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Would a 'level of capability' indicator be useful?

By gbhall
Jul 26, 2009
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  1. I have often felt it would be better if I had some idea of the capabilities of those people I try to help. It would enable me to pitch the level of help - the amount of detail if you like - and not suggest things that most people with a certain level of knowledge would automatically know. Not embarassing myself or insulting the person I am helping is the ideal.....

    To acheive this, perhaps the login procedure could ask for the users self-assessed level in strictly neutral terms like 'how capable would you rate yourself about computers ? (.) hardly at all (.) not very (.) moderate (.) fairly expert

    This rating would then become part of every post header like

    posted by gbhall (level 4 user) ...... or similar.

    One could edit one's level of capability claimed in the usual areas.
     
  2. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    This could have potential, but just like specs & other details most people won't fill it in. They just want to get their question answered and move on.
     
  3. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,330   +277

    I agree and I agree. Would be nice, but we'd need to force people to fill in that field somehow. I wonder if there is already an existing module for this.
     


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