User Willis Brooks has posted a total of two answers, one two months ago and one today. Each seems to be a long, wholesale copy of (mostly useful) text from elsewhere, ending with a spam-flavored link. How should this be handled?

Edit: the older posting was independently edited to remove the spammy link.


That's your typical spam with an added copyright violation, flag it as such and we'll remove the content and destroy the user account. I'm going through these two now.

  • So, just marking it as spam would be sufficient? Does the response to such a flag generally involve looking at a user's other postings? Mar 25 '16 at 12:51
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    Most of the time we do because the next step after verifying spam is to see if the user account needs to be nuked. That last step sends a strong signal to the SE anti-spam algorithms. It doesn't hurt to flag every post that's spam, even the ones that have had the original spam edited out, just in case we're having a busy day.
    – BMitch Mod
    Mar 25 '16 at 13:15
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    Righto. Thanks for all you do. Mar 25 '16 at 14:15

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