There has recently been a barrage of blatantly abusive posts by what appears to be a single individual, creating a series of user accounts that mostly have "kukel" somewhere in the username.
⇒ How do we prevent this more effectively?
I'm an admin over at EN Wiktionary, and there are tools we have over there to make things more difficult for persistent trolls. These include:
- IP blocks, including blocks of IP ranges -- makes it harder for trolls from known addresses. These blocks can be auto-configured to expire after a range of times selectable from a dropdown, such as "1 week", "1 month", "3 months", "1 year", etc.
- Rapid deletion of all posts from a specific user -- makes it quick and easy to clear out cruft from a turd-dropping troll.
- Rapid blocking of logged-in accounts -- makes it quick and easy to deactivate known-problematic users.
- Content filters -- regex based, allows for the definition of known-problematic content that is not allowed. Users can enter this in the edit window, but cannot save.
Are there any such tools here?
If so, who has access to them?
I was dismayed to see pornographic images in answer posts from this user, lingering in full view for what seemed like an hour or more.
What can non-moderator users do to help stem the tide of such abusive posts?
Related to this and the How are these fake accounts being created? thread, is there any way of flagging a user account, not just a comment or a Q&A post?