Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC (Keller Williams Capital Properties)

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

I have had that happen ... more than once.  That is why now I copy and paste the HTML code into a notepad txt document and save it on my device. That way, IF the post goes POOF ... I have it saved.  There are many extra steps I take with working/playing on this site. Overtime It taught me that I cannot trust it 

I am so sorry that happened to you.  


Nov 01, 2020 06:56 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Glitches and Goblins of all sorts are common visitors to ActiveRainLand even in times when subtle scariness is not present. 

Maybe, your post is in "draft status" and just needs to be found and resurrected - ActiveRain Member Support - any other sleuthing skills you might add?

Nov 01, 2020 07:00 AM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

I always "copy" the entire post, before I hit "publish" for exactly this reason. Just in case.  ActiveRain Member Support?

Nov 01, 2020 06:39 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I have learned the hard way - like you, with losing more than one post - to save them on my laptop before publishing.

Nov 01, 2020 07:08 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Lise... there were issues in the Rain yesterday. They seem to have resolved but now it sounds as if there are new ones. Someone else just posted a question about the disappearing post. Sorry that happened to you. It's happened to me in the past and it's more than a little annoying and frustrating.

Nov 01, 2020 07:27 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I have no suggestions as all is well for us here.  It looks like other members have great answers. A

Nov 01, 2020 07:09 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

It does seem weird things are happening right now, and hope support gets it fixed.  It is very upsetting to do a whole post and have it disappear, so sorry Lise! 

Nov 01, 2020 06:46 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Lise- not sure what to suggest.  I write my posts in Google Docs, then C&P them into the AR Editor. If it disappears, I can grab it again. 

Nov 01, 2020 10:29 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

I typically have problems with photos that are posted as I make up the post subsequently disappearing from the final product. I have to take the extra time to repost the photos.

Formatting also comes out weird after the "saved" post looks good and the "published" post is different.

Nov 01, 2020 08:45 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Russians? Democrats? Election interference? Pelosi? As to it happening again, a second step like saving it in email form to yourself will mitigate the loss and mischief

Nov 01, 2020 08:24 AM
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

I just posted no problems using Google Chrome as my browser to post. It may be a browser issue. Always create your post in Word or the like first in case you need to re-post.

Nov 01, 2020 07:58 AM
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

No or not yet.  I created my blog on word and the copy and paste here.  Even then often I have to convert my blog into notepad so the character in AR is "clean".  Thanks for the warning. 

Nov 01, 2020 11:17 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Always save your blogs before posting them.

Nov 01, 2020 10:14 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Lise I've had some stuff go wonky since Friday night, but it appears to all right now. I do what Kathleen it on another platform or your computer. Good luck finding it again.

Nov 01, 2020 02:05 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I've had it happen but not recently. Seems the last few days spooky things are happening around here.  Check the Draft mode in case a miracle happened.

Nov 01, 2020 12:13 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

OH NO! Well, I write mine in Notes and paste them here (and then format them). I hate that for you, Lise - what a royal PITA!

Nov 01, 2020 12:09 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

No, I just posted one and it came out fine. Hope you get it resolved Lise!

Nov 01, 2020 11:35 AM
Jerrill Ewing
N & J Lake Properties, LLC - Eatonton, GA

Always copy before you hit the publish button.

Nov 01, 2020 02:08 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Copy paste on your hard drive. Before my name was sold by Redfin blog, I saved a copy. 

Nov 01, 2020 11:33 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Hello Lise!  I had some challenges with posting yesterday, but they contacted me back and got it resolved (as far as I knew by 11am PDT yesterday

Nov 01, 2020 03:26 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

been in your shoes and it totally stinks.  I try to "save" during the process when I write a post here, but rarely do I actually write them here anymore.  I have it written, I copy, paste, strip the code, recode and add photos.  That way if it does go poof at least my original copy is safe somewhere else.

Nov 01, 2020 02:19 PM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I think a long time ago I did but I just posted it again

Nov 02, 2020 12:07 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Always save it before launchi

Nov 02, 2020 06:38 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

That's been happening for years. Save in draft, and on another platform.

Nov 02, 2020 06:30 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I better check mine. 

Nov 02, 2020 05:29 AM
Peter Mohylsky 850-517-7098
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

yep and thanks for all the good answers.  

Nov 02, 2020 05:24 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Sorry to hear this, try posting it again.


Nov 02, 2020 05:13 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I usually copy my post just before hitting publish. Often for naught. Then again the one time I did not, poof!

Nov 02, 2020 04:49 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

When I remember, I do Control C to copy it before I post.

Nov 02, 2020 04:39 AM
Larris Hutton
Linchpin Property Management - Fayetteville, NC
Property Management Company in Fayetteville, NC

Happened to me 3 times this past week.  It's annoying as heck!!.  What I do now is write it on a seperate document, and cut and paste it in!!!

Nov 01, 2020 11:19 PM
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Yes, think I probably insteady of hitting "Publish" button,  I by mistake hit the "Write Post" button.

Nov 01, 2020 10:53 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Like Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist I've had that happen to me before too.  I typically write them on my website first now, publish them there and then a week or two later publish them here.

Nov 01, 2020 06:29 PM