This question: Is SO(4) a subgroup of SU(3)? has already attracted 5 rude spam answers (most of which have been deleted by the time I posted this, but if you have enough reputation you can see them). Can anyone fathom a reason why this particular, seemingly random, question is attracting so many rude answers? At any rate, probably it should be locked at this point.

EDIT: As Tim Campion mentioned in the comments, the question is now protected.

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    $\begingroup$ Not sure, but the question is now protected, so hopefully that will be the end of that. $\endgroup$
    – Tim Campion Mod
    Nov 19, 2021 at 20:32
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    $\begingroup$ Given their similarities, they are probably all the same person. $\endgroup$ Nov 19, 2021 at 23:41
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    $\begingroup$ I'll just mention that this question was in the HNQ list (see the timeline and the revision history.) Users who are below 10k can check that there were deleted answers using SEDE (but they will be displayed among the results only after the database is updated - which happens once a week). $\endgroup$ Nov 20, 2021 at 2:31
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    $\begingroup$ I guess that such a question is rather internal to moderation (and is not likely to be fully answered), the troll's rationale not really being of much public interest. $\endgroup$
    – YCor
    Nov 22, 2021 at 11:57
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    $\begingroup$ Since this is the first and only question of the OP and since he does not write under a pseudonym, this could just be the work of some guy who dislikes the OP and wants to annoy him. If this is the case, there will be perhaps a similar reaction to other posts of the OP $\endgroup$ Nov 22, 2021 at 16:55
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    $\begingroup$ The presumably same troll user has also spammed the question Is a closed subset of an extremally disconnected set again extremally disconnected $\endgroup$
    – YCor
    Nov 27, 2021 at 8:57


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