The two features of TopAnswers that have received the most positive feedback are:
1. per-question rooms for comments, and
2. the ability to give multiple stars (2 stars once you have received 10, 3 when you reach 100, etc)
The latter feature is turned off, on codegolf.ta only, for regular Code Golf answers:
@@@ question 602
We do want to "encourage writing challenges by rewarding challenges more than answers", but it is a shame to disable such a well-received privilege that people enjoy exercising.
I'd like to propose another way:
1. **Allow multi-votes everywhere** that votes are allowed, removing the current exceptions (Tips, and answers on the challenge types)
2. **Bump up the value of question votes** by a constant factor. We could settle on any value that seems most appropriate, and could tweak at a later date if necessary, but I think 10 might be the right level as encouraging the effort to post good challenges is really important here.
No, let's keep voting as it is and don't allow multi-votes on challenge answers or bump up the value of question votes.
Yes, lets allow multi-votes everywhere and bump up the value of question votes by a factor of 10.
Let's remove multi-stars altogether. It's rather annoying to see boring challenges with more stars than they should have, reducing multi-stars would reduce it. Besides, voting should be purely objective and should not be opinion-based.