Has consideration been given to having a mandatory profile for members, which would indicate their level of expertise/experience when they leave comments on the discussions? i.e. Commercial Pilot + Aircraft Types,Private Pilot, Flight Sim enthusiast, flight enthusiast etc. This might reduce the ill informed judgments that frequently litter the forums and squawks. We could also have a scoring system to add weight to the comments of those that post sensible and authoritative remarks, and leave the others in the dust.
How would you verify? A person must send in a copy of his license?
What about the airline historian who isn’t a pilot? Would he score less because he hasn’t joined the ranks of those who fly into the wild blue yonder?
How would you determine if a comment is “sensible and authoritative?”