Martin Kalisker, Professional Standards & Legal Assistant (Greater Boston Association of REALTORS)

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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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   That's not as annoying as the robo-posters who post 200-300 market reports back to back, and clog up the home page.

May 05, 2018 08:47 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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I have no problem whatsoever with the Varmints' Nailie Award!
It has become part of our community culture here, and besides that they have so many GD points I don't think they really care if they're racking up 25 here and there for making somebody feel good about the information that they imparted.

May 05, 2018 07:45 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Even if the word count was changed, it would not stop those who are robo-posting comments.  They will continue to do what they do with 25 words.

May 05, 2018 07:41 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 think it's fine.  At least the member you refer to is reading other comments and not just responding with gibberish. They are acknowledging what answer aligns with their own thoughts.  I don't want people making comments just to meet a word count.  One or two word responses are fine if they are approproiate to the question. 

May 05, 2018 07:18 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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I don't see this as a priority or even as a concern.

May 05, 2018 10:04 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!

Comments on questions have a one-character minimum. Comments on blogs have a 10-word minimum. So, on the blogs, "XYZ nailed it!" wouldn't get them any points. 

In Q&A, I just focus on giving an appropriate response/answer, then reading & upvoting the good answers! 

May 05, 2018 08:50 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

There actually did used to be a minimum word count on comments on blogs (not here in Q&A though that I know of). I think it was 10. There even was a counter on the comment box so you could know if you'd made the 10 or not. I'm unsure why that requirement went away. I honestly don't care how long comments are. I actually like seeing who that member thought "nailed it" and I usually find the comment to see what the person said. It's also fun when you are the person that nailed it. :-) -K

May 05, 2018 07:13 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Nah 

May 05, 2018 09:22 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Are you talking about answers or blogs?  For blogs they need to be 10 words long.  For questions, sometimes a "no" suffices.

May 05, 2018 08:45 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Yes, and other members that simply reply "good luck" or "yes" and "no" to 99% her posts in Q&A.

And other members that copy & paste on all my listings posts and so forth.

I do it back to them to give'em a taste once in a while, but who has time for that nonsense.

May 05, 2018 08:33 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No... "XYZ nailed it" only works for points in the Q&A section and sometimes 25 words are not needed. Many spend enough time here each day without having to increase the amount of time we need to spend writing comments. At the end of the day, for those who make silly comments just for the points, it's their loss... it's not like they can spend those points somewhere.

May 05, 2018 07:51 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

It is what it is and I am fine with it!

May 05, 2018 10:33 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I would prefer to just eliminate the points system.

May 05, 2018 02:35 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Martin,

It is not worth caring about that...life is too short to even think about it.  A

May 05, 2018 01:54 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

No Martin they shouldn't. Who cares & carry on with your other social media. 

May 05, 2018 01:25 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

What about getting right to the point!

May 05, 2018 08:55 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I could see a dozen Martin Kalisker but I think 25 is a bit excessive for many questions.

May 05, 2018 08:02 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Im with Fred Griffin 

May 05, 2018 07:32 PM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

You do the best, high quality input you can. Focus on your production with blinders on.

May 05, 2018 10:25 AM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
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Martin Kalisker 25 words minimum might be high. 

May 05, 2018 10:19 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Points do strange things to people just like wealth, power & fame does

May 05, 2018 08:32 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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I am in agreement with Michael Jacobs that it is not a concern. Let people post as they will. There are bigger concerns here like the falling post rankings.

May 05, 2018 07:00 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Not an issue for me.  I concentrate on the question and try to give my personal opinion and don't do it for the points anyway.  What's the point of that? pun 

May 05, 2018 03:59 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Nope.

May 05, 2018 03:45 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Martin Kalisker - There are more than 300,000 members and each of them may have a different goal for their blogging here in 'Rain.

Let them do what they do, within the given framework - and let us do what we should. 

(Just checking - my answer is 25 words.)

May 05, 2018 10:54 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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I find that life is best when we follow Susan Emo 's advice and ...

Keep your eyes on your own paper.

May 05, 2018 08:57 PM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I don’t care if they do or don’t. They could do something tomorrow, who knows. 

May 05, 2018 07:18 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

not sure you can experiment it .... May be linked to your banner.......

May 05, 2018 05:32 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

LOL.... comments should be used to encourage more conversation....  or to challenge someone's answer.... imagine what AR would look like if their point system was eliminated.... only those who are truly interested in communicating would participate.... I wonder what those numbers would look like....

May 05, 2018 05:24 PM
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Jon K. Judd
Keller Williams Realty - Central Delaware - Dover, DE
GRI, e-PRO, SFR, Delaware Homes

I have one Broker who always says "tell me in 10 words or less"...

My problem is I always hear "tell me in 10 pages or more"...

I don't feel that all questions require a 25 word answer... if a short 3-4 word answer is sufficient... so be it.. if it requires 2 pages then 2 pages it is...

May 06, 2018 07:47 AM
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I don't care how many points anyone else has. I barely care how many points I have 

May 06, 2018 07:08 AM
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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

Does it matter?

May 06, 2018 06:09 AM
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Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

Many questions do not need a dissertation to reply yes or no.

May 06, 2018 05:51 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Many 'Rainers nailed this one!

May 06, 2018 05:46 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 don't have as much of a problem with that, but the robo-posters.   How does anyone do any business posting that many a day?    This also tells others, if they are doing it, it must be working, and now seeing a few others jumping on doing so many posts a day.   Someone should put a limit on them.

May 08, 2018 08:59 AM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

No

May 07, 2018 06:18 PM
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PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent)
PropertyMinder, Inc. - San Jose, CA
Modern Tools for the Modern Agent

Not a bad idea, if you ask me, Martin Kalisker! And the reasoning/justification behind the proposed modification (25 word requirement) is very understandable and commendable. - Tim 

May 07, 2018 01:29 PM
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Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

It does bother me when I get a one word answer to my thoughtful question. It really doesn't answer the question and is of no worth to me

May 07, 2018 06:52 AM
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Jeff Perlis Prime Properties
Prime Properties - Lake Arrowhead, CA
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it does not bother me what others do.

May 06, 2018 11:31 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I thought you have a longer comment for a post to get points, but not for an answer. 

May 06, 2018 10:51 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
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I will report what I consider to be spam. Otherwise, I have no interest is policing others re: Active Rain.

May 06, 2018 08:52 PM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

no.......................

May 06, 2018 11:52 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No idea

May 06, 2018 03:42 AM