Several users joined yesterday to start a spree on creating masses of questions (and some answers) with

  • only one line
  • clearly no research (most of them are closed)
  • no formatting
  • no proper tagging

How to deal with such users? I tried the comment & welcome & could you imrpove foo & bar thingy, but some seem resistent.

2 Answers 2


I would just continue to downvote and close. We don't want to discourage new users, so a nice comment to suggest improvements would be nice, but if it is a repeat offender I think a flag or vote to close is sufficient.

Most of the problem questions have been closed, and I think the problem will go away with time.


Just downvote them, and if the answer is also full of typos or intelligble, flag as Very Low Quality. When users get downvoted in a large part of their posts, they get locked from answering automatically.

  • i noticed that even very low quality posts keep getting upvotes (some even +5 and more) on this quite young and enthusiastic community.
    – q9f
    Commented Feb 5, 2016 at 13:05
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    @5chdn Well, then perhaps there is some educating about good voting behavior necessary. Also, flags circumvent voting by going directly to the moderators, they can still delete a VLQ post with positive score.
    – Murch
    Commented Feb 5, 2016 at 13:10

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