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While looking through old questions I noticed the majority of questions is answered by around a dozen of people. New questions reach a stunning short answering time, which makes it difficult for Newbies to stack up reputation by answering questions. While I really admire the passion and afford the pros put into answering questions, I think this could scare off Newbies. Even if new users answer a question, people tend to upvote answers by people with a higher reputation - which are often better, to be fair.
Do we have any way to encourage new users to answer questions?