WHO IS ARMS? (Active Rain Member Support) fun post

Real Estate Broker/Owner with people first...then business Ran Right Realty 636943 licensed to thrill

This post is just for fun so please, no hate mail, no reporting me as spam and instead, summon your LOL and let it point the way! For the more mature or seasoned Rainers, they have been rescued by ARMS and for the newbie, you are being watched. It is a form of Big Brother but watered down. How about details?


We often refer to our ships at sea or our flag, vehicles or country as a "she" with the other two choices being a "he" or an "it" (we will get to the "it"). Has anyone detected a feminine presence? A masculine? Does ARMS nurture or coach? Does it use its ARMS for hugging & correcting OR discipline with a steady hand?


If an "it", then we are talking about A.I. or artificial intelligence. For answers or references, we only have SIRI of iPhone fame or Alexa/Echo of Amazon to gauge by. We do have one other famous source from 2001 A Space Odyssey called HAL as well. Lower down on the scale is Robo-calling intelligence who is hated for a cause.


AI tries to imitate us by acting human which means it reaches us thru our comfort zones or emotional state. It also displays a type of "help" or service mode but can be annoying as it pretends to want to help via repetition, questions or second guessing. QUESTION: Be honest: have you ever lost patience with AI? Yes, you have! Why? Because we want something in the moment & humans know this. AI does not & calls on programming to decipher what we are saying. It has a problem getting to the point... not us.


Is ARMS under or over 21? This is important as maturity often gets to the point and immaturity draws things out.  Has anyone detected a learning curve for that which would indicate teen behavior? If ARMS is a mature adult, what age group? Reprimands by ARMS offer no clue. However, if AI, that accounts for short, lack of dialog responses, and also would indicate a masculine finality to it.


What if ARMS wants to stay in the shadows? Fair enough however at least give us an AVATAR. That would allow us to relate and ARMS to have a more personal invite. It still can remain sexless and if an AI, keep its trying to act human game going. On that note, I have a recommendation as follows:

RAINDROP WITH LEGS & ARMS (huge relevant pun here)

Think Popeye type arms, on a delicate drop of water, perhaps small, medium or large, that becomes an accepted & invited guest to every Rainers experience. How would it, she or he do this? Very simple to do. Comment consistently on postings! Be seen randomly here & there, on the website or in emails?


If ARMS is the owner, the children of the owner, wife, friend or hired help or some algorithm masquerading as ARMS still wants to stay "unknown", whether for personal, professional or ipso facto (look it up), then at least we have a face/emblem to go with whatever is taking place. 


1. ARMS has financial connections. Complain about any charges gets a response. 

2. Always watching in one of two modes: love & amusement or discipline

3. Hates spam and immature Rainers wo ignore the ACTIVERAIN rules. pit bull?

4. Has no prior history, resume, references or ratings yet is an ACTIVE presence.

5. Is attracted, assigned or hangs out only online thus lives in cyberspace.

6. Likes anonymity, freedom to come & go and having the last or final word. 


A Rainer wants something they can identify with. No more mystery or wondering. 



A. Cute cloud character with happy emotion joyful face smile eyes arms and legs person with funny expression and pose vector flat illustration

B. cartoon raindrop

C. Free Radical's user avatar

D. Strong arm in cartoon style | Free SVG

OR ARMS CHOOSES FOR ITSELF (I recommend this for wholesome closure)

OR RAINER SUGGESTIONS (our preferences & fondness revealed). Please include in your commenting

ARMS...come out come out whoever you are or want to be.



Comments (32)

Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Richie, you have outdone yourself, my Friend!

Identifier icon / image / emoji?    Let ARMS choose for itself... which I believe it has done, in the comment they posted above.

Open the pod bay doors, ARMS 9000.

Feb 13, 2023 07:14 AM
Richie Alan Naggar

I vote with you Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate I like the HAL EYEBALL & hope ActiveRain Member Support ARMS is the new HAL!

Feb 13, 2023 10:18 AM
Liz and Bill Spear
Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Richie, it's the engineer in me.  I don't care what they look like, who they are (real or AI), just as long as the job is getting done.  We had a long stretch where it seemed like the community was afloat with no captain or crew.  The spammers were totally out of hand.  At least now if someone tags ARMS, there's an attempt to get help, and while we still have spam (mostly in the morning), it doesn't have a long shelf-life.  ActiveRain continues to sail on! :)

Feb 13, 2023 07:16 AM
Richie Alan Naggar

Liz and Bill Spear remain solid rocks in the Rain

Feb 13, 2023 10:18 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

I love all the puns as I too am a punster. Love our AR community for sure.

Feb 13, 2023 08:05 AM
Richie Alan Naggar

Those that love are loved Paula of Dr. Paula McDonald 

Feb 13, 2023 10:16 AM
Edward Gilmartin
CRE - Boston, MA

Can Alexa come close to pricing a home accurately 

Feb 13, 2023 12:12 PM
Richie Alan Naggar

Alexa excels in annoying a person Edward Gilmartin if you let it

Feb 13, 2023 12:17 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

What a fun post, Richie, and some great comments. Loved what ARMS had to say!

As long as ARMS continues to be helpful with billing, tech problems, spam, and more, I don't care who they really are.


Feb 13, 2023 12:17 PM
Richie Alan Naggar

Your commenting reminds me of: Call me anything you want but don't call me late for dinner Jeff Dowler, CRS 

Feb 13, 2023 12:20 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Richie Alan Naggar  They are doing a great job I must admit!  Whenever I call for help, they do their best to solve the problem.  Thank you ARMS 

Feb 13, 2023 12:22 PM
Richie Alan Naggar

Hannah Williams ...is nice and breezy and ever so pleasy

Feb 13, 2023 01:20 PM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Richie, this post is classic and belongs in the AR Hall of Fame (which I'm sure ARMS manages in his/her/its spare time.

I vote for C and suspect ARMS is a "he" based on certain patterns I've noticed and often wondered how many hats ARMS wears.

As far as AI, to me the worst is when you get the robot driven menu and it constantly tells you to repeat what you said because it doesn't understand humans.

Feb 13, 2023 12:28 PM
Richie Alan Naggar

Diana of Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate fame, this robot driven human wanna be program in reality breeds a type of impatience so by the time you get some pleasant human making a living, you are course with them

Feb 13, 2023 01:19 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Richie- I would prefer to think of ARMS as not a he, she, or it because life is too crazy with people "identifying" as a male, female, other, or both. 

I'd like to think of ARMS as the man behind the curtain just like in the Wizard of Oz. 

Feb 13, 2023 12:48 PM
Richie Alan Naggar

Well, just like Glinda the good witch granting Dorothy a trip home, I am in support of your ARMS dream Kathy Streib There's no person like arms click click click there is no person like arms

Feb 13, 2023 01:17 PM
Pete Xavier

Or as a non-binary person behind the curtain.

Feb 16, 2023 11:54 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

What a fun post! Call ARMS whatever you like. Give them any icon you desire as long as the site continues running smoothly. If I voted, it would be C. Please make sure it's not that nasty little dog.

Feb 13, 2023 06:23 PM
Richie Alan Naggar

Who doesn't like & appreciate Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 

Feb 14, 2023 06:22 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

ARMS is our hero!!  I'd give them a cap and Super Powers!

Feb 13, 2023 07:28 PM
Richie Alan Naggar

Your suggestion has merit Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker considering your alter ego (banana)

Feb 14, 2023 06:21 AM
ActiveRain Member Support

I do look good in a cape.

Feb 23, 2023 01:44 PM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Fun post, I vote for C.

Feb 14, 2023 01:11 PM
Richie Alan Naggar

You fun guy you Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 

Feb 14, 2023 03:09 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

partly cloudy rain cloud

We are all in customer service and judged on response time, tone, brevity, creativity, empathy, how we react and deal with real estate problem solving.

What if there is no full time ActiveRain Member Support and like house duties in a college fraternity  house, it is a weekly round robin assignment with an inner circle of us deputized to monitor Q&A, remove trash and clean the AR rest room.

Okay. Take off the mask and come out from behind the shimmering green sequin curtain into the hot blinding spotlight Richie Alan Naggar ...  you hit it out of the park this week as ARMS stand in.

We can all agree ARMS is one very important job. Would you want it when someone screams "Clean up in aisle 7. Bring a shovel, the biohazard cart and plenty of  disinfectant." ?

Feb 16, 2023 04:43 AM
ActiveRain Member Support

No Alpha Chi Theta Zoom Zoom branch approach here.  Same people, same Bat Channel week after week with bucket and mop doing what we can to make ActiveRain a better user experience.

Feb 16, 2023 06:55 AM
Richie Alan Naggar

Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 ...I found your commenting highly amusing as you are known to be thank you. As ActiveRain Member Support said and is doing, AR is growing into a better experience

Feb 16, 2023 07:03 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Like most jobs, it looks easier from the outside peering in ActiveRain Member Support ! We can have fun and realize the channel is what ALL of us want to make it row row rowing together. Happy hunting those blue spam devils that rise and shine each morning.

Feb 16, 2023 07:43 AM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Richie, from what I have observed the subject of your post appears to  strive for an ARMS length transaction when called in for a ruling.  


Feb 16, 2023 10:53 AM
Richie Alan Naggar

LOL & well done Bruce Walter 

Feb 17, 2023 07:23 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

 Hi Richie,

This reminds me of Arm and Hammer or is it ARMS and Hammer?  I think this post hammers home a real point! lol...

A hammer

Feb 16, 2023 11:35 AM
Richie Alan Naggar

You captured the spirit of the posting Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 

Feb 17, 2023 07:22 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I have no skin in the game of knowing who he/she/they/it/them are Richie.  There is a role/job they fill behind the curtain ... and I am okay with that.  I am thankful they are there to bug zapp the spam roaches and run billing and other matters up the flagpole. 

It's all good ... no reason to get up in ARMS about it 🤣

Feb 18, 2023 09:17 AM
Richie Alan Naggar

Who can argue with Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist ?

Feb 18, 2023 09:44 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Richie, I leave any "arguing" to attorneys.  Life is just too short to argue with anyone ... take the high rode and live with joy! 


Feb 18, 2023 11:56 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

I say AI is IT! 

Love this post and enjoyed all of the comments too, Richie Alan!

Feb 23, 2023 12:34 PM
Richie Alan Naggar

Debe Maxwell, CRS moonlights as a poster child for unconditional love

Jun 22, 2023 12:42 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Richie Alan Naggar - this is all so mysterious and interesting. I like c. because it looks cute and adorable. I can't argue that AI is IT because that's logic. ARMS 9000 looks very powerful. What it all boils down to me is that no matter if it is a he, she, or an it, it has be a BRAIN(s) from cyberspace that dates back to 425 BC, you know you science geeks, the Hippocratic treatise On the Sacred Disease states contrary to the dominant cardiocentric view, that "from the BRAIN only the brain arise our pleasures, joys, laughter, and jests as well as our sorrows, pains, griefs and tears." And that, my friend sums up what ARMS is all about. But.... I am puzzled and would like one thing revealed. Richie why aren't you wearing a shirt? To my knowledge you are the only BRAIN on AR who poises shirtless. Why is that?

Mar 01, 2023 06:05 PM
Richie Alan Naggar

Not wise to wear a shirt while swimming as it produces a type of "drag" while doing the back and forward strokes. Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP ...thank you for your meaty commenting

Mar 02, 2023 07:01 AM
Karen Martin Real estate agent Safe Harbor Realty
Safe Harbor Realty - Westport, MA
Westport, MA Realtor Helping Home Sellers & Buyers

Great post  and comments 

Jun 22, 2023 12:27 PM
Richie Alan Naggar

So good of you Karen Martin Real estate agent Safe Harbor Realty to drop in and share thank you

Jun 22, 2023 12:31 PM
Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

Richie Alan Naggar 

 It certainly reminds me of OZ... behind the curtain pulling strings!  Hope you have a great week!  K

Oct 17, 2023 10:12 AM
Richie Alan Naggar

Very good of you to join me Kathy Schowe 

Oct 17, 2023 02:40 PM