Originally Posted by kcowan
So that would be a second way that a post count gets reduced?
Statistically inconsequential, but just a technical "yes". I mean if you have a habit of posting in obvious spam thread and saying "this is spam" vs. reporting them and not posting in them, then yes, when Mods delete the spam thread your comment would be deleted.
But that isn't a common enough event for any one member to drop digits in any way that they'd notice.