I'd like to request an answer timeout feature based on the number of karma points a user has.
Purpose: I've been on the site for about two years and noticed that highly experienced (10k+) users are answering very simple questions which could easily be answered by newer users.
I see two added benefits to this system:
Experienced users would be required to wait longer to respond which means their answers would be weighted more heavily on content rather than being "first" with a "good enough" answer that is edited later to be more complete.
For more complex or complicated questions this timeout would likely not affect high karma users as the duration taken to understand the question would likely exceed the timeout period.
Proposed timeout periods are 1 minute per 1,000 points with no additional increase after 10,000 points.
Points Timeout Period 0-999 No timeout 1000-1999 1 minute 2000-2999 2 minutes 3000-3999 3 minutes ... 9000-9999 9 minutes 10k+ 10 minutes
OP note: StackOverflow e-mail support suggested that this idea might have been submitted before, but I was unable to find a duplicate proposal using the relatively simple tags "answer" and "timeout".