I've read and was likewise shocked when the news came out about the end of Free Services. I run a website for writers that has been a destination for writers around the world for about 2 years now. In that time I've also helped develope other writer related websites on NING.
To be sure NING wants to keep as many people coming to their sites as possible. Losing traffic helps no one. These upcoming changes will surely close the doors for many of those sites so I have posed this question to those who might know.....
Can members of a closing site transfer their membership to a similiar NING site without being forced to create another account?
and if that isn't possible.........
Can two exisiting NING websites merge into one under a new name?
Someone with the answer to these question please contact me.
So you are saying the Creator get's to take a members information, in tact, transfer the member and his data to the new site, create a password (assuming the platform allows) for the member, and whether or not the member signs up, his data is there on the site?
Of course, that doesn't work on Ning since you don't allow the creator to create a password.