The Phoenix Real Estate Guy Forum Experiment #FAIL


A month ago I announced a little “blogsperiment” – a forum on the Phoenix Real Estate Guy.

Today, I took down the forum.


F’ing spammers.

They swiftly over-ran the place and it became too big a time sink to monitor and delete forum posts.

I could likely fix this problem by requiring approval before a forum account is created, but there is that time problem again. We are insanely busy and I just don’t have time to heavily moderate and approve everything right now. The user database and real posts are saved, and may (or may not) be resurrected at some point.

To the 39 legitimate users that joined, I thank you, and I’m sorry this didn’t work out as we were starting to get some nice discussions going.

To the spammers that wrecked it for everyone, about all I can say is “get a life” and “bite me”.

If you are looking for a good real estate related forum, here are two that are very good, with lots of great users:

BiggerPockets Forum: a great forum for all things real estate.

Real Estate Webmasters: has very good general real estate stuff, but really shines in the internet/SEO/real estate website tech space.

Blog experiments are fun. Some work, others don’t. This one wasn’t the first, nor will it be the last. Stay tuned…



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Jay Thompson

I'm a real estate broker in Phoenix, Arizona and the publisher of the Phoenix Real Estate Guy blog. I tend to drive too fast and scream at the University of Texas and Denver Broncos football teams. My two kids are smarter than most adults I know and my wife is simply amazing.

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