John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor  (CREST BACKYARD HOMES, ON THE LEVEL GENERAL & FACTORY BUILT HOME CONTRACTOR, TAG REAL ESTATE SALES & INVESTMENTS)

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Bob Stewart
ActiveRain - Mesa, AZ
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Just cleaned up everything that had been reported. Sorry, we are a little behind after my paternity leave and one of our main support people had a death in the family. Trying to get caught up!!

Apr 25, 2016 07:59 AM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
Ndio, kuna taka njia sana, na ni kuweka katika lugha za kigeni ili kuficha viungo na Nenomsingi unatuma barua taka.
 
That is Swahili for:
      "Yes, there is way too much; some is posted in foreign languages to hide links and keyword spam.
Apr 25, 2016 04:08 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

And I reported each one. That's what you should do as well. Don't bother responding to them - they are scammers piggybacking on popular posts. Consider it the price of fame! ;)

Apr 25, 2016 03:30 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

parked and reading

Apr 25, 2016 09:49 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

First I have seen this type of thing this month, but it generally goes if waves, I am sure that Bob Stewart and his crew will be stamping these out as quickly as possible.

Apr 25, 2016 07:32 AM
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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've seen some spam and a lot of gibberish.  You seem to be getting more than your share John DL Arendsen .  

Apr 25, 2016 07:02 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Wow, you got a lot of attention and unwanted comments....

Apr 25, 2016 06:21 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I notice these are all new 'Rainers'...not for long though if you reported them!

Apr 25, 2016 04:16 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

that's spam....a triple dose....

Apr 25, 2016 04:09 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

There still less common than dumb questions from the poor kids at that real estate school that assigns us for homework!

Apr 25, 2016 04:00 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Sure does look like spam to me.

Apr 25, 2016 03:45 AM
Rainer
98,523
Becca Rasmussen
HomeSmart Cherry Creek - Highlands Ranch, CO

Lots of it indeed and I try my best to report each one as I scroll past it.

[EDIT: I had a comment in here about how it would be nice if once reported a comment's report link would turn to something to indicate that it had been reported.  I see from the screenshots above that it does, it does. Guess just hadn't noticed; learned my something new for the day!]

Apr 25, 2016 03:30 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

John,

I have not seen these, lucky me.  I ignore what I don't like, and just move on with my day.  Life is very very precious, and this is stuff that in my opinion is best ignored.  A

Apr 25, 2016 02:09 AM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I got spam and hack

Apr 28, 2016 02:08 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Just report answers that are not appropriate.

Apr 25, 2016 11:27 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Report, report, report and take back the community

Otherwise, you need to move on to something else.

AR has always been a pretty good place to get away from the garbage and discuss with other agents.

Apr 25, 2016 11:15 PM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

Yes, big time yes! For that reason, I am seeing myself slowly drift away...

Apr 25, 2016 11:05 PM
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Susan Laxson CRS
HomeSmart Professionals - La Quinta, CA
Local Knowledge & Global Network

From the responses, I would say that things will be back to normal soon.

Apr 25, 2016 10:37 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not been a victim as of yet, but have seen it in comments left for others!

Apr 25, 2016 10:01 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

wow - maybe they were speaking Clingon? You really won the lottery with off track answers

Apr 25, 2016 08:50 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I haven't noticed the problem in Q&A but did enjoy your replies to these, John DL Arendsen 

Apr 25, 2016 07:12 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning John. I come across it from time to time, I report it and move on.

Apr 25, 2016 06:24 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Stuff happens.  So do glitches.  Spam is not just in the grocery store.  

Apr 25, 2016 06:13 PM
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Melissa Jackson
Citiwide Alliance Realty - Weatherford, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I have reported a few replies. 

Apr 25, 2016 02:01 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Guess I have missed out on some of your fun, John. There are certainly periods where the spam gets far worse

Apr 25, 2016 01:30 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

John DL Arendsen we usually report the spam as soon as possible - and want the support from the community to do the same.

It's a huge platform and despite all the appropriate steps taken by the tech team at AR, the spammers do sneak in.

Best thing to do is - just report it and they will take care of it. (Deleting is the second choice.)

Apr 25, 2016 01:17 PM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

It seems that spam comes in waves, gets zapped, disappears for a while and then returns. It's the same never ending battle we fight with our email spam...report as spam, delete, rinse and repeat. I report spam on AR when I encounter it and eventually it is removed but never seen a notificaton that it was done.

 

Apr 25, 2016 12:19 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I haven't noticed this. Maybe it comes and goes and is gone by the time I log on.

Apr 25, 2016 12:14 PM
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

I never hear back when I report a comment John DL Arendsen but the comments do disappear.  I'm sure that Bob Stewart and the AR staff will get these cleared away and let those who wrote them know to follow the rules.

Apr 25, 2016 11:18 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

John, yes I've gotten some spam on several of my blogs and occassionally on questions.  I report it and pray the AR gods smite the spammers.

 

I also get spam phone calls from lonely Russian women who need money for nursing school...

Apr 25, 2016 08:35 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Well one of those is polish or czech I believe. You've been spammed for sure.

Yep, report 'em for points.

Apr 25, 2016 05:06 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

That is a currency trader site somehow found its way. Send to Support they will block the ipaddress and remove the member.

Apr 25, 2016 04:47 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Some people speak gibberish fluently is where the problem lies. Rational transparent folks have trouble with this & the gibberish people think it is us

Apr 25, 2016 02:49 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have not seen anything like this

Apr 25, 2016 02:39 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

John DL Arendsen I see that you have reported these comments to AR.

Apr 25, 2016 02:30 AM
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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 not seen these, and do report the spam whenever possible.

Apr 29, 2016 12:39 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have not seen it.

Apr 25, 2016 09:42 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Since today overland the rigors of effort the EPA and USA government agree sampling and tree saplings good forutne.

Apr 25, 2016 03:58 AM
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John DL Arendsen
CREST BACKYARD HOMES, ON THE LEVEL GENERAL & FACTORY BUILT HOME CONTRACTOR, TAG REAL ESTATE SALES & INVESTMENTS - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor

Roger D. Mucci I've certainly been getting a lot of it lately. I'm just wondering if it's being handled by AR in a timely manor. I ignored it for awhile but when I got this last barrage it started concerning me a bit more.

Apr 25, 2016 03:04 AM