There are users asking questions, deletes and re-asks them if he doesn't get an answer, and also deletes them as soon as he gets a satisfactory one.

Examples for solved questions he deleted (I called upon Chat.Meta to undelete so they may be active again):

Examples for deleted and re-posted questions from Google (I'm not searching through them all) in which he is being warned about re-posting questions:

Full Google listing

This guy needs some kind of permanent boot.

Update: The guy came back to ask another useless XML question, and delete all the undeleted content again (except for those parts that were protected in the meantime by upvotes) , despite numerous comments and links to this Meta question. He is clearly not interested in changing his behaviour.

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    There should be a new limit on SE: 'You may only delete one question per week.' This limit should replace the awful 'Wait ten minutes before marking this answer as accepted'-limit.
    – user146787
    Commented Jan 9, 2011 at 19:28
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    I agree that it is unacceptable, but please do not lower yourself to his level and mind your language. Commented Jan 9, 2011 at 19:30
  • @Gamecat, wait I'll edit it. I just hate that limit >.<
    – user146787
    Commented Jan 9, 2011 at 19:31
  • @Gamecat I can accept criticism about my language, but what do you mean by me lowering myself to his level? Because of the call to undelete? (I didn't see anything wrong with that but I'm open to arguments)
    – Pekka
    Commented Jan 9, 2011 at 19:32
  • @Time never mind, I edited it
    – Pekka
    Commented Jan 9, 2011 at 19:33
  • @Pekka I think Gamecat was talking to me. :)
    – user146787
    Commented Jan 9, 2011 at 19:33
  • @Time ah, I overlooked that, all right :) In that case, I'm rolling back the edit I made to the question :D
    – Pekka
    Commented Jan 9, 2011 at 19:33
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    @Pekka, I mean the language, you can perfectly make your point without using these words. I hate it when great people lower themself to cope with trollish behaviour. Commented Jan 9, 2011 at 19:35
  • @Gamecat I sometimes need to use foul language when something angers me :) But you're right of course.
    – Pekka
    Commented Jan 9, 2011 at 19:38
  • And I know, sometimes the actions of people can make you mad as hell. The hardest part is to keep yourself up to level. So sorry if I sounded a bit offensive, I just tried to help (which sometimes can go terribly wrong.) Commented Jan 9, 2011 at 19:39
  • @Gamecat @Pekka I can't live without foul language! I use it all the freaking time. :D
    – user146787
    Commented Jan 9, 2011 at 19:39
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    @Pekka, we are both right. But foul language needs to be spoken (preferably loud). Commented Jan 9, 2011 at 19:40
  • @Gamecat re your 2nd last comment: No offense taken. I will use the occasional swear word, but I have no problem removing them or having them edited out. Re your last comment: fair point :)
    – Pekka
    Commented Jan 9, 2011 at 19:40
  • Thanks. English is not my native language, and sometimes the message send does not cover the meaning. But learning all day keeps you awake (sometimes all night). Commented Jan 9, 2011 at 19:42
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    @Pekka: I have the same feeling. But you can take 3 days off, then start watching it again. ;) Commented Jan 10, 2011 at 0:39

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I think his/her account should be suspended for at least 3 days, and he/she should receive an email about what he/she has misdone.

If he/she continues, his/her delete-privilege should be dropped.

Yes, women can also be programmers.

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    At least a serious warning. (And I want more undelete votes ;-) Commented Jan 9, 2011 at 19:52
  • his/her delete-privilege should be dropped — wondering if that is an option?
    – Arjan
    Commented Jan 15, 2011 at 15:03
  • @Arjan sure, this prevents him from deleting his own questions.
    – user146787
    Commented Jan 15, 2011 at 17:28
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    I meant: does the current system allow for that? I've only seen accounts fully suspended, not any partial privileges being taken away.
    – Arjan
    Commented Jan 15, 2011 at 17:52
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    @Arjan I'm not sure, but I think this is easy to implement. I don't think it's a bad idea to implement this anyway.
    – user146787
    Commented Jan 15, 2011 at 17:53

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