New Blog Auto Save feature!! AR IT guys I totally love you!! Thank you AR Gods!!

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Real Estate Agent with 512-771-6318 Austin Home Girls Realty

I blog a little and as a newbie I was so excited by the "posting" or publishing of my ideas . To think somebody wanted to read my thoughts was kind of thrilling. I love to share so putting my thoughts out there was very gratifying. As a Realtor I feel it is part of my job to help first time home buyers learn the process. I loved that I was helping others be more prepared to buy or sell a home.

The thing is sometimes I would slave over writing the blog in AR format and include some pictures and spell check etc. Then the big moment of hitting "post"! Most of the time I was greeted with my blog post, oh JOY! However sometimes I would get the proverbial "Boink?!?" message stating "Proxy Error". This made me crazy, because the blog I had just spent so much time on was just gone, vanished into thin air. Oh the horror!! After having this happen about a half a dozen times, I got smart. I began to write my blogs in MS Word and then simply copy and paste into AR Blog format and insert my photos. So now when I get the dreaded "Proxy Error" message it does not send me into a panic induced heart attack! Because I know that I can simply copy and paste my work back into the AR format and try again later when the dreaded Proxy is finished wreaking havoc with the AR site.

When I logged on yesterday to enter a couple of pre-written blogs, I saw something new. It was a little orange line above my blog that read "Draft auto-saved at 10:18am". WOW! Now the AR IT Gods have always impressed me by their diligence to keep us happy and productive. But this was over the top! You send in a suggestion and they really listen! Better than listening they really act on your suggestions, if they are as good as this one. The AR IT gods are always working to make our experience on ActiveRain smarter, faster, better. Which is something I can totally relate to. They keep us humming along smoothly. Thank you AR IT Gods. We appreciate you and we all love what you do for us everyday!! Kudos to YOU!!

Betina

 

 

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Margaret Oscilia
Creative Concepts-Home Staging and Contracting, Salem Oregon - Salem, OR
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I too have had huge projects also gone in a blink of an eye and see Proxy Error!  Did you know you can also post as Draft (where you choose to post as public or member post only).  I was going to write a blog on this today as I just learned this today!

Dec 07, 2008 10:38 AM #1
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Robert Rauf
HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ) - Toms River, NJ

I love the autosave feature too.  I have double posted a few blogs with proxy errors, or lost them entirely.  Thank you AR for the FIX!

Dec 07, 2008 10:39 AM #2
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Connie Goodrich
Keller Williams Realty - McKinney, TX
CRS ABR (McKinney Realtor)Texas

I'm new too and did not know about the Draft save feature.  Thanks for your blog of info.  Like you, I resulted to MS Word so I would not get this ERROR HORROR too.  Many thanks!

Dec 07, 2008 10:41 AM #3
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Frances C. Rokicki
Fran Rokicki Realty, LLC - Bolton, CT
Broker-Mentor,CRS

I agree!  Whoo Hoo!  Thank you to the person who finally was able to auto-save our posts.  I have lost many over the years!

Dec 07, 2008 10:41 AM #4
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Richard T. Dolbeare
Keller Williams Realty - Lihue, HI
R(B), ABR, CRS...Hawaii Multi-Island Specialist

Wow, that is big news and I hadn't noticed yet.  It was sorely needed.

Dec 07, 2008 10:48 AM #5
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Benjamin Brown
Cornerstone - Logan, UT

Thanks for the info.  I too thought I lost a great post only to see it show up.  Great thinking AR

Dec 07, 2008 11:20 AM #6
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Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX
Broker,CLHMS,GRI

Oh for pete's sake! I have lost some myself and just say...well, you know it does get frustrating. I have missed the posts about this so thank you for the heads up! I amy actually do 3 in the next 10 days...some kind of record fro me! Have a good week ahead!

 

 

Dec 07, 2008 11:32 AM #7
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Betina Foreman
512-771-6318 Austin Home Girls Realty - Austin, TX
Realtor, C.N.E. Selling Homes in Lake Travis & Central Austin!

Dear Margaret and Connie,thanks for mentioning the "draft" option. I have not really used it much and forgot it was there.

Dear Robert, Francis, Richard and Benjamin, You are all very welcome. The next time you see something cool please tell me. Because there are many features in the site I have not used. It is a constant learning experience.

Dear Russell, Hey there "FeaturedMan", thanks for commenting. I am betting if you do three of your famous gazillion comment blogs in a week, you will rocket past me. Jason better watch out his #1 AR Austin spot may be in danger!! Go get him tiger!

Betina

Dec 07, 2008 11:54 AM #8
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Carol Swain
Keller Williams Real Estate - Langhorne, PA
Realtor, -www.swainsells.com- Bucks County, Pa

I noticed that the other day when I wrote a blog.  There is nothing more frustrating then writing out your whole blog then losing all your work.

Dec 07, 2008 12:22 PM #9
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I'm still getting a lot of Proxy Errors, but, interestingly, when I log back in, my blog has been posted or updated. That's far superior to what it used to be. Might have something to do with the new autosave feature. Now if we can just get some emoticons and a good WYSIWYG HTML program.... I'm so demanding -- LOL.

Dec 09, 2008 01:44 PM #10
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Betina Foreman
512-771-6318 Austin Home Girls Realty - Austin, TX
Realtor, C.N.E. Selling Homes in Lake Travis & Central Austin!

Dear Russell,

I am getting boat-loads of Proxy Errors. Sometimes I can't even log into AR because of them. Usually after three tries I give up and try the next day.... I can't wait until they get it fixed. I know they are working on it, but when you are an AR addict its hard to be patient.

;)

 

Dec 12, 2008 10:18 PM #11
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Patricia Ebrahimi
SHOW SMART! HOME STAGING & Color Consultant - Rockville, MD
Home Staging the Washington DC Area from Rockville MD

Where has my draft gone, then?  I can't find it.  Help, please.

Feb 09, 2010 10:58 PM #12
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Betina Foreman
512-771-6318 Austin Home Girls Realty - Austin, TX
Realtor, C.N.E. Selling Homes in Lake Travis & Central Austin!

Dear Patricia,

If you go to your blogs page and click on Public/Members/Drafts and choose Drafts you should see the saved Post and be able to finish and post it. Good luck & let me know if I can help you further!

Betina

Feb 10, 2010 08:24 AM #13
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Patricia Ebrahimi
SHOW SMART! HOME STAGING & Color Consultant - Rockville, MD
Home Staging the Washington DC Area from Rockville MD

Thanks very much, Betina, I'm off to look for my draft.  Nothin else to do in this INCREDIBLE SNOW in Maryland?  We don't get snow like this. We just don't.  Is this what global warming is?

Feb 10, 2010 11:39 AM #14
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Patricia Ebrahimi
SHOW SMART! HOME STAGING & Color Consultant - Rockville, MD
Home Staging the Washington DC Area from Rockville MD

Dear Betina,  Well, I'm back...couldn't find the button/link for Public/Members/Draft.

 

Feb 10, 2010 11:52 AM #15
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Betina Foreman
512-771-6318 Austin Home Girls Realty - Austin, TX
Realtor, C.N.E. Selling Homes in Lake Travis & Central Austin!

Dear Patricia,

When you click on your page to write a new blog there is a header called Visibility, to the right is a box that gives you options: Public, Members Only, Draft. You choose Draft and you should see what you have written/saved but not posted. Then you can edit it or post it if its ready. Good luck!

Betina

Feb 10, 2010 12:03 PM #16
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Patricia Ebrahimi
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Home Staging the Washington DC Area from Rockville MD

Betina, When I hit Write a blog Post,  Draft auto loaded (Clear draft) shows up in red over on the right side at the top of the screen.  Have I done something weird?  Did I start in the wrong place?

Feb 10, 2010 03:09 PM #17
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