Whatever Happened To Localism?

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Localism: Mike in Tucson, AZ mortgage lender

Whatever happened to Localism?

Localism: Mike in Tucson, AZ mortgage lender

I woke up at 2:00 a.m. (which is getting to be more normal than I would like) and did what all Late-Night-Rainers do.  I went to the computer.

Tonight, I decided to work on updating some of my old posts ~ the ones written back before I knew anything about links, tags and SEO.

From the Active Rain Dashboard, I clicked on Important Links: Localism, and I discovered a funny thing. 

Localism Problem: Mike in Tucson, AZ mortgage lender

It seems to be the abandoned red-headed stepchild of the Active Rain Real Estate Network!

With one exception (the blue "e-mail me" link on the right) every link I clicked gave me this error message.

Localism Problem: Mike in Tucson, AZ mortgage lender

I figured it had to be me.  So I clicked on Featured Communities to read other blog posts, only to find the same problem.

Localism Problem: Mike in Tucson, AZ mortgage lender

I clicked on Top Communities, Top Cities, Top Neighbors.  In every case, the error message came up.  I remember that I used to pay $7.00 per month to sponsor a community.  I stopped doing that years ago, and I wonder if that's the problem.  If so, then everyone I checked must have done the same thing, because I can't get anything other than the email links to work for any Active Rainer who appears on Localism.

Houston, we have...Localism Problem: Mike in Tucson, AZ mortgage lender


I'm Mike in Tucson, your preferred Tucson Arizona Mortgage Lender.

NMLS #223495

SUNSTREET MORTGAGE llc ~ Correspondent Mortgage Bank
Offices (AZ) Mesa, Tucson, Sierra Vista, and Nogales.

Comments (20)

Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

In case you were curious, it's not just you.  Same thing here. 


Mar 01, 2011 10:18 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Mike,

I haven't checked this lately but you are right..not working..wonder what is happening..anyone know??

Mar 01, 2011 10:56 PM
Cheryl Johnson
Highland Park, CA

If you go to http://localism.com/ and click thru to States and Cities it still works...  But the http://localism.com/neighbor/((yourname)) function and the link in the upper left corner of everyone's AR "My Home" screen both seem to have been broken for a while.

There was some conversation here a few days ago:  http://activerain.com/blogsview/2148653/what-happened-to-localism-

Mar 01, 2011 11:01 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

The only way to get into your neighborood is to blog and send out to your state then your town then your neighborhood. Localism has not worked for me at all since I joined. I even contacted A/R with no response.

Have a great day.

Clint McKie

Mar 01, 2011 11:10 PM
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Cheryl is right; Localism that way hasn't worked for weeks, Mike. I keep wondering when it will be fixed. It seems that we have a lot of AR problems lately.

Mar 01, 2011 11:52 PM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495

I read the comments with interest, went to the AR dashboard, and clicked the Localism link on the bottom right-hand side.  I verified that the URL was http://localism.com and clicked on the first Featured Community: La Jolla.  Good so far.  I clicked the first Blog, Bird Rock Homes & Condo Sales in La Jolla.

Mike in Tucson

@CJ in comment #3,

I tried scrolling down to "States" and clicked on Califormia.


Mar 02, 2011 02:04 AM
Cara Marcelle Mancuso
Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ - Tucson, AZ
Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY

Wow - hopefully the squeeking wheel gets the grease!

Mar 02, 2011 02:27 AM
Cheryl Johnson
Highland Park, CA

Interesting!  I can move through all the States and Cities without a problem.


(Did you try a browser refresh?)  :-)

Mar 02, 2011 02:59 AM
Teral McDowell
Referral Patners LLC - Murphy, TX

I haven't seen Localism working since a couple of months ago when AR first started noting issues with the 200K membership, hit router, reblogging...yesterday I started getting some of those infamous proxy errors. Looks like AR may be in for another rocky ride.

Mar 02, 2011 04:27 AM
April Hayden-Munson
Brookfield, WI
Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate

Hey Mike, Saw your note on FB - I always go into Localism by the State, I hadn't noticed this was an issue - hope to see it resolved soon.

Mar 02, 2011 07:22 AM
Bob Stewart
ActiveRain - Seattle, WA
ActiveRain Ambassador

I'm happy to report that Localism profiles and blog posts are back and working!

Mar 02, 2011 09:34 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


After a post the comment I'm going to check it out.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Mar 02, 2011 12:08 PM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495

Thanks, Bob Stewart!


Mar 02, 2011 01:15 PM
Cheryl Johnson
Highland Park, CA

YAY! Bob Stewart!

Mar 02, 2011 01:45 PM
Rosario Rodriguez
Aliso Viejo specialist - Aliso Viejo, CA
J.D. - South Orange County Realtor

Note to self, want something done, have Mike blog about it.  Great job.

Mar 02, 2011 03:45 PM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495


Thanks for your comments and encouragement...  Especially Bob Stewart!  :)

Mike in Tucson

Mar 06, 2011 12:42 AM
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Mike - while I post to Localism on a regular basis, I have not checked it in a while and am going to do so after reading this! thanks for the heads-up!

Mar 09, 2011 12:26 AM
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Does Localism update NOW?  It looks like it is in suspended animation.  The discussion yesterday in a Members Only post made me wonder if Localism was in a coma or dead.   

Apr 09, 2011 05:32 AM
Terrie Leighton
Ferrari-Lund Real Estate - Reno, NV
Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno

There was no response to localism this morning!! That is why I can searching and landed here. Hmmm something is going on.

Apr 22, 2011 02:57 AM
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Service Temporarily Unavailable

perhaps Jonathan is taking it with him?

Apr 22, 2011 03:13 AM