I feel following some aspects on answers could be looked at to improve the quality while rewarding the good answer.
- Ordering by default seems to be on votes, a good answer which doesnt have as many or no votes compared to an average answer having a lot of votes gets suppressed in the bottom. Can that be corrected or improved in some way?
- Many questions have only one answer for a long time, and they dont get accepted or votes, is there any way timeout mechanism to auto accept an answer? or an answer having minimum 2 votes?
- Currently it seems like the first guy answering the question seems to get most rewards instead of the best answer, could that be somehow avoided by having a locking time?
- One additional killer of good answer is a long post containing almost no stuff. I've read awesome posts which run long, but they are few. A long answer frustrates people looking at answers and they move on before they see other good answers sitting in the bottom. It might be a good idea to associate weight and sink the long answers not getting upvotes to bottom.