming you had good intentions (as stated on meta.prog), the least you could have done is gather feedback on your idea in beforehand by suggesting this in a meta question.
    – balpha StaffMod
    Oct 2, 2010 at 16:28
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    I think this should have been asked on meta.programmers.stackexchange.com instead of here.
    – Jon Seigel
    Oct 2, 2010 at 16:32
  • @JonSeigel: Perhaps that would've worked out if the site was out of beta, but at the moment there are only 3 Pro Tem moderators of which only 2 are really active. As these 2 moderators can't be there 24/4 and the SOIS has a lot more to handle than our meta I decided to post it here in this case... Thanks anyway, I'll think of that in the future. Oct 2, 2010 at 16:39
  • @balpha, sorry about that too. I'll ask it on meta.prog once I get released from jail. Problem is, with the exception of maybe one or two guys, meta.prog consists almost solely of people who don't care for my ideas, whereas I seem to get more traction and response on the main site. The guys who close my questions are the same guys who tell me my questions don't belong there, at least they have the courtesy to do that. Oct 2, 2010 at 16:49
  • I think the Taxonimist badge he earned should be removed as well. [bestestes]? Really? Oct 2, 2010 at 17:58
  • Murphy's Law acted here. I had a power outage. I had time to talk with Fishtoaster and mods of other sites to address this issue properly.
    – Maniero
    Oct 2, 2010 at 19:40
  • @Peter: We got a consensus among mods about your immature attitude. We really hope you start to understand that you are participating on a community. Mods and high reps are the representatives to keep the order in house. Majority people doesn't want do the dirty job but they trust on representatives. They prefer the legitimate representatives to do their job and still participating on our community as they can. You can complain but you can't do what you want. We hear your opinions but this is not mean that we agree.
    – Maniero
    Oct 2, 2010 at 19:45
  • @Peter: You can disagree, you can leave (I'm not suggesting it) but you need to follow the rules while you are here. This site was not created to please everybody. I don't like every rule here, but I understand why they exists and I respect them. In democracy everyone has a voice but nobody can do anything you want. Tomorrow I hope to see good contributions by you.
    – Maniero
    Oct 2, 2010 at 19:50
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    @bigown, most people don't have a separate "Edit Tags" link. I'm assuming what you're talking about is the 10k "inline retag" feature I keep hearing about.
    – Pops
    Oct 3, 2010 at 0:50

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That is just bizarre. To answer you, reporting here on MSO works, you can also e-mail [email protected] or flag any post by that user for mod attention and just explain what's going on.

  • Okay, so I've done fine by reporting here... I had the feeling posting it here gets the fastest attention. Oct 2, 2010 at 15:59
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    @TomWij Flagging for moderator, or the chat for your site would probably be the fastest.
    – C. Ross
    Oct 2, 2010 at 21:27
  • See my comment to JonSeigel in the comments to this question, that's why I did it here. And there is no chat yet... :-( Oct 2, 2010 at 21:35
  • FWIW recent feature changes rev 104 says profile-page now has a link "report this profile". I tested; link is there and clicking it brings Help Center > Contact (http://meta.stackexchange.com/contact#option=reportProfile)
    – gnat
    Oct 29, 2014 at 18:54
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    @gnat to be completely clear, that link really is specifically for reporting the profile itself, not the user to whom the profile belongs. Think "user's avatar is blatant pornography" or "user's about me is racist tirade." Issues with posts and site behaviors should still almost always go through the "classic" flagging system.
    – Pops
    Nov 5, 2014 at 23:42
  • I see, that makes sense
    – gnat
    Nov 6, 2014 at 4:19

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