I often see comments like "Oh no, time travelling robots again" on story identification questions. Why? What's the history behind that? Why is it an issue?

Tried to search, but haven't found anything definitive, except this confirmation that it is indeed an issue!
So, what is the issue?

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    scifi.stackexchange.com/users/5404/rondo Look at the first revision of pretty much all of his questions.
    – user1027
    Aug 15, 2012 at 18:58
  • Hm. I see. Just the one user eh? What a pity. Oh well. Wait, 12 questions and only 1 point of rep? That's, ehm, what's the word.
    – Mr Lister
    Aug 15, 2012 at 19:12
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    You don't have the rep to see all his deleted questions, which there are many. Also he's suspended, and suspended users have their rep drop to 1 during the suspension.
    – user1027
    Aug 15, 2012 at 19:17
  • Ah. Say, can you put this as an answer? Then I can accept it. I hate unanswered questions!
    – Mr Lister
    Aug 15, 2012 at 19:19
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    @MrLister - " I hate unanswered questions!" - you're on the right corner of Internet then :) Aug 16, 2012 at 18:01
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    – Beofett
    Oct 16, 2014 at 14:41

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https://scifi.stackexchange.com/users/5404/rondo - Look at the first revision of pretty much all of his questions. You don't have enough rep to see the numerous deleted questions he has which all riff on that same theme.


It's one of our first meme, inspired by a local troll : Rondo.

This user appeared on day asking of list of movies about time traveling robots. His post got closed pretty fast because questions calling for a list of works are off topic as per our FAQ, but he came back with variant of the same question until he got suspended.

Since that, he keep pooping up and ask questions, sometime even a legit one. First, he waited until his suspension end. But since his suspension was increasingly longer, he started using a new account each time, often using an anagram of Rondo. This is annoying because moderators have to manually merge those account. But we are getting used to him as he is easy to spot because he always add his signature :

Batman and Rondo

  • I think dead sea scrolls are the wrong site and should be migrated to Theology :) Also, you might want to expand a bit as to WHY his first question was quickly closed. (list questions being offtopic) Aug 16, 2012 at 18:03
  • @DVK updated...
    – DavRob60
    Aug 16, 2012 at 18:37
  • Every single one I've seen, he's also consistently tagged with robots and time-travel in addition to one or two other tags, another way to (possibly) easily find these before they get edited.
    – Izkata
    Aug 17, 2012 at 2:38
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    Most awesome typo ever: "pooping up" vs. "popping up"! Do not Edit! :)
    – bitmask
    Aug 19, 2012 at 7:53
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    @bitmask This is all me : i.sstatic.net/hvXZn.jpg
    – DavRob60
    Sep 21, 2012 at 19:07
  • That's not a typo. It's a penguin. Surely you know the difference between a typo and a penguin! Here, this is what typos look like.
    – Mr Lister
    Sep 22, 2012 at 12:12
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    Perhaps Rondo is a dead sea troll? Jun 11, 2013 at 18:12

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