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What is happening with the approval forum?

Community Leader
Super Contributor

Re: What is happening with the approval forum?

Folks...

Don't be scared to post at all anywhere...especially in the APPROVALS section.

This is exactly what I knew was going to happen when everyone read that thread. They weren't going to post anymore for fear they would get into trouble.

If you want to show your support, and don't know the OP's too well, and only feel comfortable with saying "Congrats on your approval", or Congrats on the CLI....its OK!!! Smiley Happy

Scores held down by umpteen INQ & New accounts, and a paid off loan and new loan reporting.
Message 11 of 25
Frequent Contributor

Re: What is happening with the approval forum?

I  also saw the thread bombing comment, but I don't think everyone does it.  I tend to post when I have something relvant to say.  Not that I have a lot of experience or even data points to share.  Just some basic advice I guess.

 

 

Message 12 of 25
Community Leader
Senior Contributor

Re: What is happening with the approval forum?

My friend got two Barclay auto CLI's to 18k in 1 year and it got 0 congrats...   sux.

 

oh well, Aprovals = "poof"


Message 13 of 25
Moderator

Re: What is happening with the approval forum?


Kenny wrote:

I hope the thread bombing announcement doesn't hinder people from either posting their success stories or people reacting to them.

 

People's stories are important.

 

I believe the announcement was made in reaction to a couple of posters generally not paying attention to the original post of the threads to begin with and posting a generic post in large quantities. (Think of looking at the forum and seeing one name all the way down for page after page as the last reply.) If I'm wrong here, please correct me, SunriseEarth.


Some members had a habit of posting single word responses to as many as 30 threads an hour, sometimes even more.   This, in effect, ties up the Approvals board.    It floats topics that may not be of the most interest to the top, it prevents discussion of valuable data points, and it only serves to inflate post counts.  

 

It's fine to congratulate everyone, but the cut & paste responses aren't a meaningful way to do it.   "Congrats on getting BCE" isn't that much harder to type than "Congrats", but I can guarantee it carries a lot more weight for the person celebrating their accomplishment.  No one should feel hindered to post accomplishments or responses, yet I don't think it's asking too much to give at least some consideration to what is being posted.  

Mods will continue to discuss how to approach these issues in Approvals.  Overall, we want the Forums to be of value for all members.



Start: 619 (TU08, 9/2013) | Current: 806 (TU08, 6/13/18)
Uber VS $37000 | AMEX BCE $34000 | BofA BBR #1 $31400 | BoA BBR #2 $31100 | Discover IT $27000 | cashRewards VS $25000 | Sam's Club MC $25000 | Marvel MC $25000 | Macy's AMEX $25000 Store $25000 | Care Credit MC $20000 | Cap 1 QS WMC $17250 | JCP $15000 | Citi DC $12600 | Cash+ VS $12000 | Freedom VS $12000 | Disney VS $11500 | Cash 365 AMEX $11000 | WCU Visa $10000 | Blispay $7500 | Amazon VS $7300 | Target MC $7000 | Sony Card $4250 | ~~Gardening Since 4/1/18
Message 14 of 25
Valued Contributor

Re: What is happening with the approval forum?

I understand the whole thread bombing topic, never heard it before -  but am I a forum guru no, but I can abide by rules. I personally don't see any harm in tell someone Congrats, I see no more harm in that  than single post "Thanks" or "+1's" honestly.

 

Some people get no Congrats at all and when they make accomplishments I think they should ( that's why did it for people and do it) ...I have gotten several credit limit increases. I'm happy I feel like I am moving forward and my Bk is becoming more of a shadow, for me. 

 

If someone states I got approved for my first AMEX card, that apparently is a big deal for them or they would not be sharing it here...What is wrong with saying Congrats!!!

They have already stated why they got approved and are happy, why reiterate -  Congrats on your first AMEX approval????

 

Don't get me wrong, I understand a page of Congrats can be excessive. Understood!!! but there should not be a required number of words to tell someone congrats either, I type for part of my living and don't to much look forward to it in my "leisure time".  So I have chosen to congratulate people on every accomplishment they have had once per month just to cover everything all at once so I CAN STAY OUT OF TROUBLE.

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Message 15 of 25
Community Leader
Super Contributor

Re: What is happening with the approval forum?

Saying "congrats" and meaning it is very different than saying "congrats" to the 30 most recent threads in order to move up in community rank.

 

I really think we all know the difference and what is being talked about.

Filed BK7: 7/2012 (start score EQ 560 / TU 529) Discharge 10/2012
740 EQ FICO 06/2018
750 TU FICO 06/2018
741 EX FICO 06/2018
$24k NFCU Platinum | $25k NFCU cashRewards Sig | $15k NavChek | $7.1k Cap1 Quicksilver | $10k Amazon Store | $19k Cap1 VentureOne | $16k Barclay Aviator | $5k Chase Freedom | $5k Chase Sapphire Preferred | $9k Costco Visa | $20k AMEX BCE
Message 16 of 25
Moderator

Re: What is happening with the approval forum?

Since the mass posting issue seems to largely be resolved, the Sticky Thread in the Approvals has been changed.   We have provided some suggestions/ideas for posts and responses in approvals.   To reiterate, these are suggestions only.   The only mandate you have on this board is to follow the Forum TOS.   If you post "Congrats" in ten threads in a row, that's fine.   If you post "congrats" in ten threads in a span of 3 minutes, we may need to talk.   

 

 



Start: 619 (TU08, 9/2013) | Current: 806 (TU08, 6/13/18)
Uber VS $37000 | AMEX BCE $34000 | BofA BBR #1 $31400 | BoA BBR #2 $31100 | Discover IT $27000 | cashRewards VS $25000 | Sam's Club MC $25000 | Marvel MC $25000 | Macy's AMEX $25000 Store $25000 | Care Credit MC $20000 | Cap 1 QS WMC $17250 | JCP $15000 | Citi DC $12600 | Cash+ VS $12000 | Freedom VS $12000 | Disney VS $11500 | Cash 365 AMEX $11000 | WCU Visa $10000 | Blispay $7500 | Amazon VS $7300 | Target MC $7000 | Sony Card $4250 | ~~Gardening Since 4/1/18
Message 17 of 25
Valued Contributor

Re: What is happening with the approval forum?

I haven't been on in a few days I think so I didn't even see the thread bombing issue. But my question is why would anyone want to inflate their post count? Is there some type of FICO surprise if you reach a certain rank? Who in the world would care what their rank is on a credit forum?

Message 18 of 25
Community Leader
Senior Contributor

Re: What is happening with the approval forum?


Annipoo wrote:

I haven't been on in a few days I think so I didn't even see the thread bombing issue. But my question is why would anyone want to inflate their post count? Is there some type of FICO surprise if you reach a certain rank? Who in the world would care what their rank is on a credit forum?


   We have a winner!!  ding ding ding ding ding!!!


Message 19 of 25
Community Leader
Super Contributor

Re: What is happening with the approval forum?


Annipoo wrote:

I haven't been on in a few days I think so I didn't even see the thread bombing issue. But my question is why would anyone want to inflate their post count? Is there some type of FICO surprise if you reach a certain rank? Who in the world would care what their rank is on a credit forum?


Just because you don't care doesn't mean someone else doesn't.. I am sure there are people who would wonder why we even join a credit forum.

Filed BK7: 7/2012 (start score EQ 560 / TU 529) Discharge 10/2012
740 EQ FICO 06/2018
750 TU FICO 06/2018
741 EX FICO 06/2018
$24k NFCU Platinum | $25k NFCU cashRewards Sig | $15k NavChek | $7.1k Cap1 Quicksilver | $10k Amazon Store | $19k Cap1 VentureOne | $16k Barclay Aviator | $5k Chase Freedom | $5k Chase Sapphire Preferred | $9k Costco Visa | $20k AMEX BCE
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