I moderate a site where users Ask and Answer questions. There is a duplicate flagging feature which needs 5 users (as it does here) to mark a question as a duplicate.
Users also get "Seconds" (the points system) for good answers from the community upvoting.
So it's better for the community to flag duplicates, but there is no incentive for individual users to do so. They could either answer it (and maybe get upvotes) or close as a duplicate and gain nothing.
I don't really want to just offer "Seconds" for flagging as that could lead to spam flagging and users gaming the system, but I also want users to want to mark questions as duplicates correctly.
How can I find a balance so that I reward users who mark as duplicates but prevent the system being gamed by incorrect flags?