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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I do not fear it but I know it can, and does, happen. 

I save the html code in notepad in case the update wonks out the formatting. It's a jungle out there 

Feb 26, 2018 09:36 AM
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

Sometimes formatting in AR drives me crazy and I don't really want to spend the whole day just to format.  If the format isn't that messed up I would just post it and move on.  We have too much to do.

Feb 26, 2018 09:37 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

YES! I have, and don't touch it unless you need to! It's a good post! I especially loved the veiled 'REAL ESTATE RELATED Qs' part! 


Feb 26, 2018 09:52 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

No, generally the Tx button will get rid of the offensive text and allow us to fix it up.

Feb 26, 2018 11:40 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

 I have resorted to writing a diclaimer stating "ANy format and font snafu's are caused by the Active Rain System. When published this blog was PERFECT."

Feb 26, 2018 11:31 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

You can always correct the format even though the process can be painful at times.

Feb 26, 2018 12:26 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Congrats on the feature!  Unless I have an error that needs fixing, I never go back and edit.

Feb 26, 2018 10:23 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

That is so true, once you start working on updating, the format does go wonky.  

Mar 01, 2018 08:13 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Congrats on feature! Just go for it, maybe if it changes you'll find something more appealing that works, but it should stay. 

Feb 27, 2018 08:48 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

If it ain't broke don't fix it!

Feb 27, 2018 06:01 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I have not had that fear.  I know that I can copy it outside of Active Rain, make the changes and come back into Active Rain.

Feb 27, 2018 04:53 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

No I rarely update a post after it's been published but if I did, I wouldn't worry about doing so.

Feb 27, 2018 03:39 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good luck.

Feb 27, 2018 02:05 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

yes, because of AR, the formatting fear is real for me as well. 

Feb 26, 2018 10:44 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin - I am with you on that for sure.

Sometimes the change of browser makes the difference!

Feb 26, 2018 09:56 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

typically the only time I've experience that if I have updated something really old to refresh it or update a link.  Which reminds me I have some link updating to do.

Feb 26, 2018 08:33 PM
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Yep! Had a few very frustrating format times with blogs, and completely lost some.

Now, I have developed a technique where I 'launder' the text via Notepad to 'cleanse' any hidden codes. Cut and paste from Notepad into AR.

I also switched to MS Edge as a browser for AR. Seems to work better.

Feb 26, 2018 08:16 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I really don't worry too much about that. What will be, will be and I can't worry or predict when it will happen.

Feb 26, 2018 07:32 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Yes, the downward spiral we fondly call AR has been a challenge the last couple days to format posts...I had issues Sunday too.

Feb 26, 2018 06:52 PM
PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent)
PropertyMinder, Inc. - San Jose, CA
Modern Tools for the Modern Agent

This used to be incredibly frustrating - thankfully, with a little research (and past assistance from you yourself Fred Griffin), we have been able to transcend and resolve formatting challenges. Thanks, again!  - Tim 

Feb 26, 2018 05:26 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have  not...yet

Feb 26, 2018 05:17 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Let it simmer so that the juices are at full power.

Feb 26, 2018 03:56 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I have no fear - I have a webmaster LOL

Feb 26, 2018 03:35 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I have had it happen a couple of times and attributed it to my lack of proper techie skills!

Feb 26, 2018 02:22 PM
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Yes, sometimes I'm hesitate about making changes to a post.  Congratulations Fred Griffin 

Feb 26, 2018 02:01 PM
Margaret Goss
@Properties - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

I type my post in Komposer and transfer the source code over. I thought that would solve all problems but it doesn't. Things still get wanky all the time.

I chuckle when I see posts that are all mis-formatted because I know exactly what's happened.

Feb 26, 2018 01:59 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

All the time. And those gremlins ruin my format even when I'm not updating anything. It's terribly frustrating... every post I do has to be edited and re-edited for format 4-6 times before it holds.

Feb 26, 2018 12:38 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

No but if you go back 5 years or so then the answer is YES. I don't have any problems because most of the time I just mess with the HTML. Just faster all the way around. Don't change fonts either.

Feb 26, 2018 11:24 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Fred Griffin The only suggestion I have is to update your post in HTML and post the source code. This should save the formatting.

Feb 26, 2018 11:21 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Yep it's happened a number of times and you just never know when it might happen. Things have been good recently for me but...and I have had to start from scratch a few times.

Feb 26, 2018 11:18 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Congratulations for the feature.  And I keep tweaking until I am satisfield that the look and feel of the post represents us.  There are been times, when I deleted the post, took all the formatting out of my document, and began again.  A

Feb 26, 2018 10:21 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I've not had a problem, however, saving the html code just makes good sense.  Thanks Kathleen Daniels -- Great Advice!

Feb 26, 2018 09:48 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

well deserved Feature....but I'd leave it alone!!

Feb 26, 2018 09:46 AM