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[Meta] Is there a way to report abusive behavior on Ask Fedora?

asked 2017-04-10 15:25:47 -0500

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updated 2017-04-10 18:25:39 -0500

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I now have two accounts here on Ask Fedora because of some error with logging in via facebook. However, in my first/primary account I had recently commented on another users answer to a question, as they had suggested that using the rpmfusion drivers is always better than installing the direct from nvidia .run file. I pointed out that in my case the rpmfusion drivers don't seem to install properly and leave me unable to get to a graphical session. I then provided my own answer to the question, and went about my day. At some point, someone else down voted the answer I had commented on, and I think the person whose answer was down voted thought I had done so, because they went and down voted every answer I had every given (compare the karma logs of Entropy813 and Leigh123Linux to see that Leigh down voted all of the answers). This brought my primary accounts karma down to 26, and greatly discourages me from wanting to continue to provide answers to questions here.

I've checked various areas of the site, and there doesn't seem to be a way to report this kind of abusive behavior. Also, the loss of a single karma point for down voting won't discourage someone who has a few thousand karma from doing this sort of thing. Is there anyone to report this?

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I looked at the karma logs and see your point. I'm also astonished, as I've known Leigh123Linux for several years, both here and on another support forum and I've never seen him act that way before. Getting in touch with through here may be impossible, but I have Other Ways. Let me discuss this with him and find out what's going on.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2017-04-10 18:11:47 -0500 )edit

leigh... is a mot...ker... @Entropy803 You vote positively questions answers; And you will raise your karma. When you downvotes answers you will lost also karma. Don't worry. Well I give you some karma...

davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2017-04-10 18:46:31 -0500 )edit

We recommend you delete the old account... You can't have two accounts...

davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2017-04-10 18:51:25 -0500 )edit

calling 911 maybe.....creating a safe space section of this forum....sick!!!

fcomida gravatar imagefcomida ( 2017-04-10 18:57:17 -0500 )edit

If I understand the original post, he's lost access to the other account and was forced to create this one. I've passed a link to this question on to Leigh123Linux and we'll see what response, if any, he makes.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2017-04-10 19:18:10 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-04-11 02:57:06 -0500

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I've heard back from Leigh123Linux, and judging from what he wrote, he's badly burned out and Just Doesn't Care. That's no excuse for what he did, of course, but it is an explanation. He asked me to remove his account, but even as a Moderator, I can't do that. I could block it, but that doesn't seem appropriate. I suggested that he edit his account settings to turn off all notifications and simply stop visiting the site. I doubt that he'll bother coming back to make any more inappropriate downvotes, but if he does, I can always block him then.

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Thank you for looking into this issue. I feel that community sites like this need to work to encourage good answers from as many people as possible in the community, and actions like those that Leigh took work against that. Is it possible that he blocked my original account and that's what is preventing me from logging into it? If so, is there anyway to undo that block?

Entropy803 gravatar imageEntropy803 ( 2017-04-11 07:57:29 -0500 )edit

Leigh is not a moderator, just a regular user. If he had blocked your account, I could reopen it, but it isn't.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2017-04-11 12:19:51 -0500 )edit

Lei... has a bad attitude; forever! and maximum if you speak about a package maintained by him; or if you touch rpmfusion. Hahaha

davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2017-04-11 14:17:41 -0500 )edit

I had a lenghty discussion some time ago in the comments regarding a suggestion about installing the nvidia '.run' driver. I pointed out that enabling rpmfusion is the right way to go whenever a user wants to use nvidia proprietary drivers, other methods should be 'a last resort' for getting something working, not just the video driver. What are your thoughts? I'd had downvoted that suggestion if it were an answer not a comment.

fcomida gravatar imagefcomida ( 2017-04-12 01:27:45 -0500 )edit

In general, I agree that it is better and easier to install any package through a trusted repository. When I first started using Fedora, I installed the nvidia drivers through rpmfusion and continued to do so until I built my latest desktop system. On this system I've never been able to get the rpmfusion drivers to work. As I use it for work, I couldn't spend days trying to solve the problem between my system and the rpmfusion drivers, I tried the Negativo17 repo and those worked for a while. The .run driver is the only one that works reliably on my system, and was my last resort.

Entropy803 gravatar imageEntropy803 ( 2017-04-12 10:59:20 -0500 )edit

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