When I flag an answer as spam, it simply flags it up and doesn't add an extra downvote, previously though I would downvote the question/answer, and then upon the spam flag the system would give it another downvote, was this a bug which has been fixed? Something which has been decided against? Or a bug in itself that it no longer works that way?

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    I flagged this post as spam, and it got a downvote.
    – muru
    Dec 26, 2015 at 10:50
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this couldn't be reproduced.
    – muru
    Dec 26, 2015 at 10:50
  • Hold on though, you mean that you 1) first downvoted 2) then flagged as spam and upon this an additional downvote wasn't cast, differently from what it used to happen?
    – kos
    Dec 26, 2015 at 11:02
  • In any case you shouldn't downvote spam answers: meta.stackexchange.com/a/193917/302251
    – kos
    Dec 26, 2015 at 11:05
  • @kos: In the past, I would cast a downvote on a question, and then when I flagged the post as spam an additional downvote would be cast (so it allowed me to cast two downvotes), but this no longer happens so I am wondering why? Is this a bug which has been fixed? Or is it a bug that it doesn't work any more? I have not tried on Meta though, so I don't know how it works here...
    – user364819
    Dec 26, 2015 at 11:07
  • @kos: Yes, that's exactly what I mean.
    – user364819
    Dec 26, 2015 at 11:09
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    Ok, then I missunderstood the question (and @muru as well I believe). Sorry about that, I'm retracting my close vote.
    – kos
    Dec 26, 2015 at 11:11
  • It seems to be that this is actually happening, and it is casting the additional downvote except I have to refresh the page to see it for some reason... So not a bug SE's end after all...
    – user364819
    Dec 26, 2015 at 12:58

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I'm not a developer at Stack Exchange, but if I would be, that's how I would do it:

Definitely, positively do not allow Pesky Panda's to downvote and spam.


I'm now going to downvote and then flag your question as spam and get back to you!

-2 was the result, so I hoped they would have disallowed this feature just for you, but what's really happening is that you need to refresh the page to see what's happening