Many users ask questions, and community members, out of the goodness of their heart (and a desire to help others) answer them.
Here is the problem: many users forget to select a best answer to their question, thereby depriving the answerers of well-deserved rep.
I'm the type of person that likes to present a solution when I mention a problem. So here goes:
Increase the rep for selecting a best answer to 3 or 4
This is a no-brainer. The more you get for doing something, the more likely you are to do it.
Automatically select a best answer when the following criterion are met:
- The question is older than 7 days
- There are 2 or more answers to the question
The answer with the most upvotes is then selected.
Any thoughts or suggestions on this?