Is it possible to follow the rules if you have not read them? Must be so! Sometime many years ago, I think 2008, I was invited to join AR by Steve Hoffacker . I joined and did nothing until 2009 or 2010. As usual, started reading posts and slowly started commenting.
Next thing was my own posts and people began to comment and follow me. I organized a few meet-ups and the sense of family commenced. I have posted almost daily ever since and feel as if I am letting the family down if I don't post.
The sense of family has grown over the years as I meet members in person, talk with them over the phone, or email & text them outside of the Rain.
Then, challenged by Lynn B. Friedman, this year read the Weltanschuung and the Community Guidlelines. What a read. I had been unconscious of the guidelines while following the rules. Maybe these rules are not complicated. Maybe it is just commonsense.
What a platform to have freedom of expression to advance real estate interests. And, you get to express a contrarian view in a polite manner and initiate discourse. Most adhere to this. A few have had to be disciplined over time, whether we agreed or disagreed, with the action taken.
It is a forum I am proud to be a part of and will continue to participate for the forseeable future. I will continue to seek opportunities to meet more members and expand my network.
Thank all of you for allowing and accepting my participation! I will follow the rules now that I read them!