Recently we closed the following question as "not constructive":
By this we make a point telling people that questions on spelling or meaning of words we heard are not welcome. Still, given the number of answers we had on this question other people are prepared to help out with guesses. In addition — seen from an upvoted comment — some don't really mind to see such kind of questions here.
Nevertheless there was happy downvoting going on after the question was closed.
Do these votes improve the site in any way? May it be that again voting is done here to educate people, in this case to not answer questions others may not like? What other reasons might there be for downvoting answers to closed questions?
As this discussion had not received much attention, and as we still see downvotes on already close questions
I would like to push this topic up again. What benefit do we have from downvoting in addition to closing in these cases?