Questions tagged [problem-user]

This tag should be used in a question about a user who has been causing problems like spamming, unproductive answers, using abusive language and starting comment wars.

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I need help dealing with a problem user

As a user who takes it upon himself to moderate and improve my active communities, I have a situation where I need advice. Let's say that the problematic user is example123. Now, let's say example123 ...
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Informing/dealing with invalid-edit'ers

User in question is that one When I was checking SO meta, I come across with that Question As I check the user history, I see many (many) 1 character edits, a single whitespace character somewhere in ...
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What do we do with "update: fixed it" questions?

My post was spurred by this recent question: How to create a database for images/audio in phpmyadmin The question has since been deleted, but for those without mod powers, here's a recreation of the ...
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Downvote feast on my profile [duplicate]

I just got downvoted on alot of my questions and answers in a very short period of time on SO. I suspect someone hold a grudge on me. Is there any way of identifying that person? Do I have to go to ...
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What can I do if someone downvote all my questions and my answers? [duplicate]

Bad surprise this afternoon, all my questions and a part of my answers have been downvoted... Someone takes 10 minutes to downvote all my question on by one and I don't understand why I don't care ...
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Long-term goal: Automated StackOverflow sandbox site for beginners?

First, this a long-term idea and I'm hoping we brainstorm(this isn't all-or-none). And please think about the overall idea, not a single implementation roadblock. It seems that a lot of problems are ...
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Is the daily question limit actually being enforced?

A week or so ago I read Optimizing for Pearls, Not Sand and as more of an answerer than asker, I rejoiced at the new questions-per-day limit. Considering the time it takes to ask quality questions, 6 ...
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How can we help users who repeatedly ask similar questions or update constantly?

Before I ask my questions, I need to describe two types of low-quality users. Type P: A type P user will post a block of code, possibly with a stack trace, and text that boils down to "this doesn't ...
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About dishonest annoying user who down-voted all my post purposely [duplicate]

Today I commented on somebody's answer in a thread in Stack Overflow. Which was lead to an argument mostly started by the other guy. He used very inappropriate language and tone and acted childishly. ...
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Add a moderator ability to watch troublemakers

Community moderators already have an ability to mark potential users as troublemakers via annotations, but that ability isn't very useful in itself. It would be nice if mods could mark users as ...
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How to deal with a user who keeps asking the same question over and over?

There's a new user on Stack Overflow who keeps asking more or less the same exact question about Drupal user permissions: How to give access to users at page level in drupal? page created to be ...
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How to deal with disruptive people on Area51

How can we deal with disruptive people on Area51. It seems that one person, if determined (or simply incompetent) can derail a community. For example see these two questions on the Firearms ...
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Problem User Spamming Personal Library

I've flagged one of the posts of the following user as needing moderator attention, but I'm expanding here to explain the reason for my flag a little more in depth. User: https://stackoverflow.com/...
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