"New and Improved!" - Recent Changes to ActiveRain

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Several improvements were rolled out in the ActiveRain platform last night (actually, early this morning).

They include:

  1. New Search program - Can I get a huge collective "AMEN!" from the group? You'll now find a customized Google search that provides much more accurate results, and allows you to break down the search filter by Members, Blog Entries, Groups, and 'Q&A' Questions. Just enter your search term, and the filter categories will show up. Unfortunately, it does not support searching "Members Only" posts.
  2. Disabled Commenting- A number of our members have wanted the ability to disable the commenting feature on their blogs. Now, at the bottom of the page to 'post/edit' a blog post, there is a checkbox that will allow you to disable the ability for people to leave comments on that particular post. Personally, I think that this negates the whole intent behind conversational blogging. But hey, what do I know! We're here to serve the expressed desires of our membership!
  3. No Listings in the Professional Category- a constant problem we've had is members publishing their listings to the 'Professional' category. Many people felt this was inappropriate. Now when you publish a listing, and click the category that specifies it as a listing, it will automatically disable the checkboxes under the 'For Professionals' category.

These improvements were the direct result of YOUR input, the valued members of OUR community. By working together, we will help this Network reach its full potential to effect positive change in our industry!

Rich (newbie ActiveRain demi-god)

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Rainmaker
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Robert L. Brown
www.mrbrownsellsgr.com - Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Michigan
Rich. Thanks for the updates on what's going here at Active Rain. Have a great day..
January 19, 2008 11:17 AM #80
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Rich Jacobson
Keller Williams West Sound Realty - Poulsbo, WA
Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker
Alexander - obviously there must have been enough member requests and interest to warrant the 'no comment' feature. We don't make just any ole change that comes along, but only if enough members request it. As I said, personally, I don't get it, but that's just me. To each their own!
January 19, 2008 02:17 PM #81
Rainmaker
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Alexander Harb
Knights Investing - Mesquite, TX
Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing

Rich,

I am sure there were a BUNCH of people who wanted the "No comments" option....... but like you, I fail to understand why... I guess just to give the members what ActiveRain© thinks is good for them is the best thing to do..... even if the reason is not readily understood......

Great customer service is a wonderful thing, Rich...keep it up, buddy!!
It will keep the network growing consistently....

  

 

 

January 19, 2008 03:13 PM #82
Rainmaker
257,469
Chuck Willman
Gentry Realty - Mesa, AZ
Realtor - Arizona - 480.292.0600
Good job Rich! I like ALL the fixes.
January 19, 2008 04:19 PM #83
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"The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW.
President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc. - Kissimmee, FL

Okay...

I agree with Ann Cummings...

Fire 'is' Fire after all :)

TLW...ROAR!  

January 19, 2008 04:36 PM #84
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Christy Powers
Keller Williams Coastal Area Partners - Pooler, GA
Pooler, Savannah Real Estate Agent
I saw that disable comments thing and was like....why in the world would I want to do that....but hey, to each his own. Thanks for all the great updates!
January 19, 2008 05:01 PM #85
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Debe Maxwell
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | Savvy + Company Real Estate - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

GREAT changes!  This is great news--I already noticed early this morning, that the option to not allow comments was there and I thought that maybe I had just never noticed it before!!

 

January 19, 2008 05:27 PM #86
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Ryan Hukill - Edmond
ShowMeOKC Team of Paradigm AdvantEdge - Edmond, OK
Realtor
Nice improvements Rich, although I too don't understand why you'd want to disable commenting.  Thanks for pointing out the goodies.
January 19, 2008 10:29 PM #87
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Diane Rice
Diane Rice, Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL - South Holland, IL
SFR, SRES, CNC
AMEN!  Very very good!  Thank you!  Happy NEW Year!
January 20, 2008 02:17 PM #88
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Larry Brewer
Benchmark Realty LLc - Nashville, TN
Nashville Real Estate
I don't know why you made 2 of the changes, but It doesn't matter, you guys just keep improving the system, and we will all benefit from it.
January 21, 2008 11:33 AM #89
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Meg Zoller
Keller Williams - Houston, TX
Houston Fine Homes

Rich - Yeah!!!  I'm so excited about the new "search".  That is definitely a majot plus in my book!  #2 seems silly to me, but must be important to others . . .so good for them!  #3 - I never thought too much about. 

Have a great week!

 

 

January 22, 2008 11:12 PM #90
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Jacqulyn Richey
Prominent Realty Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Real Estate
That is the one thing that sets AR apart from the other link farms "real estate social networking sites", the constant upgrades and improvements. -Charles 
January 24, 2008 03:16 PM #91
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Rob Arnold
Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc. - Altamonte Springs, FL
Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F
Thanks for the upgrades. It is always good to see new improvements to Active Rain.
January 25, 2008 11:03 AM #92
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Darryl Glade
RE/MAX N.O. Properties - New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Real Estate
The upgrades are great! The search engine is exciting.
January 25, 2008 05:58 PM #93
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Rich - I am so glad the search came back.  Thanks for a heads up on the upgrades.
February 02, 2008 11:51 AM #94
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Maria Borci
Homes 4 You LLC - Doral, FL
P.A. - ABR, TRC, REO - Doral Kendall FL Real Estate
Hey guys, thanks, is good to use the Contact Us button because the feedback is incredible.
February 03, 2008 06:55 PM #95
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Activerain

Thank you very much.

Sincerely

Tom Braatz

February 04, 2008 07:47 AM #96
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Cassie Hansley
Wilikinson and Associates - Lincolnton, NC
I love the changes too. Thanks Cassie
February 04, 2008 02:32 PM #97
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Thanks for keeping us up to date.
February 28, 2008 05:21 PM #98
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Margaret Woda
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Crofton, MD 21114 - Crofton, MD
Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation

'Just stumbled upon this.  Rich, we miss your wonderful "official" AR posts.  No one does them like you!

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