Due to the massive influx of new members to the Dev Forums recently, it has without a doubt become increasingly harder to be noticed and moved up to full member status. The current premise is that those who have shown to be valuable members of the community will be promoted.
However, I feel like due to the sheer amount of new members, and the increased amount of topics and posts it may be difficult to spot “full member worthy” individuals within the community. Therefore, I am suggesting a feature that would allow full members to click a new member’s profile and hit the “recommend for promotion” button if they feel this individual has been contributing exceptionally well.
This would help staff and top contributors keep a closer eye on those who the community really seems to appreciate. New members would not be able to recommend each other, to prevent abuse of the feature. I think this would help get the community involved in the process and make life a bit easier for those in-charge of promoting new members they deem fit.