I would like to ask you few questions. I understand that could help we all. Why simple things are not solved? I see all users asking for help for years ...
Very simple things but really important. Like:
Relocate button to add photos. This is a problem, looklikes it were designed to create a bad impression, It's very serious, and I've noticed that every Ning user has asked for it for years. How hard is it to put the button in the correct place? On the user page like any social network? Can't you understand that is not intuitive, and we are losing engagement of our users? People don;t come back where they feel lost.
Members complain and are not posting anymore. If they do not post, my business is over. Couse, the only thing a photographer has to show, is his work and he can not find the button to do it. Is it hard to understand why it's not fixed. Don't you care about?
The ranking system is great and powerful. But it is not possible to limit the number of photos the user posts. This makes it impossible for us to use. A member can get 10,000 points in 10 minutes. Makes the network owner look silly, silly. How could you give a prize to the first in the ranking? It means nothing to be the first. What a waste of great tool?
The only thing a user can do is LIKE a photo. All network is about getting "LIKES" We have the worse like button on the earth, and it far away form the photo. Again is hard to understan. We need more than one like options ( thumbs up, thumbs down and so on ) Every network has 5 otions to show how user feels about the photo. We have one and it's far away. "kind Hidden."
The layouts of website designs are ugly and outdated. Alignment of the photo page is all wrong. We always have to correct with codes, that are sometimes provided by Ning yourself. Why not fix it definitively? Most Ning users 80% have layouts seem to have been made in "Word" or "Paint". But Ning.com website shows a good layout and says we have several options to use. All limited to no beauty at all
There are several other little things. Exemple: I would like to charge use a member ship access, with the new tools. But my users only give me the feedbacks Kind of, there is a lot to fix, the site still seems a bit strange. Is not easy to post and so on...
I spend lot's money creating my e-mails list. I feel bad about invite 20 000 people to have this kind of felling. It's all about felling. the only thing that keep me on, is the wonderful photos they post, when they can find how. The photo is my content.
PS: Sorry for my englis and if i write some words wrong. But I need to show these things, and others I have not said. Do basics well is very important. Make the tools we have to work very well, is more important than creating new tools. This is just the opinion of someone who is studying and trying to use Ning as a real business.
With all my respet and apraciation, for Ning company, each gave me a chance to start some thing real
Thanks you all.