I came across a number of posts being sabotaged by a couple of new users. How do we prevent such indecent acts?

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    $\begingroup$ Flag for mod attention, downvote, and move on with life. $\endgroup$
    – Jon Custer
    Feb 16 at 12:57
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    $\begingroup$ What kind of sabotage are we talking about, spam in answers? Spam in suggested edits? Vandalism? $\endgroup$
    – Mast
    Feb 17 at 17:38
  • $\begingroup$ I also noticed that incident. I don't think they are "new users"; in fact, I suppose it was a single user. Both accounts were unregistered and based on their comments it seems they've been active on this site before. Be it as it may, I also saw people commenting under their "answers", which I think is not good practice: Don't feed the troll. $\endgroup$ Feb 18 at 10:51
  • $\begingroup$ This has been reported in Chem.SE as well. See these posts: chemistry.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/5399/… and chemistry.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/5404/…. If you think the activity is severe, flag for mod attention. They will judge the severity and contact the staffs if needed. $\endgroup$ Feb 21 at 10:35

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