There are quite a few veteran posters who offer really good, seasoned advise about shooting, firearm configs, optics, reloading, etc. Sage advise saves people lots of money and hassle, and I think the "Sages of Calguns" should be identified and recognized. I think it would good for both the new users and longer term calgunners if the there was a recognition badge or ranking system for users, based upon ranking of their posts. E.g.: FMJBT posts an analysis on 178 bullet loadings in the reloading forum - 90 readers of that post click on a thumbs up icon on the post, which go toward ranking FMJBT high up as a valued poster in the Reloading Forum; perhaps resulting at some time down the road in some sort of badge by his name as an "expert adviser" or "guru" in that forum/subject.
This would allow readers to "cut the wheat from the chaff" pretty quickly on a thread.
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