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Leaking in the Rain.... TOP SECRET SCREEN SHOT of the NEW & IMPROVED ActiveRain Dash Board

 Well you gotta admit the rain gods (Matt, Ben and Caleb) on ActiveRain have been quite busy. Gosh, who would have thought that playing in the rain was gonna become soooo complicated?

With each passing week it seems that there is some new bell or whistle for us to poke and play with. This week it was the "Groups" feature and ALL that that takes to master.

Do you realize that on ActiveRain you can do you do all of the following: Login, Insert, Upload, Search, Group, Associate, Post, Edit, Update, Start, Join, Tag, Browse, Bookmark, Show, Delete, Rate, Submit, Leave, Add, Remove, Order, Email, Contact, Comment, Logout, Draft, Invite and Sort!

PLUS... on top of all that you can still BLOG too!

Well, with all this active build up of functionality... in hopes of sponging off of my design creativity and sensibilities, the rain gods "leaked" to me a screen shot of their "EASY" new ActiveRain dashboard featuring the quick access buttons and links to all the features they have created and provided us.

Geez guys, its really looking... BLOGTACULAR! Oh and I can't wait for the new "Order Pizza," Flush" and "Place Bets Here" features you spoke of and are soon to release.

Matt, Ben and Caleb... you rock in the rain.


Comment balloon 19 commentsCraig Schiller • December 02 2006 11:03AM


Happy Birthday BalloonThe Rain Gods emailed me and told me all these changes were in honor of your Birthday (Sssshhhh don't tell anyone guys, but it's tomorrow!)

So in honor of your Birthday, Favorite Craig, let's call it the Craig Schiller Birthday Weekend Active Rain Dashboard Enhancement. And I'm sending this balloon because unlike Cleveland, Chicago is a tad sedate and well, not festive enough for an occaision of this magnitude  :-)

Posted by Carole Cohen, Realtor, ePRO (Howard Hanna Cleveland City Office) almost 14 years ago

Hi Craig,

Are you tired of hearing from me yet? I can't pull myself away from the computer long enough to do anything else since I joined Active Rain! I want to be a Rain Brain too!!! How do I earn points??? 

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) almost 14 years ago

I see you found your nose, Craig.......

I like the groups thing too...I just wish I could mass e-mail things to people in my groups or networks (associations)..... I have to type, copy and paste the letter to those I want to recieve leads right now.....

It is not bad, but it could be more time saving to have a function like ya think I should mention it in the forums area to Caleb and Matt?


Posted by Alex Harb almost 14 years ago
I heard that by Christmas we will be able to just click a link and choose who on Active Rain we would like to have Christmas dinner with.
Posted by Linda Davis (RE/MAX Home Team) almost 14 years ago
Phew, I was hoping they would change the blog dashboard.  Thanks for leaking the news, Craig!  The order pizza enhancement should be great!  I hope that it can be customized for Chinese or Thai too.
Posted by Maureen Francis & Dmitry Koublitsky, Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel (Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel) almost 14 years ago
Craig, The nose! the nose! the nose! You must really be excited to have that back. Did I hear birthday? Happy birthday my favorite stager in the whole wide world. I wonder who's older, me or you? Maybe we could start a contest. I say me by 5.
Posted by Bryant Tutas, Selling Florida one home at a time (Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC) almost 14 years ago

 BLOGTACULAR - you are so funny Craig - I see you're sporting the nose againg.....anything we should know?


Posted by Rick & Ines - Miami Beach Real Estate (Majestic Properties) almost 14 years ago

Hey, Rudolph... Santa's not coming for another couple weeks. :)

Happy Birthday.  And I think that the 4th button from the right of the 2nd switch on the left under the 1st dial from the top that is next to red "do not push" button is a dedicated solely for your blogs.  Or was it the "do not push" button... I can't remember these things.  I'll just push them all and see what happens.

Posted by Jason Price (Mortgage Financial Group, Inc) almost 14 years ago

I see you found your nose just in time to guide Santa's sleigh. Have a blessed Happy Birthday, Craig

Phyllis Pafumi

Posted by Phyllis Pafumi, ReStyled to Sell Staging Homes NJ (ReStyled to Sell Home Staging New Jersey) almost 14 years ago
The ubiquitous red nose - borrowed from Rudolph - is back!  What do your staging clients say about it when you show up? :-))
Posted by Suzanne Marriott, Associate Broker, CLHMS, e-PRO (Keller Williams Arizona Realty) almost 14 years ago
I see that you are wearing your nose again.  Any particular reason. he he
Posted by Teresa Boardman (Boardman Realty) almost 14 years ago

Oh my--do I see just enough room for a coffee mug?? If so the dashboard is PERFECT.

Happy Birthday, my friend.


Posted by Dawn Shaffer Life is good! almost 14 years ago

"Craig The Reala Stager"

Happy Birthday To You...

Happy Birthday To You...

La La La La La La La La...

Pretend I am singing it works better like that. :)

Love the new dashboard. That is definitely winner. Could you add some laptop hygiene products?

I keep getting food stuck in my keyboard. lol...

TLW "The Lovely Wife"...Food In The Keyboard Is A Hygiene Issue Is It Not?...ROAR!

Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) almost 14 years ago

Oh Craig! To say "lol" would NOT be doing you ANY justice!!! I may need some of TLW's Hygiene products, as I just spit my drink all over my keyboard in laughter. The new dashboard - MAN! I love it. Although, I think that we need a sub-selection under order that offers pizza, chinese food, hot wings and *beverages*. 'Cause I sure ain't cookin!

and... Happy Birthday!

Posted by Derek and Mariana Wagner, The Artisan Group - Colorado Springs REALTORS® (The Artisan Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty ) almost 14 years ago
Since everyone else wished you a happy birthday the day before or on the day, I'm going to extend your birthday and say it a day late: Happy Birthday, Craig!  My family team always likes to drag out birthdays - everybody who wants to take you to lunch, for example - string it out for a week or two. Collect IOUs for dreary days.
Posted by Sharon Simms, St. Petersburg FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS (Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International) almost 14 years ago

Love it- the map feature- is it a touch screen !? Cool!

Was thinking this post was about somethingelse with "Leaking" being the key word... Leaking in the Rain..Hummmmm ;-)

Posted by Michele Connors, Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor (The Overton Group, LLC Pitt & Carteret County) almost 14 years ago

That dashboard looks like the cockpit of a plane but not sure which one. Thanks for the smiles and I join the rest wishing you a very happy birthday!

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 14 years ago

Hey Craig,

So much has happened in the last week since I started blogging had a birthday, a centenial post, a new dashboard (still looking for the spell check!) and I got a gold star!

Thank you for all the good rain drops!!!

Stage It Forward! 


Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) almost 14 years ago


I love that dashboard.  Looks like MS Simulator.  I'm sure it has all the necessary bells and whistles to boot.



Posted by Ken Spencer, for Verrado, Buckeye, Sundance almost 14 years ago