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1,531,961
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

What?  We get points?  Kidding :)

Jun 16, 2015 11:25 PM
Rainmaker
5,388,650
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

ActiveRain has lost the energy of the previous ActiveRain....now it's all business.... right down to the ads on the side of the screen.... the points don't matter anymore ..... the competition is over.

Jun 16, 2015 11:17 PM
Rainmaker
3,676,349
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Roy -- I'm not sure there is any changes necessary in the points system but I do agree with Barbara Todaro's response - the forum seems to have changed for me.  It seems slow, less engaged and often frustrating.  

That said, it remains an excellent method of getting additional exposure and the relationships that have been formed here have been a particularly nice surprise for me.  

 

Jun 17, 2015 01:51 AM
Rainmaker
1,411,327
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Roy Kelley I think the point system is working now. Established bloggers aren't much interested in the points, but it is a good incentive to get newbie's into the community. Real estate agents are competitive and the point system feeds it.

Jun 16, 2015 10:55 PM
Rainmaker
3,182,981
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I think they have found a good balance now. The ridiculous changes they made have been curbed. Yes points dont affect business but they do out you on the top of the page if you have alot, and then means more views and indeed, means more business. 

Jun 16, 2015 10:52 PM
Rainmaker
699,027
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

Points mean nothing they are merely a little game we play to keep us interested.  Having said that I would like posts to have the "correct number of words - 300 +" to be able to get a point.  A paragraph is not a blog at least not for SEO purposes and I thought thats why we blog.

Jun 16, 2015 09:54 PM
Rainmaker
4,798,831
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I fine with it now.

Feb 24, 2019 07:37 AM
Rainmaker
3,985,581
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Got back to the way it was about 5 years ago.   We have gotten to watered down

Jun 17, 2015 05:23 AM
Rainmaker
721,904
Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

I am pretty happy with the current system and don't see an area in which they really need to tinker too much

Jun 17, 2015 01:42 AM
Rainmaker
3,374,682
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

I am not interested in the points system Roy. If I was, I wouldn't be here commenting right now for these ridiculous 10 points...

Jun 16, 2015 10:36 PM
Rainmaker
3,330,353
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

IF points are a part of the system...they need to be awarded promptly....or not at all....

Jun 16, 2015 10:09 PM