Proposal: Add skills to WIP profiles?

There are a lot of talented people in our community, but it isn't always easy to find them.

What if we allowed you to add your skills to your profile?

Then later we can add filters, so then when you have an SEO question you can quickly find all members who are experts at that. We can also start surfacing SEO-related questions to them, etc.

The way I currently envision this functionality:

1. We create a list of skill tags (we'll keep this updated over time)
2. You can select the ones relevant to you. They will added to your profile
3. Other members can "+1" these tags to vouch for your skill

I'm not sure yet about the "+1" functionality, but I think it could be a fun way to give and receive recognition for your contribution in the community.

What do you all think?

I think it's a great idea, even just to get more info about people.

Agree. Would be nice to get some more information about the people working on the projects on here.

Besides skills also something like 'Nerd Knowledge' or so sth related to topics similar to google they have this internally so that employees can hit each other up for very specific info on certain things, or just to chat about that.
You can then add the topics you have specific knowledge on e.g. Poker, Trading, Stamp Collecting, Gaming, Streaming Equipment, Sneaker Collector or so, so ppl can hit you up with specific things about these topics

Yes, make worker profiles like and you can make it a side project worker platform to monetize it while keeping accounts free.

Sounds like a great idea. A community-backed +1 system is a must-have, as it's very common that one adds skills that they do not truly master. This filters things out in a distributed / reputation-based way.