Someone seems to be wiping out accepted answers to questions. How can this be stopped?

  • By "wiping out", you're talking about someone maliciously editing the accepted answer's content? – Jarrod Dixon Aug 18 '14 at 19:33
  • @JarrodDixon "Maliciously" I can't speak for, but the user in question (or someone using his account) definitely went in and replaced all content in several of his accepted answers with a numeric string. Since the behavior only lasted for 20 minutes or so (near as I can tell), I just reverted what I saw. But this users' account activity may well bear watching for a while. – T.E.D. Aug 18 '14 at 19:46
  • Hmm, that is strange; I'll ask our community team check it out. – Jarrod Dixon Aug 18 '14 at 19:50
  • Related, is I do not follow this forums practice of "deleting answers" that attempt to answer the question. I have not seen this in other SE areas. It has now happened to me twice with no explanation (I don't know by who) and was a reasonable answer/theory based on the limited information in the question. – CRSouser Dec 12 '14 at 16:42

Flag the ones you see, and they can be rolled back to the last good revision. I've gotten all the ones I noticed.

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    I left you a comment in chat to this effect as well, but don't forget that you can temporarily suspend a user to get them to stop this sort of behaviour. There's a stock "self-destruction of own content" message template you can use. – Adam Lear Aug 18 '14 at 22:48

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