Hello, again, Network Creators. Seasons greetings!
We made a few changes today that I think most of you will be happy to hear about. You now have more choices about who can sign up for your network — specifically around the age of new members.
FIrst, you now have the choice to increase the minimum required age of your members. Is your network only meant for Baby Boomers who are over 60? You can now change the minimum age to reflect this. And your Terms of Service will be automatically changed to reflect your new age requirement.
Second, you can now do away altogether with asking for birth dates during sign up. Your new members will still be required to accept your Terms of Service (with a minimum age of 13), even if you turn off the birth date check.
You'll find these new options in the Members > Controls section of your management dashboard.
We also updated your network’s default Terms of Service to add our standard DMCA notice guidelines and to remove the last few mentions of “Ning.” There is no longer any mention of Ning in your default network Terms of Service.
I know that most of these have been requested in the past a number of times, so we’re happy to be giving you these new options.
Hope your holidays are looking bright!
Great news on the minimum age and TOS. The optional age input is a great idea, however it doesn't let people sign up if you require birthdates. ref:00D8cCLt.5004DXRvF:ref I've had to disable it for now, despite the fact that I need this information from new members!
Hi, Chris. I'm not sure I completely understand on the face of it, but I will check it out. Thanks for submitting a ticket!
Thanks Eric - other explanations that might help shed some light - my ticket perhaps wasn't the clearest!
I've just re-tested in my sandbox, and it appears fine now. Perhaps as the roll-out completed the problem went away, or maybe a bit of quick tinkering sorted it? Can anyone confirm this before I re-enable it on a real network?
Well, that is important. Let me check into this, John. I'll get back to you soon.
Hey, John. I wanted to follow up. This is definitely an odd situation. Are you still seeing this as you mentioned it? If so, would you mind submitting a ticket and sharing that with me? I want someone to look very closely at this. Seems very odd and I want to make sure we tackle it.
Awesome. Appreciate the follow up.
Thanks for the advice, Marshall. I'll pass that along. Please note that this age option isn't activated. It is an opt-in feature.
I was automatically opted in - I had to find it and turn it off myself yesterday. I've just checked on another network, and it's the same. This is an opt-out feature, we seem to be in by default. Thank you for making it optional though!
What were you opted in to? Nothing should have changed on Your Ning Network with this rollout. All members were previously required to enter their birthdate and have an age of 13 or older before this change, and the same was true after — now you just have some customization control over these rules.
Ah. I see what you mean now. Yes, that makes sense, however as it caused issues it would have been good to know about the change before it happened. I know it shouildn't have changed anything, but it did! Here's the ticket I submitted earlier today after testing f.y.i. ref:00D8cCLt.5004DXRvF:ref, but as I say, it appears to be better now!