This paradigm used on Reddit, Quora, and the StackExchange suite, paired with awarded reputation points, has a desirable effect on community culture. High-performing, helpful pundits gain reputation and their "voices" grow louder in the community.
My company would very much like this to be part of the culture of its community forum.
This board is for suggestions to improve this Lithium Community.
If you'd like to request improvements to the platform, I suggest you post on the Product Ideas board - http://community.lithium.com/t5/Product-Ideas/idb-p/Lithium_Ideas
I can't see that this request has been made before for discussion boards but it has been declined when the request was made for down votes on the idea exchange module - http://community.lithium.com/t5/Product-Ideas/Ability-to-vote-down-an-idea/idi-p/5679
Oops. My bad.
I'm denied access to both of those links.
But feel free to close this if the idea has been shot down already. I was just vetting forum platforms, and will pursue ones that support more granular user participation and feedback.