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Introducing Activity Feed Improvements, Including Member Status Updates

Today we're pleased to release a set of improvements to the Activity Feed feature on Ning 3.0 networks. The updated Activity Feed allows members to view older items in the feed, and to view new items that have appeared since they loaded the page. We've expanded the capabilities of Social Feeds so that you can have items automatically added to the Activity Feed via RSS and Twitter. We've added a status feature, so that your members can leave status updates in the feed, and we've added link…

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If you want to give your members a tool to use for showing where their posts and content are geolocated, here is a tool for you.  Use this static map generator tool to create an embed code for adding maps to your posts, pages and groups or virtually any post on Ning 3.0 networks using this tool. Code is below for adding your own to a site.  

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Last week, we hosted our first Migration Demo and Q&A Webinar. Thanks to Juliet for her awesome Demo and to everyone who attended. There were a few technical glitches, but we worked some of those out for the recording and we'll definitely be taking your feedback on things we can improve on for the next webinar. Read on for the video and additional resources.
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Members need both the motivation to initiate and to overcome their fear of starting a discussion. Their motivation to initiate will be to either learn something (e.g. "Does anyone know how to....?"), to impress others (e.g. "does anyone else think business class travel isn't as great as it used to be?" or to bond with others (e.g. "I'm upset Kelly got fired from the Apprentice").
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Getting Started

Welcome to Creators! 

This is the space where Ning Network Creators come to discuss anything to do with managing their Ning communities. From how to get members more engaged and active to best ways for implementing a feature on your network, it's all here. 

What's Up with Ning 3.0

PROJECTS THAT THE NING 3.0 TEAM IS CURRENTLY WORKING ON: 

Activity Feed Updates - options for more content in the activity feed.

APIs - The ability to create new members and content programatically.

For more information on what's next, visit the Product Roadmap

The Feature Prioritization Survey is now closed. Thanks for your feedback and we'll be reviewing the responses and releasing a report in early May.

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John Bizley replied to JFarrow's discussion Overriding Ning's Sprite Image
"I do but instead of trying to position a sprite I replace it with an icon or image, I will type up an example a bit later as I am in the process of replacing one on the new activity feed. I replaced the media upload icon for my videos page and hid a…"
38 minutes ago
Ceddy J replied to John Bizley's discussion Activity Feed: Adding Scroll Bar For Comments And The Whole Activity Module
"Nice John!!!!!"
46 minutes ago
Tim Atkinson replied to JFarrow's discussion Overriding Ning's Sprite Image
"I'm having a stab at this tonight. I'm only weeping a little bit. About halfway through the first file. I'm a little naive when it comes to the way some of this CSS works, but do you think you might know what the difference is between the two files…"
1 hour ago
Anam replied to Ning's discussion Introducing Activity Feed Improvements, Including Member Status Updates
"Thank you Kos."
1 hour ago
Anam replied to Ning's discussion Introducing Activity Feed Improvements, Including Member Status Updates
"I have been thinking of this too Skye, although my limited experience has made me slower to find a solution. i have been thinking my only option is to disable Comment walls. i made the remark to john (Bizley) earlier that this whole situation made m…"
1 hour ago
Sapphire LiLi replied to Ning's discussion Introducing Activity Feed Improvements, Including Member Status Updates
"Mine is working great.  I'm glad that they have finally gotten the activity feed upgraded.  It seems to me that next they will be working on Profile Page options.  Lets hope it doesn't take a whole 4-5 months for them to get more upgrades done up.  …"
2 hours ago
Writer Chick {Diane} left a comment for Eric Sewerz
"Just for the record, I knew it was you. I've followed your tweets and some other things you've done in the past, and you have a wicked sense of humor!  (Still snickering over the name at the bottom of your network. LOL) "
2 hours ago
John Bizley replied to John Bizley's discussion Activity Feed: Making the videos a little bigger
"Yes Russell that is correct, this is for 3.0's new activity feed. I will see if I can get it to work for you on your 2.0 and will get back to you. The css is a little different in 2.0 which is why it will not work for you as it is now."
3 hours ago
Russell Rager replied to John Bizley's discussion Activity Feed: Making the videos a little bigger
"Thanks John. For some reason the code does not do anything on my site ( http://boonedeals.com ). I have tried with border code and without border code. The code is still implemented on the site if you want to take a look. Could it be because I am on…"
3 hours ago
Skye replied to Ning's discussion Introducing Activity Feed Improvements, Including Member Status Updates
"Now remember they did not have a comment wall until we lambasted them with requests for the necessity of it so it makes sense that the comment wall doesn't show up either in notifications within the group or on the activity feed. They have added it…"
3 hours ago
Kos replied to Ning's discussion Introducing Activity Feed Improvements, Including Member Status Updates
"Anam I share your view on these comments not appearing.  Ning will have to address it (imho) but sadly, lord only knows when that would occur."
3 hours ago
Anam replied to Ning's discussion Introducing Activity Feed Improvements, Including Member Status Updates
"That is exactly my point Skye. While discussions posted in Groups appear in latest Activity, all Comments posted on Group walls appear NOWHERE, and who is going to check every group on their site morning noon and night to prevent Spam or porn or pic…"
3 hours ago
Jelena left a comment for Eric Sewerz
"Nice to see u here Eric"
5 hours ago
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Not many groups offer a sense of belonging.…

Strumelia left a comment for Eric Sewerz
"Oh man.  You fooled me, for sure. 
But... how can we be sure this isn't actually a double fake-out??    :(
If it's 'really' you Eric, then send me a PM please and just tell me by what means I recently contacted you.  Then I'll know it's REALLY you a…"
6 hours ago
Skye replied to Ning's discussion Introducing Activity Feed Improvements, Including Member Status Updates
"If no activity shows up from Groups then they should implement a way to be notified that a comment has been placed in a group via notifications. Yet they specified this would not be the case and a member needs to come in to a group to follow or we m…"
7 hours ago
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