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I saw an answer that was clearly spam. I downvoted the answer, then marked it as spam. Eventually the answer was removed by the mods because it was truly spam.

When I downvoted the answer, I lost a rep point. Shouldn't I get my rep point back since the answer was removed by the mod for being spam?

Am I not employing the downvote function correctly in this case?

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Did you do a recalc? – Pubby Dec 22 '11 at 20:55
Flagging an answer as spam automatically down-vote it, even if the user who wrote it doesn't lose reputation. – kiamlaluno Dec 22 '11 at 20:59

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up vote 11 down vote accepted

Once the answer is deleted you will regain the reputation during your next reputation recalc. You can visit http://stackoverflow.com/reputation and request a recalculation be done immediately if you would like to see the +1 be added now.

Bear in mind that if you have other reputation changes during the recalculation it may not be as simple as an N+1 change.

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I looked at the reputation page, but didn't see the 'recalc' button at the very bottom. That took care of the issue. Thanks for the answer. – mikebmassey Dec 22 '11 at 21:11

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