Increase the value of an upvote for a question.
Currently, an upvote on a question provides only half the reputation that an upvote on an answer does. (5 reputation vs. 10 reputation.)
This would see the amount of reputation provided by each upvote increased to 10 or perhaps even higher (do we value questions more than answers?).
No cost ...
Implement "bounties" for questions that can be awarded instantaneously.
This would be a method where one user could transfer some reputation to another user to reward them for an exemplary question. Some checks and balances would need to be in place to avoid this facility being abused for the purposes of reputation sharing. (Perhaps several privileged ...
As of yesterday, November 13th 2019, this is now in effect network wide:
We’re changing the reputation earned from getting a question upvote to ten points, making it equal to the reputation earned from an upvote to an answer.
Implement bounties for questions that work the same as the current "exemplary answer" bounties for answers.
We would use the current bounty facilities, but when placing a bounty, you would be given both options (along with all the other existing options):
Reward existing answer
One or more of the answers is exemplary and worthy of an additional bounty.
Well, there could be several reasons for this:
Maybe they're out of votes for the day, and want to come back and upvote later
Perhaps I want to answer this, but I don't have time right now, so I'll answer later
More people want to try to come back and solve it later because they don't feel like it right now
Some people favorite puzzles that they want to ...
"Vote-To-Exemplary" (VTE) mechanism similar to "Vote-to-Close" (VTC)
To implement, add additional exemplary link to question, i.e. share|edit|close|exemplary|flag at the bottom of the post.
This link would work similarly to the close, requiring certain site-rep to be allowed to vote and requiring multiple such votes to get the question the status.
Implement a new "supervote" that allows you to award significantly more rep than a regular upvote.
This is almost the same as the instantaneous bounty idea, but this would not transfer reputation; it would just assign reputation the same way that regular upvotes do.
There would have to be limitations on these "supervotes". Perhaps a user only gets one (or ...
Upvote puzzles that you deem upvote-worthy, for whatever reason.
Downvote puzzles that you deem downvote-worthy, for whatever reason.
Closevote puzzles that you deem closevote-worthy, for whatever reason.
And completely independently, you should:
Upvote answers that you deem upvote-worthy, for whatever reason.
Downvote answers that you deem ...
Implement a new "exemplary question" checkbox, and a list of exemplary questions.
There would need to be some details figured out for this one, but I envision it as a checkbox right underneath the "favorite" star on the left of a question. If you consider the question "exemplary", you can check the box. If a certain threshold of people (perhaps a given ...
Use a moderator only tag voted in meta
If we want to draw attention to an exemplary question, we could add a special tag exemplary-question that only moderator can give, such as faq in the meta.
This tag would require a vote in a dedicated post on the meta explaining why the question is exemplary. If the post reach a criterion (such as 30 upvotes?) then ...
Even if it's not "serial voting" in the truly bad sense (e.g. sockpuppets), it may still be serial voting in that it goes against SE's policy of "vote for the post, not the person".
Obviously the automatic algorithm to reverse serial voting isn't perfect: there will always be false positives and false negatives. It's possible to serially ...