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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

... and why would I do that, unless they've said something worth "upvoting"?

May 18, 2020 06:07 AM
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ActiveRain Member Support
Seattle, WA

While there is no official ActiveRain policy or procedure regarding Upvotes, the INTENT of the Upvote is to move the best answers relevant to the question to the top of the list. 

"Best answer" may be in the eye of the beholder, but we're counting on this community to not just Upvote for the sake of Upvoting to say "I see you", but to reserve their Upvotes for the answers that either best answer the question or add to the fabric of the conversation. 

The exception for the "I see you" Upvote would be from the original poster.  If the OP wants to use the Upvote to acknowledge responses, I can't foresee anyone having an issue with that practice.

May 18, 2020 07:30 AM
Rainmaker
605,070
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

ONLY if they say something worth it...

Sorry, not everyone should get a participation trophy.

Eve

May 18, 2020 07:42 AM
Rainmaker
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I wasn't aware we were supposed to upvote EVERYONE.  I do make an effort to get in and upvote those I think put in any thought to their replies.

May 18, 2020 06:16 AM
Rainmaker
3,402,224
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have made it a habit recently and try to get into the Q & A section at least once daily!

May 18, 2020 06:07 AM
Rainmaker
1,697,649
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

yes

May 18, 2020 05:28 AM
Rainmaker
831,772
Peter Mohylsky. Broker Associate
Miramar Beach - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
THE BEACH IS OPEN AND WAITING FOR YOU

yes, I think this is a good thing for all our faithful.  

May 18, 2020 06:22 AM
Rainmaker
2,610,924
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

onward & UPwards......

May 18, 2020 06:13 AM
Rainmaker
749,759
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Yes :)

 

May 18, 2020 05:36 AM
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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!

So, I do read the comments - those who submit original answers (their own) and don't 'name drop' to keep from really answering the questions like, "I agree with Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041" almost always get an upvote from me. 

May 18, 2020 07:19 AM
Rainmaker
966,813
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

YUP!!

May 18, 2020 07:07 AM
Rainmaker
539,395
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

I like the Q&A section and usually click on the answers that are helpful to me. 

May 18, 2020 08:46 AM
Rainer
253,854
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

No I do it when I see what I feel is a great answer or a particularly funny answer.  

May 18, 2020 08:12 AM
Rainmaker
1,177,659
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

My upvote, my perogative.

My Prerogative - Wikipedia

 

May 18, 2020 07:59 AM
Rainmaker
1,361,958
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I upvote answers I like, unless I'm the OP in which case I use the upvote to mark a response as read.

May 18, 2020 09:01 AM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

      I respect those who go clickety clickety on the Like button, especially for the under 500K crowd that wants "free" Rainmaker.   

    But as Alan May pointed out, I am hesitant to Upvote something that I disagree with, or a comment or answer that adds no value to the discussion.

May 18, 2020 08:42 AM
Rainer
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Jerrill Ewing
N & J Lake Properties, LLC - Eatonton, GA
Builder

of course not

May 18, 2020 08:28 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Most of the time.

May 18, 2020 07:42 AM
Rainmaker
869,101
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Participation trophy?

LOL

nope!

The point hoes have 'mostly left' but some remain . . . and not all contribute quality. You'll see that when nonsense is the top answer on the list.
Someone coming in from the outside could get the wrong impression real quick . . . 

Many have.

DON'T upvote me unless you agree or feel it worthy.
I won't take it personally.

I just told someone close the other day who had harsh words for a choice I made, followed up with "I know I hurt your feelings"  . . .

"LOL your words must first RESONATE for me to be affected AT ALL, let alone hurt."

 

May 18, 2020 02:19 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I sure do Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 

 

May 18, 2020 08:08 AM
Rainmaker
1,791,657
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

If I ask a Question, I'll upvote all the answers just so the answerers know I read their comment. If I am just reading someone else's Question, I'll only upvote the Answers that I think are either appropriate, funny, or in some other way worth an upvote. I don't upvote every answer.

 

May 19, 2020 05:51 AM
Rainmaker
519,701
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

My vote, my choice.

May 19, 2020 04:39 AM