While surfing SO, I came to know that we have some Microsoft MVP's over here, and they are contributing a lot in making SO more helpful to learners like me.
We have a reputation system running along with badges to acknowledge the efforts, contributions and trust. I have a few suggestions to enhance the existing SO algorithm.
Why don't we create a few badges for:
Persons holding Ph D's and other master of the art degrees (which can be verified by different sources)?
Persons who are known for their astonishing/widely used theories/technologies (e.g Zdenek Kalal for predators)?
A person scoring 500+ points in a month with ZERO down-votes (probably a gold badge)?
A person whose answers are accepted 100% of the time for a designated time frame (say one month)?
I am hoping, if this suggestion is liked by others, contributors will get more respect, more passion, more acknowledgement of their help.
I can't understand why almost all the readers over here are getting the words of mine like MVP or points; what I want to transfer is the idea behind the question, to give more respect to the contributor and make more clear that the person is likely to be authentic (based on DEGREE AND FIELD EXPERTISE AND/OR REPUTATION).
All of the above are some suggestions to look into this dimension.