We finally added badges, which reflect your expertise and role in the optics community (thanks @SpireStarter for the recommendation!).
Currently, there are badges for optical design, software developers, metrology experts, and illumination designers, as well as teachers and advocates of optics. I plan to add more badges, if you all think of any badges that you want listed please let me know. Some of you may have already seen a badge pop up, if so it is because I went back and did my best to tag posts that merited a badge.
As a side note, I was recently made aware of some potential hiring managers pursuing the forum, so if you are looking for a job and want to promote yourself make a post or drop a reply highlighting your expertise and I will be sure to add a badge to your name! This will let everyone know your role and experience!