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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 http://stackoverflow.com/reputation 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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