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Pagans,& Heathens Networking  

For those of us who  may be Witches,Wiccans,Pagans,Heathens, and are seeking to network  with other of like mind and interests. I have begun a new group here for us to share our communities. If your  Owner or Admin on NING or and even Spruz.

Click link above and add   your site with a legit link and brief  About.

Blessed Be

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once, there was a guy named Gus. and although Gus was without a passion, Gus's head liked to think that Gus was a passionate guy. Gus's head also liked to think that it was bright. in fact, Gus's head just liked to think.

through apparently fortuitous circumstances, Gus was lonely most of the time. often, during that time, mostly because it just liked to think, Gus's head would think. and often, sadly, during that time, Gus's head would think that Gus was lonely most of the time. and often, sadly, mostly because it liked to think that Gus was a passionate guy, Gus's head would think that Gus was lonely most of the time, and do so with a passion. and, at those times, Gus's heart, which was infinitely wiser than Gus's head, and knew that Gus was never really alone, would thus prompt Gus to feel sad, and often, do so with a passion, so as to discourage Gus's head to keep on thinking those thoughts. but Gus's head, which all things considered was indeed bright, though not that bright, just kept on thinking those thoughts, mostly because it just liked to think. Gus's head also kept on thinking that it was bright.

Gus lived in a town where other people lived too. and the other people living in Gus's town liked to talk about Gus. in fact, the other people living in Gus's town just liked to talk. sometimes, some of them would even talk about the fact that, most of the time, most of them were passionate about talking.

through apparently fortuitous circumstances, when he was not around, which meant most of the time, sadly, and mostly because they just liked to talk, when the people would talk about Gus, they would refer to Gus as sad Gus. and often, during that time, sadly, the people would talk about how sad Gus was sad and lonely. sometimes, some of them would even talk about how, most of the time, sad Gus was sad and was without a passion. and as a consequence, sadly, most of the time, most of the other people living in Gus's town were not inclined to spend time with sad Gus.

once, through apparently fortuitous circumstances involving accidental food poisoning, Gus's head, mostly because it just liked to think, thought it would be a good idea to think more about mushrooms. and, mostly because it liked to think that Gus was a passionate guy, Gus's head thought it would be a good idea to think more about mushrooms, and do so with a passion. and, at that time, Gus's heart, which was infinitely wiser than Gus's head, and knew that what Gus really needed was to have some fun, some of the time, seized the moment and prompted Gus to feel passionate about the prospect of cultivating his own morels. Gus's head, which all things considered was indeed bright, though not that bright, just thought it just had had another good idea, mostly because it just liked to think. and, mostly because it liked to think that Gus was a passionate guy, Gus's head thought it would be a good idea for Gus to cultivate his own morels, and do so with a passion.

thus, Gus started cultivating his own morels. Gus's head quickly realized that Gus had great fun cultivating morels, and that Gus could do so with a passion. Gus's head also realized that by cultivating his own morels, Gus cultivated his own morale. and thus, often, happily, during that time, mostly because it just liked to think, Gus's head would think that it was a good idea for Gus to keep on cultivating his own morels. and thus, often, happily, mostly because it liked to think that Gus was a passionate guy, Gus's head thought it would be a good idea for Gus to keep on cultivating his own morels, and do so with a passion. and, at those times, Gus's heart, which was infinitely wiser than Gus's head, and knew that what Gus really needed was to have some fun, some of the time, would thus prompt Gus to feel happy, so as to encourage Gus's head to keep on thinking those thoughts. and thus Gus's head, which all things considered was indeed bright, though not that bright, just kept on thinking those thoughts, mostly because it just liked to think. Gus's head also kept on thinking that it was bright.

thus, through apparently fortuitous circumstances, happily, and mostly because they just liked to talk, when the other people living in Gus's town would talk about Gus, they would talk about his morels, and his morale, and refer to Gus as fun Gus. and often, during that time, happily, the people would talk about how fun Gus was fun and fun to be with. sometimes, some of them would even talk about how, most of the time, fun Gus was happy and was passionate about his morels. and as a consequence, happily, most of the time, most of the people living in Gus's town were inclined to spend time with fun Gus.

and thus, through apparently fortuitous circumstances, happily, most of the time, out of sad Gus's passionate feeling for growing fungus grows fun Gus with a passion.

and thus it is said that absence makes the heart grow fungus.

(well, it is mostly the other people living in Gus's town who like to say so. they also like to say that Gus's head thinks so too. sometimes, some of them even say that it possibly does so because it just likes to think, and do so with a passion. but you know them, they just like to talk. in fact, if that saying actually holds true, it must only do so in Gus's heart, as only hearts can hold truth.)

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Will only be a dream?

Hello Everyone, my name is Tony and I am a network creator from Italy. I though to write a short review as appreciation for Ning platforms and to invite my fellow Italians to try it. I have started using Ning back in 2014. I still remember the great impression I had when I discovered it. At the time it wasn't much known in the Country
What I really like about Ning is that it's a social network that help you make your own social network. Can you imagine that?
To me Ning represents a website that everyone can access and meet people with common grounds, and that's a brilliant. 
What really distinguish Ning from other networks is that members have control and can decide which rules they want to set and follow so they can shape who they would like their social network.
User experience is terrific! There are amazing tools for discussion and to share content. Interface is easy and gives many ways to post and contribute.
For example, there's the opportunity to comment on members pages, discuss issues in threaded forum topics, post pictures, videos, and podcasts, create interest groups, add friends to your profile, and much more. Ning enables you to create and discover social networks for the most important people and interests in your life, the social networking as a whole has become a true phenomenon. I love the Ning platform and am very excited about the networks I have created and those in which I participate. I must say I truly appreciate all the amazing work the Ning team have done in order to provide us with a great platform that enables to create communities. 
Throughout the years Ning it’s always the best. I  appreciate Ning 3.0 but I adore Ning 2.0. Creating new networks with NING 2.0 will only be a dream?
Have you ever thought that many creators would be extremely happy to create new networks with the Ning 2.0 platform? I think that being able to choose would be a very good development. At the same time each creator would be able to create more networks. I believe that out there many people love Ning 2.0 and I hope this dream will one day will come true.
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   Do you believe in Christmas miracles? A creative agency from UK called Grey London definitely does. Their remarkable story tells how a seemingly crazy idea can literally save human lives, proving that funny festive trinkets can have much more power and meaning to them than it might seem from the first glance.

   Of Beards and Christmas...

   If you have ever dreamt of having a Christmas tree right on your face, you will be happy to know that it is no longer a problem with Beard Baubles, a charity project initiated by Grey London and inspired by the magical spirit of Christmas and desire to raise awareness to the deadly illness known as malignant melanoma - the skin cancer.

   It all started as a mere experiment in December 2014, when Grey London and Beard Season, a charity organization from Australia, cooperatively launched an extraordinary product called Beard Baubles - a set of festive Christmas ornaments attached to the facial hair. The accessory became a true hit among the men who prefer to have a considerable amount of growth on their faces. In fact, the Beard Baubles became so popular that they were completely sold out in a very short period of time.

   The photos of bearded men with Christmas baubles soon flooded the internet and gave the trend an extra spin! Now Beard Baubles are among the most fashionable and fancy Christmas accessories for men and… well, hairy dogs, as reported by Ollie Dearn, who works at the Grey London agency - as it turned out, the trend enthralled not only humans but their pets too.

   Can beards really save people?

   But how do Beard Baubles save lives, you would ask. All the money from the sales of the baubles is donated to the skin cancer research. The creators of Beard Baubles believe that malignant melanoma will be combated sooner if more awareness is raised concerning this problem. Needless to say, donations are very important for fighting skin cancer, but the most important is letting more people in the world know how dangerous the disease is. That’s exactly what Beard Baubles do.

   The founder of Beard Season, Scott Maggs, makes the point: “The real goal of the #BeardBaubles isn’t raising funds, it’s inspiring action, and every day now, hundreds of people are signing up as Beard Season Ambassadors on our website, following us on social media, booking skin checks, and spreading the word”.

   Impressed? Taking the next step is easy

   Ning is always inspired by the stories like that. We know our network creators are compassionate and charitable people, who would be happy to contribute to the right cause - that’s the reason why there are so many altruistically oriented websites on Ning.

   To facilitate network creators in helping others, Ning has introduced a new Donations feature that allows users to raise funds for the purposes they consider important.

   You can now set up a “Donate” button on any page of your Ning network, provide a description of your fundraiser, explain its importance, and express gratitude to those who agree to donate. You can easily check the results of your charity campaign by monitoring the transaction statistics.

   So now you can come up with the idea as crazy and ambitious as the Beard Baubles in order to collect money for charity, organizations researching terminal illnesses or helping the children who lost their parents, etc.

Make the world a better place together with Ning!

 

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I've read some of the disparaging comments about the Ning platform some of you have posted, and must come to their defense. I can build a complete, fully functional Ning platform website in less than 2 hours. You won't find ANY other platform where this is possible.

I have never disliked Ning, so please keep your disparaging comments to yourself. Constructive criticism is best, but some of your comments are over the top.  I am currently developing a new website on another platform, It is much more expensive than any Ning website, but has most of the features of Facebook. Ning customer support is unparalleled. You won't find the technical support better anywhere else than Ning. I will tell you one thing, if Ning Developers were to create a site that had all the features of Facebook, I would move back to Ning in a heartbeat. The cloud-type sharing so popular on Facebook is the ONE thing Ning could do to improve their platform. If they were to make it a part of the Ning platform, people would leave Facebook in droves.People are getting really fed-up with Zuckerberg's ambiguous community rules. Compared to all of the other social networking platforms available out there, Ning ROCKS!

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If you have been on Creators for a while you may remember my post about Survey Earth in a Day back in 2012.  This is a GLOBAL Community event for our Land Surveyor Community.

NING-POWERED PROJECT: Survey Earth in a Day

Well, this year will be our 6th year remeasuring the entire planet as a community, in a single day.

What Is Survey Earth in a Day?

On the day of the solstice June 20, 2017, geospatial professionals around the world and members of Land Surveyors United (a global support network for land surveyors) will be simultaneously recording survey grade GNSS/GPS data from thousands of points around the globe, in order to promote awareness of and a better public understanding of the surveying profession. Measurements made on this day will serve as comparative data from prior events and to expand upon the database of logged points.


So WHAT happens on Survey Earth in a Day?
On the day of the solstice June 20, 2017, geospatial professionals around the world and members of Land Surveyors United (a global support network for land surveyors) will be simultaneously recording survey grade GNSS/GPS data from thousands of points around the globe, in order to promote awareness of and a better public understanding of the surveying profession. Measurements made on this day will serve as comparative data from prior events and to expand upon the database of logged points.

This is just an example of what you can do with a Global Community!

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Brainwave Fusion is a social networking outlet that connects eager entrepreneurs, business owners, and employers/employees with reputable companies.

BrainWave Fusion is a leading website to upload and share music videos online for free. Upcoming musicians can submit music videos and songs to the website for free promotion.

BrainWave Fusion was created to provide a platform for upcoming artists to showcase their talent. BrainWave Fusion lets artists upload, promote and share their videos to get seen by more fans. We also let artists create profiles and consolidate all their social media platforms in one place for easy reach and distribution to fans. Ever wanted your Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Sound cloud and YouTube videos all in one place. Well BrainWave Fusion lets you do that.

Fans can also vote for their favorite videos which will help them rise up the charts increasing their visibility.

With BrainWave Fusion artists can:

– Create a profile
– Add your social network and website links all in once place
– Upload Videos
– Promote your videos
– Share music videos
– Submit music videos
– Rise up the charts

BrainWave Fusion is a premier destination website to showcase talented hip hop artists. No major label funding required. Just create your profile and get seen and heard worldwide.

For the fans BrainWave Fusion is destination entertainment site helping people discover new musical talent in their area and worldwide. Fans can vote for their favorite artists and even share their videos to help others discover new talent.

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Your Community as a Planet and Prism

In order to build a sustainable community, you must get to a place where your members feel comfortable and think of your place built for them when sharing that photo or tip or guide on the community you built for them. Progressive enhancement is the human way to increase relevance of your community for search engines, social graphs, bots, algorithms and yes, humans. You can do this for your community by channeling the traffic back into the network and reintroducing relevant content to those new members and visitors which might find it and the dialogue which occurs useful even, five years in the future..
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RE: BLOG TAB ON MY PROGRAM

I'm a little embarrassed to ask but I need to get this fixed. For sometime now we have had our blog and forum on the Main Page. I decided to remove it from the Main Page and have members click on a Tap that says Blog and another that says Forum. Well I have the tabs, the original blog and forum  are stil on the Main Page BUT I just get a blank when I click on the Tab I created. I have no idea how to fix this, can anyone help me out?

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Attention NC's!

If you sell a product or service from your Ning Network, we invite to become a Lott-O-Luck Partner.

There is no cost to NC's. However, you are required to give away one of your company's products/services as a prize in our new Lott-O-Luck game 

In return for each prize you sponsor, your business will enjoy the following benefits:

  1. Boost in exposure
  2. Boost in visibility
  3. Boost in traffic/patronage
  4. Boost in sales/income

For more information, visit or ning network at http://lottoluckgame.com/partners

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Tips left for other Ning Creators get buried with time, so I developed a method to resurface those good ones for another round of help. A while back I showed you over 200 Ning tips that I had scraped out of my own profile discussions dating back to 2007. There was quite a bit of garbage in there so I have gone through those and picked out around 110 tips which are still relevant and have compiled them into a collection for you. You can simply learn something new every day from these tips alone. So, if you think you have done all you can do to make your network the best it can be, i am here to show you that you still have much to do.
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Silence is silly. So,i'm gonna try something.  This is the first in a series of posts that I plan to make featuring simple solutions to best ways for how-tos and so on related to managing your Ning network and doing silly things which seem so silly that you feel silly for not thinking of it yourself earlier.  Yes, PDFs make me silly. And so this is how i avoid silliy and get serious with PDFs...

How to Embed a Silly DOC, PDT, eBook, PPT, PPTX, XLS, etc. into a Page or Post on your Network

1st...upload a file using the blog post toolbar, like so

If you wanna embed a PDF file (ebook, doc, ppt, xls, etc.) the best solution i have found (which stands the test of time) is the good old Google Docs Viewer.  The code you want to use is as follows:

<iframe src="http://docs.google.com/gview?url=https://api.ning.com/files/Sry...YOUR...FILE....../09_USVI.pdf&embedded=true" width="100%" height="350" style="border-style:none;" ></iframe>

more soon..
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How to change your header banner image automatically after every 20 seconds or suit to your time preference?

Step 1: Create your HTML page.  Sample HTML page. This page will display as a custom header banner image.

Step 2:  Copy and paste the following code into notepad and add your custom HTML/IFRAME page.

Step 3: Copy/paste the entire code into CUSTOM CODE (End of Page Code)

You are done.

Download HTML sample code

Live example click here

If there is any issue while implementing this tip, feel free to ask me.

If you would like to go beyond this tip or looking for any kind of help, feel free to contact me bernardmax2@gmail.com

<!-- Ning3.0 AUTO CHANGE HEADER BANNER IMAGE BY bernardmax2@gmail.com-->
<div id="BL_ads_within_contents" style="display:none;">
<p style="text-align:right";>
<iframe width="970" height="160" src="http://YOUR_HTML/IFRAME_PAGE.html" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>
</p>
</div>
<script type="text/javascript">
if (typeof(x$) != 'undefined') {
x$(".header-siteNameLogo").prepend('<div id="insidecontent"></div>');
var within_contentsCode = document.getElementById('BL_ads_within_contents');
var insidecontentCode = document.getElementById('insidecontent');
insidecontentCode.innerHTML = within_contentsCode.innerHTML;
}
</script>
<style>
#insidecontent {
margin-left: -8px!important;
width: 970px;
height: 5px;
}
</style>
<!-- Ning3.0 AUTO CHANGE HEADER BANNER IMAGE BY bernardmax2@gmail.com-->

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If you want to give your members a tool to use for showing where their posts and content are geolocated, here is a tool for you.  Use this static map generator tool to create an embed code for adding maps to your posts, pages and groups or virtually any post on Ning 3.0 networks using this tool. Code is below for adding your own to a site.  

 

 Code for Adding Google Maps Static Map Generator to Your Site.  Just plop the following HTML into a text box on a page if you'd like to allow your members to generate a static map code for their posts.
 
<iframe name="mapgenerator" width="100%" height="700" style="border: 0px #FFFFFF none;" src="https://api.ning.com/files/wfufAsrgkK*dMtUnEu5ba5GlRf0GEuu1R-cL7FRLHnHijJhKkAGQUWaTDm1zB-MBF91V1Dn7U*mTPSR6SGcB*2OsGI9rc9Bp/1062334408.html" marginheight="0px" marginwidth="0px" frameborder="1" scrolling="yes"></iframe>
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Last week, we hosted our first Migration Demo and Q&A Webinar. Thanks to Juliet for her awesome Demo and to everyone who attended. There were a few technical glitches, but we worked some of those out for the recording and we'll definitely be taking your feedback on things we can improve on for the next webinar. Read on for the video and additional resources.
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Members need both the motivation to initiate and to overcome their fear of starting a discussion. Their motivation to initiate will be to either learn something (e.g. "Does anyone know how to....?"), to impress others (e.g. "does anyone else think business class travel isn't as great as it used to be?" or to bond with others (e.g. "I'm upset Kelly got fired from the Apprentice").
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