I have posted a few questions on Stack Overflow. And I have accepted the answers for most of them.
Stack Overflow gives us an option of sharing the link to a question that we posted with other people we know, who we think might be able to answer the question. So, there is a possibility that the person who we send the link to will answer the question correctly. Ideally, we are supposed to accept the right answers.
So, a few questions like this might lead to a good amount of reputation change for those certain people. To me, it doesn't sound unethical. Because this is what is supposed to happen in the community that, you ask a question and somebody answers it correctly and you accept their answer.
But, according to the community rules, is this allowed? Is their a certain limit on accepting answers posted by some people or upvoting the answers? Does it in anyway count as a malpractice?
This question isn't specifically about Stack Overflow. It can be any site on Stack Exchange.