I have few questions regarding the Reputation thing. According to the site, reputation is the sign of trust.
I have noticed that I highly trust the answers given by high rep users moreso than the low rep users. Even though I didn't understand fully sometimes what their answer was, but I am 100% sure that whatever he has written is right.
Now consider this case; suppose I have
40K rep and I usually answer the
java questions. Now I started answering questions of python or linux for which I am a newbie. Although I have 40k rep up till now, but for python questions I will be like a newbie since I have just started that.
It happened with me that I used the high rep answer and it was wrong. I only relaized it later. Then I saw on the summary page that he is new to this area
Now when I give the answer for python question then its quality will be lower than other person with
5k rep who is regularly using python.
There is chance the OP uses the answer of
40k user by just looking at the rep, now that may contain some hidden problems, although the other community members can point that out but there are chances.
I was thinking is there any way we can give an indication along with rep that 40k rep is in c++ or java, but for python he is new.