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Add Marlin Woods to username blacklist #295

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commented Nov 11, 2016

We're getting a flood of posts containing plagiarized content from unregistered accounts with the username "Marlin Woods" on Super User. Each post is on a separate unregistered account. See http://meta.superuser.com/questions/11908/flood-of-plagiarized-answers-from-marlin-woods.

We're getting a flood of posts containing plagiarized content from unregistered accounts with the username "Marlin Woods" on Super User. Each post is on a separate unregistered account. See http://meta.superuser.com/questions/11908/flood-of-plagiarized-answers-from-marlin-woods.
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commented Nov 11, 2016

I don't think Smokey is for detecting plagiarized posts. AFAIK, this user is only plagiarizing content and not posting trolls or spam, which Smokey is intended to.

IMO, this shouldn't be merged as the user is not posting trolls or spam AFAIK.

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commented Nov 11, 2016

Tend to agree that this wouldn't fall under Smokey's focus.

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commented Nov 11, 2016

Well, this is a bit of an edge case. It's getting referred to as trolling by others in the community, and the posts are disruptive because this is happening repeatedly and frequently, seemingly as to "play with" our moderation system by posting lots of inappropriate content that is hard to detect as such.

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commented Nov 11, 2016

After reviewing this some more, I've come to the conclusion that this edge case is something we should detect. They're a persistent (ish) troll that is copying the question into the answer box, which is bad.

@Undo1 Undo1 merged commit beac620 into Charcoal-SE:master Nov 11, 2016
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commented Nov 19, 2016

For the benefit of readers, there was a typo in this code change which was fixed in this pull request.

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