((Apologies for typos, I'm on my phone))
As our beta site continues to grow, we are attracting folks outside of our original circle, which is great! This is how we wanted the site to develop :).
I've noticed on a few questions that address fields related to bioacoustics that experts in those fields are chimming in, but their answer isn't always the top answer. Or even the second. I think this because of a few reasons:
- when a question is posted, those of us that are active on the site are eager to answer it.
- when we answer, it may be because we have a familiarity with the subject, even if we aren't actively in the field.
- users with high reputation and a solid answer, that answered the question early, will often become the accepted answer as we have moved on to keep the site active.
This can turn related experts off, if they come to the site, find a question they can answer better than the top answer, and that answer doesn't do well. Why should they trust the system? I think this is something we should activly avoid, however, with asking every expert to join the slack and introduce themselves (Which is just asking them for another commitment) so we can be aware of them, I'm not sure how to approach this issue. I know moderators can review new answers to old questions, but can they boost them?