I've noticed the following behavior:
- I flag an answer as spam
- The answer is listed in the the flag queue and its score gets diminished by 1, as if I've downvoted it, which I didn't. MY rep is not impacted by this imaginary downvote, but I haven't checked the poster's rep.
- A moderator deletes the answer, and the -1 is gone in the deleted post
What is the purpose of the "temporary" faked downvote? Is it a bug or a feature?