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Oftentimes I see people answer questions and they say that they are a Salesforce employee so they are sharing some internal knowledge or deeper understanding that would not be made clear in the documentation that's currently available. I don't doubt that a majority of these users do work for Salesforce, but would it be possible to add some sort of flair to these users to recognize them as "Salesforce Employee"s or "Salesforce Internal Development Team"?

An example I just ran across: https://salesforce.stackexchange.com/a/321679/63090

The user that answered, sfcbweb, states that they work for Salesforce, but as a new user with no post history, how do we know that what they're saying is accurate? Some sort of signifier would give more trust in their answers.

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    I don't think there is any way to flair users. (I also find this frustrating, and my internal guide for Salesforce employees asks that employees consider explicitly identifying themselves).
    – David Reed Mod
    Oct 6, 2020 at 22:40
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    If there is ever a situation where we have reason to suspect that someone is masquerading as an insider, please flag them to my attention and I can reach out internally to confirm their status. I wish we had a better experience, though.
    – David Reed Mod
    Oct 6, 2020 at 22:41
  • Thanks for the response! Like I said, I don't have a reason to suspect someone is impersonating someone internal, but I will bring it to your attention if I do see something.
    – nbrown
    Oct 7, 2020 at 13:17
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    Being an employee myself, I don’t see a need of explicitly mentioning this within the answers I provide. My profile mentions it, and contains a link to my LinkedIn profile. None of these are of course a solid proof, but it at least provides some better verification possibilities. I doubt there is a way of officially verifying it. Trailblazer profile can have a “relationship to Salesforce”-field set to Employee, but this does not require any validation. Oct 14, 2020 at 6:00

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