We are pleased to announce major improvements to the Question & Answer site on ActiveRain!
The Q&A site is a place where real estate agents and other industry pros can ask their colleagues questions that will help them work smarter and live better. ActiveRain is all about community, and this is a great opportunity for people to share what they know.
The new Question & Answer site is a place where you can:
- Post questions to your peers
- Vote on the best answers to each question
- Discover interesting questions that are trending in the community
Why Did We Decide to Invest in this Tool?
Our main focus right now is on driving community engagement. We want you to talk, interact, debate, learn, love, agitate and grow. We want you to build personal and professional relationships. Having the ability to quickly ask a question from your phone and get direct feedback from the community seems like a great way to do that.
A New Direction: Only Peer to Peer Questions
One major change to our Q&A site is that we are no longer allowing consumers and others from outside of our community to post a question on the site.
The quality of questions we were seeing from anonymous visitors was quite poor.... free legal advice, Nigerian real estate schemes, sales ploys, etc. The original hypothesis that our members would get lots of leads by allowing consumer questions simply didn't pan out.
In order to ask a question, a person now must be logged into ActiveRain.
Superheroes, we've got you covered! There is an "Ask Anonymously" button in case your question is highly sensitive and you want your identity to remain a secret.
Awesome on iPhone and Android
We put a lot of our focus on making the Q&A site work well on your phone. Whether you are looking for interesting questions during a quick bit of down-time or want to ask a new question direct from your phone, we have you covered. (Yes, it works on good old fashioned computers, too!)
What About All of the Questions on the Last Site?
There were a lot of questions in the old Q&A system. Our community managers spent a good chunk of time reading questions from the past two years and identifying the ones that fit the new "learn from your peers" model. The best of those questions were saved.
How You Can Help: Ask One, Answer One
Sorry, we kind of stole that one from Tom's Shoes! During this first couple of weeks, we would be very grateful if you would take the time to help us build up our bank of questions and answers. Ask one question. Answer one question.
Here are the point incentives we have in place:
- Ask a Question = 10 points
- Answer a Question = 25 points
- Plus, you'll get even more points as other LIKE the questions and answers that you create
In late-December, we'll start featuring your favorite questions on the ActiveRain Home Page and the Daily Drop email.
So... get out and their to CONNECT, SHARE, and LEARN with your friends in the community.