Proposed blog category changes

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Based on feedback we are going to try to be more pro-active in getting members involved in updates to the system before we make them.  This will prevent people from being so surprised when something changes and also get feedback before implementing a change.

One of the changes we plan to make in the next several days is changing the current categories/channels that blog posts can be added to.  Current it looks like:

Instead we are going to change it to, two categories with several sub categories.

For Real Estate Professionals

  • ActiveRain Community
  • Industry News
  • Tips, Tricks and Advice
  • Real Estate Opinions
  • Off topic, humor, etc
  • Advertising

For Consumers

  • General Information and Advice
  • Regional Information
  • Regional News
  • Advertising a listing
  • Other service advertisement

What this will allow us to do it provide some better post viewing options, and also better display content to consumers.  The existing viewing options would still be available all posts for real estate professionals could be viewed regardless of sub-category.  We want to get feedback on the categories we are planning to offer.  The idea is to keep the list of categories reasonably short, and if need be, we can offer more later.

-Matt Heaton (ActiveRain CEO)

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Lawrence Yerkes
Broker Associate, Southern New Jersey Real Estate Services
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I like where you are heading with this. 

Concerning the consumer subcategories...
I have posts that fall into more than one state (or county or city) as I am in a tri-state area. Will it be possible to select more than one "region"?   Otherwise, my only option will be the general consumer category.

Would also like to see something like an "Off-topic, Humor, etc." category on the Consumer side.

Thank you for your efforts on this and allowing us to provide feedback.
October 19, 2006 09:22 PM
Rainer
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Rob Wills
Gilpin Realty Inc.
That looks like it will be more catagorized I like it
October 19, 2006 09:58 PM
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Boomer Jack Boardman & Carl McIntyre, the Codgers
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Matt,

 

Medford & I are quite excited about this change—at last a couple of categories we can lurk in with our opinions & (we hope) humor)—and specific areas we may search for the all-important “blog food.”

 

Thanks, Jay & Medford

October 20, 2006 03:45 AM
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Michael Roberts
Real Estate Professionals of Glynn

Good concept changes and since you answered other questions in later response I fully support the change.

October 20, 2006 08:57 AM
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Carolyn Nelson
REO, Short Sales & Closing Coordinator/Client Serv
Online REPA
This is a great idea. Thank you for including us in your decision making process.
October 21, 2006 12:47 AM
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