For some of the smaller, Indie titles, we've actually had the developers themselves come to post answers to questions on their games.
This answer is only the most recent instance, and I know that there have been other cases in the past (might be useful to compile a list of said answers, but I digress).
What is the feasibility of giving them some recognition? I don't think artificially inflating their reputation or some-such is a good way to recognize them, but what about the possibility of giving them a tag badge of their game? I'm open to other ideas, also.
Basically, does anyone else think it would be neat if we could pin a label on these users that said, "Hey, this guy programmed the game. He's probably forgotten more about it than you will ever learn."?