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By awarding reputation points to downvoters on closed. It will create feedback loop with award for correct downvoting.

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What's the point of this? If you really don't think enough questions are getting closed, then why not just give people points for closing them? – Cody Gray Aug 12 '11 at 7:56
Downvotes and close votes are not at all the same thing, they just often come together. – Wesley Murch Aug 12 '11 at 8:00
up vote 17 down vote accepted

I don't think that's a good idea. Because downvotes on questions are now free, this would generate not only reputation out of the nothing, this would also trigger a unnecessary wave of downvotes on everything what might be closed some day. Additionally people could start gaming the system by throwing in there 3k privilege to close questions.


  • 3k-Guy sees not so good question
  • Downvote
  • Vote to close
  • Repeat four times with different users
  • Free reputation
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