At the moment, when committing to a proposal, we're asked to select a role amongst
- Professional or Expert
- Academic or Research-Level Student
- Avid Enthusiast or Prosumer
- Beginner or Learner
- Just Curious
I get the perception that these are in decreasing order of expertise, except that I don't see how academic can rate lower than professional. Could this be clarified?
I'm also uncertain how to apply this to subjects that aren't directly professional. For example, what triggered this question is the French language proposal, where I see that native French speakers have rated themselves all over the map, from “just curious” to “professional” or “academic”. Should the role descriptions be customized for different types of subjects? (For example, for languages: academic, native, fluent, learner, just curious).