Ray Henson, Realtor (eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277))

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Hello Raymond,  I believe non-member comments were disabled a couple of years ago during one of the spammer blitzes that were leaving 100s of comments on posts.  I just tested on your post and another member's post and I was prompted to either Log In or Join Now if I wanted to comment.

Jan 20, 2022 11:22 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Husband and wife dynamics continue to raise good questions...

Jan 20, 2022 12:35 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

When that question came up I tested it and got the same as ActiveRain Member Support

 

Jan 20, 2022 01:16 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

To be honest, I don't remember ever getting a comment from a non-member. Now I'm thinking I might be doing something wrong as well.

Parked and Waiting ...

Jan 20, 2022 11:47 AM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

How would I know if they are members or not?

Jan 20, 2022 01:14 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Perhaps your browser is blocking the captcha box, my browser sometimes does this.

Jan 20, 2022 12:00 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Raymond,

After reading ActiveRain Member Support 's comment, I remember not allowing outside comments.  All kinds of crazy creatures showed up...A

Jan 20, 2022 02:52 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Sponsor your wife to become a member. Then, she will have no problems with comments.

Jan 20, 2022 01:57 PM
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I think I have had a non-member comment, but it has only happened a couple of times, very rare for me to see that on my blog unless it is spam.

Jan 21, 2022 03:48 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

I do remember an inundation of spammers and keeping to members only does keep out most of them off of ActiveRain, Raymond. 

Jan 20, 2022 05:26 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

ActiveRain Member Support provided the answer. Until your question never gave it a thought

Jan 21, 2022 03:54 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Glad to see ARMS responded. It's a shame spammers have ruined commenting from non-members!

Jan 20, 2022 08:06 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

At least now we know.

Jan 21, 2022 05:38 AM
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Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

I wonder how other blog sites are able to allow comments without all of the spam problems or do they just endure it?  It seems to me that allowing interactions with the public would engage them.  I appreciate all of the responses.  Thank you!

Jan 22, 2022 06:04 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

Glad to see ARMS chimed in, and did not know all comments were disabled a couple years ago, but remember the alphabet commenter.

Jan 21, 2022 06:55 AM