The Text editor has been a huge success!
Well, it may depend on who you talk to. I imagine that Network Creators who like it are mainly talking about the intent behind it and their own use of it to manage a network but that does not account for the relative bloodbath of usability for the average joe looking to make a simple comment. Is it slower? Yes. There is a lag. Since when has any feature that creates a lag been something any user would even consider to be an improvement. All those network creators who like the new text editor would have to overlook all the discussions that talk about all the shortcomings of it like someone appreciating a nice apartment as the step over all the dead bodies. The replies from the staff at Ning I feel are trying to sell this way too much. It's a social network. If they put this kind of commenting system on Facebook we wouldn't even be debating how much of a FAIL this is but because it is on Ning it's worthy of defense? Come on, now! And on top of it we pay for it. Would any Ning staff recommend this for Facebook or Twitter? I am running a Social Network not Wordpress or Blogger? How can they not get this? Even My Modern Met (one of the most successful Ning blogging sites) doesn't like it but Ning is going to try to convince us and them we just need to sit tight while they work on it? I hate it just for what it does to commenting for regular members and I haven't even begun to address it is as a text editor. If my members want to write blogs the previous editor was causing less of an uproar.
They make the change and we will just have to keep on Beta Testing it.
It's amazing to me how you can pay for a product and still be beta tester for it. You want to know how to submit your feedback? Just submit a help ticket. They should just stop calling it a help ticket it's really beta feedback. I pay a company for a service and they change something on my network that effects my clients/customers and I have to eat it? WTF I am not running a Network for the fans of Scooby Doo (no offense to Scooby Doo fans). The Text Editor doesn't work so they should go back to the drawing board & not continue to waste my and my members time "figuring it out" on LIVE Networks.
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