To be perfectly honest, I absolutely agree with #3. A bit of formatting

* Makes the post more readable
* proves that the user put a bit of effort into it
* prevents the "Wall of Text crits you" effect
* stands out
* allows me to spot important points more easily
* puts some structure into the posting

And #6 is also a no-brainer. Not because of the reputation but because that gives clickable names when migrating the question.

Point #1 is well discussed, just search for the fastest gun in the west problem. And Point #5 benefits the person who asks the question, because more visibility = more chance for an answer without having to post a bounty.

So only **Point #2 is purely evil** and should be somehow monitored and actively counterattacked, but I think that's what Jeff & Co. have been doing since almost Day 1.

But **overall, I agree with these points**, because nicely formatted answers from people with accounts who bump the question once in a while to give it more exposure are a Win for the site.

To further prove my point, here is a picture of a bunny with a pancake on its head:

![This is Chewbacca. Chewbacca is a Wookie who lives on Endor.][1]