Thanks, both Jim and Christopher:
I followed up with Ruth's question last night with clarification because it was brought up. However, after seeing Jim's reply earlier today, I plan to write back, because I agree with Jim completely, the answers speak louder than numbers..
I appreciate your admitting the mistake made and coming clean, Christopher, and I respect that. However, I refrain from answering your accusation about people creating profiles to just run up the numbers, as I donâ€™t have evidence that had happened; and it is not my job to find out and investigate.
That aside, after reading your comment (the last part), I do agree that the numbers (especially the recent numbers with details from Ruth) probably should not be posted below.
Either way, I was going to follow Jimâ€™s comment with the following (and Christopher and others, please keep an open mind on this while reading) -
We have seen TU, TD, BA, Rankings, state related questions discussed many, many times; and we will continue to see them being brought up and discussed.
But the truth is if anybody devote the time, energy and give their best, thoughtful answers, they, too, will be recognized by the consumers and other PROs; and they too, will be receciving the TUs and BAs. .
I don't believe anybody come to Trulia to first look at their rankings. They start to read the answers and decide if the answers are appropriate, well-thought of and add value. I don't look at how many TUs or BAs a person have, what I look at are the contents of the answers.
I start to notice the ones who continue to give good answers, and I pay attention to their answers, and I also notice the ones that don't; They are far and few in between, which I tend to ignore (sorry, but thatâ€™s the fact) .
To be sure; as we have answered hundreds of questions, we have read even more answers and tons of questions which we choose not to answer and we learn to see through good vs. bad, or mediocrity ones.
A point in case â€“ I, too, climb up the ladder very late in the game â€“ not that I was looking for it, but I ended up getting a bit of, how do I say this, addicted, and spent much more time than I should on Trulia, and my answers become better as I learn more here and probably received more attention; which I truly believe.
Anybody can do the same with TUs and TDs and BAs. It just takes time and devotion.