It would be nice to be able to either:
Block certain hubbers from answering questions
I've been getting answers stolen from other sites posted on my questions by a particular hubber for days now. I keep deleting the hubber's answers to my questions, but he/she continues to answer any new questions I post with stolen content.
I can only control the answers to my questions, so this hubber could potentially be damaging others' sub-domains by posting dupe answers there. If I could report him or her, then this could potentially protect other hubbers.
I think your suggestion is a good one. In the meantime, while staff is discussing it, have you flagged the Hubber's profile?
I do think, though, that the ability to flag answers - as you suggest - would have some real advantages, specifically including (possibly) protection of other Hubbers from grossly inaccurate information, from spammy links, from spammy copied answers, and from attacks - in cases in which the Hubber who asked the question does not see the answer in a timely manner.
I'm glad you made the suggestion.
This is the exact type of scenario that flagging a user's profile handles well.
Melbel, as always, thanks for the great suggestion and sorry about your getting hounded by a copycat.
I've added to the list for our development team to look at at some point. As was rightly pointed out in this thread, although you as the question owner can delete the answer and flag the profile, it doesn't handle the scenario so well when another reader finds an offensive answer.
I will be honest in saying that it's not likely to happen soon only because we are a small development team with a lot of priorities. Although the current solution is sub-optimal, at least there is a way to do something (delete the answer and/or flag the user profile).
by Whitney 11 years ago
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by Melanie Palen 6 years ago
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by Jacqui 3 years ago
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by Audrey Selig 6 years ago
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