What is asdfasdfasdf?

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What is asdfasdfasdf on ActiveRain?

asdfasdfasdf in Richland County, Ohio

I came back into ActiveRain from Google onto the page for Union County, Ohio and noticed  asdfasdfasdf there... I saw it above one of my recent posts so I thought it was something I did. Then I noticed all the content there has asdfasdfasdf.. or most do.  Featured content does not have asdfasdfasdf on County pages.

I looked at Franklin County, Ohio and it has asdfasdfasdf.  Delaware County, Ohio has asdfasdfasdf too.  

I expanded my search to south-west Ohio...  Green County and Montgomery County have asdfasdfasdf too.  

I went to check on a couple of counties in Michigan.  Michigan counties have asdfasdfasdf... but I thought maybe just the Great Lakes states' counties had asdfasdfasdf so I decided to go check Florida.  Florida counties have  asdfasdfasdf.  

Look at State Pages on ActiveRain, then look at your county.  Is there asdfasdfasdf above each post?

Is asdfasdfasdf holding a place for something? 

You get to the State pages on ActiveRain via the bar that says Inspiraton on the left and Product Reviews on the right...  Just left of Product Reviews is States (States, Provinces, Terriotories are a pull down.)

Is there asdfasdfasdf on your county? Above is Richland County, Ohio.   I do not see asdfasdfasdf on cities on ActiveRain.

Urban Dictionary defines asdfasdfasdf

There is a post on AR about asdfasdfasdf  September 2006.   

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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

abracadabra explained in this blog post.

Dec 15, 2012 12:51 AM #2
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Connie  Williamson County TN  on the State page of ActiveRain has it... 

Not on the top featured posts but on the ones below (without the members photos)

Williamson County TN


asdfasdfasdf  cut from the first non featured content on the County page under AR State pages and pasted here. 





Dec 15, 2012 01:32 AM #3
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Maureen- I saw it ... what is it?  I know what the Urban dictionary says it means but why here?

Dec 15, 2012 06:00 AM #4
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

It looks like there is something terribly wrong with Active Rain...we have in our county...except some of those posts are mine - I recognize them, and some other people from my county...I recognize their posts.

Dec 15, 2012 06:22 AM #5
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Oddness  on the AR post that has been here since 2006. I think he was a KW agent with a 2006 comment from Bryant Tutas....but I forget what Bryant said. Yesterday there was a post.  Today  I am getting

"This post is no longer available. Please use the search bar below to find a related post."

Dec 15, 2012 06:27 AM #6
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Dec 15, 2012 12:07 PM #7
Don Sabinske
Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. - Zimmerman, MN
Sabinske & Associates Inc.

I got that they took it down, too.  I wonder why?  Was it offensive?  Thanks to Kathy for cluing us in.

Dec 15, 2012 08:54 PM #8
Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001 - Gaithersburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

there are 521,000 results for  asdfasdfasdf 

on google. .

Dec 15, 2012 09:29 PM #9
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Maureen,

I came over from Kathy's post this morning on her Ah-ha moments for the week! Sounds like a mystery to me!!!




Dec 15, 2012 10:31 PM #10
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

I still don't understand what this is-very mysterious and cryptic-it must be morse code!

Dec 15, 2012 10:38 PM #11
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Don There was nothing sinister, or offensive in the 2006 AR post that was taken down.  I believe the content may have been the same as the title...  Someone playing with the editor to see what it would take to make a post?  

asdfasdfasdf on ActiveRain in 2006

Why the 2006 post would be taken down is beyond me....  


From the Urban Dictionary:

An interjection expressing sorrow or indignation, often executed on a keyboard. May be iterated multiple times in a single usage

Commonly used to test internet connectivity by quickly mashing random characters into a google search box and hitting enter

An expression of anxiety or stress; a representation of tapping your fingers rhythmically against a solid surface. Commonly used when one has no response or does not want to say anything."

Each of the words has a number of other definitions.  Some raunchy, like most words in the Urban Dictionary.

I just wondered if someone was working on adding something on county pages on AR and got distracted.  


Fernando I looked at Google too, I thought it was higher.  I was thinking over 600,000.  Perhaps I searched with " " or without? Or one of the other versions...  

I also looked at  asdfasdfasdf on ActiveRain via Google and that's how I found the 2006 post which is gone now.

Thanks Kathy, Thanks all....

Dec 15, 2012 11:30 PM #12
Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Hi Maureen,  While I don't pretend to know what it means it is simply a repetition of those first four letters as they are laid out on any standard computer keyboard.

Dec 16, 2012 02:25 AM #13
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Bill I recognized it right away as the left hand keys. I think most people do.   I was vaguely familiar with the meme but had to look it up, I knew it had to do with boredom, finger drumming...

I don't think anything is terribly wrong with AR, either.  There's some nonsense characters on county pages.   


Dec 16, 2012 03:09 AM #14
Paula McDonald
Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury - Granbury, TX
Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
Hmmmm strange indeed. I have not noticed so will keep my eyes peeled for this mystery mambo jumbo.
Dec 16, 2012 04:15 AM #15
Evelyn Kennedy
Alain Pinel Realtors - Alameda, CA
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA


I don't get it.  Does it really have a meaning or is it just a keyboard pattern to confuse people like me.

Dec 16, 2012 12:05 PM #16
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

I finally got it, and seem to understand it.  It is all about the tapping of fingers, as here on a qwerty keyboard.

Dec 16, 2012 12:29 PM #17
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Paula  the only place to see it on AR is on county pages.

There are NOT entries on the AR state pages. I have not seen the letters on a city page.  I've seen it on every county page I have looked at.  For example:

Not on a state page  http://activerain.com/states/TN

On a county page  Williamson County TN

Not on entries on a city page    http://activerain.com/states/TN/cities/Nashville


Using Connie's area since she reported it was not on TN page.

" I went and looked at our counties and didn't see anything."

Evelyn  In general it is just the left hand letters...  as if you are bored, drumming your fingers. 

You could express your boredom by posting "asdfasdfasdf."   Someone might know what you were saying.  Or not.   Or it seems people use "asdfasdfasdf" to check an editor?  One of the Urban Dictionary entries says it's used to check internet connectivity.    

The member in 2006 just posted it as an entry.  It was not enough words or characters to get AR points.  One member commented. 

What is the  "asdfasdfasdf" on AR county pages?  Your guess is as good as mine. The asdfasdfasdf above each entry on AR county pages are just text.  It does not say anything.  It does not do anything. There is no link to anything but it seems to be on every county page. 

Bored programmer?    

Gary You got the idea.


Dec 16, 2012 09:28 PM #18
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Interesting question and observation Maureen, but no sign of asdfasdfasdf in portage county wisconsin.

Dec 18, 2012 01:02 PM #19
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Bob wrote: "but no sign of asdfasdfasdf in portage county"

While Portage County, WI was NOT a county I looked at I think I can safely say it was there, it was on every county but it is gone.

I reported it to ActiveRain with the Contact ActiveRain a day or so before I posted this.

  asdfasdfasdf is not on counties anymore but it was.  It was on all counties.

No asdafasdafasdf in Richland County anymore

Richland County, Ohio page, here is the same as in the post but there is no asdfasdfasdf anymore because AR went in and removed it. 

"no sign of asdfasdfasdf in portage county anymore"

 You got here too late!  Or looked at your County page to late to see it on all the non featured entries there.  It did not do anything, it was just there.  


Dec 18, 2012 07:20 PM #20
Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

who knows i never heard of it, clearly it has been years so you have problably solved it by now with all your free time.

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