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Penalties for a valid spam/offensive flag are not displayed in a user's reputation history as shown to the public (I think that's a good idea). They are visible to moderators. Are they shown to the affected user?

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Come to think of it, are they shown if the user ticks “show removed posts”? This may well have been a PEBKAC from the user (the post with the penalty was removed, obviously). – Gilles Sep 16 '12 at 12:39
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All users already see this in their own profile. It's important to note that when a post is flagged a spam it's deleted, so they need to check the "show removed posts" checkbox for these entries to show up.

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