Linked Questions

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Flag abusive users

I think the community does a great job policing questions/answers, etc. and the community has some good tools available to do this. Between flagging questions with some reasons behind it and editing ...
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0answers
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Allow flagging user profiles as spam [duplicate]

https://physics.stackexchange.com/users/8664/lower-back-pain <-- Example spam profile.
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0answers
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Spam in About Me Section [duplicate]

If a user has a link to a website such as www.enlarge-your-brest.com (no kidding, I've encountered some) in their About Me Section or the user card, should the moderation be alerted?
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6answers
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Spam Profiles are getting my goat. Could we have better tools for mods to deal with profile spam?

Super User got hit by another batch of spammers creating profiles. They've got accounts on other sites from what I've heard from other mods and from the comments here. Last time it was streaming. Now ...
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3answers
816 views

Rules for Profiles

Are there any rules concerning what I can put in my profile? Return to Stack Exchange Moderator FAQ
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4answers
706 views

Are people abusing spam flagging as a cheap way to gain flag weight?

I just took a look at the list of flags and saw a bunch of spam flags against some user. As it turns out, looking at his profile, pretty much all of his 111 answers that I have peeked at propose ...
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2answers
454 views

Add ability to Flag a User or Suggested Edit

I am aware this has been brought up before. I'm also aware it has been brought up specifically for edits before. However, new features on the site may warrant a fresh look. Specifically, suggested ...
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1answer
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When will inactive accounts be deleted? [duplicate]

Will inactive accounts be deleted? If so, what happens to questions and answers made by those accounts? What are the criteria for deletion?
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1answer
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Inactive user accounts which appear to have only been created to advertise a product/service?

Recently, I was typing in some spam keywords into the user search and found some suspicious users that meet the following characteristics : username contains one of the same keywords that often shows ...
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1answer
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Delete old, unloved, users

I've been putting some thought into Is spam in the "about me" field a reason to worry?, and particularly the statement at the top of the accepted answer: The trick is finding these spam ...
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3answers
182 views

How can I report Spam sent via my Stack Exchange profile contact info?

I received spam via my website contact form from somebody who specified that he got my contact via one of the Stack Exchange's sites. I understand that Stack Exchange may not have to deal this kind ...
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2answers
159 views

Can I manually audit another user's reputation?

Occasionally I want to take a close look at another user's reputation to see if there's anything that smells fishy about them (read: vote fraud). Is there any reason why the https://stackoverflow.com/...
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1answer
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Hide website field in profiles of users with less than 15 rep from users not logged in to control spam

Here's an idea on how to combat spam URLs in user profiles: Hiding the website field in profiles of users with less than 15 rep1 from users who are not logged in would disable this exploit by making ...
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6answers
289 views

Why don't members of SO use their about me area for making money?

I see that almost all of the people of StackOverflow leave their About Me area without using it as a sales page, to showoff their skills, projects or anything that could get them big business. Why do ...
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1answer
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Does anything happen to users who do nothing?

I was curious as to whether anything would happen to this user (perhaps not right away, but down the track): https://stackoverflow.com/users/918511/dnlcllns They've signed up and done nothing other ...

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