Spam prevention
Ambassador
558,172
Craig Daniels
Tech Training for You! - Staten Island, NY
Technology Instructor/Project Consultant

I'm 100% behind the petition to limit the number of posts that a person can put into the main feed in a given day (e.g. 20 max). It is a simple solution, after you hit the max count in a day, then they only show up in the secondary (category) feeds (not the main feed). I'll keep pitching this idea as we get airtime with HQ.
Meanwhile...
Your "following" feed is the only way around this. As I mentioned in the zoom call, this is a little bit broke but is an easy workaround. When you go to "following" from your drop down menu, the filter is not automatically selected as it should be (Pending bug fix). So you have to click on the following radio button to activate it. But when you do, you will be glad you did (i.e. getting to the blog posts of people you want to see instead of roboposters).

Apr 30, 2021 07:15 AM
Ambassador
3,009,230
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I cast my vote on this issue many times.  The vote does not seem to matter.  There needs to be a limit. 

Apr 30, 2021 07:44 AM
Staff
125,993
ActiveRain Member Support
Seattle, WA

The concern has been brought up multiple times with management.  To date, it's never been considered a violation.  The posts are real estate related and do not violate community standards.

You can run the filters to Following, or use the category filters to try and avoid the mass posters, or just click the Next button until you find content that you want to read.

Not the answer you want to hear, but for now, that's the answer.

Apr 30, 2021 07:19 AM
Rainmaker
3,950,072
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Rocky... I've complained about this for a long time and I'm not the only one. It's truly beyond words. I'm at a loss as to why Active Rain doesn't ban this practice. Maybe we need to get a petition going.

Apr 30, 2021 06:52 AM
Ambassador
2,551,350
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 ActiveRain needs a BLOCK USER feature.

ActiveRain needs to LIMIT the number of posts in a row.

But it appears that is never going to happen... so go with Craig Daniels solution.

Apr 30, 2021 09:24 AM
Rainmaker
1,702,981
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Is this someone new? I've never seen anyone do reblogs?

If it who I think it is after going back & looking - we've tried for years & nothing is done.

This particular person has 167,700 posts.  Why not get your own Wordpress site? Oh, probably because they would think someone is spamming & shut it down.

 

Apr 30, 2021 06:55 AM
Rainer
367,030
David M. Dwares
Title Professionals Corp. - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Title guy with a broker license

Did you ever see someone in a "10 Items or Less" check out line with more than ten items and the cashier and/or store management says nothing?

The retail establishment does not want to alienate a customer.  Of course, the people in line may be angry, but not enough to stop patronizing the establishment.  Luckily most people play by the rules so the store doesn't have to act. 

Apply that to the robo-blogger.  If it is occasional then AR will let it go.  If everyone did it, then they would have to crack down on it.

Apr 30, 2021 07:09 AM
Rainmaker
474,904
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Anyone else tired of having to go through 20 pages of one person's posts just to get to the posts we want to see?

Apr 30, 2021 06:42 AM
Rainmaker
6,417,584
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

One of many changes that should take place.

Apr 30, 2021 12:46 PM
Ambassador
2,545,145
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Am 💯 with you on this one Rocky Dickerson! I posted and quickly looked for it in the blog roll and several pages later, there it was buried among the robo poster postings.

Apr 30, 2021 10:46 AM
Rainmaker
912,140
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

Yup, the robo-posts are the same ones everyday, AR says it is not against policy but it stops readers from scanning blogs when you see the same postings page after page, day after day. Totally support maximium post limits per day. 

Apr 30, 2021 09:44 AM
Rainmaker
1,366,991
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Easy enough to skip them.  Wouldn't say it's "selfish" either, it's just their business model.  You have a couple that robopost a couple hundred at a time and one that does hundreds per week, but 5-10 an hour.

Apr 30, 2021 08:15 AM
Rainmaker
5,413,030
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We do, what Craig Daniels and long ago, I unsubscribed from these posters.  A

Apr 30, 2021 08:03 AM
Rainmaker
872,331
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Actually, the way to get it fixed is to make it worse.
25 of us need to robo-post 400 blogs every day. Duplicates would be excellant.

Clearly 'reasoning' does not work.

Apr 30, 2021 11:07 AM
Rainmaker
2,618,540
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Obviously a newbie, on a learning curve with the mindset of more is better....All the big retailers and anyone who has garnered experience in dealing with people learns at some point about the dynamics of quality not quantity....

Apr 30, 2021 06:51 AM
Rainer
130,953
Jerrill Ewing
N & J Lake Properties, LLC - Eatonton, GA
Builder

I don't understand why or how it affects you?

Apr 30, 2021 11:46 AM
Rainmaker
874,994
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

It is not up to us to "weed out" the marketing activity of a competitor. Smacks like coming too close to anti-trust activity for my taste and I would not take part in any such effort.

May 02, 2021 07:14 AM
Rainmaker
223,836
Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
Glad to be of Service 661-714-1643

A different business "style" or not, it's quite annoying. I would be in favor to be able to BLOCK that robo-poster if I so choose but should be an invividual choice.

May 01, 2021 04:29 PM
Rainmaker
3,632,855
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Many years ago showing my time on AR there used to be a BLOCK a person tools it went away with many other tools... now with that said I have a hard time doing one or two blog posts how does this person do it? Endre

May 01, 2021 03:41 PM
Ambassador
5,257,356
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Some folks are here to promote their business, others to visit, I support both of their objectives.

What we need is better filters to bring us to the posts that we want to see.

 

May 01, 2021 12:47 PM
Rainmaker
215,042
Melanie Cameron
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage - Wilmington, NC
The Cameron Team

I tried signing in and got the error message that ActiveRain was overloaded by visitors and couldn't load correctly. When it finally loaded for me, I saw the blogs page was filled with posts from the same person. There were so many, I gave up scrolling to the end. They all said "Posted 1 minute ago". I have to say it's really in AR's best interest to limit posts. It's hurting the functionality of the site.

May 05, 2021 09:20 AM
Rainmaker
4,144,473
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Rocky Dickerson ..I totally agree..400 blogs by one member is ridiculous! 20 a day as max!

May 02, 2021 04:23 PM