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Obviously insincere posts – how should users/reviewers react?

If you are sure, flag as abusive (it’s abusing our site) and move on. Do not downvote. Do not engage. Six abusive flags will automatically delete the post and impose some bans on the poster. These ...
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Is this sort of blatant trolling common on Academia SE?

does it happen with some regularity? Yes, I saw it before. Copy and paste the answer from somewhere, leave a comment asking for bounty and then delete the account. Actually, this is how I caught it. ...
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Is this sort of blatant trolling common on Academia SE?

This is the first time I’ve seen such behavior as a moderator. However, we try to stay on top of getting rid of trolls as soon as they crop up. So please flag any such behavior and we’ll take care of ...
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Is this sort of blatant trolling common on Academia SE?

Please adhere to the following with these posts: Flag as rude/abusive (it’s abusive of our community). Six such flags suffice to kill the post. Using custom flags or NAA/VLQ flags just slows things ...
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Is this sort of blatant trolling common on Academia SE?

According to this question on the main Meta you cannot actually award bounties to deleted answers, even though the +100 button looks active.
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What can be done to address provocative behavior by OP?

For what it's worth, I don't find the OP's site behavior to be problematic. Fundamentally the OP did invite critique by posting the question in the first place. (This also serves as a passing ...
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What can be done to address provocative behavior by OP?

I have not followed the question in question very much, but I think a more general answer is more useful and desired anyway. I answer under the assumption that your assertions on the situation are ...
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