Recently I have noticed that the order in which answers are displayed does not necessarily go from highest voted to lowest. It used to, at least for me... maybe a function of privilege change.
Is this now a standard until acceptance?
The reason I ask is that it appears that most people looking at a question only read the first one or two posted answers, those late to the party with actually better answers or at least things no one else has considered don't seem to get votes by virtue of the person looking at them doesn't bother to scroll and read through all posted answers.
I realize this is human nature and the nature of these types of venues but would it be possible to withhold the ability to vote until you actually have at least scanned through all answers. This seems to be fairer to me instead of fastest to post wins as it seems now. I might be over simplifying it or might be interpreting it incorrectly but it could be that some don't post because they realize they won't get read.
Most people want that dopamine hit for a good answer and even going into old posts where rules have changed and posting to them doesn't seem to glean any benefit.