Miss Bad Manners Guide to Commenting Philosophies!

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CommentingMiss Bad Manners Guide to Commenting Philosophies!

Miss Bad Manners, although largely absent lately, has however continued her daily monitoring of Active Rain.  She has detected that some of her graduates have managed to take their performance to a level beyond even HER standards, so she offers the following thoughts on commenting philosophies.

To which of the following do you belong? 

The Serializers:  You leave "Great post!  Thanks for sharing this about Home Inspections!" no matter the subject.  Repeat 10 times and log off for the day. You appear daily for your 250 points.  Requires about 5 minutes depending on your computer connection speed.  You'll be despised by every thinking blogger who worked hard for the post, but hey, you're done and on to your next item! You're the epitome of efficiency!

The Titleists:  You assume that the Title told you everything you need to know.  BIG MISTAKE, especially when dealing with a Greg Nino post!  Failing to read and gather the intent will subject you to ridicule when your comment bears no relevance to the actual post.  BEWARE this faux pas!!

The Firsters:  You only read the first paragraph of the post before commenting!  Those bloggers, how dare they write anything beyond a short paragraph or two!  I don't have TIME to read all this stuff!  But skip the rest and you run the risk of your comment being totally off base because of a transition or detail further in the post.

The Keyworders, (a relative of The Serializers):  You have certain keywords and stock responses that automatically trigger once you see the keyword in the post.  Insert standard comment about how you love or hate:  Open Houses, Feedback, Staging, SEO, and a host of other topics.

The Interpreters:  Despite intent and what is clearly written, you derive a different and entirely different meaning for the post!  Words that never appeared in the post get thrown into your comments in the most accusatory fashion.  Bloggers dread you because energy is lost defending themselves against something that was never said.
Fluffy the Pomeranian

The Brawlers:  You're itching for a fight!  How DARE anyone suppose that THEY are an expert.  You'll defend your position to the death, logic & consequences be damned!  E.g.  See such renowned Classics as SEO vs. SEO, or The Stager who Hated REALTORS(R)!  Also available in the popular flavors of "Listing vs. Buyer's Agents" AND "Full Service vs. Discount"!!

The Toppers:  No matter what the post, you've done it better and more often. And what the poster said was just WRONG! 'Nuf Said.
SMAK
The Marketeers:  You operate under the assumption that real estate is NOT local and that everything that happens in your market MUST be the same way throughout the rest of the known universe.  Their way is the RIGHT way.  ALL other practices are those of EEEDIOTS!

The Incendiaries:  No seeking to understand for you, no siree!!  Your standard approach is full on carpet bombing with assorted name calling and mass casualties.  You have no consideration for the wreckage you leave behind.

The TLCs:  You read Thoroughly, react Logically, and comment Civilly.  You may vehemently disagree with the post, but you'll rationally debate.  You're even subject to changing your mind with the right argument.  You may even build agent to agent relationships that lead to friendships and who knows....perhaps a referral or two or more!!  Bloggers look forward to your visits.  It's time consuming to be this interactive, but SOOOOO worth it!

So which group do you belong to?  It's not too late to change groups!  Don't make me send SMAK and Fluffy over for a personal administration of discipline until you reform!

Class dismissed,
Miss Bad Manners


For other Miss Bad Manners Posts, click MISS BAD MANNERS for the full archive!  P.S.  Got ideas for future Miss Bad Manners posts?  She's always receptive to worthy ideas.  Just leave a comment or drop Liz and Bill an email.  They'll forward!

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  1. Charita Cadenhead 05/25/2011 01:40 PM
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  3. Aida Pinto 06/10/2011 02:45 AM
  4. Brenda Mullen 03/12/2012 02:53 PM
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Aida, You're right!  Sometimes everyone has already "been there and said that".  The thing is if that's ALL you ever posted, that's when you truly fall into the category that some posters don't like.  Sometimes that statement IS the best thing you can say! :)  And thanks for subscribing and the reblog! :)

Jun 10, 2011 06:03 AM #177
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Love these examples, and I could usually care less about strange, inappropriate, or any of the other great categories that you outlined so well, but when someone you shared commenting back and forth says something inappropriate, it makes me very upset and sad.  Not that it's happened to me often but it did recently!

Jun 12, 2011 10:48 PM #178
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Jane, We've been fortunate and never had a cross word with our AR buddies, and hope that it's always that way.  Can totally understand how badly it would feel to have a trusted friend here go sideways.  Hope all turns out well!

Jun 12, 2011 11:48 PM #179
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Peg Barcelo
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BLiz, I saw Eric had reblogged this, so had to come comment! I am a TLC person in all interpretations of the acronym. You don't grow anything; business, friendships, plants, without it! I'm stating to ignore or limit my comments back to serializers, since they are just out for points and don't want to have a 'conversation'. I knew as soon as I read this it would have been featured! Thanx for sharing! Now I have names for all the parties involved! :D

Jun 13, 2011 10:32 AM #180
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Peg, For the serializers there's very little that CAN be said.  "Thanks for stopping by"???  They'll never be back to know anyway!  And our Miss Bad Manners posts USUALLY don't get featured, but this one was a little different than most!

Jun 13, 2011 10:38 AM #181
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Jimmy Phan
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY IN MOORESVILLES, NC - Hickory, NC
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VERY HELPFUL TO DISTINGUISH THE DIFFERENCES...ESPECIALLY FOR SOMEONE NEW LIKE ME...REALLY APPRECIATED FOR SHARING THE INSIGHTS

Sep 27, 2011 12:52 PM #182
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Jimmy, You found one of our older ones :)  I wish the bulk of this was purely sarcastic, but there are small populations that fit some of these categories.  Fortunately most people fall into the TLC category :)

Sep 27, 2011 12:56 PM #183
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Well, I certainly learn a lot here on ActiveRain. Lots of good information in this post.

I guess that counts as 50 characters.

I needed to read your current post to find out about Miss Bad Manners and your comments also show that BLiz satisfies the recognition of familiarity. That and I always thought that I was one of the TLC'ers, but under threat of SMAK and Fluffy, how could I say anything but.

Nov 03, 2011 03:55 PM #184
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Ed, You found our old link :)  SMAK and Fluffy pack a mean corrective punch for offending commenters!

Nov 03, 2011 04:08 PM #185
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I

Was

Here.

And that's all that really matters;)

I echo comment #82, though comment #5 was one of the most astute things I've read in a very long time.

Nov 05, 2011 10:40 AM #186
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Mr. Sardi, You fully grasp the concept of commenting! :)  Yes, both #82 and #5 provided the required amount of entertainment.

Nov 05, 2011 10:47 AM #187
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Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
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I laughed the first time I read this and laughed even harder this time!  LOL  thanks to Brenda for the Re Blog!

Mar 12, 2012 06:01 PM #188
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Deborah, Always surprises me when almost a year later a post gets reblogged or new comments :)

Mar 12, 2012 07:30 PM #189
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Thanks to Brenda for the reblog. Still a very timely post. Those serial commenters are the most annoying.

Margaret

Mar 16, 2012 03:36 AM #190
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Margaret, Unfortunately for them, they entirely miss the major benefits of Active Rain.  The interaction would do them good if they participated truly.

Mar 16, 2012 04:10 AM #191
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Even worse are the spammers.  Where do they fall into the categories? I've seen a few of those already this afternoon.  

Jun 02, 2012 11:02 AM #192
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Rob, The categories we listed were for humans.  Spammers are inhuman!!  I look forward to when they know longer inflict their garbage on our blogs.

Jun 02, 2012 03:07 PM #193
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Fantastic post, and I mean that! I would not want to have SMAK and Fluffy after me! 

Mar 03, 2014 08:35 PM #194
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Lisa, Thanks!  We always try to make our Miss Bad Manners posts enjoyable :)

Mar 04, 2014 05:28 AM #195
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Liz and Bill, it is not just 'enjoyable' but very popular.

Great blog. Timeless:)

Jul 23, 2014 01:56 AM #196
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