Just wondering where people acquire their knowledge
I was thinking of filling out my profile to read "Doctorate in Aeronautics, MIT, 1999. 40,000+ hours 747 & 787. I trained Chuck Yeager and without me the B-2 wouldn't even be kind of stealthy." But I worry that people might not believe me :D.
Kidding aside, I've often wished that people would identify themselves on this site on several occasions. But, well, it's not really what the site is about (and there's no way to verify that what is said in a profile is true anyway...).
Stack Exchange is about mass voting, not a particular expert. Heck, if the right answer comes from a complete idiot, who cares? If the answer is correct the community will vote it up, and the truth should shine through (in theory, I recognize this idea is not without its problems. But it's the idea SE is going with.)
I will say this though, we do have a chat room, and if you do want to get to know some of the pilots who answer questions on the stack, you might try poking your head in there on occasion :).
I have filled out my 'about me' and claimed my Autobiographer badge. I just didn't put any actual text in there.
SE isn't a social network; it's not really about the people. If the credentials of a poster are relevant to an answer (e.g., when relying on one's personal experience as a source), they should be stated in that answer.