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Need a feature to report an entire account

It would be helpful to have a feature where one can report an entire account, instead of particular questions and answers.

Spammers often spam the same questions over and over, and post cheat answers just to get points so they can spam their questions again. Why should users have to spend their time reporting individual questions and answers over and over when the whole accounts needs a review?

An example account is below - should users really have to report every question and every answer on this account?

Earl:

- repeated questions
https://answers.yahoo.com/activity/questions?show=JPT45ZUPEMWRDQT7SI44VGSJWF&t=g

- cheat answers ('huh' to every question)
https://answers.yahoo.com/activity/answers?show=JPT45ZUPEMWRDQT7SI44VGSJWF&t=g

A 'Report' button right after the 'Follow' and 'Block' buttons could be added.

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  • Barkley Hound commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The problem is what should be done when an account is reported. You can't close the account just because there are a couple of violations and people report the account instead of the question. It would have to be done manually and if everyone starts reporting accounts there would not be enough staff to check them all out.

  • T commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @Nine Lifes,those short links go to a harmful site and was blocked by my anti virus.

  • Banned for Life commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    As I posted on another question involving these spammers:

    Account reporting would be an opportunity for abuse. I'm a bit sensitive to this having been banned for life for no apparent or identifiable reason.

    There are any number of programming solutions to this problem that could prevent these spam attacks. Whatever was done in the past seems ineffective.

    While a solution to the problem is needed it's a bad idea to correct it with something that would only create more problems.

  • Rover commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    anonymous, it's not about waiting a week. the system only registers 20 of your reports against the same user per week

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    As a further point, users trying to report the all spam answers and questions above would find themselves at risk of a "stalking" violation if they reported too many of them. If you then wait a week or so to start reporting again to avoid the "stalking" issue, in that time the user could have posted many more of the same violations.

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