We've had some questions about what types of posts are relevant and included (or deleted) from the Active Rain Newbies group. The moderators got together and discussed some of the gray areas. The goal for the group.... A place for people new to the site to quickly find information to help them participate in the site and community....without having to sort through posts on other topics.
People new to the site sometimes need help to figure out how to use Active Rain. Sometimes even those of us who have been here for a while still need help :) - hidden secrets of active rain exposed. (Hey, there's an idea for someone's next post.)
The Active Rain Newbies group is not meant to cover topics for people new to real estate. If you are interested in that check out the Real Estate Rookies group.
Appropriate posts for the Active Rain Newbies group
- Introduce yourself.
- Post blogs with Active Rain how-to questions here.
- Post blogs that have instructional information to help people use Active Rain (and Localism)
The idea is that these do not exactly fall in the above category, but can be helpful to newbies and get them interested/participating in the site.
- Week in Review posts
- Contest Announcements and Winners (not individual contest entries)
- Point Stories
- Achievement Stories
- Market Reports
- Anything about markets, banks, foreclosures, etc.
- How to use technology or blog that are not specific to active rain blogging.
We love blogging. We want people to blog. We love posts on all kinds of topics. We love reading posts on all topics.
If we delete your post from the group, it is not anything personal. It is just not to topic. Please help us keep group to topic. It's more fun when you are looking through groups to see only see relevant info.
If you are an Active Rain Newbie and need assistance, check out the resources included in Welcome Active Rain Newbies: Read Me First.