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.

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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.

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  • 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? – Daniel Griscom 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 Mar 25 '16 at 13:15
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    Righto. Thanks for all you do. – Daniel Griscom Mar 25 '16 at 14:15

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