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Lately, I've noticed that some posters, particularly HeritageProperty and BrokerJoy, are dominating this message board with their multiple postings. It's really rude and unfair to other landlords who have postings.

HeritageProperty, ELEVEN threads? Think that's enough? You've got over half the damn front page taken up.

BrokerJoy, you aren't as domineering as HeritageProperty, but still.

Can you guys PLEASE excersize some courtesy and consolidate your listings to ONE SINGLE POST? Look at how Leticia does it: she/he has many properties for rent just like you, yet doesn't feel the need to hog up the entire friggin board. Alexandra used to do it that way too when she posted here.

I've been a member of numerous online message boards for a decade now, and they all frown on hogging up board space by making multiple postings. Please, be courteous of other members and consolidate your listings. This board is for everyone, not just you.

Posted : March 19, 2010 7:24 pm
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I, for one, have no problem with people using the classified to board to post classified advertisements. That what this section is for. They don't do it every day and I assume they find the board useful in hooking up with potential renters. One post with multiple listings might be neater, it might also be more difficult manage responses.

Doesn't seem like that big a deal to me.

Posted : March 19, 2010 8:01 pm
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Linda, it's not diffficult whatsoever to manage responses from one post with multiple listings. As I said, many other brokers do it with ease, because it's polite.

Probably doesn't seem like a big deal because you're not trying to list anything. But, I assure you, it is considered in bad form to do so on just about every message board out there.

Posted : March 19, 2010 9:25 pm
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I agree with Linda J, I don't have any problems. This board is all about classified ads.

Why post your title in all capital letters isn't that against board etiquette as well?:D

I've never read anywhere about board etiquette is this an Emily Post thing?:@)

Read what you want, don't read what is posted. I find the ads helpful when I'm searching for something that is narrowed down in the topic title.

I say carry on posters and continue with the community spirit of helping others.


Posted : March 19, 2010 9:53 pm
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I was just thinking about this yesterday. I was looking for my posting to make a change, and it was on the next page already. I don't know if it's helpful for the people looking for a rental or not, but seems to me, I would rather have a list in one posting rather than have to go through a dozen. What do you people who are actually looking for a rental prefer?

Same thing on craigslist. There is a real estate agent on St. Thomas that posts everybody's listings, not just his, not just his office, but EVERY piece of real estate for sale on all three islands. If you post before him, you are on page 3 by the end of the day.

Posted : March 20, 2010 10:37 am
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I agree. I feel guilty when I want to bump something because its fallen off the list... but if people would be more considerate and consolidate like items that would be helpful then all can share in the resource. Especially if you are a business.... this is not supposed to take the place of business advertising. Just a little courtesy to other posters goes a long way. We all want our classified posts to get seen by as many people as possible.

Posted : March 20, 2010 2:46 pm
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I wonder if the classifieds section could be split into two:

one for rentals/real estate/roommates
one for everything else (for sale, wanted, etc)

then all the rental postings wouldn't be bumping the moving sales.

Posted : March 20, 2010 3:12 pm
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Yikes looked at the classified section in the Daily News.

Juanita is your Avis classifieds like our Daily News? Our classified section in the Daily News is dominated by 3 companies. Photos with ads and several pages of properties, are these companies trying to say something? Never used to be like this at all. Juanita aren't you a real estate agent?

When I sold my SUV here it rolled over to page 2 on the first day. I've always noticed this site gets a lot of action. Again, I don't have any complaints with all the ads. I just read the titles and open what I like. I see the ads get a lot of hits.

Posted : March 20, 2010 7:36 pm
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I agree with Juanita that use one post and LIST IT ALL on the one post. Makes it easier for everyone to view and move on - know I don't like searching back over pages and pages when it can be consolidated.

Posted : March 20, 2010 8:20 pm
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The Avis ads are the same as they have always been, not like the new Daily News ads. I don't like the new Daily News ads at all. I find them very difficult to look at, much less read. I always wonder if the real estate companies look at their ads? Do they really find them appealing? I enjoy browsing through real estate ads, but those make me just put the paper down or move on to something else.

Yes, I do have a real estate license, but I don't actively work in the business. The only rentals I manage are our own small complex, here on STX.

Posted : March 20, 2010 9:39 pm
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