Designated Experts (often abbreviated “DEs”) are members who have earned a Guru certification (150,000 points) in a single topic. Once this level is reached, they are sent additional notifications when questions in this topic become Neglected. If a Designated Expert answers a Neglected question, he or she receives 200 bonus points in addition to the normal points awarded to the solution.
Alerts will be sent for Neglected questions that are posted in any topic listed in the Designated Expert portion of the DE’s profile. Once the initial Guru certificate is reached, any topic in which the member earns a Master certificate (50,000 points) will automatically be added to this part of the profile. Additionally, the DE can add or remove any other topics manually within his or her profile.
If you no longer wish to be a Designated Expert, please contact a Moderator to remove this designation from your account.