This question is related to a post that showed up on meta.SO today: it seems like (self-)deletion of the question dismisses pending spam flags on answers.

This appears to be a bug, since this post (although on invalidation) says the flags should be preserved and not dismissed.

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    It wasn't validated because of a self-deletion. It was validated because it was deleted along with the question being deleted. – animuson Feb 15 '19 at 15:02
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    Oh. But is it still triggered by self-deletion? – Zoe the 1337 Princess Feb 15 '19 at 15:03
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    As far as I can tell, no. Unless there's evidence somewhere that it isn't working. – animuson Feb 15 '19 at 16:05

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