Back from the cabin

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Real Estate Services with Timu Corp - CEO, ActiveRain - Co-founder

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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Eileen Landau
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Glad you had a nice weekend.

We natives were restless...so 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!

September 05, 2006 01:46 PM
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Sara Lipnitz
SKBK Sotheby's International Realty

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.

September 05, 2006 08:12 PM
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Scott Gormley
Oak Valley Mortgage-California Home Loans and Refinancing

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!

Scott

September 10, 2006 11:53 AM
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Jay McHugh
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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...  

 

September 11, 2006 06:42 AM
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Jacqulyn Richey
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Matt, are you still having a problem with copyrighted information in blogs? -Charles

www.lvrealty.net

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