Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED (RETIRED / State License is Inactive)

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Rainmaker
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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

Yes please. I just asked AR to block somebody who posted a spam phishing comment on my post. I deleted it. He came back, did it again and is now following me. I don't have time to play whack-a-mole with these fools.

May 11, 2016 05:54 AM
Rainmaker
1,209,215
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Who are you calling a whack job???  I follow you because you're interesting.  

May 11, 2016 05:48 AM
Ambassador
5,032,806
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I am personally not having issues but sorry you are, and no doubt there may be others, too. I think it makes sense to be able to do this on an individual basis

May 11, 2016 07:06 AM
Ambassador
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Yes. I started asking for that about 5-6 years ago.  I would love that feature and frankly, for a small fee, I would be wiling to pay for it.  There are some folks in the AR community (like the whack job agent that refused to pay the referral fee) that I find so vile I do not want to see their faces.  

That said, Bob Crane's point has validity. Maybe if they can monetize that feature the tech team would invest the time building it. 

 

May 11, 2016 07:50 AM
Ambassador
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Not really needed and they have plenty of other tech issues that do and should have a higher priority.

May 11, 2016 07:09 AM
Rainmaker
2,775,631
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

There is no end to the nonsense at hand now a days...Rise above it

May 11, 2016 06:28 AM
Rainmaker
1,247,786
Margaret Goss
@Properties - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

I don't have any problems - but if people do, then blocking should be added.

May 11, 2016 06:21 AM
Rainmaker
2,809,749
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Carla - We used to have one here. I think it went away when Market Leader came on the scene, but I do remember using it once.

May 11, 2016 06:17 AM
Rainer
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Coal Infantino
Coldwell Banker - York, PA
Realtor specializing in south central PA

Thats a really good question and I'm with you on seperating yourself from the wack jobs!  Sorry I dont know where or how to get that done.

May 11, 2016 06:14 AM
Rainmaker
3,340,393
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Hmmm....if there are "members of the other kind" following us I don't know it...but blocking does sound like a good idea...though blocking from following doesn't mean blocking from commenting...that is the BIG D ...delete button.

May 11, 2016 06:03 AM
Rainmaker
1,513,143
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

If they were reported enough would that work the same?

May 11, 2016 05:56 AM
Rainmaker
3,071,489
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

parked and reading - I'm Switzerland!

May 12, 2016 12:25 AM
Rainmaker
290,919
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I personally have not had any issues, and was sorry to read that you have Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner.  Would hitting 'report' do that, as I have not yet used that - I've only used 'comment'.  

May 11, 2016 07:22 AM
Rainmaker
5,772,353
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Carla,

I am in agreement with Bob Crane 

May 11, 2016 07:12 AM
Rainmaker
7,789,094
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

No. The delete option is adequate.

May 11, 2016 11:32 PM
Rainmaker
1,722,726
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I have only had limited times that I wanted it. But it might be nice.

May 11, 2016 11:09 PM
Rainmaker
4,553,433
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

I have a finely tuned ignore feature.  It's a part of my personality.  

May 11, 2016 10:49 PM
Rainmaker
3,415,644
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I sure hope so. There are a couple of rude ones out there that i could try it out on day 1

May 11, 2016 10:34 PM
Rainmaker
4,434,127
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I guess it is a good idea.

May 11, 2016 10:29 PM
Rainmaker
987,052
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Who are the "whack jobs"? I don't seem to attract these people - just good ole fashioned agents on AR

May 11, 2016 10:02 PM
Rainmaker
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner a good idea - however, for ActiveRain, I do not think it's a good idea - my two cents.

May 11, 2016 04:44 PM
Ambassador
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

No, but maybe just because I've never had issues.  

May 11, 2016 04:27 PM
Rainmaker
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Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I have never needed to use the block feature on any social media...yet...but it would be nice to have in case it is ever needed. That is one thing I really like on FB.

 

May 11, 2016 02:57 PM
Rainmaker
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Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

there has been a few members here that I would have blocked over the years

May 11, 2016 01:16 PM
Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

That would be nice!

May 11, 2016 12:55 PM
Rainmaker
1,771,867
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Just tell Bob Stewart and if they are abusing Active Rain he will decide what is best to do with the person. (tar and feathered, drawn and quartered etc).

May 11, 2016 12:52 PM
Rainmaker
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I have not felt the need for that feature, but could see how it might be useful at times.

May 11, 2016 12:39 PM
Rainmaker
1,839,926
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Why yes Ms. Carla ....  I would.

Does anyone know how to block whack jobs on G+? I couldn't figure it out & have some really creepy internationals following me.

May 11, 2016 09:57 AM
Rainmaker
3,986,196
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have not seen a need but I know others that may have.

May 11, 2016 09:52 AM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I don't have a problem either but I can see it may be needed in the future.

May 11, 2016 09:09 AM
Ambassador
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Yes!

May 11, 2016 08:17 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner It would be a nice. added feature

May 12, 2016 10:36 AM
Rainmaker
1,498,288
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I think you can kick people off of your follower list, can't you?  I don't mind the spam comments too much, several of us have gotten points for reporting them.

May 12, 2016 05:18 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I don't have any problems with that....but if others are, it should be added....

May 12, 2016 12:49 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

A feature where you can prevent someone from following you on Active Rain. Hmmm.

Although this seems a solution of great convenience, it is the response of the small minded. As we further restrict the spectrum of those from which we hear, the smaller and more shrill our own voice becomes.

It is a perpetuation of what we currently witness all around us today. Maybe a more mature option exists. Such an option should not be beyond the grasp of mature professionals within a well defined community.

Will my thoughts prevail in a community that is prone to throw others under the bus? We shall see.

 

May 11, 2016 11:08 PM
Rainmaker
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

No - I am sorry that you are getting followed by Whack jobs 

May 11, 2016 10:09 PM
Rainmaker
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Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL

I think spam and phishing is one thing and blocking an ActiveRain member is another. I haven't had any problems with any AR member that would require that I block them. I guess if people are feeling uncomfortable, that the option should be available.

May 11, 2016 09:55 PM
Rainmaker
864,658
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

I believe a block feature would be beneficial to all. One never knows when a newbie decides to follow your every move, copy and share your expertise, reblog your every post, and let us not forget, answer every question you post.

May 11, 2016 10:13 AM