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Greg Cremia (Shore Realty of the Outer Banks)

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Rainmaker
5,158,808
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Well, I'm not paying because I earned my 500,000 points for a free account. Most of the comments I've seen are from people who have had more than enough points forever to not care about them. The problem here is that this serial poster jams up the blog roll. I don't see a mob mentality here at all.

Nov 20, 2016 10:05 PM
Rainmaker
1,734,927
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Not to burst your bubble, but if you note, the majority of the AR Members with comments on this issue have in excess of 500,000 points, which means they are seasoned members who have paid their dues and understand proper etiquette in the Rain.

Nov 20, 2016 10:05 PM
Rainmaker
1,466,257
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Greg Cremia I hope Bob Stewart takes into account that although the posts may be legitimate, bombarding the blog roll borders on spam.

Nov 20, 2016 10:12 PM
Rainmaker
3,416,113
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I paid to be a Rainer and the reason I do not like it is it jams up the pages for everyone who wants to seek out, find or read new blogs. There is no advanatage to posting a 100 plus blogs all at once. It actually works against you. It also hurts every one else. If he is scheduling them, he should spread them out. Or even post them in the middle of the night then when he wont affect everyone else.

Nov 20, 2016 09:57 PM
Ambassador
2,685,760
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 

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     Mob

Nov 20, 2016 11:56 PM
Rainmaker
1,854,737
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

You've said this before & the idea is not about blocking posting it is WHEN it is being done. I've never seen robo posting from you & you are in the 'for' column I know.

It has to do with just clogging the whole system for pages & pages during regular posting times. Some of that stuff doesn't matter WHEN it gets done so do it in the middle of the night as a compromise.

I don't pay but that's because I have been here since the dawn of time so I know what the rules are & what I would consider a good internet player. It's not necessarily about BOMBARDMENT (Blitzkreig) - it's the equivalent of hitting people over the head.

Nov 20, 2016 10:43 PM
Rainmaker
2,798,119
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

May all our problems be insignificant

Nov 20, 2016 10:31 PM
Rainmaker
1,070,508
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I think we can all probably agree that this platform should be used with consideration and the recognition that we're sharing it with others. There's no excuse for the robospam posters, no matter the membership status.

Nov 20, 2016 10:11 PM
Rainmaker
921,504
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I don't pay .....

and I complain about everything.....

some say.

I'm unclear how not-paying  and complaining are related?

Help me out with a little clarification. My suggestion has been to identify in the title if a post has comments enabled or disabled and allowing readers to block blogs who have no comment component. How does this effect you?

 

Nov 20, 2016 11:05 PM
Ambassador
2,217,752
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Everyone who uses the platform has paid and continues to pay in one form or another.    Paying with dollars is one thing.  Paying with time and content is quite another...  contributing  value to the entire community. 

There are thousands of places to post market reports.  There is only one real estate community like ActiveRain.  

Nov 20, 2016 10:42 PM
Rainmaker
1,574,716
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Could this be a carry over from election results?  Just saying.... Relax....

Nov 21, 2016 01:37 AM
Rainmaker
5,773,797
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Greg,

I have not seen a mob mentality here.  I think that is a matter of courtesy to the readers both members and the public.  Courtesy has never been anti-social, it is the very thing that makes relationships work.  A

Nov 20, 2016 11:24 PM
Rainmaker
1,713,176
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It matters not that anyone pays or doesn't pay. The question is the purpose and it is also not about being banned, it's setting limits. 

Nov 20, 2016 11:02 PM
Rainmaker
7,945,627
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your observation.

Nov 20, 2016 10:19 PM
Rainmaker
4,320,412
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
Metro Boston Homes For Sale

Greg Cremia - I'd say, we are a community and we all should have a certain discipline. We should care for other members, paid or free.

Nov 21, 2016 02:31 PM
Rainmaker
2,398,529
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

oh dear Greg - that last sentence is really fighting words - I don't pay because I have been a member since God was a pup - and I just think that anyone filling eight or ten pages of blogs on Saturday morning is thoughtless - I think everyone would be fine with him posting ten or fifteen posts in a day - but 150 or 200 seems excessive and blocks everyone else out 

Nov 21, 2016 10:42 AM
Rainmaker
3,988,013
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Who pays and who does not has no bearing. Many have paid in the past and now earned a free membership. Others were grandfathered in. Dumping dozens of posts at one time is a direct reflection on the network for that time period. If I was new and considering joining I would get a totally wrong impression of what the site is all about. If every member did this practice we soon would have no readership because the collaboration would be lost in the blog rolls of listings.

Nov 21, 2016 09:58 AM
Rainmaker
1,515,173
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I'm organizing a "#NotMyRoboPoster" rally next week.  I guess you won't be joining?  LOL!

 

I'm just not a fan of having 9 pages (or more) of blogs I can't comment on when I need the points.  It also buries my posts in a sea of crap.  Yes, I called his posts crap.  They're usually barely even enough text to get points and from what I've heard, not even his listings!  The ones that get me are the 20 word market blogs that look like some system shit them out.

Nov 21, 2016 07:22 AM
Rainmaker
3,986,308
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I am not paying as I have worked this site for years and have been part of the reason it has grown.   Paying for it or not, those of us who do not pay anymore have paid our dues here.  There is also a fairness in this.  Besides, posting a few thins here and there will not get the results you want.

Nov 21, 2016 07:05 AM
Ambassador
6,494,056
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I am ok with anyone who uses this place well in an effort to make the phone ring.  Still have not noticed any of these prolific posts and would just ignore them if I did.

Also do not pay any attention to who is paying and who is not.

Nov 21, 2016 06:47 AM
Rainmaker
5,583,503
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

you're wrong.... polluting the system with 20 consecutive posts is outrageous.... and members who pay are complaining.... and rightfully so.

Nov 21, 2016 03:54 AM
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3,363,678
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I have not noticed it.  I do know that most of us were paying at one time or another.  Once a point milestone is reached ... accounts are free. 

Bombarding the blog roll is much like monopolizing a conversation. It is just rude, in my opinion. 

Nov 21, 2016 03:32 AM
Rainmaker
906,523
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Most of those that posted objections that I saw were old-timers.

Nov 21, 2016 01:14 AM
Rainmaker
5,310,142
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Sandy and Norm Padula are on point here! I agree!

Nov 20, 2016 10:23 PM
Rainmaker
995,752
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I don't think you know what you're talking about actually

Nov 21, 2016 08:29 PM
Rainmaker
1,632,352
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I do not complain and it does not bother me, since I usually read blog entries of followers/following. But I've seen a lot of upset Qs&As and agree that posting 100s of entries does look like overkill.

Why not to use ''schedule'' feature?! Isn't it more beneficial for a blogger? 

Nov 21, 2016 04:22 PM
Ambassador
3,185,010
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

It's just never going to happen that they are banned or prohibited.  I'm not sure why people complain.  

Nov 21, 2016 01:51 PM
Ambassador
3,759,468
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Greg, OK, take a deep breath and write your Thanksgiving  post about gratitude!  I do find the guy mildly annoying, but on the days he posts, I just stick to the blog roll of the people I follow.

Nov 21, 2016 12:55 PM
Rainmaker
4,800,132
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Not sure if that makes a difference or not.

Nov 21, 2016 02:16 AM
Rainmaker
5,904,271
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Everyone can post whenever they want....

Nov 23, 2016 03:27 PM
Rainmaker
5,029,226
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

This could be a way of spamming on the rain.  sorry

Nov 22, 2016 01:50 AM
Rainmaker
3,072,135
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Coldwell Banker Realty

Was not keeping score

Nov 21, 2016 09:30 PM
Rainmaker
4,228,525
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Greg Cremia You are making a good point. Myself and many members paid in the beginning. Hopefully, many consecutive post generate business to blogger.

Nov 21, 2016 01:21 PM
Rainmaker
536,943
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

I must be missing something here.  Have not noticed the large amount of blogs inline, but then again not too much time to spend here.  

Nov 21, 2016 11:02 AM
Rainmaker
2,224,473
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I didn't notice this, and it doesn't really matter to me. I don't have the time to see who's a paying member and who isn't. 

I'm sure Bob Stewart will handle the situation appropriately. Maybe you two could have a diplomatic discussion about the situation. 

Nov 21, 2016 10:07 AM
Rainmaker
4,273,207
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Interesting insight Greg!

Nov 21, 2016 02:54 AM