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How Does One Comment Disappear?

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The oddest thing happened on my post yesterday.

I wrote the post and then headed home for the day, like I often do.

When I came in this morning, the post showed 7 comments. I started to respond to each when I noticed that there were only 6.

That's right, 1,2,3,4,6,7 . What happened to 5?

Did someone say something nasty and decided to delete it before I saw it?

Did AR take it down for some reason? Was it spam?

Cleaning up my home page, reciprocation, I see "XYZ commented on your post".  I head over to her blog to leave a comment.

While reading her blog I realized I had not seen her comment on any of my posts. In fact, she IS the missing comment! I don't even know her. Why would she delete her comment?


It's a mystery to me.


Connie Harveyis a local agent with Pilkerton Realtors, serving home buyers and sellers in Nashville, TN, Brentwood TN, and Franklin TN. Let her help you realize your Real Estate goals. She can be reached at 615-371-2474.

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Comment balloon 19 commentsConnie Harvey • January 14 2015 12:30PM


If you're really curious, you can email and ask if she deleted her comment. You're much more observant than I am.

Posted by Tammie White, Broker, Franklin TN Homes for Sale (Franklin Homes Realty LLC) over 3 years ago

Tammie - There were only 7 comments. Easy math!

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) over 3 years ago

There are so many 'strange' things that go on here in The Rain!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 3 years ago

Connie - I guess I wouldn't worry about it if "XYZ" decided to delete their comment, no big deal. However, if it has something to do with AR messing up, then I would be a little concerned. AR has been doing some crazy things lately. Every time I leave a comment it tells me that I need to be logged in to access this page. Funny thing is, I am logged in.

Posted by Troy Erickson, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor (Diverse Solutions Realty over 3 years ago

Connie- I have no idea.  Maybe they deleted it for whatever reason.  

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 3 years ago

Barbara-Jo - I just want normal.

Troy - The post was about recycling Christmas Cards. What could she have possibly said that was offensive????

Kathy - Who knows. My keys stick when I'm here. Nothing works right.

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) over 3 years ago

 I'm sure it was just spam.  I've noticed that you don't see much spam here anymore in comments.  Email spam is another thing entirely.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 3 years ago

Connie, I would be curious too. There are times when I am in a head space that does not feel like me.  That's when I should not be leaving comments because my thoughts are jumbled.  No telling why she deleted the comment.

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 3 years ago

Sometimes people get caught up in the heat of the moment - especially politics, religion, etc. - and they leave a comment, then regret it.  So they take it down. 

Posted by Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate) over 3 years ago

Hi Connie.  I am really upset that they deleted my comment. It was brilliant

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) over 3 years ago

I am with Tammie I probably wouldn't have noticed. If you know who it is go over and introduce yourself and ask.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 3 years ago

Connie, it was spam or something that the commenter changed their mind about.  However, in the latter case, they could have just edited and changed it without deleting the comment.  I guess, you'll never know for sure.

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 3 years ago

 Maybe she is just shy and did not want to leave it out there for the whole world to see.

Dont you get an email for every comment that people leave?

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities) over 3 years ago

Well who knows and it just isn't that important!

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) over 3 years ago

Connie, I'm convinced that there is at least one little gremlin running around the ActiveRain offices in Seattle doing odd little things that make us wonder.  I had a pesky little question mark show up in one of my posts.  The Gremlin.  With help from the support desk, it was exterminated.

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 3 years ago

Sometimes...and it isn't often....someone will insert a link to their own blog or website in a comment which is a no-no, and it will get taken down by staff if reported by an astute observer....I have been known to email people for doing that.  Sometimes they will adjust the comment, other times, they will delete it.  If it isn't gone, staff will delete it.  I don't know that this is what happened, but it is another scenario.  Hope that helps, Connie

Posted by Suzanne McLaughlin, Sabinske & Associates, Realtor (Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael)) over 3 years ago

So now you have us all wondering what happened, LOL.  How curious!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) over 3 years ago

Patricia - I'm sure you're right. Too many wierd things to be anything else!

Suzanne - So good to see you!!!! That is the best explanation I've heard yet!Sharon - I think Ilike Suzanne's idea. It makes the most sense.


Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) over 3 years ago

Connie - Perhaps the profile itself was zapped?  I've had that happen before.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) over 3 years ago