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Question DetailsAsked on 5/2/2017

How do I become an Angie's list expert

I'm an electrician. In the trade since 1979. I would like to know how to become an Angie's list expert.
I've scanned a dozen or so responses to electrical questions and was very surprised to see some really poor explanations. I was even more surprised to see erroneous answers to many questions as well.

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Here is a previous similar question with answer FYI:

I believe Kestrel Electric (around #17 on the Leaderboard) is the only specifically electrical contractor that has been contributing recently, so I am sure the members would appreciate having another one contributing.

The AL title "Experts" is a bit misleading. Anyone can respond to questions - the listed "Experts" are the most frequent or most liked contributors, listed in the Leaderboard (all-time contributions) and in the Top 30 Days Experts at left. The "Points" are awarded for answering questions, for having your Answer designated the "Best Answer" (not sure if that is based on an AL review or on the original questioner "liking" it by giving it a thumbs up), and on the number of people who give a thumbs-up to the answer. The ten people with the most "points" in the past 30 days (though I notice that list isnot kept up to date as a rule because some of those contributors have not has a response listed for many months) show up as the Top 30 Days Experts.

I would say about half or more of the answers come from regular contributors (who tend to be in or retired from the building or service trades), the rest from individuals who may be one-time or occasional contributors.

To start contributing, just pull up previous and current questions and start answering, using the yellow Answer This Question button below the Question. You can Browse All Questions using the yellow button above - and sort by most recent, favorites, or most answered categories. The Most Recent will give you the current and most unanswered questions.

On the first response log-in, it will prompt you to give eMail and a password and a username, so you will show up consistently in the Expert list. You can become a Member (paid or unpaid class) but do not have to as a contributor.

Or you can go to the Home > Electrical link under Browse Projects (actually browse previous questions) at lower left for the previouos electrical-only questions which have been answered, to provide your input.

There is a place in your profile (once you set one up) to choose to see all answers to questions you have asked or answered - or you can click the blue "Follow This Question" link in individual questions to receive an eMail notification eash time a new answer is posted for that specific question only - whether or not you provided an answer to it.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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