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2006 

We went down for a few hours this morning.  We're using pretty bleeding edge development tools on this site which is part of the reason we can crank out new features so fast.... well - one of those tools just bit us pretty hard.  Apparently the code we're using for the new search stuff we put in ...
09/25/2006
As most people that have been viewing this site for any amount of time know, we're in a constant struggle to create a better experience for our users.  One of the main issues is how do allow users to most efficiently view the blog posts that they want to read.  So I want to pose this question to ...
09/20/2006
We are going to be launched a cool search that will allow users to search blog entries, forums, and profiles Thursday (tomorrow).  This release will require the site to be offline for about a half an hour as all of the existing content is indexed and is scheduled to take place at 10:00 pm PST-Mat...
09/20/2006
Some of you may have already noticed but we made several updates to ActiveRain last night.  Here's a quick rundown of what they are...1. We added two additional catagories that blog entries may be posted to "Advertising a Listing" and "Other Advertisement.  While we didn't exactly intend for peop...
09/19/2006
Blog topic for this week was suggested to be by a community member, I just can’t remember who, but I’ve been wanting to do it ever since they suggested it.  With so many different markets and so many different real estate professionals here on ActiveRain this should be interesting. I'd like to he...
09/18/2006
Several weeks ago Kaven Villa Schweinfurth emailed me about a local (Seattle) charity auction for the Childrens Miracle Network (CMN), and asked if ActiveRain was interested in attending.  CMN provides local community hospitals assistance with their "uncompensated care" program, so no child is ev...
09/13/2006
Lets get those creative juices flowing...We're going to hold an ongoing contest for an ActiveRain t-shirt/sweatshirt design.  I've had this on my mind for a little bit ever since the "Race for 3rd" t-shirts, but Steve Campbell gave me a little kick in the rear yesterday with his post.  We're aski...
09/13/2006
We were thinking it would be fun to do an offline get together of Seattle area, ActiveRain members.  It would be something informal like meeting somewhere in the area for drinks on a weekday evening.  This would be a great opportunity to get to know each other a little better, share ideas, and ne...
09/12/2006
I'm not sure if many people are aware but it is easy to change the title of your personal blog on ActiveRain.  When a user account is created the default title for the blog is "firstname's blog".  Even many of the frequent posters still have their title set to the default, such as "Scott's Blog",...
09/11/2006
Ben just pushed up a big round of enhancements to our live servers.  Here's a run-down of the major ones...1. Added the last 10 (public) featured blog postings to the front page.  A few people had commented that they had originally though ActiveRain was simply a real estate directory, so by putti...
09/11/2006
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