Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired )

Spam prevention
Ambassador
4,840,676
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

David Wiggs is doing his best to keep up with it this week, it is a tough job some weeks.

Aug 24, 2015 06:26 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,329
FN LN
Toronto, ON

AR seems to have a smaller staff than in the olden days so it appears that spam is only dealt with during the weekdays.

Aug 23, 2015 06:27 AM
Rainmaker
212,605
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

They really need to figure out an automated system, like if 5 people report something as spam it gets taken down automatically.

Aug 23, 2015 06:25 AM
Rainmaker
384,602
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

Who's minding the store?  The same people who 'manage' spam on Trulia, I guess. 

Aug 23, 2015 03:15 AM
Rainmaker
2,902,215
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I let David know. He is filling in for Bob Stewart while Bob is on his honeymoon.  Hopefully it will be gone soon.  You can always email David  at AR as well.

Aug 23, 2015 02:51 AM
Rainmaker
2,766,501
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Apparently no one is on the weekends.   If they can't prevent these, then they need someone to moderate, even if it's just one of us.  It's ridiculous.

Aug 23, 2015 02:47 AM
Rainmaker
5,975,228
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

The system needs a better spam filter.  

 

 

Aug 23, 2015 02:41 AM
Rainmaker
692,098
Sara Wagner
The Woodland Companies - Adams, WI
Stevens Point Rentals

I am sure it is a challenge to keep the pests out.

Nov 24, 2018 09:42 PM
Rainmaker
1,101,383
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

If there is a button /designed built to alert to the help desk that would be nice.

Sam Shueh

Aug 24, 2015 12:32 PM
Staff
31,635
David Wiggs
ActiveRain - Bellingham, WA

Hello everyone. I popped in over the weekend and again today and marked all the reported spam as such, which should have sent it packing.

More importantly, we're working with our developers to implement standard blogging spam filters, which should fix the issue more globally. This is work in progress currently.

In the meantime, I'm jumping in to address as I can. We appreciate your patience. Bob is away for the week and he's able to be much more on top of this than me.

Hang tight.

Thanks

David

 

Aug 24, 2015 07:15 AM
Rainmaker
710,217
Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940

I know I am late to this thread...but I suspect that as the new formats roll out there will be more glitches and we will have to be patient and work through them.  I am a little disappointed in some of the comments here from some of the "seasoned" AR veterans who know that from time to time issues will arise.

Aug 24, 2015 06:34 AM
Rainmaker
560,508
Martin Kalisker
Greater Boston Association of REALTORS - Boston, MA
Professional Standards & Legal Assistant

What I don't get is that if these spammers are really posting these messages manually to the Q&A section, how many more key strokes would it take to post the same nonsense as a blog?

Aug 24, 2015 04:49 AM
Rainmaker
2,051,414
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Lots os spem being left as you said at ActiveRain. There has to be a way tos top this nonsense.. 

Aug 24, 2015 03:30 AM
Rainmaker
3,729,948
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It was a frustrating Q/A day on Sunday.  

Aug 24, 2015 12:05 AM
Rainmaker
1,507,472
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

In A&Q before and after your Q I see about 10 spam Q. I can not find a way to mark a spam Q. But really, what is the point to post them?

Aug 23, 2015 04:18 PM
Ambassador
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Tell me about it Barbara. I agree with you 100%.

Aug 23, 2015 01:58 PM
Ambassador
2,973,231
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

just ignore it.  It's not like it's hurting your google results or anything.

Aug 23, 2015 10:47 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

Barbara - It seems to come in stages. We won't have it for a while, and then all of a sudden we will get a bunch in a row. I wish we didn't have to deal with it at all.

Aug 23, 2015 10:27 AM
Rainmaker
3,985,587
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

It does not seem to matter...even with a full staff we get the spam on this part of the site.

Aug 23, 2015 09:12 AM
Rainmaker
5,001,825
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Barbara,

I don't think anyone one minds the store on this type of stuff on the weekends.  There were several pages worth.  Those spammers keep changing servers, so they are hard to pinpoint and block.  A

Aug 23, 2015 06:19 AM
Rainmaker
634,116
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

THANK YOU, Barbara Todaro for posting this "Question"! I think AR needs to install some filters for Q&A.

Aug 23, 2015 06:00 AM
Rainmaker
846,120
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

It has been getting out of control since the takeover.

Aug 23, 2015 05:29 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Considering all the spam we've experienced lately, I would think AR would have someone on the watch for it...even on the weekend. 

Aug 23, 2015 05:10 AM
Rainmaker
4,798,978
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It's all NFL related Barbara.  I thought it was Rocky making these posts!  

Aug 23, 2015 03:53 AM
Rainer
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Ed Macias
Real Estate Teammates - Miami, FL
Miami FL-REO Property Management Multifamily

Getting pretty bad lately

Aug 23, 2015 03:47 AM
Rainer
230,874
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

obviously no one. unless it is impossible to remove. which is not true. so.. no one is minding. a sad state of affairs. if i could remove i would. i volunteer for the job. i wont even get paid.

Aug 23, 2015 03:40 AM
Rainmaker
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Barbara, excellent question!

Aug 23, 2015 03:08 AM
Rainmaker
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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

It's a full blown virus today, I've never seen it this bad. ActiveRain Real Estate Network and ActiveRain University how about we rid the spam, which is at an all time "worst" the past 2 months...PLEASE!

Aug 23, 2015 02:49 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Have you noticed they seem to have fixed the spam blocker as we are not plagued with these like we were before?

Feb 13, 2017 01:25 PM