Review queue: New user entered profile information without reading any topics or posts. Advise welcome

Today in the review queue saw this

Other than the profile created by the user I don’t see anything else that is suspicious.

I did check their registration IP address to see if it was a duplicate IP, it was not. For now I will approve the user and keep an eye open.

So the question: Is there anything else that I should check or think about related to this specific flag?


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This new user entered profile information without reading any topics or posts, which strongly suggests they may be a spammer. See approve suspect users.

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No, just look at their “About Me” and link settings as a new user. If they don’t look spammy, then you are fine.

But it is a hallmark of spammers to sign up, read nothing, and fill these fields with spam. It has no real effect since we don’t show links of any kind on TL0 user profiles; try viewing a TL0 user profile as an anonymous / incognito user to see what I mean.

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