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The user Suresh Siva has 5 answers, each of them marked as answered and up-voted exactly once, all of them answers to questions asked by the user Suresh.

In fact in at least one of the answers is simply an exact copy-paste of the code from another users answer.

What should I do in such situations? Is it enough to mark one of the posts for moderator attention, or should it be posted here?

  • Shame..! Shame..! Shame..! – Gopi Oct 25 '10 at 9:02
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    He's been continuing to do this systematically since this has been posted (he's at 9 accepted answers already). Seeing that his answers are not only accepted, but upvoted twice within minutes of being posted, there's a third account involved: Renya. See this question and this particularly blatant rip-off of someone else's answer. – ЯegDwight Oct 25 '10 at 10:44
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    It's a conspiracy! (S)He's been busy, as of now, 17 answers to questions (all accepted) from the "sock puppet" accounts with the combined question count, 17! Totally gaming the system. – Jeff Mercado Oct 26 '10 at 7:47
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Mark for moderator attention will be enough. You can also mail the team.

Its not a user task to judge other users. That task belongs to the mods.

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    Replace 'user' with 'human' and 'moderator' with 'god' :-P – Lars Udengaard Oct 25 '10 at 9:31
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    I have seen moderators act like gods. But that's not the issue. In the case users had to be judged (because of their behaviour) its not a task that can be achieved with gaining rep. – Toon Krijthe Oct 25 '10 at 9:53
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    @Lars Udengaard: ...and your point is? Theology and mythology aside, who has the tools to do something about the situation (e.g. have access to moderator tools, can send an e-mail directly to the user in question, or in severe cases, can give time outs)? Not the users. – Piskvor Oct 26 '10 at 15:15
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User Renya looks like his other sock puppet. He's been busy, got himself on the #5 spot in the user leagues.

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