Improving the fidelity of the Mark as Answer button

Joe beat me to the punch by blogging about the brain fart I had yesterday about adding some fidelity to the answer flag on forums to boost post rankings.

We > Me: Joe Morel's Blog : Finding the Good Stuff on the Forums.

The idea that Josh proposed today during a thread with another team at Microsoft thinking about the same problem was to build the post rating directly into the answer marking. Instead of a “Mark as Answer” button, there could be a drop-down for Mark as Answer with the following options: