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As the comments have already mentioned, downvoting spam really doesn't cost you any rep at all. Downvoting questions never costs rep, and downvoting answers temporarily costs 1 point, but if the answer gets deleted (as it will with spam), you get your point back. However, it is still recommended that you not downvote spam and simply flag it instead, per ...


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Please don't be offended, and please don't consider a flag to be an accusation. A combination of multiple factors that correlate with spammy behavior probably caused a user's spam alarm to fire a false-positive, and they raised a flag for a moderator. Here are the factors that likely played a part in this: It is a high-traffic page with >10,000 views. ...


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Because your question has an answer with a positive score, I don't think you'll be able to delete the question. (Based on this meta answer.) Here are your options: Do nothing. You can just leave the question as it is, enjoy the answers that you've already gotten, and move on with your life. The only downside is that the question may attract another ...


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Firstly, apologies for not being aware that this was a standard reference source - we could have avoided a bit of discussion if I had realised that. We get quite a lot of answers - maybe one or two a week - that make at least a vague attempt to be relevant but nonetheless appear to be spam/site promotion. In this case the flag stated: Potential site ...


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I don't think you should be deleting/closing questions just because of a low score (unpopularity). You should only close/delete them for the various close reasons or if they are otherwise unwelcome to the site because of a violation of terms.


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The answer is we are all human and subject to mistakes. A link to a CBOE article should not have been considered spam. The mod handling it is new, not in the US, and I'm guessing, not familiar with options trading. You handled it just fine. Your answer is re-opened, and the comments all cleared now. Please accept my apologies.


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