Gee Mike...What Happened to Your First 20 Comments?

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Gee Mike... What Happened to Your First 20 Comments?

We’re all entitled to a “duh” moment and I suppose I had mine tonight.scratching head   So bear with me if you’ve already noticed this feature at ActiveRain.   

Tonight I was commenting on Mike Cooper’s very well deserved Feature post “Can You Time Your Blog for Maximum Readership?”   Excellent post by the way.  

Anyway, as I always do, I scrolled down to see the comments (if you don’t know.. the comments are often as interesting as the post), when I noticed that the first 20 comments were missing.

“Gee... why would Mike delete the first 20 comments?”

    (yes... I know...quite the “duh” comment.)

I moved on to another post, saw the same thing and then  the old light bulb went off.  

We must have a new (well new from my perspective) AR feature.  

Take a look: Where did the first 25 comments go?

new feature?

Now look:


So should the comments begin to add up, you can choose to view just the most recent ones or all of them.  I suppose this helps with respect to loading the post because as you may have discovered, often when there are 50+ comments and/or videos the page can be slow to load.  

I apologize if you’re thinking..ok Kathy, tell me something I don’t already know, but just in case you don’t here it is.  Do with it what you will!


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Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Kathy, I was in that first 20 to comments on Mike's post yesterday, and when I went back to look for his response, I didn't see it at first. Naturally, I thought the same thing. Why would Mike delete my comment. That's when I discovered this new feature by the staff at AR. Glad you took the time to explain it to the AR community.

Oct 17, 2012 10:52 AM #75
Michelle Finnamore
in Vaughan and Toronto GTA - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

Thanks for the heads up Kathy. I am  a bit slow on this type of thing as well. Great  AR feature.

Oct 17, 2012 11:46 AM #76
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes


Thanks for that heads up.  I wondered where the comments were going.  Sometimes the answer in right in front of us.

Oct 17, 2012 11:47 AM #77
Judy Orr
HomeSmart Realty Group - Orland Park, IL
SW & Near West Chicago suburbs

I noticed that the other day when things didn't look right.  I never had problems downloading a post with a lot of comments so this will be an extra step for me.  Also, with most boards you get to immediately see the 1st comments first, so this new set-up is a bit strange IMO.

Oct 17, 2012 12:29 PM #78
Michael Blue
Home Smart Realty West - Encinitas, CA
REALTOR - 760-889-8877, Encinitas/Carlsbad
I noticed the other night active rain was down for a few hours, that maybe when the posts were tweaked but I did notice it
Oct 17, 2012 12:36 PM #79
Georgie Hunter R(S)
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

I heard this was going to happen but didn't really notice it, and honestly might have missed it if you didn't point it out.

Oct 17, 2012 01:17 PM #80
Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC - Melbourne, FL
... a small office, delivering big service!

Thanks.  I was wondering...and I was indeed in the dark on this feature.

Oct 17, 2012 03:04 PM #81
Doreen McPherson
Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe - Tempe, AZ
Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~

Wow!  Good eye!  You are right, this is a good thing.  Sometimes these pages can take forever to load.  Thanks for pointing it out.  

Oct 17, 2012 04:29 PM #82
Dana Basiliere
Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty - Burlington, VT
Making deals "Happen"

I caught it Kathy but thanks for pointing it out. On the top I saw "show all". We have a similar feature on the Coldwell Banker site.

Oct 17, 2012 05:37 PM #83
Thomas McCombs
Century 21 HomeStar - Akron, OH

I had not noticed this.  There is always something more to learn about, isn't there?

Oct 17, 2012 05:58 PM #84
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Anja-totally agree...comments can be very interesting. 

Andrew- it really helps when there are posts with more than 100 comments.

Wallace- I'm still getting used to it. 

Gabe- even though I know about the feature, I still get caught wondering where the comments are. 

Maria- you just never know what you'll find here.

Mary Beth- Glad I could help!

Hey Christine!- good to see you!

Sarah- sometimes I do run out of things to say on a popular post but their can be interesting comments.

Rob- and when you add videos, they can really be slow.

Rodney- my post today had maybe 10 comments so who'd notice.

Cynthia- I bet you were!...just didn't run into any posts with a lot of comments.


Oct 17, 2012 08:22 PM #85
Michelle Cooks
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pace, FL
Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management

Thanks for the information, I would never have guesssed it either as  don't look at the numbers I just read on.

Oct 17, 2012 09:08 PM #86
Isabella Scott
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - Boca Raton, FL

I noticed this today too, I like to skim most of the comments though, so I would most often click 'Show All'. I'll have to check out Mike's post too.  Thanks


Oct 17, 2012 09:41 PM #87
Regina P. Brown
California Coast & Country Homes, Inc. - San Luis Obispo, CA
e-Pro Realtor

I noticed it today too then I remembered that AR posted an announcement about this new feature.  I think it's making it more organized especially if there are more than 50 comments.  Anyway, there's the "Show All" button if we like to see all the comments.

Oct 17, 2012 11:21 PM #88
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Leesburg, VA

I must have been absent when AR held the class on this new " feature"? I think most of my blogs get under 25 comments, some get around 50, and I think maybe one got close to 100?

Oct 18, 2012 05:53 AM #89
Mel Ahrens
Alternative Solutions Real Estate (Kelly Right Real Estate) - Hood River, OR

I hadn't notice this yet, but I'm sure my own "duh" moment would have come up soon so thanks for clueing me in before that could happen!


Oct 18, 2012 07:45 AM #90
Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
Accredited Staging Professional

I'm always learning something from you Kathy! Thanks!

Oct 18, 2012 12:11 PM #91
Rebecca Gaujot, the Go To Realtor®
RE/MAX Vision Quest - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County

Hi Kathy, I had heard this was coming, but didn't know it has been implemented.

Oct 19, 2012 08:55 PM #92
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663

Thanks Kathy, that picture is so cute, she seems to be really concentrating on something.

Oct 21, 2012 01:09 PM #93
Wayne B. Pruner
Oregon First - Tigard, OR
Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI

I was gone for a while and came back. This was the first thing I noticed.

Dec 09, 2012 08:08 AM #94
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