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I propose to analyze the reputation of an author of question, so that if I answered an question which was posted by a user with reputation >N then I would receive more than +15 for Accept Answer.

I was thinking about it because now there are a lot questions from newbies which are easy to answer, but a lot of really non-trivial questions stay unanswered which often come from "Guru's", so let's motivate people to answer really hard questions ;)

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Very good questions are often asked by very low-rep users, while a Guru can ask a trivial question if they have forgot something they need to know quickly. There is no real correlation between the "hardness" of a question, and the author's reputation.

It's an interesting idea, but it's not going to work in this form.

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High-rep users can also ask very basic questions in tags they're totally new to when picking up new skills. –  Bill the Lizard Jul 13 '11 at 15:50
@Bill yeah. Example: stackoverflow.com/questions/2035193/… –  Pëkka Jul 13 '11 at 16:22

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