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Under my flag summary when I mouse over on SPAM POSTS I see the 'POST content' as tooltip.

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My question is Does DA permanently deletes the SPAM? or it keeps only trimmed data of the SPAM for tooltip?

If so Why? Why do they keep that data?

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Content is not hard deleted. Since you are not a 10K user, and the post is not yours, you cannot see it after it is deleted; otherwise, the flag would link you to the deleted post.

  • Thanks kiamlaluno, yes I understand that. but they can't be reopened any way. So why don't they delete SPAM permanently. – Krishna Mohan Sep 17 '14 at 5:37
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    @KrishnaMohan There are many reasons. First, sometimes really bad, but non-spam, question about OPs own site may be flagged as SPAM. By mistake. In that case, it can potentially get undeleted. And keeping SPAM samples helps to teach anti-SPAM learning algorithms. Or to manually tune anti-SPAM tools, as you can see here. – Mołot Sep 18 '14 at 9:09
  • @Mołot Interesting points!!. Thanks :) – Krishna Mohan Sep 18 '14 at 9:14

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