I looked at the “accept rate” of some of the site’s top users and found that it varies widely in the range 45%–100%. I was surprised with that, as it may be taken as an indicator that either:
- hard questions don’t tend to get very good answers (let's assume that top users ask difficult questions), or
- we could better reward people who wrote good answers.
So, what do you think of these two hypotheses, and do we want to do something about it?
Regarding the statistics, the accept rate of the users with ≥ 3k reputation and ≥ 10 questions are: 55%, 86%, 57%, 47%, 89%, 100%, 68%, 52%.
PS: I know that there has been debate over whether the “accept rate” is generally a good thing and what its optimal value should be is, but I think a community consensus should emerge on this topic.