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Often times I will notice the same user repeatedly submitting, at least what I consider to be, bad edits such as radically changing the question or just performing some minor edit like fixing a typo or two. Is there some way to try to inform a particular user about the guidelines for making edits to try to mitigate the bad serial editing? If not, would a featured like this be beneficial?

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    If user is under 2K, reject their edit suggestions, this will trigger temporary ban. I had such a ban once in the past, it was quite educative. Over 2K, post at meta, or in chat, or contact mods – gnat Jul 18 '13 at 22:53
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Yes, this feature does exist. It involves leaving a comment under one of the abused posts that describes the problem and addresses the user responsible using his name prefixed by the @-symbol. Example:

@GlennNelson: please don't edit pictures of your dog into every post you read. She's a very nice dog I'm sure, but this is not how we indicate that we've read posts here on Stack Exchange.

If that doesn't work, you can flag for a moderator's attention - they'll review the situation and take appropriate action.

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  • So that will inform them in their SE notifications that you've mentioned them? – Glenn Nelson Jul 19 '13 at 15:49
  • Yes, if they appear as an author in the revision history they'll be notified. – Shog9 Jul 19 '13 at 16:06

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