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post #1 of 11
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I've been thinking lately about how diverse the knowledge base of our users are around here. Some know a LOT about Linux while others know a LOT about computer animation.

Might there be a way that Senior Members can have searchable "expertise labels" attached to them so that we can better know who knows what about what? Each user could have up to 3, for example. If someone wanted to know about Photoshop, they could search for the "Photoshop" expertise label and get a list of names of Senior Members with that label. A list of categories could include:

Video Editing - Avid
Video Editing - Apple
Video Editing - Adobe
Photoshop
Web Design - HTML
Web Design - XML
Web Design - ASP/PHP
Linux
Mac OS X Development
Windows Development
iPod
Console Gaming

...and so on. Obviously there's not a good way to determine actual "expertise," but limiting Senior Member to 3 labels would cause them to choose wisely what they're an "expert" in.

And they wouldn't have to be called "Experts." We could follow the "Genius" moniker or come up with something completely different.

Just thought I'd run it up the flag pole. Thanks!
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post #2 of 11
That's a very good idea.
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post #3 of 11
I know I'm only a junior member, and this isn't exactly an expertise title.... but if I could receive the title of "Official Cheerleader for Steve Jobs," that would be insanely great.
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post #4 of 11
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Originally posted by Mac_Doll
I know I'm only a junior member, and this isn't exactly an expertise title.... but if I could receive the title of "Official Cheerleader for Steve Jobs," that would be insanely great.

The problem is that ONLY Steve Jobs can give you this title
post #5 of 11
Of course, if they're honest, most people's expertise would actually read Pr0n
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post #6 of 11
I like this idea.

I'll investigate how we could integrate this into the new forums.

J
post #7 of 11
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Originally posted by Powerdoc
The problem is that ONLY Steve Jobs can give you this title

And the tryouts are very, uh, rigorous.
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post #8 of 11
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Originally posted by Jambo
I like this idea.

I'll investigate how we could integrate this into the new forums.

J

Cool.
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post #9 of 11
It's okay, Powerdoc, I'll reach 1000 posts... promise!

Rigorous? PUH! I'm stubborn AND rigorous. Bring it, Steve!!
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Originally posted by Mac_Doll
It's okay, Powerdoc, I'll reach 1000 posts... promise!

Rigorous? PUH! I'm stubborn AND rigorous. Bring it, Steve!!

I will be pleased to grant you your custom title then.
post #11 of 11
Aww, thanks so much, Powerdoc!! I could just hug you...but of course that's impossible.

It's nice to know it's reserved, though.
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