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Questions tagged [experts]

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Harder question, when missing an expert are far less treated, even if they are “good” questions [duplicate]

Easy question are answered quite quickly, there's a small competition on them, to get easy reputation points... But these will usually get zero score. Better questions, which are usually harder, get ...
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Is it acceptable or expected to ask a question on an SE site when you are not an expert?

I often find myself going to new SE sites when I have what I think is a fairly complicated question that experts on the subject should be able to answer. What I hope for is a concise answer to a ...
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Is there skill endorsement in Stack Exchange sites?

Have Stack Exchange sites considered skill endorsement for their users? I have seen that users get badges for the tags they used according to the upvotes they have received in the posts that use the ...
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Is it rude to not select an answer when you're not sure which one might be correct?

Sometimes when a question is asked, the correct answer is easy to recognize. Sometimes, the answer is not easy to recognize and the asker doesn't have the expertise to select the correct answer with ...
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Complaint about expert chat [closed]

So, I got trolled by the expert chat AF, figured it out immediately, and I think it is really not cool for SE to do to the userbase, especially because I frequently use this site (both asking for help ...
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1answer
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Follow experts on Stack Overflow [duplicate]

If I want to follow a technology expert, it may be any technology, the how can I know a person and follow him for good answers?
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1answer
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Is there a way to require an expert eye on a complex question

It is a question about complexity (the computer science term). And I'd really like to have an expert look at the question and the 2 voted answers. The question has been there for a while (2 days), so ...
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1answer
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Are GameSalad and other visual programming “languages” on topic here?

Are tools like Scratch, Alice, and GameSalad considered on topic? I see in a lot of questions users saying in the comments that the question is too simple for the site, since it is for "experts", and ...
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3answers
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Ways to make impact on a site in which you have little knowledge of the topic

Stack Exchange is a growing network of individual communities, each dedicated to serving experts in a specific field. As you can see, the network, and all of it's sites, makes it clear that the sites ...
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Create an “Experts View” of the SE sites for users interested in higher-level questions?

Short version of proposal: Provide us with a way to filter questions for more advanced or higher-quality questions, so we don't have to skim through the masses of beginner questions that exist if we ...
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How can we ensure the site creation process consistently targets the right level of expertise?

With the Economics site about to close, I've been thinking about the level of expertise that seemed to be forced on it. I can't know for sure whether it contributed to the failure of the site, but I ...
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Is StackExchange supposed to be just for experts?

It seems that the word "expert" is used a lot in the descriptions Stack Exchange sites. But in searching I can't really find anything canonical about this. Is Stack Exchange supposed to be just for ...
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Should we be reaching out to existing expert communities? If so, how?

Way back in March 2011, when Joel had a random open chat session, I asked him this: The more time I spend on Stack Exchange, the more it seems like one of the biggest factors — if not the ...
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Which Questions Should I Answer?

Non-serious version: I have an answer, I just can't find the right question ;-) Serious version: I've asked about 50-60 questions (mostly on StackOverflow). They were, for the most part, good ...
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Where to post questions asking for expert opinion?

After my lie down, I posted this question on SO. As I suspected would happen, it got moved to programmers. Unfortunately, the kind of people I'm interested in getting answers from (litb,skeet et al - ...
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Require expertise for approval

When I click on the "review" tab, I'm asked to review questions I have no clue about. Would it be possible to only present (or allow) approval or rejection votes on questions that are in a tag for ...
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4answers
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Commitment message should ask if you're an expert

A danger for any new Stack Exchange site is to have a population of mostly laymen, and few experts who can ask and answer the difficult questions which the site's survival ultimately depends on. ...
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3answers
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Question-user matching on Stack Overflow

Is there any sort of expert matching on Stack Overflow? Does SO take any implicit measures of expertise to influence how it distributes questions? Do newbie questions go to the same users as questions ...
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Making experts more visible before Area 51's beta phase

Suggestion — during Mafia Wars, allow committed users to vote for up to, say, three other users as experts, who get some reputation bonus (say, 45 reputation divided up between the nominated ...
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Points system favours helping beginners [duplicate]

I'm not really sure if there is a solution to this but it strikes me that 90% of the time you are going to get most of your points by answering questions from beginners. These tend to get mass ...
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3answers
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Add vote weighting for self-nominated Experts

If I were to post an answer on a (eg) question tagged as 'cryptography' and receive two upvotes, one from joe-bloggs and one from a recognised expert in the field, it would be nice if that second vote ...
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What to do with questions that are uninteresting for experts and too hard for the rest of us

Joel Spolsky makes some good points about needing to have experts engaged to make a site like this work: The power of the Stack Exchange platform is detailed, expert answers to extremely rare, "...
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Does SO appeal to experts? How?

I was telling a friend of mine about the SO/SE model today. At some point he asked, "wouldn't you want to somehow separate questions according to the level of the target audience?" That is, if I'm an ...
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Intelligent Question Routing

Is there any work going on to try to put questions in front of the best people to answer them? As an example, when somebody like John Resig logs on, it should be very easy for him to see a few jQuery ...