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Hi ,

when I voted down a spam question, my reputation was decreased by one. I think after a question has been deleted due to spam, the reputation which was removed should be added back ;)

what do you think ?

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up vote 5 down vote accepted

Your reputation will be restored next time your rep is recalculated. If you want to force this, you can go to and click the button at the bottom.

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Why don't you just flag it as spam? No need to downvote.

But I agree, when it is removed, your rep ought to be increased again.

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+1; As a case study on flagging: I saw some spam on an SE site the other day that was voted as "-7" - if the first 4 of them had flagged as spam it would've joined my flag and it would've gone away on its own... – Rowland Shaw Jan 15 '11 at 9:48
@Rowland That make me think, if a post goes below let's say -5 should subsequent downvoters be prompted "Is this post spam or offensive?" Going to post as a separate question. – marcog Jan 15 '11 at 9:57

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