Is there (or could there be) a mechanism for forum volunteers to request help or a second opinion from each other?
I know we do this informally already by jumping into threads when we have something to add, and by using the "modlook" tag to get staff attention, but there are some questions that don't necessarily need a staff person, but would absolutely benefit from having another volunteer review the thread and offer additional suggestions or say-- "yeah, I don't know either, let's get a staff ruling."
I think this could also be useful when new people start to volunteer. The best way to get experience is to start answering questions, but doing that without training wheels can be confusing for the users who come here for help, and probably somewhat annoying for long-term volunteers who clean up any resulting messes.
The ideas I've thought of so far are a "2nd Opinion" tag that works like the modlook tag, although we'd need to make sure new volunteers knew about it, or maybe a P2 or something like it where forum volunteers can collaborate and ask questions without clogging up the threads of users asking questions.
I'm not sure either of those are the right answer, or even that a system like this would be valuable, so I look forward to hearing what you all think.