Zoomin' On ActiveRain With Ben Kinney 4.27.21

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Real Estate Agent with Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 REB.0759001

Zoomin' On ActiveRain With Ben Kinney  4.27.21

Another Tuesday, Another Zoom Call and while they are at a difficult time for many, they are a wealth of information.  The Zoom call this week was to get an update on the changes being undertaken to upgrade and restore the power of our ActiveRain blog.

There was the cast of usual characters that attend the calls regularly, and even a face from the past that many of us remember well from RainCamps. Anybody remember the energetic Bob Stewart

 

But I digress.

Ben talked about trying to get as many improvements done as possible and has a team of developers working to get it done, but it all takes time. Any work done needs to be thoroughly thought out and all the error possibilities considered so as to not make a larger issue when implemented. 

Casey Saunders was on the call as well. Casey is part of the development team and was taking over for Josiah Ubben who felt going on vacation was more important than being harassed by ActiveRainers

The call was more of a feedback call than a 'this is what we've done', and the feedback from the 'audience' appeared to be appreciated.

The 'Tagging' feature that we use to let a fellow Rainer know that they have been mentioned in blog or comment is close to being resolved.

Getting the SEO improved is a continuous task and they are working to restore the site to the stability we enjoyed before Trulia diverted the focus to compete with Zillow at that time and we lost our individuality on the Internet. This is a primary goal of the team and they are working to not only get us back to what we once knew but also upgrade to make it more powerful. All of which takes time. 

 

Smaller suggestions which would make our presentation and actions on the platform were offered.

Getting the task bar to work to allow for a bullet point sequence to be used.

Returning the number sequencing to comments as it made it easier to track acknowledgment replies.

Fix the bell icon at the top of the page so that it not only lets us know that someone has made a notation to our blogs in addition to just a number. If you use this you will recognize that it currently requires that we leave whatever page we are on to go back to our home page to see what the alert is for.

For re-blogs, fix the symbol on the post so that the original writer will know who re-blogged the post and not just a number to indicate a re-blog.

Along with that, it as suggested that when re-blogging, the feature photo be carried over as well as some people do not use a lot of images or graphics in their posts and the blog becomes wall of words.

Return the report feature to the blogs. In the past, if we saw a post that was questionable as pertaining to real estate, we could report it and get the interloper removed. Many of us remember the Ugg footwear posts of the past. 

All of the suggestion were noted and will be addressed as it was recognized that the developers do not have a familiarity with the original nuances of the platform and the suggestions give the guidance.

It was noted that the new look of the platform is cleaner and more uniform. They are working to make it as user friendly and effective as they can to allow us to get the Internet exposure we used to enjoy and are hoping to see again in the not too distant future.

There was definitely points that I missed, and as I needed to run to another client, I did not make the final minutes of the call

 

Zoomin' On ActiveRain With Ben Kinney  4.27.21

 

 

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Comments (50)

Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Bob Stewart!!!  I always liked Bob! SOunds like a nother very productive meeting. I appreciate all the work being done on our behalf!!  Thank you

Apr 30, 2021 01:27 AM
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

Thank you for the recap Ed!  I am so sorry to have missed it.  Bob Stewart, a man I defintely remember from Blogging Boot Camp and many webinars.

Apr 30, 2021 10:26 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Ed Silva ,

Ask and we receive..the tagging feature that was so close to working is now working!! it was a very informative meeting and like your over view..good job!

May 01, 2021 11:23 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog   I do as well and as you can see it's working

May 02, 2021 12:53 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Carol Williams   I missed a bit of the beginning and had to cut off but I believe I got the high points.

May 02, 2021 12:54 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400   I am not experiencing that but I'm sure they will be back with an update some time in May.

May 02, 2021 12:56 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Joan Cox   With the warmer weather I won't make as many as I would like.

May 02, 2021 12:57 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Ron and Alexandra Seigel   I can only post what I can remember and obviously on those days that I attend.

May 02, 2021 12:59 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Grant Schneider    I need to write it on my calendar and then remember to look at it

May 02, 2021 01:00 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Nina Hollander, Broker   My notes were mainly one or two words for each subject and then trying to remember the conversations.

May 02, 2021 01:01 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Will Hamm   At one of the social hours at one of  the RainCamps, the history was detailed. Unfortunately the libations clouded the memories

May 02, 2021 01:03 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

George Souto   I agree but getting the post table system working properly would make it easier and quicker for us to write  post.  I so miss spellcheck and being able to move a photo on the blog where I need it to be.

May 02, 2021 01:05 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Lyn Sims    Thank you  Memory still works well, thankfully

 

Jim Paulson   He has enough of a sense of humor that he just may wear it if he gets it.

 

Paula McDonald, Ph.D.   I do the best I can, Your welcome

May 02, 2021 01:15 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Myrl Jeffcoat   Thanks, My hoe is that these recaps get done after the Zooms as we all can't attend each week.

 

Andrea Bedard   Well, that;s good to hear and yes they do want to make it a great platform as it will help us all.

 

Jeff Dowler, CRS   Good to see you as well.  Bob Stewart is a name and person we all remember fondly

May 02, 2021 01:19 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Kathy Streib   Seeing Bob brought back some fond memories of the early days on ActiveRain and his efforts to teach us how to blog effectively.

 

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400   Thank you it was a good meeting and a lot of our thoughts were given serious attention.

 

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS   Thanks, good to see you on the call as well.  I do notice that some of us need to update the photos on the blog, however

May 02, 2021 01:23 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker   Like so many of the events that we had with AR, the details and info were flying quickly.

 

Laura Cerrano   The Sunday Feature post by George Souto gives the details of the what and who.

 

Kris Collis, Associate Broker  I didn't get to hear that part it had to be the very beginning.  Harassing people that are trying to help is foolish.

May 02, 2021 01:31 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Kat Palmiotti   The details and info were flying.  I did note, that when I wanted to get attention, posting on chat was easier that raising a hand.  Ben picked it up immediately.

 

Steffy Hristova  You are quite welcome.  People here on ActiveRain are very good with helping and passing along information.

 

CANDACE (Candy) STEVENS, EA    Thanks, we all do the best we can and try to help.

May 02, 2021 01:35 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Hannah Williams   Ben kept telling Casey to write a tag which would have been their details to fix.

 

Ginger Harper   Thank you, we all do the best we can.

 

Sheri Sperry - MCNE®   You have the right address for the development crew.  I find that if I save and Preview I can get the format to work better as I can see where the issue may be. I do a lot of copy and paste especially with my market reports.

May 02, 2021 01:41 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727   and I saw you on the call as well.   Your time here offers the development crew areas to check.

 

Debra Leisek   We all appreciated seeing Bob as well and I even thought I heard a little choking in his voice with the accolades that were sent his way.

May 02, 2021 01:45 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Elyse Berman, PA   He was a big part of the platform when they started and we all have those fond memories of his assistance in making us better bloggers.

 

Dorie Dillard Austin TX   I do like the feature as it lets those that took the time to stop and comment that we appreciate it and they get notified about that.

May 02, 2021 01:47 PM

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