Community Guidelines Assists to Maintain Activerain Culture/Success

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Community Guidelines Assists to Maintain Activerain Culture/Success 



Lynn Friedman Broker/Owner with Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty created a January Challenge for all of us to get a Blogging jump start for the year 2017. This January Challenge has been repeated now for several years. Thank you Lynn for your hard work of putting this together each year. As a side note this is not a re-blog of the Challenge.


One of the items we have to cover as part of the challenge is the ActiveRain Community Guidelines. All of us need to certainly read or reread these Community Guidelines at least once a year and as part of the Challenge we have to discuss in a post those that we think maintains the culture and contributes to the success and of the ActiveRain Community.


The entire document of  ActiveRain Community Guidelines is very important for all of us to read, understand and to follow. I think “Respect for the ActiveRain Community” contributes in a huge way towards the past and future success of this great online community.


There are many individual points under the Respect Community section of the guidelines which are extremely important to me and to all who participate. The first I will mention is “ Do not take malicious action against the community”. We all have to respect ourselves as well this this wonderful community. If there is something any person has a serious issue with connected to ActiveRain then they should gracefully bow out or walk away if they cannot rise above the issue. In any event writing inflammatory or insulting or nasty posts this community should never happen.


One way to quell an issue is to call Bob Stewart  directly and discuss your individual concerns and issues. My suggestion is if someone has a major concern and not over petty stuff call Bob as I know he is very busy. None of us should even consider going on this community or any other Social Media platform and bad mouth ActiveRain and or any of its members. The key is one has to show Respect to earn Respect back in my humble opinion.   This is a wonderful Community for so many reasons which are way too long to list.  Yolanda and I have developed so many friends and or industry information sources based on our belonging to this virtual community.


The Second point is a simple “Do not slander another person “ along with “Do not personally attack another person”. These two sub points to the respect guideline I believe go hand in hand with one another and are impossible separate. My Mom always told me if you can say something good in public about someone do not say anything and keep your mouth shut! Slander another individual could end with someone facing a serious lawsuit but still there are folks who do not care or have zero common sense. We all have to Respect this community and not attack any person, firm, group, organization or whoever participates. If you do not really like what was said by another person and cannot conduct yourself as a professional manner then just walk away and do nothing. Attacks are out of the question and certainly do not Slander anyone. These type of actions are embarrassing to the whole community let alone to the the offender.


All of these above points in the guidelines along with all the rest of these important guidelines maintains the superb culture and contributes to the overall success of this Community now and hopefully far into the future.


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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Great take on the Active Rain community and the guidelines discussion.  Overall I think Bob Stewart has done an admirable job.  Wishing you a great week.  A

Jan 16, 2017 02:12 PM #1
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Well said Bob. There is so much to learn from Active Rain and such great people. How else would we have ever met?

Jan 16, 2017 03:38 PM #2
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX


 Good thoughts on the Active Rain Community guidelines! I hope you have a great day!

Jan 16, 2017 05:11 PM #3
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for the post. I hope others will read it too.

Jan 16, 2017 05:34 PM #4
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Bob

Very well said my friend and all VB wants around the ActiveRain network is Love & Happiness ...

In that order and your post has been featured to the group:


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Jan 16, 2017 05:55 PM #5
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Bob, excellent post and agree respect for AR and the members is a MUST.

Jan 16, 2017 06:57 PM #6
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

The respect the members show each other amazes me. This community really has something special going on. This is a great post from you, Bob. Have a wonderful evening. 

Jan 16, 2017 07:00 PM #7
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


The ActiveRain Community Guidelines are big part of the ActiveRain culture.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jan 16, 2017 07:06 PM #8
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I was just sitting here thinking, and I realize in the almost nine years I've been a Rainer, I've never called, Bob Stewart once!  Somehow, I feel I know about him through his comments.  It's come to a place where we almost don't need a phone anymore, as long as we have opposible thumbs and can punch a keyboard.

Jan 17, 2017 05:36 AM #9
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

We better follow the rules or we will get kicked out, haha.  Luckily, the rules are very easy to follow!

Jan 17, 2017 06:00 AM #10
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Bob.  The ActiveRain community guidelines are an important facet in maintaining this platform.

Jan 17, 2017 06:21 AM #11
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Thank you everyone for commenting. These community guidelines are so important to follow and respect. 

Jan 17, 2017 01:41 PM #12
Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Bob I 100% agree - respect is such an important part of our AR community.  My Mom used to say - If you can't say anything nice then don't say anything.  She also used to tell us girls - be a lady! Doubt she'd say that now as it's a little old fashioned but it still means the same thing today - be respectful

Jan 18, 2017 12:22 PM #13
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