This week we’re rolling out some small changes to the way we award points to attorneys. Points determine an attorney’s Contributor Levels and placement on the Leaderboard, which potential clients can use to gauge how active an attorney is on Avvo. We’re committed to making the point system as fair and useful as possible, and unfortunately a handful of attorneys have abused the current point system. We’ve implemented a few changes that should address those issues and allow the system to more accurately track attorneys’ real contributions.
Here are the changes we’re making:
- Attorneys will only be able to mark “I agree” with an answer if the question was asked within the last two weeks.
- There will be a limited number of times an attorney can mark any answer as “I agree” each calendar month.
- Attorneys will be limited to publishing ten Legal Guides per calendar month.
We believe that these changes will improve the system and enhance its utility for the thousands of attorneys who provide contributions each month.
Do you have any other suggestions for how to improve the point system, Contributor Levels, or the Leaderboard? Please use the comments below to make suggestions.
Avvo Product Manager