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After a question was recently closed the poster of said question started downvoting posts of everybody participating in the closure of his question.

Is such behavior considered appropriate? If not is there anything other users should do if such behavior is noticed?

In case anybody wonder how I could deduce what had happened, this is what I saw: Within the first 10 minutes after the question was closed each person participating in the closure had one old post downvoted. That does not look like a coincidence at all. Moreover the reputation of the person who had asked the closed question had dropped by as many points as the number of answers among the downvoted posts. (I can provide a link to the closed question if really necessary, but I think it might be better if I leave that out.)

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After a question was recently closed the poster of said question started downvoting posts of everybody participating in the closure of his question.

Is such behavior considered appropriate?

No, it's not. Report it (like you did with this thread), and the mods will take a look. It's been a while, but I recall there being a suspension category for this kind of behavior. He certainly wouldn't be first to get a time-out for retaliatory voting.

On a related note, this type of poster is just another reason to think twice about commenting on bad, downvoted questions. You end up becoming the target of some asshole's misplaced anger a lot more often than anything constructive comes of it. Better to just downvote, (and/or) vote to close, shake your head at the fail and move on.

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    Not sure about the last sentence. Just down-vote is anonymous, but does not provide any constructive feedback. It should not be used by default. There are such people who behave this way, but still most of them are eager to learn and improve (at least a bit) and just down-vote is frustrating. – Jakuje May 2 '16 at 8:27

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