Originally Posted by T-MAN
I would have thought we would want newbies asking on the open forun as it is a computer help forum, and others could learn from the answers as well.
I agree. Now, if this were posted into the open as newbie likely do (in the wrong section, mind you) And they were to receive an answer - Wouldn't that answer be trusted a bit more? The forums have done plenty fine without badges so far but it certainly couldn't hurt to try out. I think the only issue I can forsee is assignment of badges. If self-assigned then anyone can claim they know anything. :|