I was flipping through some old questions when I came upon this one:
One of the answers touches on the idea of making the reputation and username of the answerer invisible until you, the viewer, actually upvotes or downvotes the answer. While I'm not going to go over my old answers to every question on SE/SO, I will say that on at least one occasion a diamond user (Mod? I'm not really proficient in proper SO lingo) got substantially more upvotes to an answer, and their answer came after mine and didn't add much to my already-supplied answer.
I'm just thinking that this might actually "level the playing field" for those who give great answers, only to be outvoted because a diamond user also supplies an answer.
I realize this is akin to asking politicians to vote in a clause that prevents pay raises, but maybe the "average Joe" users might find this useful.
EDIT: Forget my example, because it's not relevant. The question is centered on; Would it give more weight to what you know and not who you are if the answers were anonymous until you upvoted/downvoted it? And if the downvoters to this question could explain why this is a bad idea, I'd appreciate it. It's meant for discussion!