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

  • 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? Commented Aug 12, 2011 at 7:56
  • Downvotes and close votes are not at all the same thing, they just often come together.
    – user159834
    Commented Aug 12, 2011 at 8:00

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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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