Hi there,

So ... We all know, that the ranking algorithm has been improved recently ... And I've read that the Live Chat module has become even more important ... Which is very logical ...

But here's a question: are there any relevancy filters regarding the real value of those chat messages, or you'll be automatically rewarded for chatting about your haircut and your favorite recipe? Which is a quite common phenomenon ...

What are your thoughts guys and girls?




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rjkennedy Premium
Chatting among members about your success will always increase your rankings within the WA community. Involvement within the community is 'key' regarding status.
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smartketeer Premium
Hi Ronald,

Thanks for your feedback!

And I agree: involvment and chatting about your success or any relevant question and helpful topic is the very essence of the Live Chat.

Still, my opinion is the same: I think that the WA Live Chat is not the place where you should chatting about your haircut or your favorite movie ...

Not to mention that is an additional load to the system resources. One that carries no value ...

And (in spite of my formulation) it's really not about rankings ... I just see that many members aren't using the Live Chat anymore as they aren't interested in "social small talks".

But of course, we all have equal rights, and we all have the right to have different opinions ... So it's OK ... I just wanted to hear some thoughts ...

Thanks again for your input!

Zed
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rjkennedy Premium
Check your comment section. I already posted a comment to this question.
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lesabre Premium
Too much to ask for in too little time. The ranking thing is wacky.
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FKelso Premium
Someone needed to ask this question. Good work, smartketeer.
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks Fran!

Hopefully I won't get banned again for asking sensitive questions :)

And what's your answer?
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JKulk1 Premium
Hi Zsolt. We are often told that our blogs on WA should remain relevant to our business. There are even many rules stating what we can and can't blog about. Maybe those same rules should define what we can and can't chat about. I don't even bother with live chat anymore because most of the discussions are centred around social rather then business issues. Jim
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smartketeer Premium
I totally agree Jim!

Hence my question ... And your idea is brilliant! We need some clear rules to eliminate the valuless small talk from the live Live Chat module.

Thanks for your feedback my friend!
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ExpatMark Premium
I learn very little from Live Chat. I learn a lot from reading posts on blogs from people who are smarted than I.
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smartketeer Premium
Which means that I'm right ...

Thanks for your feedback Mark!
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JackieSmith Premium
I enjoy the daily menu from SteveMand. Maybe this should be rewarded for best gourmet foods on a menu. :-)
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks for your feedback Jackie!
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JackieSmith Premium
This was a teaser.

When I first came to WA most of the live chat was 'relevant' i.e. about business-related things.

It has now become a mixed bag of social and business related posts. Personally, I don't mind this as it does break up the momentum a bit.

However, I'm not too sure how those new to the platform would view this.
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks for your reply Jackie!
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ExpatMark Premium
We could use a little more humor here for sure, but I really don't care what you are having for dinner. This is not facebook.
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