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1:07 AM
@BMitch @NiallC. I'm wondering if this user is the first time we've seen a spamvatar on DIY.SE?
 
 
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2:51 PM
@Shalvenay Haven't seen it done in a gravatar before, but have seen it in usernames previously. The conclusion there was that usernames and user profiles are fine for self promotion as long as the answers focus on answering the question and not promoting anything. A quick glance at the profile looks like they are following the policy.
 
@BMitch okiedokie -- wanted to check before doing anything drastic
 
@Shalvenay Here's our old thread on meta:
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Q: Spam in (or as) a username

EcnerwalA new user has shown up with what appears to be a "I've never seen this one before, but I know spam when I smell it" username, rather than spamming links in answers. I can't recall any mention of "not spamming" in the username rules - I can't even recall what rules there even are for choosing a u...

 

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