reBlogs now require commentary

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Education & Training with ActiveRain

The reBlog concept is a really good idea, if used properly. When we first launched it, that idea was that users could pass on information from their colleagues to their readers and put their own little spin on the content.

If you reBlogged a post, it was our intention that you would add some commentary to the start of the post so that your readers would be made aware of what it was exactly about the post that you found interesting. You would let your reader know why you chose to share this particular post.

Now you have to share something. Posts can no longer be reBlogged without adding 25 words of commentary to a reBlogged post.

So what do you think? Is 25 words enough? Should we require more feedback in order to reBlog a post? Do you think reBlogging is the dumbest thing of which you've ever heard? Do you have no idea what a reBlog is?

~Bob

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Rainmaker
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Roger Johnson
Realtor - Hickory NC Real Estate
CENTURY 21 American Homes

I second (or third?) kudos to Mark Hitz bringing a fresh perspective to the subject.  I really did not like the idea of disabling comments on reblogs, but Mark's take on it has changed my mind on that as well.

Good job! :)

September 06, 2010 08:36 PM
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Bill Gassett
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate
RE/MAX Executive Realty

Hey Bob how about fixing the re-blog link as well!!! The credit used to go the the bloggers outside blog account on a re-blog and it now stays with the AR blog. I would love to see the credit go back to the outside blog if the owner has one.

September 07, 2010 07:59 AM
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Margaret C. Taylor
St Marys/Calvert/Charles MD Real Estate Agent
Century 21 New Millennium MD

I had to come back to this and forgive me I did not read all the comments again.

After just seeing someone reblog 10 posts and put the same comment on each, (basically:  'I enjoyed this and thought you might like it too....), I think points should only go to the original blogger. 

Any of us that reblog should do it just because we want to share good information that we have just read.  When I first started with AR I was guilty of reblogging for points, sorry.  Now I reblog if the information is worth spreading. 

September 15, 2010 10:37 PM
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Eric Kodner
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
Madeline Island Realty

Twenty-five words should be enough for anyone to express why they feel a post is worthy of re-blogging. 

I've often thought that a member should not receive points for reblogging a post that they never commented on in the first place.  Just my opinion..

September 16, 2010 07:14 PM
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Georgie Hunter
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Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers

Interestingly enough - when I imported my blog to posterous there were some glitches, one of which was the attribution part doesn't always translate well.  There was no link to the original blogger.  That's something to think about.

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