"This turned out to be a user error on my part. What has changed since the last time I invited people to groups is the addition of all the little social network icons at the bottom of the invitation page. I had clicked on a couple and figured they…"
"Forgive me if I sound completely confused, but I am. As a Ning admin, I have always had the ability to invite any member of our network to any group that I created. We have several groups that are private, and as someone joins our network that needs…"
"It would be super helpful to invite non friends to groups. Should be for admin only. We have state groups for more local information. Most members do not join state groups without a little nudging and to do this I have to go to…"
"I would like this feature also. To start a group and being able to invite ALL members not just friends. For ADMINS only. I guess you could send out an announcement to all members but its just not the same.…"
"I am currently dealing with this issue as well. I definitely get the issue with having members be able to invite the entire network to a group, but I think at least giving admins that ability would be safe. A lot of the people I want to invite to…"
"Haven't launched yet so won't know for real for awhile yet. Getting good feedback generally in initial alpha-testing. I'm not foreseeing any issues because the language change was pretty consistent across the language editor."
"I like where this discussion and suggestions are going. I would like to see the ability to invite members of the network regardless of the connection... as an option (check box only, no invite all). The members on our network do not want…"
For many purposes, I can appreciate how Ning encourages the use of "friends" in it's design. However we often encounter circumstances where we want to invite members of our network to various "groups" or otherwise interact with members who are not already our "friends". For instance: the board would like to have discussions in their group forum, but all members of the board need to join the group first. Since members are elected, we may not all already be "friends" or interested in being…See More
"For our purposes the ability to have NC/admins be able to invite members would be the most elegant solution to our problems. While I can see how moving to a "follower" model would help in many cases the whole dynamic of…"
"Peter, for this reason I changed "Friends" to "Connections" on the professional network I'm building. Still testing the user experience of this, but so far it seems to bear the change. It has become more of a LinkedIn-style…"