I am wondering if others use their GIS SE site experience and time as forms of Contributions to the Profession, Education, and Experiences for obtaining and keeping their GIS Professional (GISP) certifications from the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI)?
For example, part of my job requires me to work as a help desk associate for clients. They call and ask how to do something in GIS, and I provide them answers. When documenting my job description in the GISP application, this role was essentially worth n amount of points.
Are we not doing the same as contributors on GIS SE?
Is there really a difference in the medium I provide that assistance?
No, I am not being paid to answer inquiries and provide assistance on GIS SE, but I do so for the benefit of the community. I also ask questions because I am aware of the value GIS SE provides.
I'm just interested in the community's thoughts on the topic.