Updating RMD’s Commenting Policy

When I started RMD almost 3 years ago, it was a place to share links and to provide a professional forum for information on the reverse mortgage industry. As it has grown, everyone from the originator on the street, politicians staff, personnel in the government, and executives at the largest lenders rely on it for their daily reverse mortgage news.

Lately, the comments posted on the site have become more controversial and caustic than constructive. The comments on the site are viewed by everyone, including policy makers and news reporters who are looking for ammunition to attack the industry and sell sensational stories that tarnish the reputation of reverse mortgages.

We are extremely sensitive to the image of the industry and RMD wants to support the goal of improving the public image. While there will always we bad characters, we cannot control their actions and need to continue to strive to remind people of the greater good of the product we sell and endorse.

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Effective immediately, all comments will be reviewed and approved prior to publication. Previously, we have maintained a liberal policy on comments and people have used that policy to attack individuals, companies, and ruin the conversation on RMD. Understand that it’s our intention to continue providing a forum for constructive comments and not to censor but filter inappropriate garbage that does more harm than good.

We are excited about the reverse mortgage industry and the “noise” surrounding the commentary posted by individuals has distracted our staff from creating and improving other aspects of RMD’s operations.

We welcome your comments and discussion and thank you for your continued support and participation.

Sincerely,

John R. Yedinak
Founder and Editor

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