Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Vacasa)

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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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Yes sirree! 
And now folks are asking useless questions for points instead. LOL

(Actually a couple decent ones lately) 

Feb 06, 2020 11:38 AM
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Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

Yes, they have.  I personally think it should be rewarded even with a no or yes answer.  For example, if I ask whether someone has heard of xyz company and what they think of it.  I can take a poll from the answers, how many people have heard of this company.  To me, that's statistic.

Feb 06, 2020 11:55 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Yes it has Brian England and I think you will aslo notice that participation has also taken a dive.

Feb 06, 2020 11:41 AM
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Ben DeHaven
Haven Realty & Investments - Winter Haven, FL
Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida

Yes they have. It's probably going to get very quiet around here.

Feb 06, 2020 11:13 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Oh my, you missed the big brouhaha! For days the people who loved the change, the people who hated the change, the people who hated the after-the-fact notification, the people who didn't care either way posted lots of "pointless" answers to questions about the points. Hahahaha. Anyway, yes, we get points for upvoting answers, but no points for answering.

Feb 06, 2020 03:26 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

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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
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Feb 06, 2020 12:30 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

This is ActiveRain, point-pursuers of many kinds still exist even though changes may try to thwart them.

Feb 06, 2020 12:03 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

You're right, Brian and I agree with you - I believe the quality of the Q&A is already improving. 

Feb 06, 2020 08:54 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

The process has been reversed. Now participants compensate by turning every upvote to a downvote. Everyone gets points from the hospitality of acknowledging others.

On comments of fabric, make a comment.

Feb 06, 2020 01:18 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Where ya been Brian?

Feb 06, 2020 12:52 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

yes, you're right....only points for a question.... one question a day, I think....

Feb 06, 2020 02:46 PM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

That happened a short while ago Brian England. Have noticed a little decline in particiption but nothing major...still getting short answers and the "I don't know" responses but that is part of answering. 

Points here in the Q & A have never been a driving factor for me and some members like it better this way. 

Feb 06, 2020 01:37 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Brian,

There was even a post about this new development by Active Rain...Happy discovery!

Feb 06, 2020 01:19 PM
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Feb 06, 2020 11:44 AM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

You are correct.  There is always someone who makes things bad for others ... it's unfortunate that people abused the system just to get points ... but, it is what it is ... and AR Q&A is still a place to go for getting some good information.  It's not the points that draw me here ... it's the people and the questions.  If I read a question and don't have something to say I move on. Just sayin.

Feb 06, 2020 04:41 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

What do you have against point EARNERS?

Feb 06, 2020 04:04 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Yes, that happened a little while ago. I've noticed an uptick in questions since then.

Feb 06, 2020 03:49 PM
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

Have you been under a rock?

Feb 06, 2020 02:20 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Sadly, yes.

Feb 06, 2020 01:38 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
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For every person this pleases they have lost another. Not just point "mongers" but also people who contributed valuable answers & are pissed off that they don't get credit for it now. People just find new ways to get the points though, so they did not solve anything & lost many people's  participation & interest, myself included. 

Feb 07, 2020 05:12 AM
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Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Your eyes do not deceive you

Feb 07, 2020 10:24 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Not fake news - just old news.  

It seems the thoughts on the change are divided ... much like many other things all around us. 

Feb 07, 2020 09:34 AM