We will be performing some planned maintenance on the Ning Platform on Wednesday, March 27, from 10pm-1am Pacific Time (that's 0500-0800 GMT on March 28). During this time, all Ning Networks will be offline and will display branded maintenance pages. Ning.com and Creators will be down for maintenance as well.
During our maintenance last month, we were unable to complete a crucial component of our original plan, which involves removing our reliance on certain hardware so that we can take advantage of new cloud-based technologies. While that maintenance ended earlier than expected as a result, we need to schedule another maintenance window this month to complete it. We strive to keep planned maintenance windows like these to a minimum and schedule them for low-traffic hours.
During this 3-hour maintenance window:
- Your Ning Network will display a maintenance page matching your current theme customization to let your members know that your community is temporarily unavailable.
- We will update the Ning Status Blog when this maintenance begins and ends.
- Creators will also be down for maintenance. We'll update here and on the Status Blog when the maintenance is complete.
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You may want to let your members know about this downtime in advance via a Broadcast Message or notice on the Main Page of your network. Feel free to make use of the language below, filling in your network details.
Formal: We will be performing maintenance on [network_name] on Wednesday, March 27 between 10pm and 1am Pacific Time. During this time, [network_name] will be unavailable. We hope this won’t be too much of an inconvenience as we work to perform some necessary upgrades.
Informal: Just wanted to give everyone a heads up that we need to perform some simple but necessary maintenance on [network_name] on Wednesday, March 27. We’ll need to take the site down at 10 p.m. Pacific for about 3 hours during which we’ll simply show a message asking folks to check back later. Thanks in advance for your patience while we tune up the site!
We've also sent this information via email to all Network Creators with an active subscription.