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Peter Matthews's Discussions

Can Ning provide Ning 3.0 demonstration sites?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Matthews Oct 21, 2013. 1 Reply

Hi folks,It will be good to see other Ning 3.0 networks, to see how people are really using the system. However, it is very hit and miss whether or not we can find working examples that are similar…Continue

Tags: complex, mixed, simple, classification, networks

We all want stability and change... it's a paradox

Started this discussion. Last reply by Allison Leahy Aug 13, 2013. 17 Replies

But we can have both.Of course we love new things (that's why we joined Ning in the first place). But we also need stability.Changing from a system that is familiar and mostly works to one that is…Continue

Tags: mobile, computing, feasibility, anthropologist, screen

Will there be an easy default method for converting Ning 2.0 to 3.0?

Started Jul 6, 2013 0 Replies

A recent NING update: "We eventually plan to release an import process that is more seamless.  We envision an NC will be able to choose “standard” import.  After they customize the design and layout…Continue

Tags: methods, options, 3.0, 2.0, Ning

Make joining groups easier

Started this discussion. Last reply by Allison Leahy Jul 11, 2013. 3 Replies

Below the asterisk line is a message I posted in my Ning 2.0 FAQ. The explanation is rather contorted because the system being explained is itself rather contorted.This raises issues that need to be…Continue

Tags: 3.0, Ning, button, joining, groups

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Peter Matthews replied to Juliet Kellogg's discussion 'Ready to Migrate? Phase One is Here!'
"Apparently "Text boxes" cannot be migrated. Does this refer to all text boxes in all contexts? If a text box is used inside a group page, will it be lost? Thanks, Peter"
Mar 24
Peter Matthews replied to Monica Diaz's discussion 'Migrating to Ning 3.0 Status [Update #4]'
"1. We can migrate photos but not the album structure... dop\es this mean the album system will not ever exist again, or will it come eventually? 2. If there is a  "first phase of migration" this implies that Ning 2.0 networks can…"
Mar 12
Peter Matthews replied to Monica Diaz's discussion 'MIGRATING TO NING 3.0 STATUS [UPDATE #3]'
"I understand that Notes will not be transported into the new system. This is understandable, since Pages have superior features. However, I have a lot of content that was produced using Notes. Is there any way to copy all notes in one action to a…"
Mar 1
Peter Matthews replied to Phil McCluskey's discussion 'Introducing Profile Page Layouts and Tab Containers'
"How does the tab container relate to the existing tab system? Will tabs created using a container appear as an extra row underneath the main tabs created in the usual way?"
Mar 1
Peter Matthews replied to Crystal Coleman's discussion 'Ning 3.0 Progress Update for February'
"Dear Strumelia, That guy must be a great cat! Congratulations. And not completely off-topic, if being happy there makes you happy here! Cheers, Peter"
Feb 13
Peter Matthews replied to Monica Diaz's discussion 'MIGRATING TO NING 3.0 STATUS [UPDATE #2]'
"One result of this discussion is that I decided to "Spring-clean" my existing Ning 2.0 neywork win mid-Winter. We still have time to make improvements and see the results in Ning 2.0 I need to get my own house in order before trying to…"
Feb 8
Peter Matthews replied to Mary Jane Peterson's discussion 'please help Freed back need'
"Hi Mary, In standard English, the particle "a" should have an "n" added if the next word begins with a vowel. This makes it physically easier to say or read the words: Always An Open Network. If you wanted to have a second line…"
Feb 6
Peter Matthews replied to Monica Diaz's discussion 'MIGRATING TO NING 3.0 STATUS [UPDATE #2]'
"I second this! I use comment walls on profile pages to greet new members and suggest links to other areas of the network that may be of particular interest to them. By making the greeting public, other visitors to the network and to individual…"
Jan 18
Peter Matthews favorited Eric Suesz's page Upcoming Releases for Ning 3.0
Jan 12
Peter Matthews replied to Phil McCluskey's discussion 'Now Released: Sort Content By Latest Activity'
"Great! This is another very necessary step towards effective content navigation in Ning social networks. Today I received an announcement from the very well-resourced company Thomson Reuters. This company manages huge databases of scientific…"
Jan 12

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Peter Matthews's Blog

Explain your network search system to members

Posted on February 20, 2010 at 6:26am 1 Comment

Recently I have worried a lot about the network search system on my Ning network.



We have technical problems that may be inherent to all social networks, not just our Ning networks. The technology for searching inside networks that have new information added continuously is not very advanced, and this is general, not just at Ning.



So now I have written a blog post trying to explain -- in simple language -- how the search system works on a Ning network, for the benefit of my… Continue

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Projects that the Ning 3.0 Team is currently working on: 

Articles - a new way of organizing longer content pieces.

Activity Feed Updates - options for more content in the activity feed.

Forum Notifications - ability for members to opt into receiving notifications of new discussions in forums.

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soaringeagle replied to Phil McCluskey's discussion 'Introducing Articles and the Author Bio Box'
"i also cant get the design studio to open while on on an article..im not sure if its consistent as…"
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soaringeagle replied to Phil McCluskey's discussion 'Introducing Articles and the Author Bio Box'
"because they are 2 diferent things the comment wall is just a single page comment wall thats how it…"
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ceri shaw replied to Phil McCluskey's discussion 'Introducing Articles and the Author Bio Box'
"RE: "the comment walls designed for a single page" Yes I see that now but WHY? On my…"
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soaringeagle replied to Phil McCluskey's discussion 'Introducing Articles and the Author Bio Box'
"the comment walls designed for a single page..custom pages not for features ut cant be used the way…"
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ceri shaw replied to Phil McCluskey's discussion 'Introducing Articles and the Author Bio Box'
"Yeah I got that BUT now that the native comments are all unique to the url I note that the FB…"
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soaringeagle replied to Phil McCluskey's discussion 'Introducing Articles and the Author Bio Box'
"if u add fb comments as a comment wall it will still be  the same way you can have either or…"
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ceri shaw replied to Phil McCluskey's discussion 'Introducing Articles and the Author Bio Box'
"Ahhhh sorted it :) I need to add native comments to the blog feature and THEN add FB comments as an…"
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soaringeagle replied to Phil McCluskey's discussion 'Introducing Email Notifications for Blogs and Forums'
"add the activity feed to every page  i also have a fill page feed as well and it will be…"
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