I want to get busy on Active Rain again but have an important question

By
Real Estate Agent with Rodeo Realty ~ Fine Estates Westlake Village DRE #01744774

I've noticed since I've been MIA from Active Rain that I'm seeing a lot of non-original content being "re posted" from paid-sites like "Keeping Current Matters" (which I LOVE the service, I subscribe and utilize relevant articles on my facebook, twitter, etc.) However, in the old days Active Rain insisted on original content and no "re-blogging" of widely available posts were allowed.

Can you please clarify for me, and steer me to the accepted practices? I'm looking forward to getting out there again!

Best,

 

Kathy Smiley

Rodeo Realty

Comments (10)

Kathy Smiley
Rodeo Realty ~ Fine Estates Westlake Village - Westlake Village, CA
Westlake Village, CA - "Making YOU Smile!"

I didn't want to publish specific posts from Active Rain members, however I've seen a good number..

 

Aug 31, 2017 10:43 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Kathy I've been seeing that as well and I honestly have no idea of who's managing that aspect of the platform The AR guidelines are clear about it but there is a lot of that going on.

Aug 31, 2017 11:04 AM
Denise Ho
Real Estate eBroker Services - San Diego, CA
Real Estate Agent

Hi Kathy Smiley! I guess, you can share content that you have permission to share even if it is not yours and as long as you acknowlege the author. 

Aug 31, 2017 11:43 AM
Kathy Smiley
Rodeo Realty ~ Fine Estates Westlake Village - Westlake Village, CA
Westlake Village, CA - "Making YOU Smile!"

Good to know! Thanks for replying Anna and Denise!

Aug 31, 2017 12:38 PM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

You've always been allowed to post non-original content, but you had to click the button that said

which meant you didn't get any points for it.

Aug 02, 2018 04:27 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 I saw a blogger the other day on ActiveRain who is copying NAR articles verbatim.  No credit given, no attribution.  I suppose that blogger's argument would be, "Well I am a member of NAR so technically that content is for me to use".

  As for KCM, I thought that it was charts and graphs that could be incorporated into a post... the intent was not that it be the entire post.  

  

Aug 03, 2018 03:17 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Adhering to the guidelines here is important and keeps us in good standing and encourages a respectful attitude toward other members. Those who use other people's material as their own will eventually be held accountable. I like to re-blog well-written posts but seldom do because of the trust by verify aspect. It can play out like a domino effect.

Aug 04, 2018 07:10 AM
Kathy Smiley
Rodeo Realty ~ Fine Estates Westlake Village - Westlake Village, CA
Westlake Village, CA - "Making YOU Smile!"

Thanks all!

Aug 21, 2018 08:40 AM
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