Google+ has a real name policy.
Does Facebook have a real name policy? I believe Facebook has a policy of one profile per person, don't they? Rather than creating a business profile and a personal profile you are supposed to have a business page? I know people who have more than one Facebook profile. One for business, one for personal. I am not sure whether they have a real name policy.
Twitter does not have a real name policy.
The Internet does not have a real name policy. Fake Steve Jobs was entertaining. Perhaps it was creepy to Steve Jobs. Mrs. Jobs. The Jobs kids....
Gaming ActiveRain - using pseudonymity and anonymity
Does ActiveRain have a real name policy or a policy about the number of accounts an individual can have? Do you see one there in the ActiveRain Guidelines?
Most of us do not want to be anonymous. We want business from ActiveRain.
What is the point of a real name policy? What's with Google+'s ban on pseudonymity and anonymity? The Google+ real name policy:
Some say Google+ real name policy is evil.
I apologize if that is not the latest on the Google+ policy. I am using my name but not really using Google+ that much.
Gaming the System for good or evil?
The first "Scandal" I remember on ActiveRain had to do with a member who controlled a number of profiles. His whole brokerage would comment on his blog. His whole office could rank (rate) his posts. Or those same members could rate down the posts of others in his market. The whole brokerage would create conversations on blog posts on his site and others.
Matt Heaton (founder of AR) took away 10,000 points as a partial punishment at some point (fall of 2006?) 10,000 points was huge in 2006.
The whole brokerage used a keyboard which had a backwards apostraphe when commenting and writing posts.
Creative? Thinking outside the box?
Controlling more than one account - when there was a ranking system
Couples had an advantage over others when there was a rating system for posts on ActiveRain. Some members who straddled state lines needed more than one ActiveRain account. Some members thought working in more than one city required them to have more than one ActiveRain account. Some members who have more than one focus have multiple accounts. Real estate agent and real estate trainer? Need two separate accounts? Controlling the accounts of another member (real person or fake person) could really change the balance on ActiveRain when there was a rating system.
Without a rating system??? There are a minute number of points for each comment given to the puppet master. There is a small amount of points as the person who invited the puppet.... unless you have a prolific puppet...
And the ActiveRain points are good for....
Was Lance Winslow real? I forget. Was the guy in the Mexican Wrestling mask real? I forget his name. He was an AR employee who was looking for copyright infringement?
There are a lot of fake profiles on ActiveRain. Should ActiveRain gather up the sock puppets and exile them to another real estate network? Where?