More ActiveRain updates

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Our developer Ben, just put up a bunch of new updates to the ActiveRain Real Estate Network.  Pretty much all of them are based on feedback we recieved during the last week.

1. This last week we made a change so members only recieved points for 3 blog posts within a 24 hour period.  This was found to be to confusing so instead of a 24 hour period, we do it by day with the cutoff being midnight PST.

2. Added "Tag Clouds" to both personal blogs, and to the view of the group blog.  You can now see what tags are most popular and easily filter the entries by them.

3. Added email notification for new comments in blogs.  When you create a blog entry or add a comment to someone elses blog you will see a checkbox "Notify me on comments".  If this is check you will recieve an email when someone comments on that particular post.  You can globally enable or disable notifications in your blog settings.

4. Added a hit counter to the profiles, just under your image. 

5. Updated the search functionality, allowing people to choose what they are searching on (first name, last name, email address, company, etc).  This should solve some of the issues reported with the search by users.

There were several other minor changes besides what is listed above.  We're getting pretty close on forums, should have them up in the next couple days.

-Matt Heaton (ActiveRain CEO)

 

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Rainmaker
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Jay Thompson
Zillow - Seattle, WA

Whew... a couple of us thought we'd lost our minds 'cause we'd never noticed that comment notification box before...

Great updates all the way around! 

Jul 16, 2006 03:40 PM #1
Rainer
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Matt Heaton
Timu Corp - CEO, ActiveRain - Co-founder - Bothell, WA

Bonnie, let us take a look at that issue, it shouldn't be blocking you from making blog posts.

Jul 16, 2006 03:51 PM #2
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Kristal Kraft
The Berkshire Group Realtors - Denver, CO
Selling Metro Denver Real Estate - 303-589-2022

In referrencing Bonnie Cox's post, I think maybe the clock is off.  Two nights ago I  posted well prior to midnight, the posts were published with the next day's date on them. 

Last night I was prevented from posting until very late at night again.

Now today, I am not able to post (for points) because last night's posts have today's date on them.

It took me awhile to figure that out, so maybe that will help you.

Active Rain really rocks!  Coodoos to yous.

Jul 16, 2006 04:18 PM #4
Rainmaker
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Angus in Naperville IL
RE/MAX of Naperville - Naperville, IL
Like getting the e-mail updates on comments, makes the process more fluid. Good Job!
Jul 16, 2006 05:12 PM #5
Rainer
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Ben Kakimoto
Keller Williams Greater Seattle - Seattle, WA
Seattle Condo Specialist
Can't wait for the forum...seems many people are using the blog in place of forum posts.  And, if I may humbly request, please don't give points for forum posts. It would flood the forum threads.
Jul 16, 2006 06:03 PM #6
Rainmaker
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Jay Thompson
Zillow - Seattle, WA
Ditto what Ben K said!!
Jul 16, 2006 07:21 PM #7
Rainmaker
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Bryant Tutas
Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC - Winter Garden, FL
Selling Florida one home at a time
Well done Matt. Excellent improvements. Really like the comment notifier and tag cloud. Thanks
Jul 17, 2006 12:37 AM #8
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Judith Clausen
Buyers Advantage Real Estate of Metro Denver - Denver, CO
Judith R. Clausen
I noticed all those changes, but just thought I was getting more familiar with how ActiveRain operates! Obviously they're good changes.
Jul 17, 2006 02:42 AM #9
Rainer
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Paul Sullins
Network Real Estate - Wilmington, NC

Kudos to Ben, the Pizza and Coffee paid off.  Thanks for fixing the search problem, that was becoming annoying with the membership growth.

And I 2nd (oops, Jay got the 2nd) 3rd what Ben K said.

Jul 17, 2006 04:53 AM #11
Rainer
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Matt Heaton
Timu Corp - CEO, ActiveRain - Co-founder - Bothell, WA

Sounds good, no points for forum posts. 

Jul 17, 2006 05:31 AM #12
Rainer
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Paul Sullins
Network Real Estate - Wilmington, NC
Thanks for listening.  Just noticed that Ben snuck in the City/State of the Blog Poster beside each entry.  Now I know where the heck the poster is talking about! 
Jul 17, 2006 07:01 AM #13
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Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
Thanks for the timely updates!
Jul 17, 2006 10:37 AM #14
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Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
Thanks for the timely updates!
Jul 17, 2006 10:38 AM #15
Rainer
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Mark Flanders
Consulting - Silverdale, WA

The updates are great. I notices them the other day. I will be looking forward to the forums. Until we get them though, I am looking for an agent in Michigan. I have a client approved who will be location over there.

Mark

Jul 17, 2006 01:57 PM #16
Rainmaker
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Donna Harris
Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com - Austin, TX
Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator
This is great.  Now I don't have to go into each one to see if there was a response...
Jul 18, 2006 01:36 AM #17
Rainer
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Donna Quanrud
Coldwell Banker Burnet - Eden Prairie, MN
Donna Quanrud Southwest Metro Homes
The post notification is great but I'd like to see the author on the e-mail notification.  Saves my curiosity from running wild.
Jul 19, 2006 01:32 AM #19
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Jason Ungos
Real Estate Technology - Lewiston, ID

It was nice to see all the updates you folks have made. I especially like the comment notifications. I had a few in my inbox to let me know to check the new comments. Thanks for what you do!

Along with what Ken said, I'm looking forward to tagged associates! :-)

  

Jul 25, 2006 09:23 AM #20
Rainer
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GA-agent.com Georgia Real Estate Directory
GA-agent.com - Canton, GA

Amazing how I read this less than 3 months later and how much the network has evolved.

-James

Cherokee County GA Real Estate

Oct 20, 2006 02:43 PM #21
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