I really would hate to leave ActiveRain, but............

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Real Estate Agent with John Aaroe Group BRE #01708344

I'm an extremely patient person.

But even I'm at the point where I'm starting to get a little annoyed with the amount of sluggishness and proxy errors on Active Rain.

I would think that my $30 per month would be, as a collaborative effort for all paying patrons, enough to fund a proper technical support effort so that this does not happen.

Has anybody received any inside information as to what the problem is here, why it's been this way for so long and what we're presently doing about it?

 

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Rainer
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Laura Wilson
AccuStagers - Morristown, NJ

Hmmm...that may explain why my profile picture won't cooperate!

March 15, 2010 10:03 PM #1
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Tammy Lankford
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)

It's just growing pains.  I'm sure they are working on fixing the problem.

March 15, 2010 10:04 PM #2
Rainer
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Jami Asanovich
Smart Concept Realty, LLC - Gold Canyon, AZ
Doing the right thing, every time!

I am not sure about those particular errors, but I would LOVE it if someone could suggest how I can fix my blog...it is all messed up and I can't figure out how to format it correctly. Thanks!! :)

March 15, 2010 10:05 PM #3
Rainer
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Jami Asanovich
Smart Concept Realty, LLC - Gold Canyon, AZ
Doing the right thing, every time!

ALSO, I would be sad to see you leave. I love reading all of your blogs, Ralph.

March 15, 2010 10:06 PM #4
Rainer
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Altorous Keaton
ERA Queen City Realty - Plainfield, NJ

Yes, this was very frustrating today.  At first, I thought it was because of the large amount of rain from this weekend's thunderstorms, but then I saw that it was more widespread than the areas that were hit by rain.   I surely hope it will be rectified tomorrow.   I still think this system is very helpful.

Hang in there my friend.

 

March 15, 2010 10:06 PM #5
Rainer
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Melissa Anderson
Amcap Mortgage, Ltd. - San Antonio, TX

Contact Bob Stewart at AR for answers to your questions and info about what they are doing about the proxy errors etc.

He is fair and I'm sure he will make it right so you feel you are not being cheated out of your monthly fee if you are unable to get onto the site and post.

I have has similar problems in the past and he made sure I was treated as a valued client.

 

March 15, 2010 10:10 PM #6
Rainmaker
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Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker
Aloha Kai Real Estate - Clearwater, FL
Tampa Bay, Florida Real Estate

Hi Ralph. I've noticed that it's been a recurring problem for some time. I checked Bob's AR blog and so far he hasn't addressed it but I am sure they are aware of it. 

March 15, 2010 10:13 PM #7
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Susan Neal
RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks - Fair Oaks, CA
Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker

Hi Ralph, It is very frustrating to get those messages.  I don't know if it is relevant or just a coincidence, but since I started using Firefox instead of Internet Explorer a few months ago, I have had no proxy errors.  I used to get them frequently.

March 15, 2010 10:15 PM #8
Rainer
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Connie Hall
All Brokers Real Estate - Portland, OR

One of my agents is going to Activerain headquarters next week and I'll send him up with that question, maybe he can get the answers right from the source while he is there.

March 15, 2010 10:22 PM #9
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Susan Neal
RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks - Fair Oaks, CA
Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker

Okay Ralph - The gremlins have gotten to me.  I no sooer wrote the above comment than I got hit with the proxy error.  Some sort of joke I guess.  Dont send me the message until I say I haven't gotten it, then hit me good!  Almost funny!

March 15, 2010 11:08 PM #10
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Ralph Gorgoglione
John Aaroe Group - Los Angeles, CA
California Real Estate (800) 591-6121

Anyway,

To the powers that be.

Not trying to be combative here, I just want to know that this problem will be fixed soon.

March 15, 2010 11:12 PM #11
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Steve Shatsky
Prudential Texas Properties - Dallas, TX
Dallas Real Estate & Short Sale Specialist (214)213-0340

Hi Ralph... it may be a bit frustrating right now, but I know that they are working on it.  Even with the frustration, I still think the benefits outweigh it.  Besides... we'd all miss you if you left!  :(

March 15, 2010 11:33 PM #12
Rainmaker
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Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Ralph, I recently wrote a post about this very topic as many others have.  It does seem to be getting worse.  I had asked Brad Andershon if there was anything we could do to help lessen the problem and he pretty much said that it was on the AR side.  Others have mentioned Firefox or Google Chrome...I don't know about Firefox, but Google Chrome has been a problem for me on my MLS and hasn't eliminated the Proxy Errors here either.

March 15, 2010 11:45 PM #13
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Jim Hale
ACTIONAGENTS.NET - Eugene, OR
On the Move for You! - Eugene - Springfield Oregon Real Estate

This is truly a problem.  It is taking have again as long to complete the daily ten comments on AR becuase of proxy errors and general slowness.

We need to all flag this post for feature.

March 16, 2010 12:28 AM #14
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Ron Brown
Division of Pinnacle Capital Mortgage Corp - Puyallup, WA
MLO-270845 VA/FHA Specialist, Alpine Mortgage Planning NMLS 81395

Ralph,

Here is something we can definitely agree on.  See, people with different Political views can still come together!

:)

March 17, 2010 04:02 PM #15
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Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz
REALTY ONE GROUP - LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 702.443.7156 - Las Vegas, NV
Commercial & Residential Real Estate Agent

Hello Ralph and I have been feeling your pain for quite some time and I am not sure what is going on around here. I know they have been working very hard at fixing the problems and the hard cores will hang around like me and some others. I hope you hang in there!

VB ;)

Your post has been featured at one of my favorite groups at Activerain ..........

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March 17, 2010 09:44 PM #16
Rainmaker
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Olga Diaz
COLDWELL BANKER TOMLINSON - Pullman, WA
Potter, Mng Broker, CRS, ASP, ePRO, ABR

Hi Ralph!  I've seen a number of posts with this same type of problem.  I have been expeiencing it for a while and thought it was just me...well happy to see it isn't, but a little frustrated to see it still is going on!

March 24, 2010 11:51 PM #17
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Ralph Gorgoglione
John Aaroe Group - Los Angeles, CA
California Real Estate (800) 591-6121

Ron,

I disagree with your political views very strongly.

But the bottom line is we all put our pants on one leg at a time, and when it gets right down to it, your an American citizen, and I will always have your back..........

March 25, 2010 12:40 AM #18
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