Wrong development in WA?
I have been in WA for a long time and are very happy to be here. It is one of the places in this business I trust. Strong words but true.
But for the first time, I got nad experience yesterday evening. Nothing severe but I haven´t manage to stop thinking about it, so I decided to talk about it here.
What I always have like most is a positive atmosphere here in WA, and this is the first time I saw pay it forward ideology in action.
There has been a massive development in the site comments. Mostly very positive. I needed one time for the particular reason to have one site outside WA, so I know for first hand how important it is to have site comments active.
But! Yesterday I got one of this new emails (must admit that I am a little bit worried that is coming to many emails after this new system about site comments. Already I need to delete a lot of emails without seeing most of it) about it was coming wish for site comment. It was with one of the things I had said I had an interest (which was of course true).
I had time yesterday to give three site comments but didn´t have time to give ten which give the moving higher on the list to get site comments for my site. But I click on the email to see which website is was if I know the material well enough to give value comments in a short time. Then I saw the things which asked for site comments was thing I am absolutely against even, so the category was right. I decided in the start to never comment on sites with things I am against for two reasons.
A) The only comments I always decline to accept in site comments for my site is the comments which are harmful to the thing I talk about in the article. I am ready to answer it if it comes from original search without a problem. Normally it is easy. But we are here to help each other, so I can´t understand why I should write a negative comment for another WA members and like I said I would never accept it myself.
B) If I write positively about the thing, I am absolutely against to help one site people can see it when they look at this site and think I say one thing but do another. Like I am 100% against guns and would never write positive stuff about guns. Then why should I write positive comments about guns?
When I saw the comment I wish I saw it was asked for comment about a thing I know very well and believe is unhealthy. And have a lot of reason for it built on research. So I declined to write a comment for it. With big surprise then pops up a box which said that if I didn´t write a comment, I would lose 2 hours of this 24 to get higher in the ranking!
For me, that was not a problem because the plan was not to be in the ranking. But for me, this was a big disappointment because this is the first time I have seen a punish in WA for not doing a thing.
And if Kyle sees this post, I would ask if this is a right development because I got a horrible test in my mouth (like we say in Iceland) because this is against all my positive experience of WA.