There have been ~9 attempted vandalisms (see the review history if you really want to see them all) of the same kind over the last 23 hours by an anonymous user, presumably the same IP address. Is there any way we can deal with this other than just rejecting the edits? Perhaps if they are all from the same IP address, could that address be banned?

Sample suggested edit: https://codegolf.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/8843

  • \$\begingroup\$ What I want to know is how they do it without being a member? Do they have a script that allows them to suggest edits as if they were a member? \$\endgroup\$
    – user10766
    Commented Feb 24, 2014 at 3:26
  • \$\begingroup\$ @user2509848 Under this question, I see "share edit close delete flag". When you are not a member, this is what you see: i.sstatic.net/OCUCY.png (just open a new browser or an incognito window) \$\endgroup\$
    – Justin
    Commented Feb 24, 2014 at 3:45
  • \$\begingroup\$ I see. I had never noticed that before. \$\endgroup\$
    – user10766
    Commented Feb 24, 2014 at 5:27
  • \$\begingroup\$ I posted a comment in the question yesterday. Lets copy&paste it here: Someone (probably a bot) is insisting in trying to edit the answers to add spam, it is not trying to do to random questions, it insists in this one. Someone knows the reason for this? Have this appeared high for some particular google search terms? \$\endgroup\$ Commented Feb 24, 2014 at 22:55
  • \$\begingroup\$ It looks like the 'anonymous' user has changed their display name to an anonymous user to make it seem like they are not logged in. \$\endgroup\$
    – kitcar2000
    Commented Mar 22, 2014 at 22:29

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First and foremost I'd like to sent a great big ATABOY to our reviewers. Unanimous rejection of all of those implies the absence of robo-reviewing. Yeah for us!

Moderators have no more direct handle on that kind of thing than do ordinary users, but I will bring it to the attention of the team. And thanks for the heads-up.


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