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omiGosh! I just found out that 5 is better than 1!

OmiGosh!!! I just read Matt's BLOG and found out that it's a good-thing to RATE the essays y'all write!...It is lucky that I am making my way through the right -hand column this weekend. Up until now I simply have  been reading away...making a comment here and there...and enjoying the collective wisdom...some humor...really good (where do you FIND those graphics, Maureen and Maureen and Bryant and Kristal??)

 Up until now, being a "newbie" to this interactive blogging style, I have just been kind of feeling my way ... trying to understand the "culture"...a little shy...and amazed at the talent....I was thinking something like..."golly-gee-whiz, I  don't know if I am EVEN qualified to make a comment, much less RATE these writings..."

 Just this past week FINALLY I got up my courage and actually rated a few posts. I was proud to think that I have gotten to a place where I have done enough reading to get to a point of discernment where I can provide a context from which to "rate" ...I bravely headed on down there by the "comments" section.. and gave a very high score..of one(1) ... to a number of wonderful writers...for which, apparently,  I must now apologize (BLUSH)..

I thought that ONE (1) was the high score! 

Is that NOT the high score??  ...Shall I put on my Green Glasses and try again? Can I go back and rate all over?

Statistically speaking, Matt says it's no biggie...but I want you to know that I appreciate the energy and time those of you who write here give to this community. So please help me out here... clue me in...and here is a Big SMILE Maureen McCabe taught me about in her article on Emoticons in the meantime



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Oops... I hope you had not found my blog . Stop by and click the 5's <snicker>
Posted by Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.) about 14 years ago
Hi JaneAnne - You've got it right now, 5 is the highest ... and you can go back and change your ratings. What's more important is that you're learning and participating, and that helps ActiveRain grow.
Posted by John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace) about 14 years ago

"We're Number ONE!" ....not a good thing in the blog rating world.

Good you found out now!


Posted by Ginger S, Wilmington NC Real Estate & Relocation~ (Wilkinson & Associates, Wilmington NC) about 14 years ago

"We're Number ONE!" ....not a good thing in the blog rating world.

Good you found out now!


Posted by Ginger S, Wilmington NC Real Estate & Relocation~ (Wilkinson & Associates, Wilmington NC) about 14 years ago

Somwehere in Kristal's 1000+ entries there was a time when she wrote about it.  A bunch of Rainers questopned whether being #1 meant you were tops or giving a 5 was the best but I can't find it. It's there somewhere.

Maybe those that rated the manipulator straight 1's were confused. Thanks for the mention of my entry.

Posted by Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate (HER Realtors) about 14 years ago

Carol Williams, that is funny!

A long time ago. Rory Siems did a blog about where to get free images on the web. I get most of my pictures from places on his list.  I have occaisionally searched google images, but those pictures are not free for the taking (even though lots of people are taking them).  We should try to be careful about taking images because its the same as plagiarizing. 

Posted by Maureen Francis & Dmitry Koublitsky, Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel (Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel) about 14 years ago
I am backkkk...You inspired me to write this
Posted by Maureen Francis & Dmitry Koublitsky, Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel (Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel) about 14 years ago
at least you're honest about the mistake. =)
Posted by Leigh Brown, CEO, Dream Maker - Charlotte, NC (Leigh Brown & Associates, RE/MAX Executive) about 14 years ago
It would be a nice addition to have HIGH and LOW at each end of the rating scale. With new members every day, it would be easy for them to understand from their beginning.
Posted by Sharon Simms, St. Petersburg FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS (Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International) about 14 years ago
I almost did the same thing!  LOL.
Posted by Monika McGillicuddy, NH Real Estate Broker (Prudential Verani Realty) about 14 years ago


(I posted much of this comment in anther blog but here is how I go about it)

I usually have a title for a blog first pop in my head. And off I go looking for a picture that fits the title. Twisting and turning all the images that somehow RELATE to the title.

THEN... I usually need to go back and alter the title a bit once if find an image.

Like yesterday the orginal title for my blog about the NAR was to be about a LUMBERING oaf.

I couldn't find an oaf "lumbering"... God knows I tried.

I googled things like: Lumbering Oaf, Baby Huey, Lumbering Giant, Fat Suit etc...

Somewere I found that guy snoozing. CLOSE ENOUGH I figured.

So my blog was born... with a slightly differnt title.

That's how I do it.

PS: I gave you a 5'er!

Posted by Craig Schiller about 14 years ago


I, too, thought 1 was best and 5 at the other end.  I hadn't even known about ranking blogs until probably 2 weeks ago.  Then I decided to start ranking the blogs I read, trying to be good, and gave some 1's out, thinking I was ranking as high as I could for those posts that were really good.  I managed to remember to do that for a total of maybe 2 days, and then slipped back to not ranking because I totally forgot about it.

Someone else had a post on their blog sometime in the last few days that touched on ranking, and that's where I found out all the 1's I'd given were wrong.  Fortunately, I only did that for 2 days, but I haven't a clue which 2 days I did that on and which blogs so I can go back and change them.  I feel badly about that, but according to Matt's post, my 2 days of rankings likely had little to no effect on anyone's standings. 

I do like the idea mentioned above by Sharon of the 'high' and 'low' beside the numbers so we all know which is which.

Ann Cummings

Posted by Ann Cummings, Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent (RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine) about 14 years ago
Too funny this is the first blog I have rated.
Posted by Rebecca Savitski, NC Real Estate Listings (BSR Real Estate Group) about 14 years ago

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