Simple: It can't be done. Great, huh?
Happy New Year Kopper! ..and everyone else who continues to raise their voice on this matter... & I too would like to add mine... I've been plodding along, making do but this is a priority for me now as I wish to streamline my groups & make certain improvements without loosing any of the content... but without this feature I'm lost thinking of how to work round it... I was encouraged by an earlier post where it was indicated to you that this was in the pipeline for 2011 but here we are in 2012 & disapointingly its a function which appears to be at the bottom of the pile in terms of what ning believe is a priority...
We need more voices!!
Happy New Year to you too, Cindy. Welcome to the fight!
And you're correct ...this thread does need more voices. Best if they are voices with thick skins, as the site moderator will squash 'em ...be on the lookout for "not at all" ...when you see that phrase, know you've hit a sore spot. (Just kidding with you, Evan ...overall, I think you do a great job managing the boards.)
I do hope NING gets this done in 2012. I manage several sites via NING. most of which are annual subscriptions. The inability for creators to move content at-will is the single biggest issue facing us and if its not addressed, will surely force us off the platform.
Happy New Year Asil! I'm a lover not a fighter :) but I do feel quite strongly that this is a big issue for creators, and will do what I can to raise my squeeky voice on the matter.
Why not post your suggestion in our Suggestions for Ning group ? - I think it is worthy of inclusion...
Is that really necessary? I mean, it's been posted here for almost a year now... would it matter if it's posted in that group or not?
I was sorry to see that this thread had dropped to page 3 of the forum only 12 hours after posting yesterday... nice to see at least 1 ning network is busy!?!?! I guess the opportunity to share the issue with Michaels group may raise the problem to those who may have missed it... lots of great info here Kopper so I posted the suggestion & linked back here... hope this was okay...
I too have been waiting for the ability to merge/move discussion topics and threads since 2009, when there was discussion of it back then. It seems from this thread that it actually is something that creators want and need, and every other forum I have worked with has the ability to do so. I now have a major client who wants to reorganize her group's discussions because they are all over the map and very disjointed, and I have to tell her that we "may" be able to do that sometime mid-year. It is very frustrating.
I had a meet with a client who is also wanting this function and when I shared this thread with them, they started a new team to look for a different platform. What NING isn't "getting" is the fact that just because hundreds of creators aren't posting to this particular thread doesn't mean they don't need the functionality and aren't voting with their feet.
As a consultant, its no fun having to tell the client that you talked into using NING that this most fundamental of management tools isn't considered a priority to the platform they are paying thousands of dollars to use.
But weren't they excited that the Chat has been overhauled? ;)
Meanwhile, the invite functionality is still clunky as hell, too.
The new shiny is so much more appealing to developers than infrastructure, however, platforms risk their existence when they ignore the bones of their code. The most beautiful house in the world is unlivable if the plumbing doesn't work.
I can't even get anyone to reply when I type in chat. I'm sure that there are other networks that use it successfully, but at this point chat is of no use to us.