Because Area 51 encourages off-topic questions, and users receive rep when their questions are voted off-topic, have we created a haven for trolls? A user could post countless absurd questions throughout the site and rapidly rise to 10K status. Are these the people we want to trust with semi-mod powers?
(I am not posting specific examples because I don't want to a) feed the trolls, and b) single anyone out)
A good off-topic question is one that is almost on topic. These are useful, and posting them and voting on them should be encouraged. There are lots of bad questions that are obviously off-topic. It's very easy to write bad questions, and they are easily identified. I am concerned that lots of overtly bad questions will be posted, and these will get lots of votes. I don't think this is helpful, and has the side effect of elevating the users who post them.