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I know that the answer for a normal user is not.

What can be done?

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    Thanks for reporting that. I removed the user account as it was clearly only for spam. Please always flag posts like the one by this user as spam. This will autmatically add a system down-vote and the post will automatically be deleted and looked once it gets enough spam flags. – Martin Scharrer Jun 15 '13 at 9:28
  • @MartinScharrer When I came into this user's account, his answer was already deleted. Seeing that the user account was still there, I didn't know how to point it out. – karlkoeller Jun 15 '13 at 10:35
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There is no way this can be done by users, since it may be a very subjective approach to moderation which is not visible to other users. Instead, it is suggested to either flag the users' posts or comments - anything that would get the attention of a moderator - and explain the situation.

Also see: Flag abusive users

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    I'd add: When you see spam, down-vote it always, too. Posts with a large negative score get automatically deleted and mods is warned. – yo' Jun 15 '13 at 10:10
  • I knew that a normal user can not do that. I was wondering whether it suffices only one moderator for deleting a user profile. Thanks for the link. – karlkoeller Jun 15 '13 at 10:37
  • @tohecz I'm used to "flag" an answer/question when I see something like that, but see my reply to Martin's comment. – karlkoeller Jun 15 '13 at 10:41
  • @karlkoeller Actually, a user can be IP-banned even without a mod performing any action, if he gets a lot of strong negative feedback. I'm not sure on which all sites this works though. – yo' Jun 15 '13 at 16:23
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    @tohecz In fact, if a post is spam, it suffices to flag it as spam. As Martin Scharrer explained, the post will automatically be deleted after a certain number of flags. A spam flag results in a down-vote that doesn’t count towards your personal downvotes (⇒ good for the flagger). Only getting a lot of downvotes won’t automatically delete a post, but chances are a mod will notice. – doncherry Jun 16 '13 at 19:08

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