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This is related to this feature which is nice to have on the Careers profile, however it would be nice to have on any StackOverflow profile.

I'm thinking of a better way to promote the questions/answers you're most proud of, or that you think are really good. A lot of these questions get maybe 1-2 votes and an accept, and that's it.
(yes there is Twitter and Facebook, but what if my friends are not all programmers)

Currently questions/answers on the profile can be sorted by votes | activity | newest. Maybe add a new category there - showcase , where you can manually add 5-10 questions/answers you really like.

The reasons for this I think are pretty obvious. If you look at my SO profile, the top answer is a very silly one to a very "noisy" question. Because this sits at the top of my summary it gets additional votes from time to time, whereas good answers where I put a lot of work are never ever seen.

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And that's why you don't go around answering off topic or joke questions –  random May 1 '12 at 22:30
    
@random I'm not talking about off topic etc. There is a certain pattern where the questions in high traffic categories get a lot of attention...or the simple questions that most people understand –  mihai May 1 '12 at 22:35
    
You'd have to teach people to upvote more than one-liners and read beyond questions/answers that are plainly explained in the manual/docs. –  random May 1 '12 at 22:44
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Create a blog. Put up your top 10 answers. Use your bio to link to your blog. Feature implemented. –  Anthony Pegram May 1 '12 at 22:49
    
right, the usual bashing of people who make suggestions... –  mihai May 2 '12 at 7:30
    
When you say "the usual bashing", are you referring to the fact that people have downvoted your feature request? In fact, that's expected and encouraged behavior on Meta. People who disagree with feature requests downvote them. People who agree, upvote them. This is covered in the FAQ. –  Cody Gray May 2 '12 at 7:48

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Both good questions and answers are showcased through the badge system. I don't see any necessity to show it off any further, since if someone's really curious, they could always look at that badge, and see what question/answer merited the badge.

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yes but this is still determined by the number of votes...so we end up in the same loop: more traffic <-> more votes –  mihai May 1 '12 at 22:31
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@mihai, I'm not quite sure what you mean. The number of votes should determine what the community thinks is a good question or answer. –  Makoto May 1 '12 at 22:35
    
yes, you are right...the community...not me –  mihai May 1 '12 at 22:37

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