No - there should be no punishment for closing questions
Closing a question is a temporary state to let you know that something is wrong with your post. Once a question has been closed you should consider the following:
What was the reason it was closed with?
What feedback have you received in the comments on your question?
Is there anything you can do to ...
Not exactly when we graduated, but when we got our "graduated design" (which was a little later). While in beta, levels for a site are significantly lower to help it build up. Once it's graduated and gets its "mature design", that "helping hand" is gone as "the child has risen and can walk on its own feet". Quoting the relevant post, which is New Site Design!...
Yes - privileged are calculated based on your current reputation, and reputation lost in offering bounties is counted. You would lose the 2k privilege any time your reputation drops below 2000.
You may be interested in these threads on Meta Stack Exchange:
Is losing privileges after placing bounty OK?
Exclude bounties from affecting privileges
Notify user ...
TL;DR: let's decrease it to 25.
And I encourage especially the high-rep users (like and including me) to vote more on new user's questions.
This issue has been discussed on the Main Meta site already, e.g. in Why do I need 50 reputation to comment? What can I do instead? and Lower commenting threshold to 1 rep. as pointed out by Izzy in the ...
I do agree with you
I think users should be able to award points to edits that are above and beyond other edits that are just grammar, spelling, and/or formatting improvements. I believe having a feature such as this will create an environment where users will be more likely to contribute quality information that can improve a post.
I think this question; ...