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Aura Alex, Retired Real Estate Pro

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Craig Daniels
Tech Training for You! - Staten Island, NY
Technology Instructor/Project Consultant

Hi Aura. You are technically supposed to "reply" to any comments on your own post. This keeps the conversation togther. (i.e. your reply is threaded right below their comment). However, you will see many on AR that always make replies in separate comments. The reason is so that they can @tag the person that they are replying to in order to notify them. You can @tag somebody in a reply, however, the system does NOT notify them. Yes, it is kind of broken (for now, devs are aware of this).
Meanwhile, when you do a reply in a separate comment, you do get points for that. You are not supposed to get points for your replies, but it just sort of works out that way (for now, if you do the separate comment thing).
PS - this also messes up the "comment count" - you essentially will double the number of comments on a post (half of which are not comments but replies)
PPS - you do NOT need to subscribe to comments on your own post. The system automatically notifies you of comments on your own posts. You can subscribe to comments on other people's posts if you are interested in following a particular post topic conversation

Dec 02, 2021 12:49 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I am still learning after all these years Aura Alex 

Life and AR is a big playground and university of school of "aha" and "duh" moments.  Enjoy the ride. 

Let it Rain! 


Dec 02, 2021 06:54 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Craig Daniels has, once again answered an important question. Thank you and there is no such thing as a duh question, Aura Alex!

Dec 02, 2021 05:37 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Fortunately, I continue to learn something "new" or simply "new-to-me" each day.  The AR system definitely falls into that category.  Good luck.  You are making a difference in the ActiveRainLand membership.  

Dec 02, 2021 03:15 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Yes, the response has to be 10 words not less, and 20 commentsa day is the maximun for point count..  Each comment is worth 25 points

Dec 02, 2021 12:28 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

yes you get points if you "comment" instead of reply.  I tag people so they can see my reply.

Dec 02, 2021 12:51 PM
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

Craig Daniels nails it again!  Thanks Craig!

Dec 03, 2021 08:41 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Thanks for the detailed response, Craig Daniels 

Dec 03, 2021 08:21 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

There is a minimum number of words that count for a comment, but you should get credit for your comments and others' comments.

Dec 03, 2021 06:19 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

That that is old and worn is "new to me" daily here in the Rain.

Dec 03, 2021 04:43 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Blogging Points

Scoring Events Points Frequency
You published a new blog post 225 10 per week 
Your blog post was featured 100 1 per day
A member bookmarked your blog post 25 3 per day
Your blog post received a new comment 6 50 per day
A member "Liked" your blog post 5 25 per day
A member re-blogged your post 25 1 per day
You reblogged another member's post 25 1 per day
A member subscribed to comments on your blog 
0 N/A


Commenting Points

Scoring Events Points Frequency
You commented on a blog post 25 20 per day
You tagged a member in a comment   0 N/A


Product Reviews

Scoring Events Points Frequency
You submitted a product review   50 1 per day


Dec 03, 2021 04:38 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Yes, that is one way to bank a few points everyday.

I hope it works out for you, and remember consistent blogging is the important thing to boost your business and your points

Dec 02, 2021 09:22 PM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor¬ģ

6 points each time you do that I think

Dec 03, 2021 11:38 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Aura- Craig Daniels gave a wonderful explanation. Life would be easier if we could respond to someone's comment on our post below the comment but as he said,  if you tag them they will not be notified.This is why I reply in separate comments so I can tag someone. 

Dec 03, 2021 12:49 PM