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What is the proper way of action about this new user, who spammed 14 identical answers in around an hour?

https://gamedev.stackexchange.com/users/59097/celtic-sadness

The answer is rather poor in my opinion, they boil down to:

This is complicated, I suffered from it, please see my solution in code [link] and my upcoming tutorial [sitelink]

Sometimes the answer is not even ontopic:


Here's rather disproportional users response. My comment was edited to add "and promoting your site":

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Now he is deleting his answers I had pointed as off-topic and one with comments quoted above.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Looks like he just goes through [isometric] tag. \$\endgroup\$ – Kromster Jan 16 '15 at 13:16
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    \$\begingroup\$ In general you safely vote to delete link-only answers. Especially if, in situations like this, they are borderline spammy (although you may want to flag the posts for moderator attention in that case as well). \$\endgroup\$ – user1430 Jan 16 '15 at 16:47
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Flag the answers for moderator attention with a comment, or flag them as spam if they're really bad.

For these answers in particular:

I think if an answer happens to include a link to a tutorial you made, that's OK. However, if you're creating answers to direct users to a tutorial you made, that's promotion and not what this site is for.

I deleted some of the answers and edited others to remove the link to the personal site.

UPDATE

The user in question has now self removed all of their posts.

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