Barbara S. Duncan,  GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR (RE/MAX Advantage)

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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Anyone can make a comment. However, if the person who wrote the blog and clicked on for AR members only -- then only AR members can respond. Hope this helps?

Jan 16, 2022 10:59 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

As far as I know anyone and everyone.  

Only members can post on Members Only posts.

One has to be logged in to comment. 

Why do you ask Barbara S. Duncan

Jan 16, 2022 11:09 AM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

You can, Barbara.  You can!

Jan 16, 2022 11:19 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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I believe there is a setting to allow non member comments or not.

Jan 16, 2022 01:58 PM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

The Blogger chooses whether the post is to be seen by the public or members only.  Depending on the choice decides whether only member can respond or anyone can reply.

Jan 16, 2022 10:53 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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A rainmaker such as you have that power - check your settings to make sure you haven't accidentally disabled that feature.  

Jan 16, 2022 03:14 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Anyone unless you restrict the comments to members.

Jan 16, 2022 12:01 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Members & guests, Barbara! Welcome to the Rain!

Jan 16, 2022 11:49 AM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Barbara S. Duncan almost anyone can comment on a blog on ActiveRain.

Jan 16, 2022 11:33 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Anyone can I suppose

Jan 16, 2022 03:41 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Barbara,

You have the answers.  A

Jan 16, 2022 01:51 PM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Wanda Can!

Jan 16, 2022 11:51 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Anyone if you make it public. Only members~ if you choose that. 

Jan 16, 2022 09:11 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

As an example...I can

Jan 16, 2022 12:13 PM
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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

If the blog or question is public, I think anyone. ActiveRain Member Support ?

If the blog or question is members only, members.

Jan 17, 2022 06:39 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

You have to uncheck the members only box for comments. That might open you up to spammers though.

Jan 17, 2022 06:12 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Barbara....good to see you back in the rain!  I'm sure you've got the answer by now. I remember years ago many of us were getting a lot of spam comments and we learned how to check a box saying NO to outside comments and only AR members to comment.  That's been awhile.

 

Happy New Year!

Jan 16, 2022 08:09 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hope all the answers help. That's great that you have loyal readers.

Jan 16, 2022 05:11 PM
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Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

I just looked and have checked that anyone can comment.  I will also say that I asked my wife recently why she reads my blogs and does not comment.  She says she is not allowed.  I need to try it with her to see if we can figure it out.  I have always wondered why I have shared so many posts without any non-member comments.  It has never made sense to me.

Jan 17, 2022 10:35 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

You have great responses, Barbara, including from AR Support.

Best wishes.

Jan 17, 2022 08:44 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Start with the advice provided by Michael Jacobs

Jan 17, 2022 04:01 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Depends on which box you checked in the settings.

Some allow anyone to comment, others just members.

Jan 16, 2022 11:49 PM
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Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425
Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty - West Hills, CA
Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425

You have a lot of good responses. I had that same question as well. Now, I know. 

Jan 16, 2022 10:14 PM
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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

Diana has you covered, and would recommend changing your settings so you don't get spam comments.

Jan 17, 2022 05:18 AM
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Susan Hale
Re/Max Realty of Defiance,Inc. - Defiance, OH
Re/Max Northwest Ohio Realtor

I've never had an issue giving my 2 cents worth of knowledge:-) 

Jan 17, 2022 11:37 AM