OOPS...What to Do When You Can’t Access ActiveRain.

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Home Stager with Room Service Home Staging

OOPS...What to Do When You Can’t Access ActiveRain.

 

It’s Monday morning and you’re ready to go. Post, then do a quick check for comments on ActiveRain. You have your coffee in hand then oops!waiting

 

It’s not the end of the world, and it’s not the only time this has happened.

 

In the big scheme of things, it’s not all that important.

Servers have issues no matter the site, and the crew here is excellent about doing their best to fix whatever’s broken behind the infamous curtain.

 

 

So what can you do if you can’t access ActiveRain?

First, find out if it’s the whole site, a few servers, or you.

1. There are Facebook groups you can join to see if others are also having issues accessing the site. One group is ActiveRain and there’s another called ActiveRain Peeps.

2.Text a fellow member or an ActiveRain Ambassador.

3.Contact the ActiveRain support staff

4. Restart your computer...had to throw that it because everyone always wants you to do that if you are having issues.

5.Delete your cookies. You can grab some cookies to eat while you do this as well.

 

And what if it’s not you but the site?

1.If you’re really diligent, start writing your marketing or monthly stats posts.

2.Still need your ActiveRain fix? Use this time to pick up the phone and contact a fellow member...maybe someone you’d not spoken to in a while, or someone you’ve wanted to call but just haven’t.

3.Work on other marketing projects you have on your To Do list.

4. Get out!  Go enjoy the fresh air...experience life. ActiveRain will still be here.

 

kathy and larry

 

 



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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
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Nina Hollander I hear you. Posting is the last thing I do before heading out for my walk!

Hi James Dray I did get it!  I was out and had to keep checking on Facebook to see what the status was. 

Barbara Todaro I figured that it would come back whenever it did and until then, I had other things to do. 

 

 

Nov 07, 2017 08:38 AM #16
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Kathy Streib
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Wayne Martin it's frustrating, but life does go on. 

Amanda S. Davidson so true. I was about to text Liz and Bill Spear but saw his message in a Facebook group. 

Kat Palmiotti you're absolutely right! I know I bookmarked it but forgot about it. 

Nov 07, 2017 08:41 AM #17
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Liz and Bill Spear
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Considering I haven't paid AR a dime in years, it's hard for me to be too bothered if the site is down.  I know it's temporary and I'll get to write and post later in the day.  And it's not like I lack for OTHER things I could (and should) be doing.  Bill

Nov 07, 2017 08:50 AM #18
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Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
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I got a strange message this morning that the system was overloaded with activity.  I closed the program and went back in 5 minutes later and wa-la.

Nov 07, 2017 09:08 AM #19
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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Kathy - Yep. Yesterday morning, I was planning on writing the photo contest post. Fortunately, the site was back up fairly quickly after I discovered it was down, and finding something esle to do is never a problem.

Nov 07, 2017 12:28 PM #20
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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You're absolutely right.  All platforms will go down at one point or another.  It's best to simply chill and wait.

Nov 07, 2017 04:23 PM #21
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!    

Nov 07, 2017 04:24 PM #22
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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The routine was off yesterday but Amanda and me check in with each other and I let her know when it was up and running again.

 

Nov 07, 2017 04:35 PM #23
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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
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Kathy

I would say . . . . call ghost busters.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Nov 07, 2017 07:39 PM #24
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Good advice Kathy!  One still gets frustrated, when one follows a certain routine.  A

Nov 07, 2017 09:45 PM #25
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Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®,
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I have been there and tried the tried and true reasons before going for a walk Kathy Streib 

Nov 07, 2017 10:12 PM #26
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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hi Kathy --- a good swear word may not help the situation...but then again...I'm not sure there's "anything" in particular that will help so I'll use a few choice words...just in case.   

Nov 07, 2017 10:43 PM #27
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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The to do list got a big dent in it....and that's a good thing !

Nov 08, 2017 05:03 AM #28
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Kathy Streib
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Dorie Dillard that's exactly it. We all have to switch gears every day...we should be used to it. 

Sheila Anderson it's like anything else...we want things to work when we need them. 

 

Nov 08, 2017 05:05 PM #29
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Kathy Streib
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Gabe Sanders many woke up and discovered they couldn't play in the Rain but you move on. 

Rob D. Shepherd now that's funny. BTW almost bought a car like the one in your profile photo years ago. 

Nov 08, 2017 05:09 PM #30
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Kathy Streib
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Joe Pryor there's always something we can do. 

Brian England heck- we don't have half the number of "curtains" we used to have. 

Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543 Nick- you just take care of yourself!!

Nov 08, 2017 05:17 PM #31
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Kathy Streib
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Gita Bantwal Sometimes it ends up being just certain regions. 

Same here Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty 

Liz and Bill Spear exactly!  All things considered, I have no complaints. 

Nov 08, 2017 05:22 PM #32
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Kathy Streib
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Belinda Spillman LOL- I just headed out for my walk at the beach, breakfast, then it was working. 

Dick Greenberg Hey with all of your furry friends, you're always busy. 

Nov 08, 2017 05:25 PM #33
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Myrl Jeffcoat we can either complain and get frustrated or chill out and move on to something else. 

Nov 08, 2017 05:28 PM #34
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Sharon Tara
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Lucky for me I had missed the whole episode. By the time I got to AR it was up and running again!

Nov 09, 2017 01:15 PM #35
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