There are consumers who sometimes make statements, as if such are factual, when these are completely and totally inaccurate. I am differentiating between the expression of onion and that which is portrayed as fact. The expression of opinion is the right of all.
While it would be impossible for Trulia to require "non-pros" to substantiate their credibility, if the pros had more details and definition in their profiles, it might help the public determine the value of their answers, and decipher fact from fiction. Yes, I know that some members of the public grant minimal credibility to Realtors or other pros. Frankly, I am baffled why those people would come and spend time on Trulia. My concern is the member of the public who gets duped by frivolous babble, not realizing that the particular poster has no factual basis for their claims. While regular members might pick up upon this, the person who found Trulia yesterday will not.
In summary, thanks again to Sylvia for bringing this good idea back to the forefront. There is truth to her statement that ...
>>Answers can/will be viewed differently when we know what the true expertise lies.
BTW, (not trying to #%# in someone's pool), I have a hobby site of my own (ibsteam.net), where I recently opened Q&A section, and solved the same problem by adding a number of professions that people can choose from, and also added a custom title field where people can write their own titles instead of the pre-set ones.
Special hello to Sylvia....and you, too...Ute....as I haven't seen either of you around too often in recent times. Good to see you here.
Sylvia, I do recall when you mentioned this before. It was a good idea then, and has gotten even better now. As participation on Voices grows, the merit of such increases.
I have frequently tried to search for prior posts and usually end up throiwing in the towel. Advanced searching, saving, or categories for prior posts would be helpful, too. i.e. I might recall something that a Voices member wrote a long while back, with a desire to provide a link to it, but I can't page through 100++ pages to find it.
Thanks for the input. And, thanks, Ute, for suggesting the favorite posts folder - If Trulia ever get around to do that, it would be nice if we can define our sub folders/categories. I suspect I will have many favorite posts in there.