I often browse older questions on CR and while there are many good and helpful answers, every so often I come across great answers. Those are eloquent and full of helpful tips and general information.
In short, the author put in a lot of effort to write those and it shows. Sadly some of them have very few votes and while votes are not everything it usually indicates not a lot of people have read or seen the answer. Considering that all stackexchange sites aim to be archives of knowledge I think there should be a way to make great content more visible.
The question now becomes, how do we achieve this? I'm unsure how much we can change the site or the system but maybe we can re-purpose one of the existing tabs like the
votes one. Right now those are, in my opinion, quite useless. They are simply self-perpetuating the same answers for all eternity.
Perhaps we could have functionality added that allows users to "nominate" answers. These will then show up in the (to be created)
nominated tab and users can browse through and look at them. Additionally the system could also cycle the answers that show up there in case not enough users nominate answers. This way we could break the apparent deadlock of the current
votes tabs and make great answers more visible to users.
I don't know how feasible any of this is but there are a lot of great answers here that should be looked at more often and by more people.