We have a relatively new user (their profile currently says they've been a member for 16 days) who seems to be particularly interested in Harry Potter, and has asked a number of questions about the books under the harry-potter tag. However, there is a problem: Every single question is originally posted with a title of the form "Book title - Character name".
Everybody reading this should be aware that this is not a suitable title for a question. This user has been told that this is not a suitable title for a question. Repeatedly. On multiple questions. By more than one person (myself included).
For whatever reason, they refuse to take this feedback on board. New questions get posted using the same structure for the title, and are then edited by other users (often with a comment informing them, yet again, that it's not an acceptable title). They don't - as far as I've seen - respond to these comments, so it's possible they haven't seen them. It might be a (lazy) method of avoiding spoilers in the question title. Whatever the reason, the feedback is not being taken on board.
In situations like this, what can be done? Ideally an answer would cover:
- Methods for ensuring the user has seen the feedback.
- Methods for encouraging - and, if absolutely necessary, forcing - compliance in the future.
- Further options if all other actions fail.
I don't want to get into a discussion about whether this is an issue. We have community standards, rules and guidelines, and all users are expected to comply with them, so a user not doing so is a problem, especially if they continue after being informed of what the expectation is. It's disrespectful to continue to expect other users to do basic things for them, but it's also not exactly disruptive enough to warrant a suspension or question ban (other than the titles, the majority of their questions aren't particularly low quality).