I don't know if it's too early to call this a problem, but two usernames with seemingly identical style, notation and subject matter have spammed a total of 10 questions today. (Not that asking a lot of questions is wrong, it's just that they all show no effort, and the user seems unresponsive and bot-like.)



They seem to be rapid fire, and being posted without any effort to determine if there is a duplicate. I haven't fully absorbed from the meta posts when exactly this qualifies as a problem. At worst, it is a person posting an entire homework assignment, but of course we have little ability to prove that.

When should a concerned forum user do something, and what should they do?

Spammy behavior need not be spam. I think that the [spam] tag should be reserved for actual spam related topics. This is just a user (or two) which behaves very inappropriately. – Asaf Karagila Feb 19 '13 at 20:14
Also, sock puppets in order to side step the six questions limitation is a reasonable cause for suspension, I believe. – Asaf Karagila Feb 19 '13 at 20:14
@AsafKaragila Ahh, these are much better tags... thank you. – rschwieb Feb 19 '13 at 20:19

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