Currently the status of guru and master can be achieved by anyone with enough patience to work up the points for it. As they stick out quite a lot, i see this as a false representation of knowledge (subjective opinion).
Thus i think it would be a good idea to make each guru/master title given by the comunity through votes. Thus they are earned not by getting a lot of XPER, but by contributing in a positive way and providing good answers.
The result is that when you see a guru or master you know (s) he has deserved it by contributing positively.
Please vote in the poll, and feel free to provide some written input on the idea.
- Yes, good idea25% (6)33% (4)28% (10)Vote
- Might work, but unsure12% (3)17% (2)14% (5)Vote
- Could be a bad idea, but unsure8% (2)0% (0)6% (2)Vote
- No, i disagree.46% (11)50% (6)47% (17)Vote
- no opinion (just show me the answers)9% (2)0% (0)5% (2)Vote
Most Helpful Girl
No, I disagree. This kind of system would just encourage the site to become a huge popularity contest - more than it already is. We already have so many questions like "Who is the prettiest/hottest/kindest/smartest/etc person here", and it's always the same users getting nominated, guaranteed. So I could probably tell you who would be voted for to become a guru or master, and honestly, most of them aren't deserving of the title based on the criteria you outline here.4