Chris, Fiona and I were chatting on another site, and we were discussing the topic of what labels would fit for various types of writers on WFG.
The idea would be that writers would be tagged with a label that roughly fit their degree of experience and consistency of posting.
My initial suggestion was to have something like:
'Committed Updater', 'Regular Updater', 'Casual Updater', 'Intermittent Updater', 'On Hiatus', 'New Writer'. Each tag would have a short byline to explain it. Committed Updaters for those who've gone a year or more with a 95% or better consistency level, etc, etc.
Chris' feedback was that yes, tags would have bylines, but he wouldn't want to segment things quite that much, and that he didn't want to stigmatize new writers. His suggestion was to use the term 'Vanguard', in the sense that the homepage might feature '5 new vanguard stories'.
I felt it was awkward, and asked if Chris would be okay opening the discussion up to you guys here on the forum, and he gave the okay.
Also, while I was typing this post, the thought struck me, what if there were badges or tags for degree of experience? Writers might be tagged with '4 Years' for writing on WFG for that many years. The search for authors might allow for searching of those who've been around for 3 or more years. My personal page might read '4 Years' 'Committed Updater'. This covers experience and consistency by two separate tracks.
Anyway, what do you guys think would work?