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Comment Spam Being Confused With High-Jacking and RainJacking

RainJacking is a service and trade mark of TLW and can not be used by anyone. Violates her copyright. High-jacking is the same as rain-jacking except all members can high-jack but only TLW can RainJack. When she puts her stamp of approval on the ActiveRain high-jinx and shenanigans, that's one of the original members of the network putting her stamp of approval on the art and craft of a high jack well done. I do not want there to be a misconception about that fact. The RainJack icon was specifically designed for The Lovely Wife. No one can use it without facing copyright sanctions.

You haven't been RainJacked unless TLW says your post has been. When we do high-jack a post we are always hoping we do it well enough to be graced with the coveted stamp of approval. :-)

Comment spam is being confused with high-jacking, which TLW provides the history of and ActiveRain members definition on a members only post here. She was one of the founders of the art of jacking a blog. I am a third generation high-jacker on the ActiveRain Real Estate Network. Very proud of that distinction because TLW taught Amanda Hall and Melody Botting and those two taught me.

There are rules of engagement to an acceptable and unacceptable high-jack. Interchanging RainJacking with high-jacking is a no-no to those who understand the difference. These are very distinct things.

Interchanging comment spam with high-jacking concerns me. If you read the community rules on comment spam posted by the firm who hosts us you will see the distinction. If you click on the red blog post flag button you will also notice ActiveRain has an option to flag a post for a feature because of high-jinx.

The ActiveRain groups Jacked, Wacked, Club Chaos and a host of others devote ourselves to having fun in the Rain and periodically high-jacking blog posts to socialize together on. That's why our icon is a social butterfly (LOL). I believe it is important to point out there are subtle differences. People should be aware that regardless of all of our personal opinions on the matter, the terms RainJack, RainJacked, RainJacking are actually a copyright service and trade mark not for indiscriminate, casual use.

Think of it like getting an Emmy or Oscar. If the firm that grants them doesn't nominate and award you one, do not misrepresent and say it happened or you got RainJacked. That custom made ActiveRain stamp is the same as those statues. It's a blog award from Roar Productions ownd by Broker Bryant and Billie Bryant. 

Don't even think about snagging that icon's picture and using it...


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Comment balloon 6 commentsC Tann-Starr • June 28 2009 07:00AM


It'll take me another couple of years to figure out all of this kind of stuff.  Thanks for the explanation, I can use all the help I can get.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) over 11 years ago

LOL @ Don. I learn something new every day here. People have a right to view the art of jacking a blog in a positive or negative light, but they do not have the right to start messing with someone's copyrights. I don't want people to dilute the significance concerning what it means to be RainJacked or high-jacked. Done right, it can be mad fun and you can make some great friends and enjoy stellar conversations. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 11 years ago

That sure is a heck of a lot of words.  I have not idea about spamjacking, highjacking, blogjacking, postjacking, rainjacking etc.  I look at most of this in good fun and good info and I am not going to stress about all of the supposed terminology and heirarchy. ;)

Posted by Cherry Temple (Real Living At The Beach) over 11 years ago

Cherry, very cool. I'm with you and do have a lot of fun on-line, however, the community guidelines are important. I've been chatting about them all over the place and my latest two cents can be found here. :-)

Sometimes we accidentally infringe upon another person's rights or devalue their permissions when we don't know the difference and think something is allowed when it isn't. We all look out for each other here, even when we agree to disagree, hence my post to clarify a misconception.

Being RainJacked is special. It has value, the same way being featured with a gold star is coveted by a lot of ActiveRain writers because we all recognize the award of being featured on such a prominent professional network.

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 11 years ago

Whew that'  a whole lot of jacking infommation after partying all night!  How fun and cool is the rainjack thing.....love it!

Honestly.......this has been the most FUN I've had on the rain since I started!!  Thanks for getting the party started, going and going and going!

Banana :)

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRS, Broker, Instructor, 602-380-4886 (HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000) over 11 years ago

LOL @ Anna. You are very welcome, lovely. I always enjoy getting my bay-bays together in the Rain. Nothing like a little playtime to make for a day of laughter and fun in the Rain. Looking forward to the triple party tonight. We're doing the birthday thing. How cool is that? Very! :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 11 years ago

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