I've been thinking recently. We have the points system and the applause counter which in themselves show how many posts/responses you have recieved
and the applause shows how well you put your point across etc.... but these are no real reflection of your competance in a subject area.
i know we have the subject matter experts and CM's but there isnt anywhere to search for an expert to interact with or any way to gauge another
members knowledge in a particular area.
Wouldnt it be good if we had a grading system, maybe a graphical icon (like the ones used on the forums) with some kind of indicator of competance
(hope the site owners dont mind, i used an image from the site to mock up this idea)
I created a couple of simple mock images to show what i mean.
just something simple thats all.
What i was thinking was that this kind of indicator could appear in the members avatar area next to the points listing and also if a ranking page
showing the top x members in a selected subject area. This would stimulate interaction between members so that like minded members could work together
to deny ignorance. Maybe creating member
investigation groups which you could join, again to deny ignorance. Lets face it we are all hear for a common goal, we want some kind of disclosure
and while a site like this is great at spreading the word among individuals im sure that if we worked in groups we could make greater advances and
spread the word of ATS even further than it has
I personally like the idea of member investigation groups which you can join, maybe some kind of separate pages on ATS (assigned to a particual group)
which have subjects to be researched, documents / web links found etc... Maybe some kind of applicaition form which a member
has to fill in (and justify the need for the group) to get a member investigation group created (which could be rejected if the mods etc.. think that
the group already exists)
if member group had a (modest) limited amount of web space allocated for simple pages related to the group and a place to record data.
what does everyone else think of this ! would good to hear your thoughts.