Subject Area Experts Answered
This idea stems from other social networking tools I have had some experience with. My main idea is that of Experts. This would be something similar to "interests" on someone profile, except that it lists someone's proficiencies. A subtle difference. With this in place, users could then tag a "subject area" on their Answers or Instructables during submittal and all of the people who have that in their "expert" list would be notified. This could probably be worked into the official tagging system already in place using some sort of RSS type deal. This would help avoid having to wade through ALL of the Answers and I'bles to find one pertinent to your expertise. It's a thought in process. Your thoughts?