Bob Ratliff Blog: Community guidelines 2016 Jumpstart Challenge in Active Rain

Community guidelines 2016 Jumpstart Challenge in Active Rain

ActiveRain Community Guidelines 


When asked by Lynn B Friedman  to choose one or two community guidelines that contribute to ActiveRain success for the 2016 blog jumpstart challenge-grow our
personal best.


Respect ~ Respect ~ Respect


All of ActiveRain community guidelines are extremely important and I have to admit when I first started blogging I wasn’t aware of the many do’s and don’ts of blogging and commenting in the rain.


Two that stands out to me and contribute to ActiveRain success is


(1.)“Do Not Personally Attack Another Person” or “slander another person”.

(How we treat others is how we are perceived as treating our clients.)

(I’m one for keeping politics to myself, not all people will see eye to eye and it's best to keep personal opinions to oneself.)


(2.) “Do not violate any laws of your local jurisdiction or that include Fair Housing Laws”.

(We often find answers to local jurisdiction through other members blog post but keep in mind to do due-diligence making sure it pertains to your local state jurisdiction.) (Fair Housing Laws is important when advertising and treating all parties equally so make sure to follow all fair housing laws.


ActiveRain was built for real estate professionals to network and create a sense of community so let us all play in the “ActiveRain sandbox” nicely.



Community guidelines 2016 Jumpstart Challenge in Active Rain is sponsored by Lynn B Friedman. Click on this link to see all of AR guidelines... Respect our Community in the RAIN.



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Comment balloon 8 commentsBob Ratliff • January 09 2016 09:01AM


I have seen too many times where someone decides to get on their high horse and attack another person's views or blog.  They just need to keep their snarkiness to themselves and MOVE ON.  Great reminder.

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) about 3 years ago


Great reminder to all, and we do need to respect opposing views.  Well said, A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) about 3 years ago

Bob two good Community Guidelines to highlight and follow.  Things go much better for everyone if we follow the rules.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 3 years ago

Bob- being respectful of everyone's opinion is key to making sure that this community retains its integrity and it is why members stay! 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) about 3 years ago

Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® CRS, GRI ~ 512-587-5689 

'Let's all play nicely in the ActiveRain sandbox.'  This is perfect ending to great post, Bob.

Yes, I wish we had been able to meet at SA meet-up last year. Maybe 2016.

Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) about 3 years ago

Bob, the platform has gotten significantly better for members being more respectful of others and not being outlandish in their commenting

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) about 3 years ago

Bob, I love the post. Thank you for the reminder to follow the guidelines.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) about 3 years ago

respect respect respect.

We all should adhere to that

Sam Shueh

Posted by Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe ( (408) 425-1601) almost 3 years ago