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Sometimes you want to see who wrote something and if the question or answer is long, then you must scroll down quite a ways. I was wondering if the user name, their avatar, rep count etc. could be placed at the top instead of the bottom.

What do other people think? I can see the opinion that it's bad to judge a question or answer based on who asked it but it's also nice to know if the person is authoritative.

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    Initial feeling is plain No, but if you can come with a mockup maybe it can help change this initial feeling. :) – Shadow Wizard Jun 17 '14 at 22:43
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    "but it's also nice to know if the person is authoritative." That's the thing though: the user stamp itself says nothing about whether the person is authoritative, unless you might recognise their name and they're authoritative in the industry. If you saw an answer to a C# question from someone named Eric Lippert who had 23 reputation, would you dismiss it? In the SE I use frequently, rarely is any one 'authoritative'. – doppelgreener Jun 17 '14 at 22:50
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Here it is about the content and not the users. So this info is not important to show it on top.

  • If so, then why show the user name and their rep at all? – Celeritas Nov 14 '14 at 2:05
  • Because if something is not the main interest does not mean one should remove it at all. – juergen d Nov 14 '14 at 9:39

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