This has happened twice to me now and I'm sure it was the same user. I submitted an answer that was time consuming to prepare and the user immediately deletes the question once they have got what they want!

It seems to me they are abusing the system. I don't have the URL of the first occasion but the most recent question was this one.

  • Good on you to recommend it here. Next time if you can, flag the question as well for the mods to review. They can take it from here.
    – jcolebrand
    Commented Jan 10, 2011 at 5:25
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    I can't access the question to flag it anymore as only 10kers will be able to see it. Commented Jan 10, 2011 at 5:28
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    Indeed. but sometimes you have it cached ;)
    – jcolebrand
    Commented Jan 10, 2011 at 5:30
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    @drachenstern - I did and it worked! Commented Jan 10, 2011 at 5:33
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    Besides that I already flagged this one which would get a mod to see it. I would advise not doing anything else at this point ;)
    – jcolebrand
    Commented Jan 10, 2011 at 5:34
  • Discussed just yesterday: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/74466/… Commented Jan 10, 2011 at 8:04

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Interesting -- haven't seen this particular pathology before, but definitely flag it and we will take action. This is extremely community hostile behavior and will not be tolerated.

  • Thanks for taking action on this! Commented Jan 10, 2011 at 13:09
  • Any chance we can get Diff is Hard, Let's Go Shopping! back?
    – Arjan
    Commented Feb 2, 2011 at 10:39
  • @arjan for what purpose? it has all been implemented. Open a new topic on the current UI. Commented Feb 2, 2011 at 11:19
  • For the very same reason as this very question is about? I cannot see what suggestions were made, but I'd like to see the shopping lists. (If there were any good suggestions? I cannot tell.) (As an aside: that very question is linked in some places. You might want to keep the URL-within-Markdown search in place for yourselves and moderators!)
    – Arjan
    Commented Feb 2, 2011 at 11:29

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