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It might be rare, but I just saw this suggested edit:

Income For Life Oppointunity:dot.ws is it;Just like .com;this is where you make real money,click the link below and go for premium,that's where you make the money: [site]

It came from a registered user, which is abusing making more edits:

Income For Life Oppointunity:dot.ws is it;Just like .com;this is where you make real money,click the link below and go for premium,that's where you make the money: [site]

Should we do something about this instead of just reject the edit?

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    That is a new low in spammer behavior. Account destroyed. Jun 29, 2011 at 13:59
  • Good point, I also see this from time to time. Jun 29, 2011 at 14:04
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    Not that destroying the account is an incorrect response, but it also seems possible (perhaps even likely) that this is a result of their account being compromised.
    – jamietre
    Jun 29, 2011 at 14:11
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    @jamietre: That is a valid point to bring up, but I did check the account before destroying it. This was the only activity from that account. Jun 29, 2011 at 14:18
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    @jamietre: You can't destroy an account above a certain (low, I believe) reputation.
    – user1228
    Jun 29, 2011 at 14:18
  • If I remember well, an account with a reputation higher than 499 cannot be destroyed; destroying an account is reserved to those users who didn't contribute, if not with spam, or acting like this user.
    – apaderno
    Jun 29, 2011 at 14:34

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Reject the edit,

then flag the post with type "other", giving details of the edit in the "flag details" field.

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    Just remember to open the question in different tab, if you're the second rejecter it will vanish. Jun 29, 2011 at 14:03
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    @Shadow: scroll back up to the top of the list of suggested edits -- you'll find all the accepted and rejected edit suggestions when you were the decisive vote.
    – sarnold
    Jun 29, 2011 at 22:45
  • @sarnold is this new feature? Thanks anyway, great tip! Jun 30, 2011 at 6:55
  • @Shadow, I'm not sure how long it's been there, but I think it's been there for as long as I've seen the 10k+ suggested-edit queue. It's been really handy to have them still available on the page, even after accepting good edits there is usually more that can be cleaned up. :)
    – sarnold
    Jun 30, 2011 at 19:54

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