Point 8 of the Weltanschauung of Active Rain

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Real Estate Agent with Today | Sotheby's International Realty CA BRE# 01215160

Our colleague, Lynn Friedman, is once again kicking the new year off to a great start for us with her 2017 Blog Jumpstart Challenge.  One of the components of this challenge is to review the Weltanschauung, or guiding principles, of Active Rain and pick one that resonates with us. 

I realized this morning how grateful I am for Point #8, We believe in spirited discourse, but personal attacks or predatory behavior will not be tolerated. 

Angry people - iStock photo

This principle sets the tone for Active Rain, and is adhered to by almost every member. It is one of the differentiators between Active Rain and almost every other platform that encourages comments.

How often do you read comments on an article in the newspapers, or on Facebook or in other groups and find nastiness and closed minds? All too often is my answer. Does that happen here? Very rarely, and in very mild forms; the offender will be reminded politely that is not the way we operate here. 

Differing viewpoints help us grow and learn; keeping our tone civil and respectful when both writing and commenting benefits us all and helps the Active Rain community maintain what it has always been, a platform to help those in real estate related industries set a positive example to one another and to the public at large.

 

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Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Lotte,

Well said!  I like the simplicity and clarity of this post, and we whole-heartedly agree.  A

Jan 11, 2017 07:57 AM #1
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Kathy Streib
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Lottie- Very well said.  We learn from differing opinions but they are better received when offered with respect. And this sets ActiveRain apart from other platforms. 

Jan 11, 2017 08:38 AM #2
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Michael Jacobs
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Good morning, Lottie -- and what a unique opportunity ActiveRain has created for us -  if we have a point to make that may be contrary to another, we can write our post.   Ahh, the power.     

Jan 11, 2017 08:47 AM #3
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Lottie Kendall
Today | Sotheby's International Realty - San Carlos, CA
Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco

Yes, Ron and Alexandra Seigel and Kathy Streib - simplicity and clarity get the point across. We're fortunate here in the Rain to have a very civil platform.

Hi Michael Jacobs - I like that opportunity; perhaps that's another reason civility reigns (at least for the most part. )

Jan 11, 2017 02:14 PM #4
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Roy Kelley
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Thank you very much for sharing your perspective. Have an outstanding week.

Jan 11, 2017 03:06 PM #5
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Lottie Kendall
Today | Sotheby's International Realty - San Carlos, CA
Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco

Of course, Roy Kelley - I'll look for your post on this subject.

Jan 11, 2017 05:53 PM #6
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Patricia Feager
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
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Lottie Kendall - I can understand why #8 is so important. If we call ourselves professionals, we must raise the bar to professional standards at all times, including on Social Media.

Your points are well taken!

Jan 13, 2017 04:10 AM #7
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Lottie, like with you #8 resonates with me as well, we are so lucky  that most people actually adhere to this concept. The world would be a better place if our politicians adhered to this as well:))Endre

Jan 13, 2017 10:22 AM #8
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Lottie Kendall
Today | Sotheby's International Realty - San Carlos, CA
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Hi Patricia Feager and Endre Barath, Jr. - raising the bar by our behavior is what we need to be doing, consistently.

Jan 13, 2017 04:26 PM #9
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Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
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I always find time once or several times a day to stop by and read on Active Rain - I believe the members have to do with that, as well as the founders thoughts and guidelines.

Jan 16, 2017 08:52 AM #10
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Lottie Kendall
Today | Sotheby's International Realty - San Carlos, CA
Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco

HI Steffy Hristova = I set a time limit when on Active Rain; some days I find so many fine posts I can let time get away if I don't. We're fortunate to have this forum.

 

Jan 16, 2017 05:28 PM #11
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