ActiveRain Relaunches Question and Answer Site

Reblogger Praful Thakkar
Real Estate Agent with LAER Realty Partners

ActiveRain is a blogging platform - that's an understatement.

This definition is just a tip of the iceberg. Really.

What else does ActiveRain offer? Ask the committed members and you'll get so many different answers.

For me - It's the experience that counts: Seattle you have two big examples - Starbucks and ActiveRain.

Here is a re-blog of the newest feature on ActiveRain.

Original content by ActiveRain Real Estate Network

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.

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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
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Praful,  I agree 100%.  The benefits of AR are countless and too many to count.  Mark

Nov 20, 2014 11:00 AM #11
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Good morning Praful. There are so many features already, I don't even have a clue as to how many, but there are also many issues still to be repaired.

Nov 20, 2014 05:07 PM #12
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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Thanks for the reblog Praful, there are many who are probably seeing this for the first time.

Nov 21, 2014 01:20 PM #13
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Praful, thank you so much for reblogging this one - it totally slipped by me!

Nov 22, 2014 08:27 AM #14
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Kathy - yes you can.

Feb 05, 2015 02:24 PM #15
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PAtricia - yes this is a good news.

Feb 05, 2015 02:24 PM #16
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Tom - good I reblogged.

Feb 05, 2015 02:24 PM #17
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Mark Don - yes, this is another great benefit.

Feb 05, 2015 02:25 PM #18
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Patty - glitches are part of our life, isn't it?

Feb 05, 2015 02:25 PM #19
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Sally, David - true, consumer side is not yet in full swing.

Feb 05, 2015 02:26 PM #20
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Barbara - yes,  I do not see you here often. You should.

Feb 05, 2015 02:26 PM #21
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Joe - one more - to earn points and for interaction. This is easy.

Feb 05, 2015 02:27 PM #22
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Lise - few things may have some challenges - does that mean we stop moving forward?

Feb 05, 2015 02:27 PM #23
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Debbie - I think this is a much better section now. Correct?

Feb 05, 2015 02:28 PM #24
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Gerard - this is in full swing now.

Feb 05, 2015 02:28 PM #25
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Sharon - yes the system works.

Feb 05, 2015 02:29 PM #26
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Jeff - I see you involved in this now-a-days. Good to see you here on Q&A.

Feb 05, 2015 02:29 PM #27
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Sybil, it seems many of them missed it.

Feb 05, 2015 02:29 PM #28
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I am glad I reblogged it - and it helped a few members.

Feb 05, 2015 02:30 PM #29
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Praful Thakkar
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And now Q&A is in full swing!

Feb 05, 2015 02:30 PM #30
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