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Should questions closed as “not a real question” and “off topic” get an automatic downvote?

I have many close votes on SO so far. Sometimes (quite less frequently), I have been noticing that as soon as I cast the last close vote to a question, the question is closed and it's automatically voted down (again not always).

I don't think that that downvote might have been casted by some user on the site (still I don't know whether it was my illusion or not). I thought it might automatically be done by the community but I can't find any such mention there.

  • Randomly poke old unanswered questions every hour so they get some attention
  • Own community questions and answers so nobody gets unnecessary reputation from them
  • Own downvotes on spam/evil posts that get permanently deleted
  • Own suggested edits from anonymous users

On which criteria, it is done and by whom or it doesn't happen at all? Can I know this?

marked as duplicate by waiwai933, yannis, jonsca, jmort253, animuson Oct 26 '12 at 2:40

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  • That question doesn't explain in which cases an answer is automatically down-voted. – kiamlaluno Oct 26 '12 at 1:01
  • @kiamlaluno NARQ and OT questions get an automatic downvote (just as the title of the duplicate says) – yannis Oct 26 '12 at 1:25
  • @Yannis Rizos - While closing a question even as NARQ or OT, the thing mentioned in the question doesn't seem to happen all the times (if only I ever noticed carefully). – Lion Oct 26 '12 at 1:31
  • @Lion I'm a mod on Programmers, and quite a few times I've closed questions unilaterally, the automatic downvote always happens on NARQ and OT closures (one exception was this bug, but it's fixed now). – yannis Oct 26 '12 at 1:36