Thank you for your patience over the past several weeks. As you know, we closely follow and appreciate the feedback you share on Creators, and we’d like to make a couple of important announcements related to your posts.
First, regarding the product, the team has been working over the last several months on re-architecting and re-developing a new Activity Feed for Ning 3.0. The new Activity Feed will include the addition of statuses and more embeds based on pasting links into the status field. This isn’t everything that the team is working on but the most significant short term new capability. We are planning to release this feature in July.
We also wanted to address the downtime that some of you experienced on May 26th and 27th. After the scheduled maintenance on Monday to update a group of servers, we discovered that some of the backup servers were malfunctioning. We've corrected this and have changed our operating procedures to prevent this from happening again.
On the communication side, based on several factors including resources and priorities, we have made the decision that we will no longer be involved in providing day-to-day support and feedback through the Creators community. Communication from the Ning team needs to be focused on product capabilities and new releases and other general announcements such as this one. Our team is focusing on expanding some of the planned features that we already have in development. Once we have more information to share with you, we will do it here.
Please continue to use this community as a productive place to have conversations about how to build, grow, and manage Ning Networks. We will continue to provide technical support through tickets and phone. As always, phone support is available to those with networks on Pro, Performance and Ultimate plans. Our technical support team is available Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm PST.
Only 1 network left that's on annual billing. Expires in June. Just shut down one today... Pic of ticket pretty much sums it up.
This update to product roadmap is now approaching 2 years old. I can't say anything which would drive home the point any better than what you aren't doing yourselves. Ning does not have a roadmap, and keeps its customers waiting and wanting or just outright surprises them with things such as sudden storage and member limitations out of the blue.
I thought I would check in and see if there are any signs of life from Ning. A year and a half later and still nothing?
I asked tech support about it in the last week, and no news is no news. Very nice and helpful people, but they haven't been told anything.
Since we are hearing nothing from Ning, what social media sites do you guys recommend for transferring our Ning sites? What has the same features and allows us to keep our content?
There are only a few options that give an automatic migration path with native migration tools designed specifically for the Ning 2.0 archiver. This post might help:
I read SP's blog post about platforms to migrate to, and I recommend it.
Another possibility is PHPFox. All I could find was a member importer for Ning, but I asked a host who specializes in it, http://www.phpfoxsolutions.com/phpfox-hosting/, and they said they can import anything I can export. For a site our size, which has a lot of content, they said it would be $2,000.
It's a tempting platform. More polished then Jamroom and rather FB like. $350 for their new Neutron version, plus any options. I'd only need a few of them, for about $150 total. Hosting plans run $9-$49/mo for VPS.
There are entire threads that are about where others are going, or have gone....only a few have NING migration. Check out the forum discussions...check this one out https://creators.ning.com/forum/topics/alternatives-to-ning-social-n...
Thanks. I moved my remark on my simple backup solution (ning2 > drupal7) over there.