Should Garden & Landscape answers be judged on their own merit?

Some people like to include their work experience, titles or degrees as part of their answers. Some people even list this information as the source of their answer. Is this useful information that helps an asker to identify the best answer or just a vain attempt to influence the asker? What does the Garden &... show more Some people like to include their work experience, titles or degrees as part of their answers. Some people even list this information as the source of their answer. Is this useful information that helps an asker to identify the best answer or just a vain attempt to influence the asker? What does the Garden & Landscape community think of this practice? Should this be practice be continued?
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