Return of Suggest and the Called Shots Counter

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

Those Were the Good Ole Days Weren't They?

The veteran members of AR will immediately have flashbacks as they read this post title and recall how much fun it was to call a shot and even more fun when you had a pretty good "called shot" record.

Let's start with what's a called shot?

Well before the well worn out "like" button, there was "Suggest" button.  Check out Brad Andersohn's post for the best explanation of the Called Shot.  When you read a post that you deemed feature worthy, you would "Suggest" it.  It was really cool for a lot of reasons, namely it was like a peer reviewed journal where your post was supported by your fellow Rainers.  

If you suggested a post that was featured, you would know how many of your "suggests" became features because there was a called shot counter that tallied your success rate.  Now to be fair, there was some members that didn't get the logic of why some made it to the feature page and as BLiz Spear explained in his featured post yesterday, the "featured post" is still a mystery.

Back to Called Shots Though

Speaking of BLiz Spear, talk about a called shot master, the Spear Team was a top shot master.  I mean the Spears had a track record of suggesting posts that often made it to the features page.  Another Shot Master was Debbie Gartner,  There were a few that were masters at it.  Me, I couldn't compete with those champs.

Suggest Feature:  Bring it On Home

I sure do miss the "Suggest" feature and wish they'd bring it back.  I don't care so much for the generic "like" button, because as we all know, many will like a post or comment that they haven't even read.   But the "Suggest" post has a much greater chance of being read I think.

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Sam Shueh
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Interesting concept. May we we should all vote on the proposals.

 

Sam Shueh

Jul 14, 2015 11:50 PM #1
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Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

Sam it was really cool.  The "Suggest" feature to recommend a post be featured was far more credible and telling than the "like" button.  I'd love to see it come back.

Jul 14, 2015 11:54 PM #2
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Charita. I'm with you on this. I would like to see the called shots and suggest buttons back. The totals still remain but oddly enough the ability to increase them has been gone too long.

Jul 15, 2015 12:15 AM #3
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Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
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I hope this suggestion matters Sheila.

Jul 15, 2015 12:23 AM #4
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
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On the webinar last Friday Bob and Ben did talk about the suggest feature and how they were re-visiting the idea.  I loved it.

Jul 15, 2015 12:36 AM #5
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Charita Cadenhead
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Yeah.  I'll have to get plugged into the webinar schedules and announcements so I won't miss anything.  Thanks Dovorany's.

Jul 15, 2015 12:39 AM #6
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Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert
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Those were the days before I joined Active Rain but I do like the idea of the suggest button. 

Jul 15, 2015 01:47 AM #7
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Charita Cadenhead
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I hope Ben Kinney and Bob Stewart's ears are buring Nicole.

Jul 15, 2015 02:20 AM #8
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Debbie Gartner
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Oh yes, I so miss the Called Shot feature.  I'm with you, and thx for the honorable mention.  I was at 1676 and on target to get just about 2000 by the end of last year.  I believe Anita Clark may be #1, followed by Sheila Anderson . I think I'm #3 and Liz and Bill Spear may be #4.

Suggest is definitely different than "like"

Jul 15, 2015 02:27 AM #9
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Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
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Oh yeah.  I forgot about Anita.  She was a Queen Shot Caller Debbie.

Jul 15, 2015 02:29 AM #10
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Jenna Dixon
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I remember it fondly and definitely miss it.  One day, perhaps, it will return!

Jul 15, 2015 02:32 AM #11
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Liz and Bill Spear
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RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Charita, Maybe they'll bring it back!  Hopefully, because there is a signficant difference in my opinon of just LIKING a post and feeling it to be feature worthy.

Jul 15, 2015 03:33 AM #12
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Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

Jenna let our voices be heard.

BLiz my sentiments exactly.  I am really tired of the like button everywhere I go. Marketers and social media experts often say  that people that click on "like" buttons don't even read the post.

Jul 15, 2015 03:36 AM #13
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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
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Hi Charita - I think the key phrase in your explanation is "peer-reviewed". It did have that quality to it, and the featured posts were better for it. I also hope they bring it back.

Jul 15, 2015 04:15 AM #14
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Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
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I liked that about it Dick and I think members liked it as well.

Jul 15, 2015 05:43 AM #15
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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

It was definitely one of my favorite AR functions Charita Cadenhead. Debbie Gartner not sure what the rankings were but I was at 2031 when they shut it down.

Jul 15, 2015 07:36 AM #16
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Sussie Sutton
UTR Texas Realtors - Pearland, TX
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I miss the call shot and suggest buttons. Maybe one day they will come back into existence.

Jul 30, 2015 01:22 AM #17
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Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
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I really hope so Sussie.

Jul 30, 2015 01:32 AM #18
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