Lately, I'm seeing lots of attempts to reply by anonymous user. I strongly suspect it's just one anonymous user who's responsible. How can we handle this?

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That sort of history should lead quickly to a ban on accepting edit suggested from that person.

  • Unfortunately, if the user is anonymous, there is no-one to ban.
    – Andrew Leach Mod
    Commented Apr 25, 2015 at 14:56
  • @AndrewLeach Er, actually, there is. This can happen to an IP address. Or maybe it’s a cookie, but I think it an address.
    – tchrist Mod
    Commented Apr 25, 2015 at 14:57
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    It can only be done automatically, because there is no identifiable user, and the auto ban is only triggered if a number of suggestions are declined for vandalism, not for any other reason. (I don't know what that number is)
    – Andrew Leach Mod
    Commented Apr 25, 2015 at 15:21
  • Excuse the curious newbie question, but if the mystery IP has not committed vandalism, as @Andrew implies he hasn't, then what has he done that you want to ban him?
    – David Pugh
    Commented Apr 26, 2015 at 20:03
  • @David A large number of edits adding comments or answers into the question. There's a specific "Attempt to answer or reply" rejection reason, which applied in this case. Nevertheless, it's definitely something which could usefully be stopped as it's disruptively not the right thing to do.
    – Andrew Leach Mod
    Commented Apr 27, 2015 at 9:08

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