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Just an idea for an Account Profile. If one visits another's profile page, he/she may leave a comment on the profile page. It may be thankful words or general comments about this user. I think it would be a motivation for a user to have a high quality answers to receive positive feedbacks.
Please let me know what you think too.
Cheers.

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  • Orkut/LinkedIn have feature like this ... btw who care about profile viewes May 3, 2013 at 7:10

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No, Stack Overflow is not a social network. It is a site for questions and their answers, and not so much about the people that post those questions and answers.

I receive positive feedback for my answers by people voting on them. Sometimes they even leave a comment on specific answers. That is plenty of encouragement, and keeps the focus on the answers themselves!

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    +1. In addition, that would add one more place for spammers to spam, trolls to troll, and stalkers to harass. That is both more work for the moderators and can potentially be a source of discouragement for a victim of one of the aforementioned things.
    – Ben Lee
    May 3, 2013 at 2:46
  • See also this related question, where a PM system was declined for some of the same reasons: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/431/…
    – Ben Lee
    May 3, 2013 at 2:47

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