ActiveRain Planned Maintenance: Monday, June 20th, 9-11pm PST

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Listen up, guys! This is an important announcement and I need your full attention! All eyes and ears on me, please!

We will be doing a database update on Monday, June 20th, from 9-11pm PST. ActiveRain will be completely unavailable to you during that time. Our team needs to take the site down for two hours in order to feed the hamsters implement the update to our system.  As we have talked about in the past, we are 100% committed to improving the stability and availability of ActiveRain.  All websites need to be maintained on a regular basis.  On Monday, we will be doing just that by updating our database.

Are we all on the same page? Have you been following along so far? (There will be a test at the end of this post.) It's very important for you to pay attention now, so you don't freak out Monday night when you come to the site and find our system maintenance page! Let's go over this one more time:

ActiveRain will be down on Monday, June 20th, from 9-11pm PST for a planned database update.

Mark your calendars! Tell your friends! Post those blogs in advance! The downtime will be brief and painless as long as you've planned your blog reading/posting schedule accordingly.

Now, suddenly you have two free hours on your hands (so really, it's kind of like we're giving you a present)! Here are a few of our suggestions for how to spend your time on Monday night:

1. If you're on the west coast, find a buddy/sweetheart/furry companion and go watch the sunset. In Seattle, the sun is supposed to set right about 9:11pm on Monday the 20th. This is the day before the solstice, so get out there and enjoy one of the longest days of the year! If you're feeling adventurous, do a little research on wine and cheese pairings, and pack up a twilight picnic to take along with you.

2. Read a book! This will not only give your brain a much-needed break from your hard work day, but it also has the added incentive of increasing your vocabulary. You'll be all fired up and ready to blog prolifically as soon as the site's back up! One of my all-time personal favorites is A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson. Let your imagination take you along with Bryson as he recounts his journey walking the Appalachian Trail. I promise you will laugh out loud, especially when he starts talking about his fear of bears...

3. Rest your tired old bones. Whether this means going to bed early, taking a hot bath, or curling up on the couch to watch a movie, take advantage of this two-hour gift we're giving you. Consider it a computer (or at least an ActiveRain) time out. Claim these hours as your own, put yourself first for once, and relax. If you like light-hearted foreign films, I recommend watching Priceless with Audrey Tautou. A sweet, charming little film with a running time of an hour and 44 minutes, just about filling up that two-hour downtime window!

Although we're just keeping you in the loop, I promised there would be a test at the end of this post. Luckily, this test has only one question, with no wrong answer:

What are you going to do with your two free hours on Monday night while ActiveRain updates our database?

Let us know in the comments!

Written by staff contributor Karli Larson

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Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
That translates into very late hours on the East Coast so it will be ZZZZZZzzzz sleep time here!
Jun 20, 2011 01:00 AM #104
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Perfect time for us east coasters who will mostly be in bed dreaming of ideas for Tuesdays blog. Thanks for the heads up, Will we be seeing any updates or upgrades or is it all behind the scenes?

Jun 20, 2011 01:49 AM #105
Patricia Aulson
Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes

Thanks for the heads up.  It won't effect us here on the east coast.


Patricia Aulson/ Seacoast NH & ME

Jun 20, 2011 02:03 AM #106
Bina Yajnik
Watson Realty Corp. Palm Coast, FL - Palm Coast, FL

Thanks for the advance notice, very much appreciated!!! I will catch up with my phone calls........

Jun 20, 2011 03:04 AM #107
Irene Kennedy Realtor® in Northwestern NJ
Weichert - Lopatcong, NJ


I think I'll stay up way past my bedtime and spend the 2 hours bitching on FB that AR is down.  LOL  But you know there will be folks doing just that!

Jun 20, 2011 03:31 AM #108
Teaching Amanda Fische
Teaching Amanda Fische - Denver, CO
Offering 30 plus years of sales insights

Good to know thanks for the heads up.

Jun 20, 2011 03:36 AM #109
Hillary Sheperd
Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon - Scarsdale, NY
Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY

Rock and roll, you guys.  Maintenance is our friend and gotta' do it  Our server at our startup has been on the blink, but our new enhanced website is up at least -- wahoo.  bacaeEven computers need love and attention.

~ Hillary



Jun 20, 2011 04:00 AM #110
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Looks like you pulled this one off without a hitch!  I'm impressed. 

Jun 20, 2011 04:28 AM #111
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

On the east coast so sleeping!  Thanks for the heads up though!

Jun 20, 2011 04:31 AM #112
Don MacLean
New England Real Estate Center Inc. - Easton, MA
Realtor-Homes for Sale- Easton, Mass 02356

Listening and chatting with all those who will shoot over to Facebook. It's like a home away from home lol

Enjoy the day

Jun 20, 2011 05:02 AM #113
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

You mean I cannot stay up late and work! Damn I so love that!  Any exciting changes we can view or is this all behind the curtain stuff?

Jun 20, 2011 05:39 AM #114
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
No problem with being down during those hours since I am long in bed by then!
Jun 20, 2011 12:05 PM #115
Carol Pease
JP & Associates Realtors - Bastrop, TX
CRS, Broker-Associate 512-721-6320

Yawn!!!  I guess it will be a good time to catch some zzzzzz's.  Thanks for letting us know in advance. I just won't be blogging at that time.

Jun 20, 2011 01:54 PM #116
Gerard Gilbers
Higher Authority Markeing - Asheboro, NC
Your Marketing Master

Right in the prime time for nite owls!! I sometimes login and make my comments for 2 days at once by utilizing the time shift (although it is not always exact!!) to post on one day and then post on the "next" day after about 0015 EST! Sometimes you do need to feed the hamsters and give thema physical to make sure they stay healthy!!

Jun 20, 2011 03:06 PM #117
Mike Wong
Keller Williams Realty Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
Realtor: Commercial, Residential, Leasing, Invest

Noooooooooooooooooooooooo..... but thanks for the heads up! Thanks for the great job AR is doing with the site and they platform you provide for us.

Jun 20, 2011 04:11 PM #118
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Thanks for letting us know, Karli!  I think I'll watch a movie that I TIVO'd called Hachi A Dog's Tale ... really good movie!!

Jun 20, 2011 04:49 PM #119
Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070
Golden Gate Sotheby's International - Oakland, CA
Opening the Doors to California Homes -East Bay

so nice of you to let us know- thanks and hope all went well

Jun 21, 2011 04:23 AM #120
Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

I can't tell if anything has changed or not. I'm thinking that's a good thing, right?

Jun 21, 2011 10:55 AM #121
Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant

Darn...I wish I had seen this Sunday, 

I posted Monday about Rain Camp, and nobody Commented Except Todd Clark who was at Rain Camp online later on. It's still strange as I only have few comments now...I guess as I slipped into the Rolling Obess my post got lost.

Idea On our Local Real Estate Listing web site we have a bulletin that we market as read or it keeping showing as unread, great for maintenance announcement

Jun 22, 2011 10:22 AM #122
Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

Niki, is there any way to make it so I don't have to put in a code at the bottom of My Own blogs, when I go back to comment on others' comments? That would be awesome. Thanks!

Jun 26, 2011 12:37 PM #123
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