ActiveRain Point Scoring System Update

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Real Estate Technology with ActiveRain

Ever since the very beginning of this network, the Point Scoring System has been the source of constant discussion and debate. While many of our members embraced the genius of awarding points for their involvment here, an equal number felt it would lead to a degeneration of the quality of published content, and that 'less-than-ethical' types would game the system, and use it to their advantage.

After considerable and lengthy discussion among our staff, and consulting with many of our veteran members, we have decided to eliminate the point scoring system in its entirety.

This change will go into effect on our next update (late Thursday evening/early Friday morning). This update will remove your individual point totals and the Point Summary function on your 'My Home' page. Additionally, there will no longer be 'Featured' members in each geographical location (city, county, or State) on both the ActiveRain platform or on Localism, based on point score ranking. This will be replaced by a continuous random placement function that will change each day.

We appreciate your continued support and involvement here on ActiveRain. Our special thanks to those who participated in the many rounds of discussion, and helped us to reach this rather difficult decision.

For further information and discussion, access the ActiveRain Update Forum.

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Rainmaker
204,253
Everard Korthals
---Preferred Lifestyle Advisors--- - Lancaster, PA
Mountain Realty

reading back through this i realized that active rain needs more of this.  Most members are petrified to post anything that may invoke humor as it may merit deletion or several warnings.  I for one am a huge fan of lolcats and could see a section setup for that a huge plus to lighten the atmosphere. This may mean less points for those who post in that section but you'll actually create a stronger community as more users start adding content.  

Aug 17, 2008 07:38 AM #320
Rainmaker
124,382
Connie Betz
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate - Omaha, NE
Top Omaha Realtor - Omaha Homes for Sale

It's nice to see that AR has a sense of humor, too. 

Aug 28, 2008 09:36 AM #321
Rainmaker
33,740
Bob Wilson
Access San Diego - San Diego, CA

It's been 5 months. When can I expect my refund for the ones i bought under the table?

Sep 03, 2008 04:07 PM #322
Ambassador
593,794
Rich Jacobson
Fathom Realty West Sound - Poulsbo, WA
Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker

Sorry, Bob. All sales are final.

Sep 03, 2008 06:55 PM #323
Rainmaker
151,904
Aida Pinto
Independent Real Estate Broker - Los Angeles, CA
Real Estate Broker (562) 884-6196

I was about to say "What the....."  but then I saw the date this was posted and the other comments!  Very funny guys!  lol

Sep 04, 2008 06:26 PM #324
Rainer
15,155
Roger Billeci
Real Estate Investments - PropertyQwest.com - Alamo, CA

Aida:  Too funny!  Great comment, funny post.  I must admit that, on occasion, I do awake in the middle of the night from a feverish nightmare causing me to blindly scramble to my laptop to ensure that my A | R points are safe!  I never realized points could be this engaging!

Oct 08, 2008 02:03 AM #325
Rainmaker
90,015
Lynn Krogseng
Keller Williams Premier Partners - Vancouver, WA

I am SO gullible! I was looking for the rules regarding posts and daily points, and came across this post.  I noticed the April 2008 and realized that was written BEFORE my joining and I KNOW I have points! But still, until I read the first couple of comments, I fell for it.  I was actually beginning to worry.

Ha!Ha!  I'll be watching you next April!!!!

Oct 28, 2008 12:32 PM #326
Rainer
13,268
Donna Taylor
Meybohm Realtors, Downtown Aiken - Aiken, SC
Meybohm Realtors Aiken SC

What happen with the annoucement that ActiveRain ws doing away with points as of 4/08?

Did I miss the retraction?

Nov 03, 2008 12:49 AM #327
Rainer
32,844
Alisa Stone Herring
Stone Real Estate Group, LLC - Panama City Beach, FL
CRS, GRI

So I am new to this. IS this a joke?

Dec 30, 2008 04:29 PM #328
Rainer
8,364
Kayla Sosnow
Gore-Rabell Real Estate - Gainesville, FL

I don't know; maybe I have no sense of humor.  I think they really intended to get rid of the points system and it was just a coincidence they announced it on April Fool's Day.  Then the uproar and mechanics of getting rid of points was too difficult so they blew it off.  BUT, question is, if points still exist, how the heck am I supposed to get more?  They used to have alot of points for including links to our activerain profile on other websites.  Now all the instructions/references to that are gone.  If anyone knows the scoop on that or where I can find it, please click on my name and email me directly!  Thanks, Kayla

Feb 04, 2009 10:23 AM #329
Rainer
334,630
Tom Davis
Harrington ERA,DE Homes For Sale, $$ Save $$ Buy Today ! - Dover, DE
FREE Delaware Homes Search!, $$ Save $$ - Find Homes! Delaware Realtor

Hi there.

Looks like many were thinking this is an April Fools joke...lol!

Thanks for the update

Tom Davis

DE REALTOR (R)

Feb 05, 2009 03:56 PM #330
Rainmaker
1,483,893
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

"Hi there.

Looks like many were thinking this is an April Fools joke...lol!

Thanks for the update"

Maureen McCabe

OH REALTOR (R)

Just testing out my spiffy new temporary signature....  temporary.. I will go back to something with less $ and calls to action. 

I just stole the comment too... that's why I used the "

P.S. it was an April Fools joke wasn't it?  We still get points for comments.  I am going to comment on 10 posts today and barely read any of them.... what's your social media plan for today?

Feb 06, 2009 12:01 AM #331
Rainer
14,751
K.T. Ruthven
McKinney Realty of Aiken - Savannah River Plant, SC
ePro

April 1st is about a month away.  I'm wondering if I'll be reading this again?

Feb 22, 2009 11:00 PM #332
Rainmaker
204,253
Everard Korthals
---Preferred Lifestyle Advisors--- - Lancaster, PA
Mountain Realty

probably :)

Feb 28, 2009 07:51 AM #333
Rainmaker
532,844
Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

Well I have to say that I have just reached 70,000 points which is amazing.  I am only about 1000 points away from the featured spot for my province.  I have sure enjoyed the journy to get here.

Apr 05, 2009 09:37 PM #334
Rainer
158,078
Carol Pease
JP & Associates Realtors - Bastrop, TX
CRS, Broker-Associate 512-721-6320

So as a newbie.  I'm searching for how to get points and I found this post and just roared.  Next year on April 1, 2009.

Jul 26, 2009 02:14 PM #335
Rainer
158,078
Carol Pease
JP & Associates Realtors - Bastrop, TX
CRS, Broker-Associate 512-721-6320

So as a newbie.  I'm searching for how to get points and I found this post and just roared.  Next year on April 1, 2009.

Jul 26, 2009 02:14 PM #336
Rainer
460,153
James Loftis
RealEstate911.com - West Palm Beach, FL
RealEstate911.com

April fools joke?

Sep 05, 2011 06:48 AM #337
Ambassador
566,489
Rosemary Brooks
BMC Real Estate - 209-910-3706 - Stockton, CA
The Mother & Daughter Realty Team

OK so i called my daughter and told her and she busted out laughing!  She knows I put in a lot of work to try to get to be at least #21 in California.  Right now I am at 38, but once was at 21.  I fell asleep and when I checked back at AR I had fallen to the 30s! It hurt.

Sep 05, 2011 07:33 AM #338
Rainmaker
393,357
Dana Hollish Hill
Hollish Hill Group, JPAR Metro Living - Bethesda, MD
REALTOR and Productivity Coach

I think this page should be taken down because it is oddly confusing. April Fools!

Mar 05, 2014 12:10 AM #339
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