Selecting a post as the "Best Answer" is an elite right reserved only for the author of a topic.
Often times topics are started with a question and others go to that topic because they seek the answer to the same question. Problem is, you usually have to go all the way to the last page of topic posts, if you are lucky, to find the answer. If you are unlucky the best answer is hidden somewhere in the middle.
The "Best Answer" option is available to all topic authors to choose the best answer to their question. When they do make a choice it moves that answer to the very top on the first page so everyone can benefit.
Not only that, but as discussed here, it also awards the person that took the time to give a proper answer a +2R (2 reputation points).
Keep a look out for the "Best Answer" badge under the post author's avatar picture to spot a "Best Answer". We're also looking into highlighting the Best Answer post in a different, not so hard to spot, color.
You guys have any suggestions on how to make this feature better?