David Moore wrote:
I have noticed over recent months there is a tendency for more and more questions to be closed without grading. While understanding the rationale behind the idea, some site participants take this to absolute extremes. There is a problem here; when posters have a record of closing as many as 10 per cent or more of their questions, I feel there is a case to be made for finding out why, and if these closures appear unjustified - as many of them do - then posters should be invited to back up their decisions. It appears as if many think that the points they are invited to award cost them money...
You might even consider withdrawing the "not for points" option completely; personally, I feel it is being misused.
There's one particular asker in the DE-EN/EN-DE language pairs who has closed more than 100 (!) questions without grading. Peers have taken the time and trouble to research, trying to help, but keep getting "Question closed without grading" instead of KudoZ points and at least a "Thank you for taking the time". That's what I call abusing peer's willingness to help.
It's about time something happened here, and not just about the "not-for-points" feature but also about the "Close without grading" feature.