Active Rain Community Guidelines - Not just for Active Rain

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Active Rain Community Guidelines - Not just for Active Rain

Until Lynn B. Friedman's Big Blog Boost Contest for January 2015 I had not read the Weltanschauung or Community Guidelines.  Not for being rebellious nor an outlaw.  Just some issues have always seemed to be a matter of common sense. At the same time I understand rules need be written in order to enable actions, against ignored rules, of what should be common sense to begin with.

 I did find something mentioned in the Community Guide lines that I would not have thought of.  Bob Crane wrote an excellent post on the Rules and I commented to Bob that there is a learning curve to any new area we get involved with.  It is very seldom that I repost and yet easily could have made an innocent mistake with this rule. "Do not republish any content in a Members Only Post"  So the intent of this contest was fulfilled in that I did indeed learn something with this just one post of 25.

Slander towards another, harrassment, using another's comment section to promote yourself, and stealing material all seem so obvious, and yet even the short time I have been in Active Rain I have witnessed it going on at different levels.  Just seems to be human nature, both in AR and life in general.  I am impressed with as large as the Active Rain Community is, that there is not more infringing on these basic 'no no's'.  Says a lot about the Active Rain members as a whole.  


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John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

Mark I agree that many of what's written is common sense...but I've heard that's not so common : )

You're right, though, with as many members as there are here in the rain, there is only a very small number of people who don't always abide by the rules.  We have a great community.

Jan 12, 2015 07:51 AM #1
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

You have said what so many of us are saying...this is a great community. 

Jan 12, 2015 07:58 AM #2
David Spencer
Keller Williams Northland - Kansas City, MO
Show Me real estate in Kansas City

It took a while to get everyone on the same page and to explain common ethics. You would think that would not have been necessary given who is blogging.

Jan 12, 2015 08:02 AM #3
Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

I must admit, I have called out members for putting links to their posts or websites in the comments section.  They are usually great about removing these things once they read the guidelines....and I am not the snotty little girl in the second row....I just want this all to be fair.  Great post, Mark Don!

Jan 12, 2015 08:11 AM #4
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

John Meussner it is amazing how often lack of common sense is witnessed.  I am sure I am accused of it often as well.  I try not to be quilty.  Mark

Debbie Laity thank you for stopping by and thank you for the note.  I am trying to get it changed up everywhere.  When asking for help if you do not listen there was no sense in asking.  Make it a great week.  Mark


Jan 12, 2015 08:47 AM #5
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

David Spencer I believe when you do have a good group everyone wants to rise to those standards.  Might take a moment is all.  Thank you for stopping by. Mark

Ron Marshall glad to hear you are not the 'snooty little girl'   Thank you for saying hello and stopping by.  Have a great week Ron.  mark

Jan 12, 2015 08:50 AM #6
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I believe that most people here abide by the rules even if they never read them. Just generally speaking we are a group of good, courteous people. 

Jan 12, 2015 09:08 AM #7
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Your comment about "slander" is well taken.  However, over the years here on ActiveRain, I have been surprised we haven't seen more of it than we do! The outside world thinks the real estate profession is a cutthroat business.  For the most part I've been pleasantly surprised by the camaraderie and the willingness to share information and experiences.

Jan 12, 2015 10:29 AM #8
Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage
Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona - Orlando, FL
Keller Williams Land Luxury Division Specialist

Myrl Jeffcoat 

Just ask Mark, we are not cutthroat in every company.  I have been thru a few before where Mark and I now call home and the culture is so entirely profound it is a pleasure to work each day.  

Jan 12, 2015 11:07 AM #9
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Mark - You are right, it is important to fallow ActiveRain community guidelines. Thanks for the reminder.

Jan 12, 2015 01:37 PM #10
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

That kind of makes sense too – doesn’t it.  I can see how someone might use some content in a members only post and use it as a launching pad for their post. In any event we all need to be made aware of the guidelines and follow them.

Jan 13, 2015 12:27 AM #11
John DL Arendsen
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor

Just read this post on the 2nd to the last day of this month and this contest. Not too sure I can cram this contest into my month as I've just run out of it. However, I do have time to reblog this great post. Love it.

Jan 30, 2015 12:59 PM #12
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