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Rainmaker
67,972
Dario Ferreira
Attleboro, MA
Internet Marketing

Before updating the servers, there's much more they can do to speed up the website.

For example, on this page, I counted over 10 external Java Script files being called and 10 CSS - that's crazy.

Just consolidating half of those would improve speed considerably.

http2 would help with that, but, it's still a lot of stuff to download.

Feb 11, 2019 08:32 AM
Rainmaker
989,087
Corinne Guest
Corinne Guest, Realtor | Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
Barrington Lifestyles

Good luck with that! It's secure, I guess that's something.

Feb 11, 2019 07:33 AM
Rainmaker
681,426
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
WestUSA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Sadly, there is no motivation or incentive to do this, let alone the economics behind it (and I don't blame AR). We are just happy it's alive (for now...).

Feb 11, 2019 08:19 AM
Rainmaker
1,502,271
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
Realty National & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I don't think the Commodore 64 is capable of any updates

Feb 11, 2019 07:27 AM
Rainmaker
1,523,078
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Sure Peter Mark , just purchase the company from Ben and spend a million or two of your dollars to make it better for the rest of us.

Feb 11, 2019 07:12 AM
Rainmaker
1,050,209
Margaret Goss
Baird & Warner Real Estate - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

Everybody complains about the problems but nothing seems to be getting done about it. It used to be that Active Rain would inform the membership of updates and how they would improve the site -  but that has not happened in years.

Feb 11, 2019 07:57 AM
Rainmaker
2,892,288
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

That would be nice, wouldn't it, Peter. You may have to take that request to Ben Kinney who owns the platform. We have no say in it.... unless we all vote with our feet and leave... but I don't see that happening any time soon.

Feb 11, 2019 07:42 AM
Rainmaker
3,179,221
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Wishes can come true. Do you believe in wishes, Peter?  That may work as effectively as anything else. Fortunately or Unfortunately.  What you see is what you "got".

Feb 11, 2019 07:55 AM
Rainmaker
1,196,848
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No.  They can hardly keep them running, it seems, with people being kicked off for server issues lately.  When they implemented Amazon storage for the images, it caused all sorts of problems for weeks.  Personally, I wouldn't ask for any more upgrades.

Feb 11, 2019 09:08 AM
Rainmaker
2,744,968
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Good luck with that.

Feb 11, 2019 08:03 AM
Rainmaker
947,702
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

That would be good for all. 

Feb 11, 2019 06:52 AM
Ambassador
1,586,645
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I would forward your suggestions to ownership.

Feb 11, 2019 07:32 AM
Rainmaker
4,785,611
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

wishing you luck with it.... beyond my paygrade and probably most of the other members!!

Feb 11, 2019 06:54 AM
Rainmaker
2,815,267
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

You want to pay for that?

Feb 11, 2019 06:42 AM
Rainmaker
2,998,405
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Talk to Bob Stewart about it.

 

Feb 11, 2019 11:38 AM
Rainmaker
4,228,658
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Peter,

My take is that they are running the site on a root beer budget...the less spent the better.  And Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI may be right.  A

Feb 11, 2019 09:16 AM
Rainmaker
1,485,600
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Everytime they update the servers things are worse than before. I have done this test also long ago & it was just as bad.

I doubt that it will happen. Email Ben & see what happens.

Feb 11, 2019 04:54 PM
Ambassador
3,943,763
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Some days are good some have issues, as do most sites.  Try running your test a few more times.

Feb 11, 2019 10:36 AM
Rainmaker
4,795,864
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Beyond my pay grade.

Feb 11, 2019 09:50 AM
Rainmaker
719,159
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Ba ha ha......................... What would those still using Windows 98 do?

Feb 11, 2019 09:22 AM
Rainmaker
2,401,999
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Lets find out...

Feb 11, 2019 07:47 AM
Rainmaker
334,678
Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I found that AR is not very technology friendly.

Feb 11, 2019 04:34 PM
Rainmaker
92,928
Peter Mark SEO Services
PeterMarkSEO - Holiday, FL
Full Time SEO

Ok maybe if I tag Ben Kinney 

Feb 11, 2019 01:30 PM
Rainmaker
3,093,986
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The issues given the players of former ownership might prove difficult to ht though

Feb 11, 2019 11:14 AM
Rainmaker
5,167,317
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good luck with your suggestions. I have no idea what they are willing to do.

Feb 11, 2019 10:53 AM
Rainmaker
536,776
Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Is HOME.
Gulf Place @ 30A - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Let me help you find your path to the beach.

Best of luck there.  Interesting to see the other responses here.  

Feb 11, 2019 08:53 AM
Ambassador
3,103,724
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

It's a work in-progress. I've heard major changes are coming - perhaps a speedier server is one of them.

Feb 11, 2019 05:15 PM
Rainmaker
501,934
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I really appreciate a speedy site. Having said that, I've grown accustomed to your tortoise-like speed & I still like you AR. Maybe you should listen to these guys Peter Mark & Dario Ferreira, they seem to have some good ideas. 

Feb 11, 2019 05:03 PM
Ambassador
3,875,290
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I suspect not

Feb 11, 2019 02:29 PM
Rainmaker
730,271
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

You bet.

Every Active Rain participant should send Ben $30 monthly. After recive such a HUGE income, those same 37 active members can suggest the improvement otherwise, payments will cease.  HOWEVER, we will be advised that those dollars was spent on software changes that make certain only paying folks can use AR. Didn't see that coming.

It is more practical to find another place to hang around the water cooler.

Feb 11, 2019 10:02 AM
Rainmaker
445,851
Bruce Hicks
Best Homes Hawaii - Honolulu, HI
Your Lifetime Friend/Helper!

Am happy the way it is.  Unless you come up with a NO increased COST solution? From a computer illiterate..other than a few bumps here and there, I've had no problem.  My Hp Pavillion with 2T is only one year old from Best Buy.

Mar 12, 2019 12:30 PM
Rainmaker
3,972,924
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Good luck with that, haven't heard anything from management in years!   

Feb 15, 2019 05:55 AM
Rainmaker
3,970,945
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I think money is the issue.

Feb 12, 2019 08:36 PM
Rainmaker
572,086
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

Don't hold your breath about any problems being rectified any time soon...  There does not appear to be anyone in charge who cares about the people who pay their monthly fee to use this platform to make it run more efficiently.

Feb 12, 2019 05:39 AM
Rainmaker
964,135
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

 Suggest you eMail to support. About 2 years ago they had a live person made some pledges and that was about it.....  

Feb 12, 2019 05:36 AM
Rainmaker
4,431,007
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I hope so.

Feb 12, 2019 03:01 AM