Back from the cabin

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We'll I just got back from the weekend at a lakeside cabin out in Omak, WA.  It was a fun trip, spent a lot of time hanging out with friends, paddling around the lake, and best of all not even thinking about work.     

Almost as soon as I unpacked the car I was online to see what happened on the network.  It seems things didn't exactly die down over the holiday as predicted.  Luckily Ben, did a good job holding down the fort.  Lots of discussion of a spammer hitting ActiveRain, people getting points for more than 3 blog posts in a day, copyrighted material being posted, and of course the race for 3rd place :) 

To comment on the first couple items:

Spammer: It's unfortunate that this happened, we had put a bunch of things in place to try and prevent this but we'll evaluate to see if we can do more.

People getting points for more than 3 posts:  This restriction was removed several weeks ago when we had originally gone to a manual scoring system and we didn't put it back in place when we switched back to a more automated one.  We'll probably put it back, but it should be noted that in most cases members who are posting more than 3 times in a day are receiving less points per post under the new system, due to lower post quality.  While posts get 200 points initially it may take a day or two for the points to move up or down because of the factors involved.  

Copyrighted material: A number of posts were removed and a few new members received warnings.


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Bryant Tutas
Bryant Tutas-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc - Poinciana, FL
Broker/REALTOR, Tutas Towne Realty, Inc
Hi Matt, Welcome back. You were missed. I hope you got in lot's of relaxation.
Sep 04, 2006 09:54 PM #1
Kristal Kraft
The Berkshire Group Realtors - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - 303-589-2022

Hi Matt,

We sure missed you, but Ben did a great job.  Hope you are ready for a new week at work!


Sep 04, 2006 10:07 PM #2
Jay Thompson
Zillow - Seattle, WA
Welcome back Matt!
Sep 04, 2006 10:12 PM #3
Maureen Francis & Dmitry Koublitsky
SKBK Sotheby's International Realty - Birmingham, MI
SKBK Sothebynulls - Metro Detroit

Sara and Josh each want to know whose TShirt you will be wearing?

Welcome back. 

Sep 05, 2006 03:48 AM #4
Professor X
NONE - Ludington, MI
Matt, you should wear my T-Shirt for sure....Sara has already purchased 14 shirts for herself, in order to make it look like she has more friends than she really does....Its really just her and maureen with 7 shirts a piece on, Like "Look at us, Could we be wearing any more shirts"
Sep 05, 2006 09:46 AM #5
Jay McHugh
SendOutCards-Appreciation Marketing Expert - Boston, MA
YOUR SendOutCard Mentor
thanks Matt for your great work....looking forward to a great fall market with your next great idea!
Sep 05, 2006 10:43 AM #6
Eileen Landau

Glad you had a nice weekend.

We natives were stayed up all weekend blogging. NOT!

And, yes, there should definitely be a spammer's hell with so many negative points that he could never climb out!

Sep 05, 2006 01:46 PM #7
Sara Lipnitz
Max Broock Realtors - Birmingham, MI

Welcome back Matt.  It was a very exciting weekend on the network.  I wont tell JP that you called me for one of the Team Lipnitz t-shirts. 

Hope you had a great vacation.  It sounds like it was wonderful.

Sep 05, 2006 08:12 PM #8
Scott Gormley
Oak Valley Mortgage-California Home Loans and Refinancing - Chico, CA

Hey Matt,

Happy you had a good vacation...I think it helps you get even more focused when you take some time away. Thanks for addressing the issues above!


Sep 10, 2006 11:53 AM #9
Jay McHugh
SendOutCards-Appreciation Marketing Expert - Boston, MA
YOUR SendOutCard Mentor

Hi Matt...waiting to hear the next good idea from you!

We are starting to see a pick up here in the Boston area...with that good news a new 100 unit  upscale building is going to auction in October!  The market is very shaky!  Hope all is well...  


Sep 11, 2006 06:42 AM #10
Jacqulyn Richey
Prominent Realty Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Real Estate

Matt, are you still having a problem with copyrighted information in blogs? -Charles

Sep 25, 2006 09:53 PM #11
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