Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin)

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Blog Hogs have long been a part of the ActiveRain barnyard (err, I mean community).  Others have asked them to moooove on but it seems what they are doing, while annoying, is not against current AR rules.  

Jan 10, 2022 05:52 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I only view the blogs of those I follow so, I don't have to sort through 28 pages of scam, Wayne!

 

Hopefully, how soon the dev team will be able to remedy this for those like you, who view all blogs.

Jan 10, 2022 05:48 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

I do not understand the 'end game'. He is duplicating the MLS for a certain town but I don't get the benefit. Just like the last spammer that we had. They told him to get his own platform for his listings - maybe this guy needs to be told the same thing.

I don't own this resource, has to come from the higher ups.

Jan 10, 2022 06:06 AM
Staff
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ActiveRain Member Support
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The policy regarding number of posts per day is under review by management.  Until there is an announced change, there is no violation to publish hundreds of market reports.  Annoying to many?  Of course.

In the interim, just change the Blog Roll view to FOLLOWING.  You may lose visibility to new members you don't subscribe to, but you also lose visibility to the mass bloggers.

Jan 10, 2022 06:05 AM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Wasting the irreplaceable time of others is the most disrespectful of all actions.
In this case who is derespectul, the poster or AR for having years to address this and doing nothing?

Jan 10, 2022 05:30 AM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Wayne... just now got onto AR so don't know if the problem still exists. I guess I'll find out in a minute.

Jan 10, 2022 06:07 AM
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

In searching for my weekly posts I do have to go through a lot of posts from serial bloggers. I ignore them. As for reading only the posts of those you follow which is a nice idea that means that there will be some posts - good ones- that you might miss

 

Jan 10, 2022 08:47 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

People answer, "Just look at those you follow". 

But what about THE PUBLIC, when they first view this site? 

What is their impression?  Will they just hit the backspace and move on?

Thank you ARMS I see your answer on this page.

Jan 10, 2022 07:04 AM
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Good morning Wayne, I usually narrow it to the blogs I follow when I'm limited on time. Have a great day.

Jan 10, 2022 07:00 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I'm a (fellow) ♑

NOTHING is more important to me than my time!

I will use it as I wish.

You will disrespect it at your peril! LOL

Jan 10, 2022 05:23 AM
Rainmaker
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Yes...it is annoying!

Jan 10, 2022 08:31 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Yes, I value you my time, although many do not because they value theirs more than mine...lol

Jan 10, 2022 08:16 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I was thinking the same thing this morning, Wayne Martin.

There were at least 3 different ones this morning... Bashe, Lotte, and Case. It is up over 40 pages of blogroll now!  There are a few of the regulars in between but who's going to even find them in that mess? 

Help ActiveRain Member Support !!!!!!!!!

Jan 10, 2022 07:55 AM
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Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

The discussion leads to what is the purpose of Active Rain. Is it:

 

1. To have a place where members can read each others posts

or

2. To have a source where the public can find information on a specific subject that are led to Active Rain through outside search engines like Google, Twitter, Facebook, Linked in etc

 

I personally do not enjoy looking at recent posts to see hundreds of similar market report posts. However, the larger public good is probably to find information on a specific subject that leads them to Active Rain.

 

I also like to look at new writers and not just the old writers that have been Active Rain members for years that I am following. Yes...I like reading those, but also enjoy reading thoughtful writers that are relatively new but where their posts are buried in an avalanche of hundreds of "market reports".

 

Just saying....Jeff 😎

Jan 10, 2022 07:42 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Wayne,

I just focus on people I follow list, and that is what is checked on my page.  A

Jan 10, 2022 07:37 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Perhaps an option would be a specific place (black hole) to place redundant market reports from those serial robot bloggers (disrespectful cadgers). I stopped going to the blog roll after finding a poster who had posted with few changes 180 times...scroll...scroll...

Jan 10, 2022 07:18 AM
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

I can't understand why  it's been taking A/R years to change this rule. Really, just do it!

Jan 10, 2022 08:47 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I just posted and someone who doesn't follow me will never see it, as the serial poster is going to town.   It is ridiculous!  Also the new posters no one follows won't continue.

Jan 10, 2022 07:00 AM
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Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

interesting

Jan 10, 2022 05:26 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

This is an age-old issue. The powers that be seem to not have issues with it. A daily limit would most definitely get my vote. 

And, I do value my time. 

Jan 10, 2022 11:19 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Human beings continue to be in different places & times in regard to personal and professional growths. There is always a mix of everything going on everywhere. Navigating through it all remains the challenge. Do not allow distractions, temptations, pettiness etc. to enter-in & steal from you

Jan 10, 2022 08:59 AM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

Wayne, you can sort through the posts on the menu at the top of the page by topic, posted date, type and sort. I check following or featured then there is no going through pages and pages of market reports.

Jan 10, 2022 01:04 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I am hoping for a simple solution. Just limit the number of daily posts for everybody.

Jan 10, 2022 12:07 PM
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Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

How do they have the time to add so many posts? I find it difficult to post a couple times a week.

Jan 10, 2022 02:12 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Time-wasters of any kind are extremely frustrating. The worst offenders are those that either don't read or ignore what's in front of them and then ask and ask again. 

Jan 10, 2022 11:51 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hit the filter to only see posts from those you follow.

Jan 10, 2022 11:41 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

I stopped focusing on this ridiculous practice years ago as nothing every changed.  Hoping it does change for the better in 2022.

Jan 10, 2022 03:24 PM
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Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

I see your "Case" and point!

Jan 10, 2022 02:33 PM