Spam prevention
Rainmaker
692,098
Sara Wagner
The Woodland Companies - Adams, WI
Stevens Point Rentals

Best to just report and ignore.

Nov 18, 2018 02:30 AM
Rainmaker
827,572
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Caroline - No I have not clicked on the sports spammer, but have reported the spam to AR on many occasions.

Aug 20, 2015 04:37 PM
Rainmaker
1,507,472
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

No, I do not click the links even if they come from people I know. Unless it has a message for me ( not the weird one that is composed in Nigeria). But since they keep coming, my guess, some people still click them.

Aug 20, 2015 04:13 PM
Rainmaker
2,432,799
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

No way, No how, not me!

Aug 20, 2015 01:24 PM
Ambassador
3,985,488
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

No I haven't as I don't have time for all that. My days are super full and any time on AR I spend with friends.

Aug 20, 2015 11:54 AM
Rainmaker
798,287
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No, never click on links from unknown or suspicious sources.

Aug 20, 2015 10:39 AM
Rainer
230,874
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

is he back? i must seek him out,, i missed the last pay per view :)

Aug 20, 2015 10:37 AM
Ambassador
2,216,058
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I've only clicked on them to get to the report button. I wish you didn't have to click on it to report it. 

Aug 20, 2015 10:31 AM
Rainmaker
5,001,820
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Caroline,

Hackers and spammers are good at what they do...I am sure the techs at AR are doing their best to outwit them.  A

Aug 20, 2015 10:20 AM
Rainmaker
2,766,501
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I have clicked on the posts to report.

I think they need to look into spam prevention measures (e.g. identify where coming from and exclude them).  Also, limiting to 1 question a day for non Rainmakers will help.

Aug 20, 2015 10:05 AM
Rainmaker
1,510,941
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 "report" it, and comment "Spam Reported", so I get 5 points. LOL I NEVER actually read the message.

Aug 20, 2015 09:46 AM
Rainmaker
551,272
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Yeh, and then clicked on "report." Read it? Nope. How stupid are these people? Wish there was a way to click "report" without clicking to go there.

Aug 20, 2015 09:42 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,329
FN LN
Toronto, ON

Block the IP addresses commonly used by spammers.  Aggressively delete user accounts used by spammers.  Create programming code to delete posts that are spam posts.

Aug 20, 2015 09:52 PM
Rainmaker
3,563,469
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

If you're asking click through, no. If you're asking if clicked on to report, yes.

Aug 20, 2015 07:12 PM
Rainer
171,023
Richard L. Sanderson
Richard L. Sanderson Consulting - Kalama, WA
helping improve local property tax systems

Caroline Gerardo - Like others who have responded I have clicked the "report" feature but not actual gone to the profile or link for those who I believe to be spammers. Has anyone asked ActiveRain if they follow up on "reports"? Ingoring them may not be effective. It all depends on ActiveRains process for handling these reports.

Aug 20, 2015 06:44 PM
Ambassador
2,759,162
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Friday morning Carolyn. It's best to ignore them. Hopefully, they will dry up and blow away.

Aug 20, 2015 06:36 PM
Ambassador
4,840,676
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

It is best to ignore these people they will get deleted soon

Aug 20, 2015 04:57 PM
Rainmaker
1,680,689
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

No

Aug 20, 2015 02:23 PM