EditorialGuy - 4:37 pm on Jul 14, 2013 (gmt 0)
Why would you remove it in the first place if you're still not sure about it and keep that "negative trust" data for the site?
I don't know (I was just mentioning a possibility), but I suppose it could be like someone who's convicted of reckless driving and has his driver's license suspended for 30 days. When the 30 days are up, he's no longer under a penalty, but the conviction is on his record, and he may not get the benefit of the doubt the next time he gets stopped for running a red light or rolling through a stop sign.
To put it another way, if "trust" is a positive signal and a manual penalty has a long-term negative impact on that signal, you could suffer lingering consequences from the manual penalty even after the penalty iself is lifted.
Disclaimer: That's just a "what if" (not even a theory, but a casual stab-in-the-dark hypothesis).