Alan May, Helping you find your way home. (Coldwell Banker Residential)

Spam prevention
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Good question.  I had reported those on Fri morning.  I guess someone is asleep at the wheel.

BTW, I tried to comment on you cat post, but it wouldn't allow my comment to stick. I kept trying to refresh the page, but no luck.

Feb 15, 2015 01:10 AM
Rainer
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Christina Botteri
REeBroker - Roseville, CA

Heh

Nice touch thanking them, Debbie Gartner 

My hypothesis is they are seeking SEO by posting on active blog sites like this. They get extra-super-duper gold stars with mentions and links on 3rd party sites.

Feb 16, 2015 01:43 AM
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Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate

Alan,

I never liked SPAM growing up, and I like it even less now.

Rich

Feb 16, 2015 12:55 AM
Rainmaker
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Kris Neese
ActiveRain - Bellevue, WA
Mr. Behind the Scenes at ActiveRain

I just talked to our spam police. They are about to give our friend Manoj Kumar the boot!

Feb 16, 2015 12:05 AM
Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Oh no, not another conspiracy theory.  Tell me it's not so!

Feb 15, 2015 07:32 AM
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Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

Debbie - you're the second person to tell me they can't comment on my cat post.

Feb 15, 2015 02:26 AM
Rainer
279,248
Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

Oh those spammers.

Jun 24, 2018 08:15 PM
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Richard nailed this one!

Jun 16, 2017 05:06 AM
Rainmaker
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Bruce Brockmeier
Internet Marketing Consultant to REALTORS® - Yorba Linda, CA
Coached By Crouch

I see other people are having trouble posting too.  Maybe my third attempt on this thread will actually post.

The best advice I can give is Never React to spammers.  Simply delete them and move on.  They're looking for a reaction.  Don't encourage them.

Feb 16, 2015 02:22 AM
Rainmaker
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Bruce Brockmeier
Internet Marketing Consultant to REALTORS® - Yorba Linda, CA
Coached By Crouch

Second attempt.  The first one did not work.

* * * * *

In my opinion, spammers usually do it for two reasons.

1.  Because they can.

2.  To provoke a reaction.

So the best thing to do is never react.  Just delete them and move on.  We live in a world that apparently has millions of spammers.  It's just part of doing business online.

P.S.  I've noticed several of my recent comments did not post.  I see others are having this trouble too.

Feb 16, 2015 01:41 AM
Rainmaker
381,446
Bruce Brockmeier
Internet Marketing Consultant to REALTORS® - Yorba Linda, CA
Coached By Crouch

In my opinion, spammers usually do it for two reasons.

1.  Because they can.

2.  To provoke a reaction.

So the best thing to do is never react.  Just delete them and move on.  We live in a world that apparently has millions of spammers.  It's just part of doing business online.

P.S.  I've noticed several of my recent comments did not post.  I see others are having this trouble too.

 

Feb 16, 2015 01:38 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Is this some new secret code our government must break? LOL. 

Feb 15, 2015 02:11 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Alan May tired of them! I hope AR Gods take some action.....

Feb 15, 2015 01:00 PM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Oh I left them a comment.  I thanked them for the extra points I'll be getting for reporting the spam LOL.

Feb 15, 2015 02:49 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Alan -- I've thought the same ---- I mean the SPAM aspect not terrorism. They(or similar)comrades errr companies have been around for awhile.  Now with Q/A they seem to be getting a bit more exposure although I don't recall ever seeing a comment. 

 

Feb 15, 2015 02:02 AM