Have you noticed the change in the ActiveRain Q&A section?

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Have you noticed the change in the ActiveRain Q&A section?


Some ActiveRain members will be surprised to see the elimination of points for answering questions in the Q&A section. Personally, I welcome this change. Members may now earn points when their answers are "Liked".


Q&A Points

Scoring Events Points Frequency
You published a new question 10 1 per day 
Your question was featured 50 1 per day
A member bookmarked your question 25 3 per day
You answered another member's question 0 N/A
A member "Liked" your answer 10 5 per day
Your question received an answer 0 N/A
A member "Liked" your question 0 N/A
A member subscribed to answers on your blog  0 N/A
You tagged a member in an answer 0 N/A
You "Liked" a question 0 N/A



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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Roy Kelley - I poked around in Q&A a few (probably less than 3 times) and never saw any point to it; therefore, I stay out of those woods. 

I do like how you are very keen to notice changes on AR and greatly appreciate all the support you provide to the membership. 

Jan 18, 2020 05:57 AM #46
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I am not happy with this decision. Community is all about interaction. Why penalize your steady eddies who are daily touch other members / participatents ?

Jan 18, 2020 07:04 AM #48
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I'm not active in the Q & A Section. The change makes sense to me...point driven responses are not what I would be looking for if I asked a question. I would hope that people are answering because they have valuable info to share. 

Jan 18, 2020 07:09 AM #49
Dee Toohey
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Longwood, FL
Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro

I didn't notice it but saw it on Facebook this morning.  


Jan 18, 2020 07:51 AM #51
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I found out yesterday Roy and agree with your assessment.

Jan 18, 2020 08:25 AM #53
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Didn't notice it until it was pointed out in the Q&A section. Thank you for finding this for us!

Jan 18, 2020 09:06 AM #55
Anna Banana Kruchten Broker/Owner, CRB, CRS
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ

Roy I'm totally fine with zero points in  Q & A. Always thought it made more sense as it's more like a coffee break/water cooler thing.  Sure we have a lot of fun there and sometimes learn something new or teach something new to others.

Jan 18, 2020 09:07 AM #56
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Hi Roy, first time hearing about the points for Q&A. I don't go there often. I've asked a few questions. Some of the answers received on my questions were not necessary... ike "I don't know" or "No". Thanks for the information.

Jan 18, 2020 09:35 AM #57
Laura Filip
Laura Filip Broker , Opening doors for All Seasons of Life - Whitesboro, TX
What can we do for you today?

The question section has been very helpful, appreciate all the help that comes from this section of the Rain. My thoughts are I hope they keep this section as it has been a great place to receive needed information. Points or no points it has been great. Have a blessed day to all. 

Jan 18, 2020 09:59 AM #59
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Frankly I'd love to see the "liked" answers point go away too.  It's a freaking fan club giving each other points for stupid and rude answers sometimes and that just makes me roll my eyes.

Jan 18, 2020 12:16 PM #61
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I think it is a good idea - the Q&A section was truly the place for drive by point seeking -

Jan 18, 2020 01:03 PM #62
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Lise Howe YES!!! I love the one word answers who just wanted 15 points and contributed nothing to the questions not getting points for that.

Jan 18, 2020 01:55 PM #63
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Tammy Lankford, lol. I confess to being guilty of that some times because it was so ridiculously easy and out there. It made me laugh

Jan 18, 2020 03:24 PM #64
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

An interesting development, I am not in Q&A all the time, post the odd question every now and then and if I have time will sometimes look through the questions to see if there is something I can add some thoughts too as well.

Jan 19, 2020 04:22 AM #65
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Questions and answers can never be greater than their sources...that be us

Jan 19, 2020 06:28 AM #66
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I remember when they first added this section.  Originally it was 100 points for each question and 25 points each answer...and no limits!

Yes, it only took  few days for a few people to start asking 20 q's in a row.

Jan 19, 2020 10:30 AM #68
Krista Jenkins, REALTOR®
klm Real Estate - Lubbock, TX
Residential sales and retail & office leasing

When I asked a couple of questions about points this week it was as if I had kicked a hornet's nest, and it subsequently set off an ugly chain of events. What I have noticed as a newcomer (to Active Rain, not real estate) is there seems to be a massive disconnect between legacy users and new users. I think some of you have been here since the beginning. Please do not assume we newbies know or understand the sordid past regarding some of these issues. While a free account might be nice, that is not why I subscribed. Please keep in mind that some of us are still paying subscribers, and when we have questions, please do not bludgeon us and make us feel stupid or untouchable.

Jan 19, 2020 01:42 PM #70
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Roy,  I did not notice that,  I think it is a good thing.  Hope you are having a great day.

Jan 21, 2020 08:15 AM #74
Bruce Hicks
Best Homes Hawaii - Honolulu, HI
Your Lifetime Friend/Helper!

I rarely go on to Q&A, Roy Kelley , will try to more with the xtra pts!

Jan 21, 2020 11:06 AM #76
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Your feedback is always welcome and is very much appreciated.

Jan 21, 2020 11:18 AM #77
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