When I was answering the 'ridiculous question' question, I got to wondering about whether or not one could use the count of answers provided as some indication of the relative quality of borderline questions. I'd like to ask here though about going the other way.
To that end, I'm interested in knowing if there is any correlation between question score and answer count. If there is, are there questions with an unusually low score by comparison to the count of answers that they have received. If there is, and they're still open, has anyone considered the idea of adding bonus rep points to a user's rep (instead of the question) if the ratio falls below a certain ratio, the question is still in positive reputation territory and open?
At the very least, it would seem to be worth a badge of some kind.
I want to stress I'm not personally advocating this; it's a legitimate call for thoughts on whether or not attracting a high volume of (particularly high scoring) answers would be worth something to a question poster.