Current status of the Ning Platform is always available on the Ning Status Blog.

Forum

Ning 3.0 Forum Questions and Concerns

Hello,

I've just launched a sandbox site and have barely scratched the surface playing with it. I'm sure I'll have many questions and suggestions as I dig deeper into the new platform, but right now I have three questions about the forum feature.

1. The comment options are Disqus/standard/none. So just to clarify -- if Disqus comments are selected, members will not be presented with the option to comment using their network profile?

2. There doesn't appear to be a search option for the forum, which concerns me. A lot, actually.

3. Is Facebook commenting an option?

Thanks!

Kristy 

You need to be a member of Ning Creators Network to add comments!

Join Ning Creators Network

Email me when people reply –

Replies

  • Can anyone comment on reply structure? Is it threaded (like creators) or chronological (with quotes for replies to replies)?

    • Hi Chris,

      The reply structure is currently flat; a threaded reply mechanism is in place, but we're fine-tuning the experience for mobile before making it available.

      Thanks,
      Phil

      • The reply structure is currently flat; a threaded reply mechanism is in place, but we're fine-tuning the experience for mobile before making it available.

        Hey Phil, thanks for the reply. Two questions, with a bit of background:

        My forums are threaded, like here. I have been wanting to switch to flat (with quotes) but I can't as my many current discussions would lose all sense - replies would be out of order with no way of knowing how to follow a discussion.

         - does (or will) the "flat" format automatically quote whichever comment is being replied to? This is huge for maintaining readability.

         - would we be able to set this per forum? i.e. could I import my current forum in it's current threaded form, as a sort of archive, and have other new forums set to flat (with quotes)?

        • Hi Chris,

          You can set comments (native with or without HTML replies/FB/Disqus) per forum. Right now there isn't a quoting function; we've experimented with a few different ways to have a flat structure that still makes it easy to follow individual threads, but we're not there yet.

          When you import your existing network content, it will be a single forum instance, so you'd be able to nominate that as an archive (and very likely keep the current threading model) and start a new forum or forums and have a different commenting model for them.

          Thanks,
          Phil

          • Fabulous, thanks Phil!

          • Hi Phil,

            Facebook and Network commenting for blogs will not be combined? 

            • Hi Rowald,

              No, you can choose network comments or facebook comments per blog/forum/photo section; you can't combine them in one. We thought about that but decided that the interaction would be too confusing.

              Thanks,
              Phil

              • Although I really hoped this would be possible somehow I can imagine this will be confusing to some.

  • Hi Kristy,

    Yes, FB comments are an option. You'll need to set up a FB app under the Facebook Integration admin page to enable it.

    Facebook and Disqus comments are there as options, and if you selected those, members would need to use that system, rather than their network profile, to comment. They are there as options so that you can have mixed privacy modes throughout your network on a per page basis. You might have internal members-only blogs and forums that require membership to comment, and public blogs and forums where non-members can easily contribute. 

    Search is coming.

    Thanks,
    Phil

  • Why, in the forum, some people see the complete text editor and others not? Look at this.

This reply was deleted.

Search the Creators Network

Latest Activity

Bizz ( John ) replied to Poppili's discussion Urgently looking for a designer to improve my Ning website design
"Thanks Poppili, for now I create tips and post here to help others with their sites and can help on…"
5 hours ago
Bizz ( John ) replied to Yana Ning Support's discussion Video Feature on Ning 3.0 is now available!
"Hi Anam
I know exactly what you mean for the videos. By default the add content modules for the vid…"
7 hours ago
Bizz ( John ) replied to CZG's discussion My Page Comment Box Posting Issue
"This might be because you are just adding a general comment wall, for the members pages you should…"
7 hours ago
Anam replied to Yana Ning Support's discussion Video Feature on Ning 3.0 is now available!
"Back again :). I had abandoned the idea of using the Video feature but i'm trying it out again. Whe…"
12 hours ago
Kos replied to Anastasiia_NING support's discussion Ning 2Q 2017 plan!
"Douwe themes are no more than layout.  Navigation above, below the header or along side.  The desig…"
15 hours ago
Douwe Dronkert replied to Anastasiia_NING support's discussion Ning 2Q 2017 plan!
"Hi Kyryl,
Just to add to this. Great when you offer more themes! Just to make sure: if new themes b…"
17 hours ago
Poppili replied to Poppili's discussion Urgently looking for a designer to improve my Ning website design
"your website looks great..
I guess I'll have a deeper look at the design studio
do you do design fo…"
23 hours ago
Bizz ( John ) replied to Bizz ( John )'s discussion Videos Playing In Activity Feed, check it out on my site, Now shows photos to ( Updated: 27-04-17 )
"Well this is all working really nice now especially the photos, give it  a try. Click on a photo in…"
yesterday
Bizz ( John ) replied to Poppili's discussion Urgently looking for a designer to improve my Ning website design
"Just thought I would say that the new Ning Team are going to be updating the themes as mentioned in…"
yesterday
George Swann replied to Poppili's discussion Urgently looking for a designer to improve my Ning website design
"Looks relatively straightforward to me.  I have a couple of friends with current Wix sites that do…"
yesterday
Naveen Jain replied to Dan Lee's discussion I Will Design Your Ning Network To Make it Look More Professional
"Do you have example of ning site that you have designed?"
yesterday
Kos replied to Poppili's discussion Urgently looking for a designer to improve my Ning website design
"Good luck w/that.  Been there; done that.  Never again"
yesterday
Ning via Facebook

#createwithNING #plan Need publicity, fans and high life? Follow your dreams with really great…

George Swann replied to Poppili's discussion Urgently looking for a designer to improve my Ning website design
"Poppili, you're right about our sites needing to have a fresh modern look.  Need things to both loo…"
yesterday
George Swann replied to Dan Lee's discussion I Will Design Your Ning Network To Make it Look More Professional
"Deeday won't even let you see the source code...definitely not ning...lol
Bearcreek looks like a wi…"
yesterday
Kos replied to Poppili's discussion Urgently looking for a designer to improve my Ning website design
"Poppili You might want to post this over at the Hire a Creator group. "
yesterday
Dan Lee replied to Dan Lee's discussion I Will Design Your Ning Network To Make it Look More Professional
"No it not."
Friday
Dan Lee replied to Bizz ( John )'s discussion Adjusting Your Videos List Page Metadata Section Colours
"THIS CODE DIDN'T CHANGE THE COLOR FOR MY SITE"
Friday
More…