I was going through some old questions, where the accepted answers aren't usually the most thorough/best ones (in my opinion), which leads me to my suggestion -
Would it be possible for other users to vote to change the "correct" answer? I can't seem to find the couple of questions I was looking at that spawned this idea, but I'll link to them once I find it. If more than some number of users think the right answer should be changed to something else, then we could award rep to the new accepted answer without taking it away from the original accepted answer (or something like that).
Basically because then the actual "best" answer will come up first.
EDIT: After going through the Meta-SO questions, I eventually found (after stumbling on hundreds of Jon Skeet questions) several threads relating to re-ordering of the questions based on votes.
- This one (about changing the accepted answer)
- This other one
- Also this (Reordering the answers)
- And finally this
No one seems to have really reached any form of a consensus on this issue (about re-ordering the questions). I doubt it's going to get resolved, but I thought I'd add these links here for anyone else who's interested in going through the debate.