Some questions are gold to the asker: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/c%2b%2b?sort=votes . Possibly more gold than can be handled.
I wonder if it can make sense to cap the number of votes that participate in user reputation (but explicitly without capping it onto the question).
Example: You are a C++- and StackOverflow-100-rep-newbie, and ask
what is this code doing? and receive so many upvotes for that that you suddenly have 10000 rep. Does the resulting reputation change make sense? With all the consequences (moderator rights, perceived level of C++ competence (by some people at least))? And all this just because a possibly singular, statistical peak in your SO history?
Or shall of the 3000 votes only, say, 100 be counted towards your reputation, therefore relaxing those statistical anomalies a bit?