Nice blog, great home.

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential

I ran across a friend's post, the other day.

I read the post, and made my comment (I usually comment before reading the other posts... as I don't want to be influenced by their thoughts).  After making my comment, I started to read the comments, and found one of the commenters had posted a "drive-by" comment.  "Nice blog, great home!".

The post wasn't about a home... it was about... well, that's not important... it was painfully clear the commenter hadn't even bothered to read the post, but had looked at the photo, and presumed it was a listing post.

Yes... you can get points by making your ten-comments-per-day.  But is it worth it?  Is it?

Methinks not.  Don't be a drive-by-commenter.

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 ALAN MAY, Realtor®


Specializing in Evanston Real Estate and North Shore Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, 1710 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
847.425.3779      Cell: 847.924.3313      Email: Almay@aol.com

Evanston Real Estate & North Shore Real Estate
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Dianne Goode
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Pearls .. swine.  Their loss!    

Jun 10, 2017 04:52 PM #2
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Wayne Martin
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Alan, you are right. Read the post before you comment. Most do! Enjoy your day 

Jun 10, 2017 04:58 PM #3
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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I have not had one where they totally missed the mark like that Alan May and the robo comments on my listings used to bug me but I\ve gotten to the point where I just say "Hey, thats Winston".

Jun 10, 2017 05:29 PM #4
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Tammy Lankford,
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great post, nice house.  Oh wait, there wasn't even a photo of a house.  

 

Jun 10, 2017 05:32 PM #5
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Sheila Anderson
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Good evening Alan. I'm with you: I hate the drive by comments: read or not but comment based on the post or not at all.

Jun 10, 2017 08:04 PM #6
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Mimi Foster
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Just for a different point of view, don't you think that might have been a joke considering the topic of the post? I thought it was intentional 

Jun 10, 2017 08:31 PM #7
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Praful Thakkar
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Alan May - so now I know what you are missing out on....(just kidding)

Jun 10, 2017 09:37 PM #8
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Debbie Gartner
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Yes, I've that comment and similar ones many times.  I've even received them on some of my articles which are never on that topic.  Waste of time, waste of space.

Jun 11, 2017 03:42 AM #9
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Jay Markanich
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Thank you for the valuable information.  I will share it with my friends.

Jun 11, 2017 03:47 AM #10
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Jay Markanich
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Oh, this one is good too:

I enjoyed your blog.  Thank you for writing it.

Jun 11, 2017 03:48 AM #11
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Jay Markanich
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Then there's the sham commenter who actually pastes a part of your blog into his comments:

This is an important post.  It was painfully clear the commenter hadn't even bothered to read the post, but had looked at the photo, and presumed it was a listing post.

And I liked the photo.

Jun 11, 2017 03:49 AM #12
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Jay Markanich
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I love sarcastic posts that make points regarding some of the silliness some AR people pretend is a contribution and an improvement to this otherwise potentially great website.

And answering sarcasm with sarcasm works for me.  Hence the comments above.

It seems you have the same T-shirt I have.

Jun 11, 2017 03:51 AM #13
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Joe Pryor
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I think it is important to read but in some cases I don't comment if I don't think it is of interest. How do you know if you don't read?

Jun 11, 2017 09:39 AM #14
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Alan- not only is it a terrible waste of fontage but fingerage as well. Think of all of that wasted typing. If you're going to do it, why not type something of meaning. 

Jun 11, 2017 05:32 PM #15
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Ok, I just NOW (because we aren't notified) saw your reply to her comment.  I think I woke up my neighbors I howled so loud.  

Jun 11, 2017 07:10 PM #16
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Perfect pic accompanying this article, Alan May ... like Tammy Lankford, above, it got me laughing ...

"Drove" the point home perfectly ...

Gene

Jun 12, 2017 10:36 AM #17
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Jon Kolsky
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Alan May ~ there will always be a few that do it differently. The way I see it - it is their loss and their prerogative to lose

Jun 13, 2017 09:14 AM #18
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Chris Ann Cleland
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I've had comments like that and I can't stand them.  Is twenty-five points really worth it?

Jun 15, 2017 10:22 AM #19
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Elva Branson-Lee
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Gotta love 'em for just "dropping by".

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Alan May great new listing. This will be sold soon.

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