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Sometimes a great question is asked, you answer it, get the answer accepted with 1 upvote and the answer is forgotten.

There are two cases that bother me here:

  1. I've posted my answer but I'm not 100% sure it is correct and want others to check it
  2. My answer is sooooo awesome, I want everybody to see it.

I think it would be nice to have a privilege to nominate your answer to be displayed in some parallel feed with a request for others to look at it and voice their opinion.

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Tweet about it. Then your followers can check it out if they like. – jjnguy Dec 27 '10 at 22:15
    
@jinguy I blocked all the people who follow me. I thought they were stalking me... – Tyler Carter Dec 27 '10 at 22:44
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All 5 of them? Cool! – MK01 Dec 27 '10 at 22:54
    
5? That's way more than I have. – mmyers Dec 28 '10 at 14:02
    
"I think it would be nice to have a privilege to nominate your answer to be displayed in some parallel feed with a request for others to look at it and voice their opinion." Except this would be totally useless once everyone else finds out about it. – Powerlord Dec 28 '10 at 14:47
    
If there were some where to showcase or brag about an answer I am sure it would ultimately end up just linking directly to Jon Skeets profile. – Joe Sep 9 '11 at 19:13

Not exactly the answer you are looking for, but one way, is to make a worthwhile edit to your answer. That will put it on the 'active' list and get it at least a handful of new views in a short space of time. I first spotted this a couple of months ago when I edited a seemingly ancient answer of mine. When I hit refresh ten or so minutes later, I was shocked (and uber pleased) to find that it had received four new upvotes.

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I think it is not so important whether a question is great or not. (BTW what is a great question ? I think that may be rather subjective).

Important is that when someone asks a question, the same or a similar question are found easily and their answers can be used.

Having a problem already solved is preferable to a problem which is solved quickly.

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