Currently, questions closed with an OT designation are subjected to an automatic downvote from Community. The problem is that this applies to beta sites as well, and many beta sites take a while to formulate what exactly is on-topic and what is not. So, my question is, should we remove the automatic downvote for OT questions for beta sites?
Why would you be closing a question as off topic if you haven't yet formulated what's on-topic and what's not? I don't participate in many betas, and on the one I'm mostly active in (Code Review) topicality is obvious, but I think it would be preferable to not close the question as off topic if it's not clearly off topic. Looking through the closed questions on Academia, I found these:
Aren't they clearly off topic? Isn't there a relevant Meta discussion declaring them as such? If there are doubts, wouldn't it make much more sense to leave open or close for their other problems (all three read as NC to me)?
I think it would make much more sense to revoke the automatic downvote when a question is re-opened, on all sites, not just betas.