Ben Kinney - Focused On AR Blogging - Keeping His Word About Fixes

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Ben Kinney -
Focused On AR Blogging - Keeping His Word About Fixes




On September 1, 2020, Ben Kinney joined the Tuesday 2:00 pm Zoom MeetUp.


Ben listened to AR members on the call express frustrations with the Blogging Editor. Among the concerns mentioned were slow speeds, the dreaded "504" message and the times when the bottom part of the post would be truncated and disappear from the screen.


Just to mention -  those three are ALREADY CORRECTED !!!!!!!!!
Plus one in the works


EDIT: One more "big step for AR-kind" -  9/24/2020


Ben expressed his desire to bring SEO back to AR posts. He's doing just that by working on the site. He explained that he now has a developer dedicated to ActiveRain concerns. The developer's working on solving issues due to age of the code as well as correcting revisions made under other owners between the Founders and when Ben took the reins.  


First - the slow speeds...

The developer cleared up the issues slowing down the pages. 
He said, "Connections should be much quicker."
Mine definitely are.


Second - the "504" errors...

Remember - a 504 error is outside the control of the Blogger and must be investigated to see if it is a server issue. 
"You should not be getting any more of those."  
Short reply and to the point!


Third - truncated Blog Editor page on Chrome... 
In dealing with the issue of the truncated page, the developer stated that he had found "an incompatible set of CSS for Chrome. [Since] the issue was not present on FireFox browser, I simply added some CSS to make Chrome behave as FireFox was behaving."  


Thanks to Ben Kinney for his focus on getting AR back headed upwards!!!


*Oh, yes -- the one in the works now.  Another strong concern voiced during the call was getting rid of the spam. That is the "fix" in progress mentioned.

However, an unintended consequence surfaced from the battle against spam. You may have encountered this as well. I know that my friend living out in California, Endre Barath, Jr., experienced it. 



When I tried to correct a spelling error, highlighted in yellowand then clicked 'post' to send up the corrected comment --  error message!

 Apparently, this will take a little more time to track down. I guess we will just have to be patient with each other's spelling until then!

 All the best - Lynn

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Comments (28)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Lynn - I first saw your post title appear as a reblog by Barbara Todaro - I don't know how I missed it since I also follow you.  Like you, Barbara understands the power and the importance of consistency when it comes to success in any plan.  Here's to achieving the best.  

Sep 24, 2020 06:53 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Michael Jacobs 
So nice for me to know that you follow me! I loe reading your comments when I post. Maybe even more often now! L.

Sep 24, 2020 02:26 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Lynn, thank you for the honorable mentions and on a side note I am thrilled that  many of the problems are not only getting addressed but fixed as well. Now with that said I can attest that our posts are being seen again by the public.

Recently I wrote a blog post about a New Book Store walking distance from our home. Friday I received a call from  someone who wanted to know if "you are open on Sunday"??? She read the post and thought I was....well you know the Book Store...clearly a good sign.... Endre

Sep 24, 2020 10:16 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Endre Barath, Jr. 
Yeah! When you are happy, I am happy!

Sep 24, 2020 02:25 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Lynn it was great to see these issues cleared up and I am sure Ben will soon correct other issues as well.

Sep 24, 2020 05:04 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

George Souto 
Agree with you completely!

Sep 25, 2020 05:51 PM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

Yes.  Nice to see a man with a plan.

Sep 24, 2020 06:51 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Alan May 
I do love your sense of humor! A rhyme for comment!
Hope you have an easy fast and a sweet and healthy New Year. All the best - Lynn
PS  I wish I had met you when I visited Chicago at the time my son was the Associate Rabbi at Anshe Emet. Spent time with Lyn Sims - we'd meet one year in Schaumburg and one year in the area where my son lived near the baseball stadium. L.

Sep 25, 2020 05:48 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I have learned a whole new respect for Ben. He is a man of his word.
thx Lynn B. Friedman 

Sep 24, 2020 07:24 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS 
Curious if you contacted the Ethics class links? Lynn

Sep 24, 2020 08:21 PM
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Steadily getting back to where we want to be, and great to see the missing June posts restored today.

Sep 24, 2020 07:38 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Liz and Bill Spear 
So glad we are moving along again. Makes it easier to focus on material if I'm not fighting formatting or worried what I post will disappear! All the best - Lynn

Sep 24, 2020 08:23 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

We should all feel very grateful that they continue to work on these issues. I have yet to look at my June archives, but it appears the missing posts are back. Good news. D

Sep 25, 2020 06:52 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD 
Agree - I am very grateful that the issues are being resolved - that's for sure. Stay well - Lynn

Sep 25, 2020 05:11 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Lynn B. Friedman - I think I can safely say, since March of 2020 we have ALL been waiting for some good news. This isn't just good news; it's GREAT!!!

Thank you!

Sep 25, 2020 11:58 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP 
Onward and Upward!
Stay safe - Lynn

Sep 25, 2020 05:53 PM
Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525

Lynn, June blogs also restored.  THIS is the news we've waited for.  

Hope to see many members back who tapered off.

Looking forward to seeing the points back next.

A great day in the Rain!

Sep 25, 2020 12:16 PM
Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV, MD
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Lynn, that is great to hear. I haven't been on much over the past year, but I've noticed the decline. Hopefully, the changes will bring the site back to life.

Sep 25, 2020 12:31 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Mike Cooper, GRI
Given the year you had -- as discussed in your post -- not surprising that you haven't been on AR much. Take care - Lynn

Sep 25, 2020 06:03 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Lynn,
We're all thankful for the improvements in the functionality of the site.  Hopefully, it just keeps getting better and better. 

Sep 25, 2020 12:39 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Carol Williams 
So true! Improvements mean so much! All the best -- Lynn

Sep 25, 2020 06:08 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I'm very patient.  I got a new client from AR yesterday and have had many before and that leads to very patient.

Sep 25, 2020 01:06 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Tammy Lankford, 
Patient and wise!
Hugs - Lynn

Sep 25, 2020 06:06 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Lynn B. Friedman - Great post! It is so nice to speed through posts without the 504s.  I did notice on a post I wrote today that the ability to add color to text was not working.   Other than not being able to highlight the color of the text, everything else seemed fine. 

Sep 25, 2020 03:12 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 
Actually - it is still there - way up at very top left - but still being worked on along with other items.  See below. Take care - Lynn

Sep 25, 2020 05:47 PM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

thank you Lynn B. Friedman  for attending the meetings and giving us the summary of updates and glitches.

I think they are doing a great job especially with the help they get from some of the AR members like you!!

Sep 26, 2020 01:25 AM
Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FL Probate Agent, Hotel & Land Specialist

Lynn B. Friedman you are a jewel!  Happy news for all who are committed to the Active Rain community.  Glad Ben Kinney participated on our Zoom call  which enabled him to proceed and not give up.  We truly appreciate you and your vision for the future

Sep 26, 2020 04:44 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Eileen Burns 
Always love getting compliments! Thanks! I guess we are in balance! On the Tuesday at 2pm Zoom MeetUp, I enjoy hearing your ideas. All the best - Lynn

Sep 26, 2020 10:46 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Lynn,  things are getting better but we still have a ways to go yet but that okay,  I can see good things ahead.


Sep 26, 2020 08:46 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Will Hamm 
Glad you see progress - let's stay focused on the "can see good things ahead" paert of your comment! We are on the road to a recosry leading to an amazing success. Stay safe - Lynn

Sep 26, 2020 10:48 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Congrats on  your feature this week from Carol!  Well deserved!

Sep 27, 2020 07:09 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Kristin Johnston - REALTOR® 
Thanks for stopping by! An honor to be included by her! Lynn

Sep 27, 2020 06:18 PM
Ben Yost - 303-587-4297
First Time Home Buyer, Mortgage Rates, Pre-Approval - Denver, CO
FHA, VA, Conventional - Mortgage Loans in De

Great News

Sep 30, 2020 08:28 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Ben Yost - 303-587-4297 
Check back with me later this week - 
Hopefully more to come -- 
Thanks - Lynn

Sep 30, 2020 01:54 PM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

I noticed the fixs a while back but wanted to thank you for sharing something positive about AR.  I appreciate your positivity!

Oct 12, 2020 06:48 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Jan Green 
Appreciate your kind words. And, in fact, I am delighted to share soething positive about AR. Since I joined - now ten years ago - I have learned so much. Even better than that, met people who have enhanced my life in many ways. My pleasure to sare when I find out about updates! All the best - Lynn

Oct 13, 2020 12:35 PM

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