At times on here we have replies . posts from people claiming to be religious or clergy. I don’t think it is fair for people to be able to claim that position with out being verified from the admin on this site and having some kind of badge that sets them aside so that others visiting this site or just in general can easily establish that the person claiming to be a religious or clergy is indeed who they say they are.
I was glancing over one thread an noticed a poster replying to someone who was using slang in their reply, using something like " hey man " and the reply back was, " THAT’s FATHER TO YOU ". and oh man, how foolish is that. no priest in the right mind would have said that. an more over the person was talking to someone else not the person claiming to be a priest.
An also when applying warnings or bans to people on here, it would give validation that it was warranted if the idea is to protect religious and clergy from personal attacks, and also then not anyone can just post hi i am father so n so or i am deacon or sister or brother, etc… an then someone says something they didnt like, that poster gets the ole flag button out, and is offended, when in reality they arent a religious or clergy at all.
posting at the end of a thread, Fr. xyz of such an such an order in abreviations or diocese isnt a verified signature same for religious signatures .
also once these religious and clergy are verified, they could be given moderator privelages, so that if they are being harrassed or targeted, they dont have to go and hunt down someone to handle the situation they can personally handle it. they wouldnt have to be a forum moderator but just have the right to moderate their own threads and those replies that are interacted with them.