As many of you may be aware, we are in the process of doing a complete makeover to our consumer portal, Localism, and we're very excited about how things are shaping up. No doubt this platform will become THE destination of choice for consumers to access relevant local information and to interact with real estate professionals in their area.
One of the constant challenges we've faced has been in the area of uploading photos to Localism. We've been awarding points to our members for posting images, and for the most part, the process has worked. Unfortunately, there have been those who have abused the system, and have uploaded images that offer little or no value to consumers. Obviously, if we're going to launch a premiere consumer-orriented site, we naturally want all elements of that site to represent/reflect the very best of what we have to offer.
As such, until further notice, we will no longer offer points for uploading photos to Localism. Points earned up to this change will remain intact. We will still review pictures in your area that we feel do not meet the criteria we have set forth for posting photos and remove them if they don't meet the guidelines.
At some point, we will publish a more clear and concise policy/criteria on what is permissable/acceptable for members to upload to Localism. Around the same time, we will institute a review of all Localism photos, and edit them according to that policy/criteria.
We truly appreciate those who have faithfully contributed quality images of your markets, and for all of you who have been posting good, relevant content to Localism. Your consistent efforts will be greatly rewarded!