Spam prevention
Rainmaker
790,066
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Local Knowledge & Global Network

I have never reported a post or comment. I just ignore and move on.

Mar 29, 2016 11:51 PM
Ambassador
1,333,164
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I report posts and comments as necessary. 

Mar 29, 2016 11:05 PM
Rainmaker
1,659,128
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Yes I have. One I even made a phone call right away to AR HQ to have it pulled. If you can believe this, someone from the KKK signed up.

Can't say that I report foreign language posts as I don't know what they say lol. 

Mar 29, 2016 09:52 PM
Rainer
446,823
DEANNA C. SMITH CERTIFIED MOBILE NOTARY
Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia

Yes.   I think profanity is inappropriate, unnecessary and unacceptable !   I did report it so MY agents and clients are not exposed to it.   That reflects poorly on ME and I don't think that person has the right or the authority to be damaging MY reputation.   That's MY job if I so choose. . . . . . And I don't !

Mar 30, 2016 09:22 AM
Rainmaker
1,231,318
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Report SPAM, members NO

Mar 30, 2016 01:26 AM
Rainmaker
5,164,230
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Spams yes, I have seen posts in Spanish, and I think that is wonderful.  There was a global real estate site, where posts could be translated into several languages,, and I thought that was wonderful  If the audience is there, that is great.  A

Mar 30, 2016 01:24 AM
Rainmaker
3,826,819
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I have reported obvious spam posts/comments/answers.   

Mar 30, 2016 12:34 AM
Rainmaker
1,429,777
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Peter Mohylsky I've reported spam many times here on the site.

Mar 29, 2016 11:49 PM
Rainmaker
839,639
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Peter, I did report those London massage posts because they had very suggestive pictures for the poster  which, in my opinion, had no place on a real estate web site.

Some good came out of it when they spilled over to the Q/A section with a picture of a person sucking a female breast.  There was no way to directly report this at the time.  Right after that a REPORT  button was added to the Q/A section and then after that it was added to the blog posts.  So some good came out of it as there was a direct way to report questions/posts that were in clear violation of the guidelines of AR.

Mar 29, 2016 11:11 PM
Rainmaker
1,027,260
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

I have reported obvious spam and I once reported an incredibly offensive joke that was posted, although I was confliced about that one because I was tempted to leave it alone and let everyone see what an offensive boor the poster was. 

Mar 29, 2016 10:40 PM
Ambassador
1,706,870
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Yes if it is obviously spam or a scam.

Mar 29, 2016 10:15 PM
Ambassador
5,022,525
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Depends on how extreme.

Jun 25, 2019 12:03 AM
Ambassador
900,459
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

I actually just reported an escort service that posted with a photo on someone else's question.

The foreign language posts - I usually translate to see what they say, and I've never seen any one that has anything to do with real estate or a related industry. Most of them are paragraphs repeated over and over again.

Apr 01, 2016 09:57 AM
Rainmaker
4,554,105
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have reported comments, but never a post.  Not sure about the foreign posts. 

Apr 01, 2016 12:10 AM
Rainmaker
1,609,271
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We have reported several posts when encountering those who do not belong based on their attempts to scam.

Mar 30, 2016 05:34 AM
Rainmaker
1,336,073
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've reported several spammer posts and comments.  The obvious ones "Watch the soccer match live on www.I'll Infect Your Computer.com"

Foreign language ones, I don't report... simply because I can't read them!  This is an english language site based in north america, so the SEO juice for arabic and indian pages really isn't there.  But I don't report them since they're not violating any regs.

Mar 30, 2016 05:27 AM
Rainmaker
2,946,331
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I report CRAP all the time. As I mentioned to Roger D. Mucci in my comment on a post he wrote, I have no control over what AR staff does with the reported CRAP.  

 

Mar 30, 2016 04:17 AM
Rainer
187,002
Raj Taj
RE/MAX - Lake Bluff, IL
Drive By Blessings!

Had reported a gay porn type of picture posted by a AR millionaire recently, no nudity, but was suggestive.

 

Mar 30, 2016 03:22 AM
Rainmaker
1,601,074
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 have reported posts and comments that were not in keeping with the community subjects, which I know are broad.  Then AR can make a final determination.  

Mar 30, 2016 02:24 AM
Rainmaker
5,532,518
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I have seen foreign language posts and I wish I had that ability to write in more than one language.... Nestor & Katerina Gasset often do one in english and one in another language (Spanish??? ).... that's the only way to market to another group of people who are not fluent in English....target marketing and wise marketing.....  alot can be learned from that dynamic duo.... take a step back and watch what they do.

Mar 30, 2016 01:47 AM
Ambassador
1,550,335
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Only as necessary and it's rare.

Mar 30, 2016 12:16 AM
Rainmaker
2,589,234
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

A hard sell, pitch or suggestion, that is blatant in its disregard, is reportable

Mar 29, 2016 11:53 PM
Rainmaker
3,069,179
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Report

Mar 29, 2016 11:40 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,329
FN LN
Toronto, ON

I used to report spam posts until one of the spam posted somehow redirected me outside of the AR site.

I know at least a couple of longtime AR bloggers write some posts in foreign languages (Spanish, possibly Chinese).  I don't have any issues with that.

Mar 29, 2016 10:32 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,127
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Mar 29, 2016 10:26 PM
Rainmaker
3,259,348
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I have not had to except some blatant spam selling sneakers and another with escorts

Mar 29, 2016 10:14 PM
Rainmaker
6,152,137
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have seen some blogs in Spanish and they were appropriate for the market.

Mar 29, 2016 09:55 PM
Rainer
390,369
Anna Hatridge
R Gilliam Real Estate LLC - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with R Gilliam Real Estate LLC

I have reported a couple of post that were spammy.  Fortunately, most on Active Rain seem to follow the community rules.

Mar 29, 2016 09:51 PM
Rainmaker
514,761
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

The other day i reported a question  that broke the coe. Nothing happened.

Mar 29, 2016 09:50 PM
Rainmaker
562,312
Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

I have reported some posts. Usually, it's because of plagiarism.

Mar 29, 2016 09:49 PM