I've been reading some questions where the answer was given by an employee of Canonical, the company sponsoring Ubuntu. I thought it would be a good idea if users who are employees of Canonical (or whatever company that has a direct impact to Ubuntu) have a badge with their names instead of actually visiting their profile page to know if they're Ubuntu's employees (if they mentioned it in the biography).
That idea may have drawbacks or difficulties like the need of a good verification process (how to really know if you're an Ubuntu employee?), the need of following up (are you still an employee?) and it may require a lot of thinking for the UX guys for the badge icon and how (and where) to place it, and maybe some alerting that their answers are their own not on behalf of the company (right?). Advantages for this may include the ease of identifying the more credible answers, and the news answers (is there an outage? is this a known issue?)