In a span of about two hours, four questions (one of which is unintelligible) regarding smoking some fruit ("Guyabano" or the Soursop fruit) have cropped up. They've been posted through 4 different accounts.

I'm talking about these posts:

I've flagged one of them ('bout 2 hours ago?) for moderator attention, but it appears my flag hasn't been looked into (No Mods around now...well, my bad luck I guess?).

Besides, what's going to be done about this?

Are the four posts going to be merged/purged? What about the accounts?

The users in question claim that they are different people (see comments section in the second post).

Also, the third and fourth posts are aren't exactly the same as the first two...but they're all made in the same vein...


What should I, as a responsible(-ish) user, do when some fiasco like this happens again. Leave a ton of comments below the posts? Flag each post? Do both?


The first post (the one written in Filipino) has been deleted, so I've retracted my flag (which I raised at the second question)

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    $\begingroup$ downvote + closevote + cvs from other people = taken care of $\endgroup$ – Mithoron Sep 21 '17 at 15:26
  • $\begingroup$ what's "cvs" ? (I'm trying to learn the jargon) $\endgroup$ – SCH Sep 21 '17 at 15:31
  • $\begingroup$ @Mith I see! Well, I guess that's the logical/standard line of action. But what about the user(s) and the whole multiple account thing? Well, none of the accounts have gained any rep (and they're unlikely to be used in the future), so ignoring it is the way to go, I guess? Thanks! :D $\endgroup$ – paracetamol Sep 21 '17 at 15:33
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    $\begingroup$ @S.Chevalier "CVs" = "Close-votes". You need 3ooo+ rep to see/cast close votes and reopen votes ;) $\endgroup$ – paracetamol Sep 21 '17 at 15:35
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    $\begingroup$ Thanks! I know about privileges, I just couldn't decipher the pluralised abbreviation. Abbreviations are hard on my french brain. ^^ $\endgroup$ – SCH Sep 21 '17 at 15:40
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    $\begingroup$ Or flag + downvote. $\endgroup$ – Mithoron Sep 21 '17 at 15:43

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. In this case, I personally don't see an urgent need to do anything. On your part, you just need to downvote and/or flag and/or vote to close, as with all low-quality questions. On our part, the duplicates will be subject to merging and probably also deletion, but that isn't a super urgent process.

Mods are busy people - most of them have actual jobs, except for myself; but even that will change soon, as I will be much busier from next week onwards. I don't mean this in a "don't disturb us" sense - please disturb us if you think something is up - I just mean that it's normal if flags don't get dealt with within a few hours.

Generally, there are very few things that actually require immediate moderator action, anyway.

  • $\begingroup$ Ah, looking back, I guess I was over-reacting to this. Probably because I don't see stuff like this happen often (kudos to le Mods for keeping the front page clean!). I think I (kinda) understand what you mean by the "very few things that actually require immediate moderator action", I'll save up my paranoia (pun intended) for when that happens. Thanks, and apologies for making a mountain out of mole-hill O:) $\endgroup$ – paracetamol Sep 22 '17 at 5:51
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    $\begingroup$ @paracetamol Yeah, unless it's graphically obscene or something, it can wait whatever few hours it takes until a mod drops by their flag queue. $\endgroup$ – hBy2Py Sep 22 '17 at 11:44
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    $\begingroup$ --- @hBy2Py ---- Brian Oooh! "Graphically obscene", eh? 3:) Waiting to see that happen --------> $\endgroup$ – paracetamol Sep 22 '17 at 11:57
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    $\begingroup$ @paracetamol Oh, it already has, believe me. It's just been very rapidly handled by (our very excellent) mods. $\endgroup$ – hBy2Py Sep 22 '17 at 11:59
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    $\begingroup$ Actually, @hBy2Py, even those can be dealt with reasonably quickly by the community, using rude or abusive flags. I am not going to suggest what sort of incident might require immediate mod action, as I don't want to give anybody any ideas :) $\endgroup$ – orthocresol Sep 22 '17 at 11:59

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