Autoscheduling Considered Not Essential by ActiveRain

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Autoscheduling Considered Not Essential by ActiveRain


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The developers are focused on the issues that impact the majority of the community as first priority, and that is as it should be.

The autoscheduling feature didn't even exist for at least the first half of this community's existence, so it's hard to justify it as an essential service that demands the highest priority vs. resolving issues that prevent new members from joining or from the overall community receiving notifications.


ActiveRain bloggers who have be using the scheduling feature to post reblogs and blogs for years may be discouraged by the perspective of ActiveRain Support. This, of course, is only one of the many features of this platform that no longer work.

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Roy Kelley, Associate Broker

Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Main Office:  301-258-7757 (You will not reach me at this number)

Send an email message if you need my phone numbers. I will be happy to recommend a real estate professional if you are moving to the area.


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  1. Brian England 05/31/2020 01:41 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Roy. The autoscheduler was never part of my participation but many of those I follow did use it. Enjoy your day! 

May 31, 2020 04:31 AM #1
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Roy - I understand your frustration but missing this ActiveRain feature is yet another indication that work-arounds are important here and in everyday life.  

May 31, 2020 05:15 AM #3
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Roy Kelley - thanks for following up.  Another thing I noticed is no emails when someone comments on a post.

May 31, 2020 05:46 AM #5
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, Roy... I saw the response from Active Rain. As I rarely schedule it's less of an issue for me... there are others I consider more important that are not being addressed quickly enough. But as you use this feature liberally, I can understand your frustration.

May 31, 2020 06:04 AM #6
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

I do (did) use this feature Roy. Is this a priority for A/R? Obviously it's not. But, how are they addressing other concerns? Are they addressing any?  So many have left this platform. Could this and other issues be the reason why?

May 31, 2020 06:14 AM #7
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I hear your frustration, and I did use the feature a few times a week.  I liked your take on it as being "non essential!"  Are you going to watch the docking on the space station?   We are.   Love your photo this morning. A

May 31, 2020 06:19 AM #8
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It really is sad that things in ActiveRain that are supposed to be beneficial often don't even work.

May 31, 2020 06:54 AM #9
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Roy, with so many features not working now, it seems no one behind the scenes really care anymore.   No wonder many bloggers have left.

May 31, 2020 07:18 AM #10
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Roy,  It is to bad that so many items are not working even the new members part to try to built the site with nem members.


May 31, 2020 08:24 AM #11
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Ron and Alexandra Seigel 

Yes, we did see the docking on TV this morning. It good to see some positive news.

May 31, 2020 08:57 AM #12
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I am doing a workaround right now and I don't feel it is hindering my active participation although some subscribers are complaining. It has been a lot worse in the past...

Happy Sunday to you and Delores, Roy Kelley 

May 31, 2020 12:41 PM #14
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I've never used that feature, but can understand how frustrating it would be if I had. 

I hope you are enjoying your Sunday!

May 31, 2020 12:55 PM #15
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Roy Kelley - I certainly understand your frustration with not having this feature.  I am not sure what kind of issue the powers to be are addressing.  So many times, I can write a blog from scratch and the fonts are all jumbled up. 

It becomes very frustrating when you only have a certain amount of time to use for posting. 

May 31, 2020 02:55 PM #17
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Hi Roy Kelley 

I don't really use the auto-scheduler. I mean, I have used it in the past but very sporadically. Sometimes it worked and other times it wouldn't so I just stopped using it. For people who use that feature regularly, it must be a real pain. 

May 31, 2020 04:27 PM #18
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Roy- well I was someone who did use the Auto-scheduler and miss it. And while I might understand the AR support for saying that this feature is not considered essential, I was surprised that it sounded so "non-caring" .

May 31, 2020 04:47 PM #19
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Your feedback is always welcome and is very much appreciated.

May 31, 2020 05:34 PM #20
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Roy.

No issue for me, as I have never used it.  

Jun 01, 2020 12:51 AM #21
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Doug Dawes 

For years, I have posted an early morning reblog, a morning blog and an afternoon blog by scheduling most of them in advance. That practice will no longer be possible.

Jun 01, 2020 07:47 AM #22
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Your feedback is always welcome and is very much appreciated.

Jul 08, 2020 11:51 AM #23
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I understand how frustrating it must be to lose this feature. However, I've never used it. I guess I'm too controlling...just wouldn't trust it to work as intended. I'm old school and manually post every Wednesday...even when I was on my 6 week road trip last year. I found a way to post without using the scheduling feature.

Jul 09, 2020 08:30 AM #29
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