It most likely has to do with the fact that the reward for an opinion was decrease from 3 to 1, for best answer from 15 to 5 (is it even 5? it might just be 2 now), and the price of an Amazon gift card went from 4000 to 5000, and NOW it went from 5000 to 7000 just out of the blue.
Basically they want the cost of the Amazon card to go down 😑
I really don't know. People come on here everyday and spend hours just to try to get some gift card. Perhaps there are a lot of broke people on this site and their scrounging for every little crumb they can.
The whole thing is asinine. I'm embarrassed for anyone involved.
The purpose for the gift cards was to reward people for answering questions and helping people right? Then why raise it? Maybe they plan to get rid of everything once they weed out the members who know about them. I'm not going to suck up to either side on this matter like most people who answered this. Sure people are supposed to be here to help, but also you can't get mad at people for only being on here to collect gift cards and other prizes because the notion that a lot of people might that just be only to collect gift cards is not surprising.