WA Ranking System & Gaming The System
I do not think there is a way to poll the members here so I am going to attemt to do it in a post.
I, and some other members, would be greatful to hear your thoughts on the subject.
There has been a conversation going on within the comments of a post titled "Get your act together" written by Andre (apache1). It is a brilliant post which you can find here ( https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/apache1/blog/get-your-act-together ) if you are interested in reading about the reason behind this post / poll.
I will leave out names and if you would like to know who said what, feel free to follow the link above.
Some of the key points from the conversation are as follows...
* There are many who promote WA that have still not updated their WA reviews to reflect the new pricing and offers that have taken place which have led to many new referrals/members feeling like they have been misled.
*Some of those same WA affiliates do not follow through with the communication aspect once they ger their referrals and that leaves them feeling lost and confused.
*Another point that was brought up is that where the platform and the affiliates used to be about "paying it forward" and 'Everything nowadays is about "look at me, Look at me, aren't I great because I help people, even though I give out the wrong information most of the time"...'
*Members gaming the system in order to rank higher in the WA ranking system.
All of this leads to some negative feelings which can lead to a negative reputation for WA and the community as a whole.
These affiliates "are not only doing a disservice to Wealthy Affiliate but also giving false information to your referrals, Why? For the sake of a commission?"
THE POLL PART OF THE POST
Here are my thoughts on the subject and I would like to see who/how many of the other members think this would be a good solution or start to a solution...
-A- Maybe WA needs to update the WA Terms and Conditions to say that any affiliate giving false information will forfeit their rights in perpetuity to any commissions resulting from false and misleading information after an initial 14-day warning (because sh*t happens and can be an honest oversight).
-B- As for the point of it being "all about ego and attention-seeking" I think it can at least partially be mitigated by removing the visibility of the ranking system and making it visible only to the algorithm.
This would not only mitigate the issue of "gaming the system" it will also get rid of the negative feelings it can induce in members old and new feeling as though they are not doing enough when they see their lower than another member when they are doing more for the community in terms of information and help or when one sees their rankings drop for no apparent reason.
This can be very discouraging and even lead to some referrals never comitting to the journey in the first place or just giving up all together.
AGAIN just my two cents in the form of a poll to see...
1. How many members agree vs disagree.
2. What everyone else (members and starter members) thinks whether they agree or not.
Please leave your opinions and thoughts below.
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