This is made up of extracts from my posts in this trending thread .....
I want them to be viewed by a larger audience, thus this new thread.
The 10k points requirements for experts to gain full access to EE and the reduction to zero points
for the ability of experts to ask questions is a really ill-thought out combination of business policies.
Simultaneously hiring and lowering the bar for experts is not just illogical,
it is plain and simply a daft business strategy.
Not charging for questions devalues EE.
EE will become just another
Most people don't really value something if it is free.
Free questions will attract loads of obvious spam and apparently genuine questions, that are in fact disguised spam.
Free questions will attract low quality questions and further devalue EE in the eyes of it's present day blue-chip subscribers.
A modest annual charge would make more sense.
Anyone can now post a 'question' with spam links without even registering.
Span is now escalating - I'm getting regular question notifications with spam links.
Sometimes I find that they are already deleted and sometimes I 'request attention'.
When the word spreads amongst spammers, this site could be flooded.
Constant and vigilant moderation will be a requirement.
Many experts like myself like myself are annoyed at the new 10k threshold where
the only benefit appears to be an uncluttered interface.
A big re-think is really needed.
Management may ignore the experts but the spammers will make sure that it happens.