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I did it

I love a butt kicking argument. You say your piece and I'll say mine. The more yelling and screaming the better. You say I'm a jerk and I respond that your mother is a jerk. We both go away mad. Of course, I also go away knowing that I'm right and you are wrong. That is obvious to anyone paying attention.

For 2 years now we have had some great debates here on AR. Some of our debates turn into he said and she said when the facts get weak. Other debates turn into third grade name calling forums. Accusations of personal attack run rampant. The saying that cooler heads prevailed, means nothing. There are no cool heads.

I have read where the AR power guys, or moderators if you will, spend hours everyday going over flags. They get to read our blogs and try to figure out which one of us was the meanest. Who used the worst name for their enemy. Poor guys. Who would want a job like that? I have always told myself that no matter how nasty it gets, I will not flag someone because that is childish. Sticks and stones and all of that stuff. Who cares. Take a deep breath and move on. Stick to the facts and the debate topic.

I did it. I am a flagger. I now feel like a piece of you know what. I lost my cool and wrote a letter to AR outlining how I was wronged. I was very proud of my letter. Real polished sounding, at least to me. They will see, simply by this letter, that I was right and the other idiot was wrong. I take it back.

I take back my flag, at least in thought, if not action. To respond that way was just as childish as calling the other person a whole list of names. It was the heat of battle and I took the sissy way out. "Mom". Like a few of my more mature colleagues on here, I will simply stick to the facts from now on. Back to the basics.  Keep in mind what my college debate coach taught me: Prove your point with facts, nothing else.

Sorry to have wasted anyones time. Now lets put the gloves back on.

Comment balloon 9 commentsKevin Robinson • October 29 2009 07:19AM



I don't know what you did, but I like flag photo above your rainmaker banner.

Go build some houses.

Posted by Wayne Johnson, San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale (Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS®) over 10 years ago

I agree * I don't know what you did; however, I like your Red,white and blue.  The SECOND BEST flags are CHECKERED.

Posted by Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer (Gibson Management Group, Ltd.) over 10 years ago

Kevin,  Some times the polished letter and the flag are necessary.  If you were that moved to write it to start with, some action gave you cause to feel wronged.  I would not be apologetic to anyone if my frustrations were based on factual occurrences.

Given the climate of some of these posts one must assume you have been the subject line of more than one ranter yourself.

I flag only one type of comment - spam.  Beyond that I ignore much of what I see and simply consider the source. 


Posted by Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin over 10 years ago

Kevin, it seems like some people feel the need for a babysitter! If they don't like someone's blog or comments, click off of it, and move on. Whaaa!

Posted by Jon Budish (Resident Realty) over 10 years ago

I've never flagged anyone on AR.  I have gotten irritated and taken comments personally though.

We are all human :) 

Posted by Melissa Anderson (Mortgage of Texas & Financial) over 10 years ago

Hey, there's a choice.  I don't read what I don't like.  Skip it and move on.  Well, except for those spammers.  Burn their buts and delte them!

Posted by Erby Crofutt, The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY (B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing ( over 10 years ago

Kevin, nothing beats a good old fashion debate with a sprinkling of insults and sarcasm while making a legitimate point.  Or you can just ignore the obnoxious matter.

Posted by Yolanda Hoversten, Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties) over 10 years ago

That must suck having to sit there and read silly flagged comments for hours.  I might have flagged once but I don't remember on what.

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I would love that job

Posted by Hugh Krone, Realtor, Sussex County NJ (Weichert Referral Associates) over 10 years ago