Summary: a certain user is at large, spamming the site with trivial questions, the answers to which he is aware of, just for votes. Is such behaviour encouraged, if not what’s the solution?
Detailed: Off late, there has been a user who had been answering many Mahabharata related questions. He seems to have a fair insight about where (evident from his answers), to find the material on the sacred texts site, in relation to the questions answered by him. However he hadn’t received many votes, probably due to lack of formatting, hampering readability and used to make trivial edits to answers.
All of a sudden there has been an avalanche of trivial questions related to Mahabharata, the answers to which he seems to be aware of, having read quite a bit of the Sacred texts Mahabharata (as stated above). He may not have read the entire but he has a very fair idea, meaning he asks some (not all) questions for getting votes. It is evident from his comment to this question where he asks, about which asuras incarnated as Kaurava and others? In the answer below, it has been mentioned Karna is a portion of Narakasura, to which he replies:
Karna is not incarnation of narakasura but he is a portion of surya – Abhiram Ekula 16 hours ago
This shows that he has a basic idea. When you know why you asking? This is not even knowledge sharing.
A few people have requested him to discontinue this. Examples of such questions are:
This is too much trivial. It's a duplicate already. Please just google search.
Please don’t ask questions and answers unnecessarily only for votes. We know you’ve read the entire sacred texts Mahabharata. It’s not worth the effort – Archit 12 hours ago
He deleted this particular one thereafter. Despite so many attempts he didn’t stop spamming the site.
Now proof of asking for the heck of it:
He asks Who cursed the snakes that they will die in Emperor Janamejaya's snake sacrifice? about 15 hours ago
After this he asks, Which Kuru king of Pandava race performed the snake sacrifice where the Mahabharata was recited first by Vaisampayana? about 10 hours ago, i.e. after asking about Janamejaya’s snake sacrifice. He knew that Janamejaya performed snake sacrifice yet he asks who which Pandava descendent performed snake sacrifice, just for votes.
And the list goes on and on. As I have repeatedly stated:
He knows where to find in the sacred text version. He just wants votes and problem is he’s not getting as many as he wants. He thinks by asking multiple questions he’ll get answers and at least he can get +2 +2 by accepting them or by chance questions may have a higher chance of being voted. – Archit 43 mins ago
What is the solution to such behaviour which is not encouraged? There’s nothing the mods can do here.
Every question in such a long list can’t be monitored, irrelevant ones can’t be closed, can’t be flagged as low quality. I would personally find it mean to downvote him when he’s doing this whole drama to get points. Let this discussion apply for anyone else exhibiting similar behavior in future too and not specifically this user.
Yet the site is being spammed and other good QnAs don’t get a chance to be seen by people, as they get lost amongst these kinds of "spam questions". Also, so many unanswered questions bring the score of the site down and DELAYS GRADUATION.
Also another issue. On going to his profile one will see that he has deleted just few minutes back, all questions which had net downvotes. All of a sudden reputation has shot up, without community voting. Very clever tactic?
questions likely flagged as duplicates or downvoted are being converted to entirely new questions