On his answer, Shog9 says:
Unlike post flags (WHICH YOU SHOULD NEVER, EVER ABUSE IN THIS FASHION), comment flags don't count against the author in any way, […].
Does that mean that something happens to users with many flagged posts, such as being banned from answering questions?
I have always thought that the effect of flagging a post would be to add an entry on
users/flagged-posts/<user-id>, which would help the other moderators to notice (for example) how many answers of the user were instead comments, or altogether different questions written as answers.
Suppose that, in a site where I am a moderator, a user writes a completely different question as answer for a question I asked. I could simply delete it, or I could flag it as not an answer and delete it. In the latter case, there would be an indication of how many answers written by the user were flagged as not being an answer; to know that, in the first case, a moderator should check every single answer, and try to understand why the answer was deleted.
If there isn't any automatic action that is taken for a user with too many flagged posts, what is wrong with flagging a post before deleting it?