Seeing how these somewhat related threads got received, I'm hesitant to ask...:
Feature Request: ignore questions asked by low reputation users
Filtering out questions from unregistered users
Look... I realize that SE needs to be welcoming to newcomers. And it's really great if some generous SE users have spare time to assist users who should in fact be posting jobs on eLance or Amazon Turk or wherever. Really, really great. On their behalf, thank you!
But personally, I wish this was a Q/A site for programmers by programmers.
Would it be possible to add a filter that only shows questions asked by users who have proven their ability to actually provide answers?
If not, could the SO template be changed to always display who the original poster is, rather than (or in addition to) whoever edited or answered his question?