Generally, I feel that most of our questions get very good answers.
We get a lot of answers based upon experiences and anecdotes, and most of them are very high quality. However, I feel that we've been seeing fewer answers that provide references and citations. While I don't want to detract from answers based upon personal experiences and anecdotes, I would like to encourage a more even mix of anecdotal and referenced answers.
EDIT: To clarify, I don't think that answers that rely upon personal experiences and anecdotes are bad, or even inferior to those that provide references. Some questions clearly don't need references or citations, and are, in fact, better answered by personal experience and anecdotes. However, other types of questions (such as those about health and safety issues) may benefit from well-referenced answers. I think our site would benefit from a good mix of both, which is part of my intent here (the other parts being drawing attention to meta, and increasing the number of users we have with higher reputation amounts).
So, in the spirit of encouraging these types of answers, I'm going to be awarding a series of 500 point reputation bounties on question for answers that provide comprehensive, well-researched information.
I will post the details of the bounties I will award, and which question they will apply to, as an answer to this meta question. This way, if there are other questions where I or another user wishes to award similar bounties, the details can be added as an additional answer.
Another issue that has come up has been the lack of attention and activity here on meta. Since you're reading this, you now know about the meta site, and I strongly encourage you to look at some of the other questions and answers here on meta. Please take the time to vote on questions or answers you feel are useful... remember: votes on meta are a bit different than on the main site. Up-votes on questions mean that you think the question is worth discussion. Up-votes on answers mean you feel the suggestion is a good one; downvotes mean you disagree.
Votes on meta don't impact reputation, but they are very important for defining ourselves as a community. Voting here helps our chances of graduating out of beta, almost as much as voting on the main site does!