The Problem with Reputation: Does High Reputation Attract Too Many 'Up-Votes'?
I am pretty new to Stack Overflow, so I don't have a lot of reputation or badges. I used to surf at Experts-Exchange before they got greedy.
Let me premise this with one note. I am not complaining, as this hasn't exactly happened to me, but I do jump around to interesting and new questions when I have free time.
Something I notice here that happens a lot: An answer comes in for a question and it seems to be pretty good and gets a few up-votes. Then along comes a more experienced user, lots of badges, high reputation, who's answer is the same, but not as thoughtfully prepared or with as much useful information. Within minutes, the answer from the experienced user has 10, 20 or more up-votes. Am I missing something? Is there some sort of comradery amongst experienced users?
I do admit, I tend to wait on difficult questions for an advanced user to voice their opinion or expertise, but when the same answer is provided, it seems like the little guy can't get ahead.