Yesterday I saw a basic question without any research effort, eligible to be closed, and promptly got closed in 2 minutes. It also got down voted around 7 times, and some down vote was after question being closed. I am only asking about the down voting part.
The Original Poster then reacted such a way that, he/she edited the question , removed the entire body of the question, that it is no longer useful. This is a screenshot of the question after that edit. I cut the OP name and title part out.
You can still find this question with a google search, but it is of no use now (unless someone edit it and revert it to its original form). It is as good as spam.
I am not asking about the OP's reaction, but about the down voting part.
1) Should there be a down voting limit on questions?
A new comer might never turn back if he sees his question got attacked like this(trust me I know a man like that). In the above case, the OP was a somewhat experienced and already has some reputation to lose. And he reacted like this. What about putting a down vote limit on questions, say 3 down vote maximum? Or in other way,
upvote count - downvote count should not be less than -3. I know by down voting you are saying this question is bad (or not fit enough), but should 20 down votes make it better?
2) Should down voting a closed question should be allowed
What is the purpose of down voting a question if it is already closed? I know you get reputation for up vote even if your question is closed. Say user made a mistake by asking a wrong question (or a question wrongly) that promptly got closed. But whoever seeing that question can down vote it without a moments thinking, and he doesn't loss reputation for it because no reputation lost on down voting questions. And unfortunately there are lot of people in this site who impulsively down vote a question/answer if it is already down voted. If a question is not good enough, you can close it, and that should be it.. No more down voting/up voting on a closed thread.
PS : You can down vote/close this thread if it is a duplicate. My googling didn't reveal me anything related.