Congratulations to Active Rain on 200,000 members

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I wanted to say Congratulations to Active Rain on hitting 200,000 members.

I joined AR back in 2006, I think it was August or September. I don't know how many members there were then but it was small enough where everyone knew everybody. There was a forum and I think the blogging portion was supposed to be an extra to the forum, but the forum turned out to be a feeding ground for people to sell their wares. Ask a question - get a "I'll help you for a fee" type answer. I was glad to see them go.

The blogs just took over and took on a life of their own. We started to self-govern and spam comments were naturally frowned upon. We set up our own blog-comment ettiquette. We wished that the "Rain Gawds" would give us a gold star (ok, that hasn't changed, lol).

A group of us made a pact to comment on any blog that didn't have a comment on it. I believe that was The Lovely Wife's idea.

I popped in last night and saw the gigantic 200,000 member banner. Cool! I certainly did my share of inviting members. Some joined, some didn't.

Now we have groups and Rain Camp but the basic AR that I knew way back when is still the same. Congratulations on a job well done, Active Rain.

 

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Michele Miller ~ REALTORĀ®, LMC, HSE, CHS
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Crystal,

Nice post! I am newbie to Activerain but am so glad I joined!

January 18, 2011 09:12 AM #1
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Larry Bettag
Larry Bettag - Cherry Creek Mortgage - Saint Charles, IL
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Crystal.....what a great community to be a part of.  I was here when it was about 50-70 thousand.  Look at us now!

January 18, 2011 09:13 AM #2
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Crystal Pina
774.289.5521 - Worcester, MA
Remax Professional Associates

I thought it was cool to go back and read some of the original posts from the AR blog. It brought back lots of memories.

January 18, 2011 09:16 AM #3
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Rick Obst
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ActiveRain seems to be growing exponentially now.  The true benefit though isn't in the joining, but in the participating.

January 18, 2011 09:51 AM #4
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Lydie Ouellet Dickinson
Realty Executives Tri County, Bellingham MA - Bellingham, MA
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Crystal, what a great idea to comment on blogs with no comments! Love it! I might give that a shot too. Congrats to AR, indeed!

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