Spam prevention
Rainmaker
1,358,657
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

No one that mattered. If points were their priority rather than contributing, goodbye, good riddance. I'm glad the Q&A created a natural sort & qualify to our posters. We clearly had point-whores here in the Q&A and I used to call out two of them for their one word, "why bother" answers for points.

But...I'm not hostel or bitter about it. 😆😅😂🤣

May 17, 2020 12:10 PM
Rainmaker
1,766,936
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

I was outright going to quit over it. 

May 17, 2020 12:24 PM
Rainmaker
4,265,040
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

People do and don't do all sorts of things for all sorts of reasons.  Maybe we could ask a committee to investigate.  Or better yet, just forget about it...

May 17, 2020 02:01 PM
Ambassador
4,554,616
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I'm sure we did and I'm okay with that, Peter. 

May 17, 2020 12:39 PM
Rainmaker
4,494,190
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets took the words right out of my keyboard! Seriously, if someone left over that, what a petty reason to do it and good riddance to them!

May 17, 2020 01:25 PM
Rainer
155,417
Karen Climer
Demetree School of Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Teaching people to pass the real estate exam

The people who answered questions for the points are like the nosey neighbors who show up at the open house.  We might have lost them, but did we lose anything?

May 17, 2020 05:33 PM
Rainmaker
2,054,799
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

You can still pick up 50 points per day if you get - 5 like your answers 

May 17, 2020 12:12 PM
Ambassador
5,755,580
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Yes.

May 18, 2020 03:11 AM
Rainmaker
1,025,002
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

One person comes to mind. There may be more.

No loss, IMHO

May 17, 2020 03:51 PM
Rainmaker
5,767,466
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Peter,

I agree with Michael Jacobs . A

May 17, 2020 02:30 PM
Rainmaker
4,570,487
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Some probably drifted away and some just stayed!

May 18, 2020 04:11 AM
Rainmaker
1,430,651
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I left for close to two months.  I was right pissed.  Not as much about the points, but about how AR failed to notify anyone... all while I received MULTIPLE advert emails about Ben Kinney's latest superstar retreat seminar.  I think it was my overall disgust at NAR's "Abuse Office Exclusives to double end all listings" policy commonly known as "Clear Cooperation" that brought me back to see what was being said about that moronic policy that we should be refusing to follow because of it's direct harm to sellers and anti-competitive rules... but I digress.

 

It was the main way I earned points, so that does sting a bit as climbing that leaderboard is fun and I don't really want to waste my time doing driveby comments on robo blogs. 

 

On the bright side, I do no longer feel the need to answer every question I see and often skip many questions.

May 17, 2020 07:06 PM
Ambassador
1,874,531
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

Not that I've noticed.

May 17, 2020 12:49 PM
Rainmaker
916,048
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

It is very much like the counting every death with C-19 died of C-19. A truly surragate endpoint.

Many have been lost. They left at a time when or after points disappeared. No one is here for the points nor left because of the points. However, they may have reached a moment of clarity as a result of this action  where a future with AR was not compatible with "TIME WELL SPENT."

May 17, 2020 11:52 AM
Rainmaker
711,269
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

Yes

May 18, 2020 09:12 AM
Ambassador
3,158,850
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Yes.  

May 18, 2020 08:40 AM
Rainmaker
1,056,363
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Might have but don't know how we would verify?

May 18, 2020 07:19 AM
Rainmaker
888,846
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Hi Peter,

I'm not aware of the change.  What is the current system for Q/A?

I did learn that they are now very generous about reporting SPAM and there doesn't seem to be a cap on that, from Valeria's Q post about a week ago.

May 18, 2020 07:02 AM
Rainmaker
3,384,796
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

It did not stop the drive by answers and did not stop spam. It is like it was, just without getting points for it. The point is ,that to some it does not matter but to .but others like points. There was no thought who AR would hurt who like the points for doing this. It hurts those who are both active and who take the time to leave good answers every day. The hard truth is those who frequent q and a so it because they love the interaction and like to help. It was said points were chopped to attract more consumers. The other fact is consumers can not find q and a easily and therefore rarely if ever use. The solution would be to have 2 q and a sections, one for consumers and one for Rainers. Many frequent users of q and a know to like answers that are good and give each other 50 points per day anyway. Points are an incentive to get started. The comradely with the rainers keeps us coming back.   

May 18, 2020 05:26 AM
Rainmaker
2,691,614
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Can you lose something you never had?

May 17, 2020 01:37 PM
Ambassador
3,403,404
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

By now you probably know what I think about point mania........

May 18, 2020 09:04 AM
Rainmaker
1,183,950
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

not really.

May 18, 2020 09:01 AM
Rainmaker
2,810,889
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

What do you mean? I must have missed something, unless you are referring to the stuff from a while back.

May 18, 2020 07:35 PM