I’ve received a few contacts from members who were contacted by tele-marketers. One member event told me the marketer referenced that someone working for ActiveRain had requested they call them. Please know that these calls are not condoned by anyone here working for AR. If you ever have a doubt please feel free to check with us.
For any marketers reaching you through ActiveRain please get as much information as you can. Name, phone number, the company they work for etc.
If you want please request to speak to a manager and inform them that the form of marketing is not welcomed with you or the community you belong to and put them in contact with me: 206-406-6849.
Please forward me their information with the subject, telemarketing on AR.
I am considering creating a group devoted to these reports so we can track trends and watch for improvement.
I am collecting information regarding other unwanted contacts as well.
A member recently put up an anonymous post that was blatantly inappropriate. This post was directed at themselves however it was entirely inappropriate and caused myself and others to have to investigate.
This person has since apologized and owned up to their error. However their points were removed and their account will be disabled for a two week period.
We were all new once right? New places take some time to get used to. Let’s be sure to welcome new members and offer them support. New members are likely to make mistakes so let’s go easy on them at first.
I’m responding here to a recent incident in which a newer member posted some cut and paste content and a reminder went up about the issue. The conversation in the comments while sometime enlightening, were often mean spirited. In this case I would guess that the frustration of content coming from plagiarizers network wide came off as directed at one individual.
I realize there is frustration about this issue with many, we do go through flagged posts as rapidly as we can.
Plagiarism and Cut & Paste
Just a reminder on policy here. For content that a person has permission to repost we only remove points. There is no policy preventing a member from posting content that they have permission to repost. I will remove points from such content when I see it or if it is flagged for me, however I am trying to get a way for this to be posted without points in the first place. Be sure to look out for the pointless post icon in the bottom left of the post to see that it did not receive points. That icon tells you that for whatever reason the post is not receiving points.
For plagiarized content, on the first instance we’ll remove the points and the posts. Following incidents receive anything from point deductions to permanent banning dependent upon the egregiousness of the error.
Please do not solicit comments on your posts, and don’t be afraid to request someone stop asking in turn.
What happens in members only stays in members only
Do not post a comment or a quip or anything from a post that is labeled associates, or members only. These comments are made privately and should not be opened up by anyone but the original commentor or post author.
And no it was a joke. Nobody owns any keywords.
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