Groups are smaller communities within the larger ActiveRain. Join groups created by others. or start your own and
get others to join
This is the place to view the past and present contests put on by ActiveRain and its members. Everyone can join the
group and help encourage each other. Current contest will be highlighted posts so it's easy for you all to see. Let it
Curious as to what others in your profession think about a certain product or tool?
AR's community takes the time to leave honest and transparent reviews of their experiences
so you can be a bit wiser about your purchase.
Broken down by categories and subcategories for easy finds
Get an unfiltered look at what real users are saying
Leave a review yourself for others to benefit from
Add new products as you use them and gain points for doing so
ActiveRain University (ARU) provides free on-line training. We coach, consult and support real estate professionals about real estate trends, technology and social media.
ARU Calendar provides class types and registration links
Watch short tutorials on updating your photo, inserting a hyperlink and much more
Sign up for the Daily Drop so you don't miss out on AR's daily happenings
Find answers to most FAQ's
Whatever it is you're into and wherever you are, AR surely has a group for you to join.
Brand, off the wall, specific subject matters…whatever it is you're looking for.
Each time you write a post you can syndicate your post to 5 groups.
And if by chance you don't find what you're looking for, start a new group today!
Get your content in front of more eyes
Search by location or type
Feel free to start your own group
Find some that are close to home and close to heart
Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
that will boost their business and increase their visibility in the community and beyond.
Earn points by partaking in these contest and climb the leaderboard
Do what's good for you and your business by participating
If you have an idea for a contest, just let us know
Stay motivated and on track with new contests popping up each month
Ask a Real Estate Question
Here's another avenue for you to build relationships with others. Share your expertise with someone searching for answers.
Play the teacher role and help someone out today
Your Homepage will alert you of new questions in your state
A wonderful way to open a door to a possible new client
Ask a question yourself to get help
These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
Post your listings, school information, local events, market reports and more
Consumers peruse these pages for information
Farm your niche market and cover all the happenings in your neighborhood
psssst... My New Outside Blog has a name - 04/30/11 09:58 AM
My New Outside Blog is named S. Delaware County Homes. The url is http://SDelawareCoHomes.com It's named that because it is about southern Delaware county Ohio homes. What is your Outside blog named? It is easy to change the name to something catchy... something about real estate... something about your real estate market. Something that will be more unique than "My New Outside Blog" A lot of ActiveRain members have a blog called "My New Outside Blog" That is what it says at the top of their blog. Some that is their blog's catchy name. Each time they publish content to their (12 comments)
Real Living HER Open House List - 2011 - 04/30/11 09:54 AM
The Real Living HER Open House List is online, use the Property Search to look for Central Ohio open houses. You can search this week's Real Living HER Open House List on my site, MaureenMcCabe.com This link takes you to the place to search for Real Living HER Open Houses on my website. Just check Open Houses! The Real Living HER Open House List is NOT archived. You will not be able to look at what was open, you can look to the future for open houses. The Real Living HER Open House List is always subject to change so keep (0 comments)
Furnace Friday - April 29, 2011 - 04/29/11 09:19 AM
It's 'Furnace Friday' because every Friday is 'Furnace Friday' on this site, Columbus Ohio real estate, home maintenance This is a video from real estate guru Ilyce Glink about a type of furnace in Central Ohio that is relatively rare, hot water heat. We do have some hot water heat homes. Less with the big old fashioned radiators (which I LOVE)... than other parts of the country. I would have to believe a lot of homes of an age in Central Ohio had radiators that were removed when forced air heat and more importantly central air replaced them. Most of (0 comments)
April Blog Tour that's April 2007... Time flies... Blog Tour's were something we did long ago on ActiveRain, we would visit each others really, really outside of ActiveRain blogs.* Maureen Francis of miOaklandCounty.com organized them. In her 2007 April Blog Tour post she wrote: "Why go on Blog Tours? Apparently there are a number of us who not only blog on ActiveRain, but maintain other real estate blogs out there in the 'real world.' My other blog is called miOaklandCounty.com. miOaklandCounty.com had its second birthday in March. In the world of real estate blogging that makes me a nearly (11 comments)
Did the UP 100% make you look? Do you know the Columbus, Ohio 43240 area? The Columbus, Ohio 43240 zip code is in the Polaris area in southern Delaware County. The graph is for single family homes in the Columbus, Ohio 43240 zip code only. Columbus, Ohio 43240 homes sales were "UP 100%" from March 2010 and from February 2011... 2 home sales rather than 1. The homes represented by the graph are listed as single family homes.
Search homes for sale in the Polaris area Columbus, Ohio 43240 home sales a (3 comments)
The graph shows single family home sales for the past 15 months in the Columbus, Ohio 43202 zip code. Zip codes are mail routes not areas but in some parts of the city of Columbus, zip codes are about all we have to break the area down into bite size pieces. The Columbus, Ohio 43214 zip code is not a big area. Only four homes sold, way down from 14 in March 2010 but there was a tax credit for most buyers. Columbus, (1 comments)
This graph shows Powell Ohio 43065 homes for sale and home sales (closed) for the past 15 months. This image and the market report below are only properties listed as single family homes. The majority of the homes in the 43065 zip code are in Delaware County and the Olentangy Local School District but not all. There's more information about neighborhoods in the Powell Ohio area below. Search Powell, OHio 43065 homes for sale (requires sign in) don't want to sign in use the (0 comments)
Let Google do the heavy lifting - 04/26/11 08:13 AM
On your Outside blog.... the blog where you are probably talking directly to consumers...the blog which is set up to brand you... perhaps with keywords in the domain.... let Google do all the heavy lifting for you. Your ActiveRain blog is designed so you do not have to go door to door begging people to read your blog posts. You do not need to rely on people you know as readers. You can use your blog for readers who want information about your real estate market to find you. Promoting your Outside blog There is great value in promoting your blog (57 comments)
Blue skies and the Worthington Green... Happy Easter 2011! The photo is NOT from this year... the photo is looking at the Worthington Presbyterian Church across the Village Green in 2009... Easter was in early April 2009... the trees are more leafed out this year since Easter was so late but there are no beautiful blue skies today, or Saturday, or Friday. I can't remember before that if we were having rain... I think it has been raining all week.
I went to the Worthington Good Friday Community Service on the Village Green on Friday but it was moved (2 comments)
Wouldn't you know I just bought the house and the furnace died - 04/22/11 09:16 AM
Bob Timm in Minot ND wrote: "Wouldn't you know I just bought the house and the furnace died." It's a story from a real estate agent in Minot where it is a lot colder than Columbus usually. A buyer called Bob after closing to say the furnace was dead. I hope it was not the dead of winter. Bob writes: "The point of this post is just to remind everyone involved in a home sale, the Buyer, the Seller, and the Agents to remember little details like keeping the lights on and the furnace running." In most cases in Central (9 comments)
Columbus REALTORS® say "Central Ohio home sales growing" - 04/21/11 07:09 AM
That's a quote "Central Ohio home sales growing" is how the Columbus Board of REALTORS® reported March 2011 sales to members and the media yesterday. The Columbus Board of REALTORS ® says Central Ohio home sales growing... over last month, March 2011 over February 2011. "The 1,487 homes sold last month was 31.8 percent higher than the previous month’s sales of 1,128. Year to date sales of 3,678 lag 2010." Central Ohio home sales growing over 2009... according to a press release. 2011 home sales are down "by 7.9 percent, but are still 6.9 percent ahead of the 2,178 homes sold (2 comments)
Do you remember when "Radon in granite countertops" was the big scare a few years ago? Here's some information about granite countertops from a home inspector (not someone local... out-of-town... two states west and take a right once you cross the Mississippi River.) Thanks to Reuben Saltzman for sharing his opinion and some unbiased reports about whether you should fear your granite countertops.
Via Maple Grove Home Inspections - Reuben Saltzman (Structure Tech Home Inspections): Back in 2008 there was a media scare related to radon in granite countertops. The scare went something like this: radon causes lung cancer. (4 comments)
With only 6 sales March condo sales in Worthington schools were down 45.5% from last year. Of course most buyers last year were subject to a tax credit. The graph shows condos for sale and sold in the Worthington City School District for the past 15 months. Worthington condos for sale* requires sign in Worthington condo sales- a market report for March 2011 Worthington condo prices Average list price is $143,000 Average sold price is $62,000 Median sale price is $58,000 In March 2011 condos in (0 comments)
The graph shows sales and homes for sale in the Columbus, Ohio 43214 zip code. The graph and and the market report below just represent single family residences. A zip code really represents a mail route not an area. March 2001 home sales in the Columbus, Ohio 43214 zip code were down 51% from March 2010 according to numbers from the Columbus Board of REALTORS ® MLS. Many home buyers were receiving a tax credit in March 2010. Search for Columbus, Ohio 43214 homes for sale * It (3 comments)
Fish in a barrel... who do you trust when it comes to SEO - 04/17/11 11:45 AM
"Who do you trust when it comes to SEO?" It has been a little contentious here on ActiveRain when SEO is mentioned. One of the SEO experts on ActiveRain this morning is asking something like: "Who do you trust when it comes to SEO?" Sometimes I think many of the SEO experts on ActiveRain treat us "Real-A-Tors" like fish in a barrel. I've witnessed the SEO experts who are provide real estate blogs built on WordPress use the WordPress group here on ActiveRain to recommend themselves or their businesss as the answer to any question asked about WordPress blogs or for (16 comments)
Real Living HER Open House List - April 17, 2011 - 04/17/11 10:06 AM
You can search this week's Real Living HER Open House List on my site, MaureenMcCabe.com This link takes you to the place to search for Real Living HER Open Houses on my website.
The Open House List is NOT archived. You will not be able to look at what was open, you can look to the future for open houses. The Real Living HER Open House List is always subject to change so keep checking back. New homes come on the market, homes go on the market, plans change.... In case the Real Living HER list link does not (1 comments)
Jay is in Virginia so probably too far to come help you with a pre-drywall inspection in Lewis Center or Powell. There are a number of very, very good home inspectors in Central Ohio, let me know if you need a name. It is important to look out for your interest before the dry wall goes up. Thanks to Jay Markanich in VA for allowing his post about the point of a pre-drywall inspection to be Re-Blogged,
Via Jay Markanich - Northern VA Home Inspector (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC): Should you get a pre-drywall inspection on new construction? (0 comments)
Lewis Center, Ohio 43035 real estate home sales through March 2011 The graph shows Lewis Center single family homes for sale and sold for the past 15 months through March 2011. March 2011 home sales were down in the Lewis Center, Ohio 43035 zip code. A zip code is just a mail route, it is not really an area. In some places it's really all you have though. Search Lewis Center, Ohio 43035 homes for sale.* Using this search will provide you the opportunity (2 comments)
Bubble Wrap, Denim and other ideas for Furnace Friday - 04/15/11 09:18 PM
bubble wrap... denim and other ideas I was going to say "bubble wrap, denim and other off the wall ideas for home improvement" but maybe they are not off the wall. Maybe it's just thinking outside the box.... Summer weather is on it's way... I started Furnace Friday in the summer... It's still important to be aware of your furnace filter in the summer since the central air is filtered through your furnace. This Furnace Friday I am going to focus on insulation... Perhaps let your HVAC system work less by insulating your home more. We are kind of in a (5 comments)
Lewis Center Real Living HER Office - NEW - 04/15/11 10:08 AM
Have I mentioned the NEW Lewis Center Real Living HER office? The new Real Living HER office in Lewis Center opens real soon. There is crossover between areas...Columbus, Ohio 43240 the Polaris area, Lewis Center, Powell, Worthington. Most of this southern Delaware County area is in the Olentangy Local School District... but not all of it. Central Ohio school district madness reigns.... where an address says one thing and the home is in another school district. The new Real Living HER office in Lewis Center is right up the road from the current Worthington HER office on Route 23.... of course (0 comments)
You say "sanitarium" I say "sanatorium" - 04/15/11 02:42 AM
"You say tomato... I say tomahto.... Lets Call The Whole Thing Off " Wikipedia says: "A sanatorium (also spelled sanitorium and sanitarium) is a medical facility for long-term illness, most typically associated with treatment of tuberculosis (TB) before antibiotics. A distinction is sometimes made between "sanitarium" (a kind of health resort, as in the Battle Creek Sanitarium) and "sanatorium" (a hospital)." The Wikipedia page needs a citation so don't go believing this is gospel. In old movies I always got confused about what was wrong with people who were in "sanitariums" or "sanatoriums" Tuberculosis? Or insanity? I wondered if one of (5 comments)
cRaZy women in Powell - 04/14/11 05:29 AM
crazy in Powell... the window panel? Door panel? ... sign on glass says "Evaluation Center for Disturbed Women"
A sign for "Asylum For the Insane" for sale in an antique store in Powell. The frame looks older but the lettering on the glass looks pretty darn fresh.... Antique? Or something made up to look old? "Evaluation Center for Disturbed Women" I was in Powell about a week ago and went through a couple of the antique stores, This sign caught my eye. Curious. Very curious. Edit closing comments due to spam! (13 comments)
The graph shows homes for sale and homes sold in the Columbus, Ohio 43235 zip code in northwestern Franklin County for the past 15 months. Columbus, Ohio 43235 is sometimes referred to as the West Worthington area. The West Worthington post office is just south of 161 west of Olentangy River Road, on Nicholas Rd. A zip code is really just a mail route. In the late 1980s the Worthington, Ohio 43085 zip code was split to form the 43235 zip (0 comments)
ActiveRain works if you work it.... - 04/12/11 09:40 AM
ActiveRain works if you work it... what's the point? This post put me over a million ActiveRain points yesterday. 5 reasons to join ActiveRain... Price Break ... Wait there is more YOU could win an iPad Yes it is awful late in the game to start inviting people for the iPad... Too late to pull it off? We'll know more midnight on Friday. I BELIEVE in inviting people to ActiveRain. Thanks for all the hard work 259,750 of my points are from inviting other members. A lot of the people I invited never posted. A lot of members I (35 comments)
Westerville home sales - 04/12/11 03:03 AM
Westerville home sales March 2011 brought to you by Maureen McCabe of Real Living HER.
The graph is showing homes for sale and homes sold for the past 15 months for single family homes in Westerville schools. The light green bar is homes for sale for each month. The dark green bar is homes sold, of course it tell you that at the top and you are smart enough to see that. ;- ) The homes sold means closed sales. Search Westerville homes for sale* Westerville home sales a market report for March 2011 Homes for sale - 431 (12 comments)
1. It's Free (a non RainMaker account is free) 2. Learning this is the one most people say over and over... I've learned about Twitter, Flickr, Picasa, Picnik, Facebook here. 3. Meet people in the industry across the country 4. Hyper Local Content as a RainMaker (neighborhood, city, county, state) 5. Crazy Google Juice the hyper local content is better than Pay Per Click IMHO in so many ways ooops there's a reason #6 Breaking News on Friday April 8, 2011 6. New ActiveRain RainMaker pricing rewards (20 comments)
The Mystery of the Missing Cornerstone The cornerstone of the Flint School disappeared in March 2011 according to the Worthington Suburban News, (SNP.) In "Flint School now just a memory" Bret Liebendorfer of ColumbusLocalNews.com (Suburban Newspapers online) wrote: "A memorial was to include the well-known pillars, but they were pushed over by vandals; similarly, the school's 800-pound cornerstone also was to be included, but it was stolen." 800 pounds? Worthington area history The village of Flint was down the road from the village of Worthington, Worthington was itty bitty until the 1950s. Northern Franklin County was rural. There is (6 comments)
Worthington home sales - 04/10/11 10:42 AM
Worthington home sales brought to you by Maureen McCabe of Real Living HER (formerly HER Realtors)
The graph shows homes for sale and homes sold for the past 15 months in the Worthington City School District. This is just single family homes. Search Worthington homes for sale Worthington home sales market report for March 2011 homes for sale - 240 homes sold - 31 With 31 home sales in March sales in the area were down 45.6% from last year. Homes for sale is up 16.5% from March 2010. That is 7.7 months based on recent sales. Last year (1 comments)
This graph shows homes for sale (light green bars) and home sales (dark green bars) for the past 15 months in the Olentangy Local School District in southern Delaware County Ohio. The graph and market report are just for homes listed as single family homes. The graph (and market report) do not include all residential properties in the school district which would include condominiums. You can see our market is seasonal looking at those dark green bars! The dark green bars, the homes sold are (0 comments)
Did Localism Die? - 04/09/11 12:35 PM
There is still a link to Localism on the ActiveRain dashboard.
Postings to the site which was "powered by the ActiveRain Real Estate Network " seems to have ceased a little over a month ago. Last posts I see on the Localism site looking at Ohio, Texas and Wisconsin are dated February 28, 2011. Do the States pages (here's Ohio) on Localism replace having a separate site for the Localism content? Remember when those pages were changed? The outcry over the old pages on ActiveRain? The most important thing to most seemed to be the Leader Board? Are the (24 comments)
Dublin home sales - 04/09/11 03:46 AM
Dublin home sales for March 2011 brought to you by Maureen McCabe of Real Living HER
This graph is showing homes for sale and sold for the Dublin City School District for the past 15 months. The dark green bars on the graph are the numbers of homes sold each month. The light green bars are the homes for sale in Dublin schools each month. You can see Central Ohio and Dublin home sales are seasonal. The homes represented in this graph are listed as single family homes. This graph does not include properties listed as condominiums. Search Dublin homes (2 comments)
It's Friday again? Furnace Friday. Thanks to Charles Buell a home inspector in Seattle Washington for allowing his post about furnace filters to be Re-Blogged. Charles wrote: "There is no set rule as to how often the furnace filter needs to be changed." but you can...change it monthly if you want to. Are you changing your furnace filters monthly? If so last Friday was Furnace Filter Friday here but it was also April 1, 2011. Furnace Filter Friday - the origins of the modern furnace
Via Charles Buell, Seattle, WA, Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections.com): There are tons (2 comments)
New ActiveRain Price Breaks . ActiveRain Points are worth something NOW. I gave away 100 points yesterday. I asked ActiveRain to transfer points. I have always wanted to spend my points. This will be interesting to watch if the RainMaker Price Breaks encourages good blogging. Real Estate industry but not a member yet? Join ActiveRain try the non RainMaker - free Members Only Content. Accumulate points. Learn about blogging and social media.
Via Kerrie Greenhalgh (ActiveRain, Community Builder): Our active members and their generous contribution to our Community makes ActiveRain what it is today. In the spirit of recognizing our (2 comments)
The dark green bars on the graph are home sales in the City of Worthington for the past 15 months. Homes for sale (inventory) is the light green bar. The light green bars show the inventory levels of homes for sale for the past 15 months. This graph is only single family homes. Search Worthington homes for sale* City of Worthington homes for sale Worthington, Ohio 43085 homes for sale priced under $100,000 Worthington, Ohio 43085 homes for sale priced at $100,000 to (3 comments)
Real Living HER Open House Sunday April 10, 2011 - 04/07/11 09:31 PM
Real Living HER Open House List for Sunday April 10, 2011 brought to you by Maureen McCabe of Real Living HER Worthington. There are 71 open houses now but numbers can change... the Real Living HER Open House is in real time... no lag. New listings can be added in seconds. Homes that go in contract can be removed.
Search by city and state or by zip code. Search for the number of bedrooms or baths you want or don't. If you are looking for open houses be sure and check "Open Houses" as I have on the (4 comments)
Flint School - 04/07/11 11:45 AM
Flint School is gone. The Flint School sat there at the corner of Park and Flint Roads from the 1920s until a few weeks ago. The school had NOT been used since the 1960s. I believe since 1963. On a site called 'Forgotten Ohio on the page about Flint' it says of the Flint School building "The small school building where Flint's children attended class is still standing, neatly boarded up, in a park at the corner of Park Street and Flint Road." Something about the old school public school building that served the Flint and Sharon Township area reminded (2 comments)
Debe Maxwell heard about a new job in our industry, in her post "Social Media Suicide - DON'T DO IT!" Debe writes: "As REALTORS®, we are also bound by our Code of Ethics, RESPA / Fair Housing guidelines. Many of the statutes not only apply to our clients but, to one another. Keep these in mind when making commentary online. I recently learned that there are people out there who are PAID to find these comments and report them to the appropriate Boards, Commissions or federal offices. It's just not worth losing our licenses (25 comments)
393 Crandall Dr., Worthington, Ohio 43085* - Open 2 to 4, Sunday April 10, 2011 3 bedroom 1 1/2 baths breezeway basement 2 car garage $210,000 Worthington City School District - current attendance area for 393 Crandall Dr. Worthington OH 43085 Wilson Hill Elementary School 0.2 miles Kilbourne Middle School 0.8 miles Thomas Worthington High School 1.4 miles Always verify school information for yourself with the Worthington City School Disctrict, current street directory and attendance map. Thank YOU! Location, Location, Location - easy access from 393 Crandall (1 comments)
I hope this Clintonville family gets their skeleton's back before Mother's Day... perhaps now that basketball is over the basketball playing skeleton team will be released.
Crime in Clintonville Columbus "How SAFE is the neighborhood?" (5 comments)
5 Walkable Worthington Neighborhoods - 04/04/11 05:32 PM
Walkable Worthington Neighborhoods - Here are Five City of Worthington's neighborhoods that have a good Walk Score. Where would you want to walk to in Worthington? Stores, restaurants, schools. events.... Are you familiar with Walk Score? Our new Real Living HER websites (mine is MaureenMcCabe.com ) have the Walk Score for each and every listing in the MLS.
There are two business districts in the City of Worthington basically, Old Worthington (or Olde Worthington) and the Wilson Bridge corridor and the Worthington Square Mall in particular. How accessible are these five neighborhoods to one or the other? 5 Walkable Worthington (0 comments)
Judy Klem an expert in home staging offers a cool paint trick... or two or three! This could make all the difference in the world in small room in a Clintonville or Worthington type of home, remodel with color! Thanks to Judy in Connecticut for allowing her post to be Re-Blogged.
Via Judy Klem, Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties (Transition Stage LLC): Move a Wall without Construction Costs No, it's not an April Fool's joke. You can make a small room appear a bit bigger while also adding a bit more dimension for the eye with this (2 comments)
Real Living HER Open House List April 3, 2011 - 04/03/11 10:22 AM
The Real Living HER Open House List for April 3, 2011 on my website site... says there are 63 open houses today... or were. The number can change... the Real Living HER Open House is in real time... no lag. New listings can be added in seconds.
Search by city and state or by zip code. Search for the number of bedrooms or baths you want or don't. If you are looking for open houses be sure and check "Open Houses" as I have on the sample.
Looking for something in the Worthington area? Worthingview (0 comments)
We hear over and over on ActiveRain that stealing is bad... Just don't do it. It's in the Guidelines. We hear it elsewhere too. "Thou shalt not steal" The post "How to steal like an artist...." from Austin Kleon is hot. It's been tweeted a mere 3733 times to date. It's been "Liked" 222K +/ - times on Facebook... and counting of course. "How to steal like an artist" is ALL the rage on the Internet, Twitter, my Google Reader and in my mailbox this dreary Saturday morning... The full title of Kleon's post is "How to steal like an (8 comments)
Worthingview Price Reduced and Open Sunday - 04/02/11 08:40 AM
Worthingview price reduced $195,000 1344 Snowmass Rd. Columbus, Ohio 43235. Listing closed. Link broke. The link was redirecting traffic to Real Living HER not me.
Worthingview The family room at 1344 Snowmass Rd. Columbus OH 43235 is more neutral than in the original professional photos. No more dark paneling! More about the Worthingview neighborhood Worthingview home prices Worthingview neighborhood mls* listings - price range today is $154,900 to $299,900 with one home in contract priced at $399,900. I don't believe the house that is "in-contract" (pending) says it is in Worthingview. That is not a mandatory field (6 comments)
Furnace Filter Friday - The origins of the modern furnace - 04/01/11 06:47 AM
It's that time again... Today is Furnace Filter Friday because the first Friday of every month is Furnace Filter Friday. If you change your furnace filter monthly change it today, Friday, April 1, 2011. A couple of weeks back in a post when I had NOTHING to say about furnaces I wondered aloud about who Frank Furnace was. The name was nagging at me as I wrote about places with the name Furnace in them. I did a little research after writing, a Furnace Friday post (not to be confused with Furnace Filter Friday posts) and came up with these (3 comments)
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.