Badge/Proficiency levels in Community groups
This is not a 'new idea' but apparently needs to be addressed again.
I have just been engaged in several Community discussions in Search where maybe my 'proficiency' was not appreciated by the person who posted the question.
I post this idea here to again bring up that if - certain badges were required to address certain questions and the questioner could indicate such on their question. Perhaps some of these issues of open-community questions - where anyone can respond to any question and 'as far as I know' all questions are visible by anyone - could be addressed. Perhaps if only certain badge-level questions were visible this would help questions get the appropriate level response.
Of course this would not work if the questioner were in control and marked all questions highest badge level. Perhaps route questions through moderators who assign a badge level rating - but then if that were the case then the moderators could just answer all questions. Perhaps then a routing moderator role - sometimes they just assign badge level requirement and other times they could be answering the questions. I don't know just putting the idea out there....
Perhaps this is the 'lanes' that @Melissa S Himes was referring to me - but my response was 'what lanes' I don't see any lanes to stay in...
Anyway something should be done about helping users in the best/efficient way as possible and this is my suggestion for now.
@N Tychonievich Thanks for the 'official' response, my post here is to indicate possible solutions to existing problems. Change is needed and will occur I am sure.