Lynn B. Friedman - Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty: The ActiveRain Community Guidelines Offer Structure for AR Members

The ActiveRain Community Guidelines Offer Structure for AR Members

The ActiveRain Community Guidelines
Offer Structure for AR Members




When the ActiveRain founders decided to prepare a full statement of their Weltanschauung or World View, they also outlined behavioral goals and norms for the AR Community - both positive ones to pursue and negative ones to avoid. The goal was to create a CULTURE that would provide the AR Community with peace and prosperity.

Choosing one or two concept for a focus isn't simple. So many good ideas are expressed within the Community Guidelines. In addition, many of the basic ideas presented are actually links for posts written over the years.

Which one to choose? I don't know how. Let me read them again. Here are the full Community Guidelines:

"Respect the Real Estate Industry

ActiveRain is a place where real estate professionals can network with their peers and discuss industry insider topics. It is also a public forum where consumers can pull back the curtain and see what the real estate industry is really about.

Because of this level of transparency and openness, ActiveRain members must remain zealous in their quest to represent our industry in as true and professional of a light as possible, for both their fellow professionals, and the consumers who access this platform.

Respect the Fair Housing Ethos

You must not violate any Fair Housing Laws. Content that could be interpreted as indicating a preference of a protected class will be removed. Violations of this guideline may result in loss of access to the site.

From HUD's website: "It is illegal for anyone to Advertise or make any statement that indicates a limitation or preference based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, or handicap. This prohibition against discriminatory advertising applies to single-family and owner-occupied housing that is otherwise exempt from the Fair Housing Act."

Respect the ActiveRain Community

Being a part of any community requires a certain level of trust. Don't abuse the site or your fellow members. By joining the ActiveRain community you are given a platform to present your ideas and opinions to a large number of people. We trust you to be responsible with that platform; thousands of other ActiveRain members are also counting on your trustworthiness.

Please take these rules seriously. Don't try to look for loopholes; instead, take them to heart and respect the spirit in which they were created. We administrate this community using logic and common sense, and we will give greatest regard to the intention of the rule. If we decide to terminate your account as a result of a violation of these Community Guidelines, you will be prohibited from ever signing up for another account!

We Review Content Flagged As Inappropriate

When content on ActiveRain is flagged as inappropriate, we will review the content to determine if it violates our Community Guidelines. If we remove content after reviewing it, you should assume that we removed it purposefully, and you should take our warning email seriously.

If you find content on ActiveRain that you believe violates the intention of our Community Guidelines please flag it for our review. If the content does not have a flag feature available, please contact support with the details of the violation. Please do not attempt to correct or discipline another member of the ActiveRain Community directly!

ActiveRain is built for Community

We built ActiveRain as a place for real estate professionals to network and create a sense of community. This is your community! It is our members that make ActiveRain such a special place.

  • Have fun with the site. Don't be afraid to dig in! There's a lot to do and learn here.
  • Let ActiveRain staff and other members know what you are thinking. Member feedback is essential to our continued growth and development
  • Get connected. At first ActiveRain may seem so big that you could never be heard, and so small and cliquish that you will never find your place. Everyone experiences this phenomenon! Our suggestion is to start off slow; read blogs, then start commenting on posts that interest you, and once you feel ready, blog away!

— The ActiveRain Team"

In the end, I cannot choose just one or two - maybe a dozen - LOL!!!
Have a successful day - Lynn

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Comment balloon 1 commentLynn B. Friedman • January 21 2016 12:35AM


I love the post. I agree the community guidelines offer structure for  the members. 

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