Questions which are closed as either
not a real question are automatically downvoted by the community user. If a user (either through ignorance or insolence) then re-posts the same question, the re-post will usually be closed with the reason
exact duplicate of the earlier OT/NARQ question.
The re-post, like its OT/NARQ original question, should receive an automatic downvote when it is closed.
Bad questions that have no value on Stack Overflow in principle ought to be downvoted. It was already downvoted by the community the first time, the re-post should be downvoted as well.
Couldn't there be ways to detect these sort of questions better? Ideally there should be distinction between re-posted duplicate questions and similar questions but there's not. There are very clear signs here that this is a re-posted duplicate yet nothing is done about it when it can be.
- It has the same exact title of a previous question from the same user
- The majority of the content of the question is exactly the same as a previously closed question
- It came from a user who had a previous question recently closed as NARQ (or OT)
- The community closed the question as an exact duplicate of the previously closed question.
If the system could not determine if it is an exact re-posted duplicate, then no automatic downvote is necessary and let readers handle that.
Perhaps go a step further and detect re-posted duplicates across different accounts too?