Bored of real estate? Let’s talk about this website instead!
First off, we heard you on some of the issues browsing this site on an ipad. It was unusable, but now should be much better. We fixed a bug that would not let you vote or view hidden comments on mobile devices. One thing still missing are time stamps and comment numbers, but we’ll go with ‘functional’ for now.
And speaking of hidden comments, it would appear that some people are personally offended by the community voting system in place here. For those of you new to the site, here’s how it works: instead of active moderation each comment can be voted up or down, one vote per reader. Highly rated comments are highlighted and comments with a total negative vote below -8 are hidden. Those comments can be unhidden to read and then voted back up if you want.
When the brilliant Vancouver Real Estate Anecdote Archive went on hiatus someone was unhappy with their recommendation of this site and has been posting this comment around:
I am strongly opposed to the recommendation by Vreaa to move to VCI (Vancouver Condo Info) to post commentary as it is just a hack site of sheep speaking to the same tune as one another and offering little in the way of genuine creative commentary on the Vancouver Real Estate situation. I will admit I have posted there once or twice but I really don’t consider it a useful or intelligent venue for discussion as its focus is popularity centric and voting counts for more than honest dialogue. The conclusion I have come to after only a few brief visits is that you must fall in line with your peers for validity or be cast out and down-voted into oblivion. That is self defeating in my opinion and does not represent true democracy (unless mobs of one-dimensional sheep are considered to be democratic all of a sudden) and it does nothing to foster genuine debtates or discussion. VCI gets my veto. Two very big THUMBS DOWN for that site. I encourage readers to move on to “The Greater Fool” or other open discussion forums that welcome more varied opinion and have a host with an actual personality.
On this site that comment currently has 20 up votes and 15 down votes. I don’t know about you, but I find that a bit ironic
So we obviously can’t please everyone, but our goal is to please the majority of the visitors to this site.
With that in mind (and the recent spate of crap-flooding trolls) it’s poll time!
Any other thoughts on this site, compliments or complaints? Leave ‘em in the comment section below!