Expertise location

Topics: User Forum
Aug 23, 2006 at 2:39 PM
I wondered if there was any possibility of a future enhancement that showed a users 'expertise' or 'helpfulness', as judged by the discussion group community.

At its most basic, I guess just having the number of posts someone has made correct in the members list, and having it ordered so the one with the most posts at the top would be a good start.

Of course, it would be better if people could mark a post as 'helpful' or as 'answering the question'. Then expertise/helpfulness ranking could be calculated as according to the number of helpful posts someone has made in the (say)last year?

People could also filter issues to show only those that have been answered?

And they could go to a particular forum and seek the expert in that topic by looking at the league table of who has answered the most questions in the last (say) year?