Sometimes, I notice that some very odd username is listed on Home as having earned the "Autobiographer" badge, where by "odd" I mean something very much non-mathematical and intrinsically spammy, such as this account. Invariably, the "About me" section turns out to be spam, actually. Is there any way to report such accounts? I can't see a "flag this user" button on the user page.


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I've tried destroying a few accounts with spammy profiles, and it takes less than 30 seconds to do each one. However, looking through the list of "autobiographer" badge recipients, I would guess we have over 5000 such accounts, and I'm not particularly inclined to repeat this process 5000 times.

Based on this discussion at Meta.SE, it seems the official policy is to do nothing until they post actual spam beyond their profiles.

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    $\begingroup$ The suggestion which was mentioned in the previous discussion: Spam Profiles are getting my goat. Could we have better tools for mods to deal with profile spam? That seems like a reasonable things to me - why should moderators have to do manually some stuff which can be automated. Of course, it's up to Stack Exchange to actually implement this. $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 31, 2020 at 9:04
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    $\begingroup$ What about allowing to write in your profile only when you have at least 150 or 200 points? $\endgroup$
    – Mare
    Commented Sep 1, 2020 at 12:13
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    $\begingroup$ @Mare That sounds like a good idea. It seems most unsatisfactory that spammers are effectively getting free advertising through having their names appear among the recent badges. $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 22, 2020 at 17:20

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