Is the New Active Rain Like the "New Coke?"

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Mortgage Banker with Larry Bettag - Cherry Creek Mortgage

Not that I care....I'm OK with the new Active RaiThere was such an outcry they brought back the classicn.....SO FAR!!!!People loved the "Classic" because of the Original Recipe

I've seen so many comments discussing Active Rain and it's new look and new features.  I like some of it, and some of it I do not like.  Some of it, I'll just have to figure out.  The only thing that I don't really like is having my name roll of the page and some other page things.  The rest of the things I'll discover or get used to. And the speed still stinks.....I hate the lockouts.  Navigation is OK, but the speed.  Sometimes I feel that if it were any slower it'd be in reverse.

But with all of the comments, I got to wondering is this new Active Rain look like the "New Coke?"

Me????  Im' a classic kinda guy.  I hate the new coke.  However, I'm not ready to say that Active Rain needs to revert to the classic, but by all comments you need to wonder.  I'm still excited to see what I can still discover with the new before I start crying for the old.  For me....it still has the same flavor.

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Rainmaker
1,056,080
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
LandlordWhisperer
Gibson Management Group, Ltd.

Posting from my office PC on a DSL is easier than doing it EARLY in the AM....ActiveRain needs CAFFINE in the AM I suspect!

January 27, 2012 06:40 AM
Rainmaker
821,459
Marc Swartz
CPA, CA - Toronto, Durham & York Regions, Ontario

Hi Larry - I have not noticed any changes in speed.  The new My Home page provides unnecessary information and removes valuable information.  It is also designed to require us to do more clicking for tasks that I use every day.

January 27, 2012 09:41 AM
Rainer
145,762
Michael S. Bolton
MN Appraiser
Michael S. Bolton,Inc.

Larry~I'm working thru the new look, so far I ok with it. I do think somehow they have to figure out the speed issue, I'm not sure why there has to such an inconsistency. My guess is that they want to make it better, so eventually they figure it out.

Have an awesome weekend!

January 28, 2012 11:41 AM
Rainmaker
1,223,904
Al & Peggy Cunningham Brokers, Brampton Ontario Homes For Sale 905-450-5500
RE/MAX Realty Services Inc.

Wow, excellently written Larry! We suggested it. Yeah, please fix the speed, we're dying here waiting!

January 29, 2012 09:49 AM
Rainmaker
792,949
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg Homes
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg IL Real Estate - Northwest Suburbs of Chicago

Wonder if it's your computer or your internet connection? People always blame AR but I think what speed you have on your connection is the biggest thing. I don't like the new format - not because I don't like change, it's I just can't see the benefits of moving everything around!

It seems like it's taking longer to figure out where everything is. I also feel like my picture on the left is 8x10 in size - what's the use of that? I know what I frickin' look like!

Adjust text on your screen? Hold down the CTRL & THEN HIT THE +/- buttons. Voila!

January 29, 2012 10:30 AM
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Larry Bettag

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