I added another item to the top of my stack of issues awaiting a fix this week.
Worst of all, it's now not possible to upload images to the Photos ara of the website. I get the following message:
I double-checked that it wasn't an issue with the particular image by unsuccessfully attempting to upload an image that i'd successfully added as an inline attachment to a forum post just half an hour presviously. I got the same message as above.
Additionally, I've started noticing images sometimes get rotated when added inline to forum posts. After being fobbed off twice with the excuse that it's just the internet and the issue is wider than just Ning, I worked out that if an image dimension is wider that the width of the text space (in the case th 750px of my forum posts), it may someties rotate. It can be fixedf by reducing the image size.
This didn't seem to happen prior to Ning changing their storage server tihs year. Personally, I can live with it. But I don't expect my members to have to. It's just another disincentive for members to engage.
The ingteraction with Support wasn't smooth. After eight mesaages with then on the first issue, the outcome was the now standard, "We have escalated the issue to the tech team for further investigations.". For the secons issue, after also eight messages, I got a variant probably more honestly promised only to try and avhieve a fix, "We will try to investigate the case for you and you will be notified as soon as we have an answer."
At one pont, I'd have felt reassured that the issues would now be fixed. However, as evidenced by the number of issues still waiting for a fix following simillar reassurances,, I now only see these messages as a sign that more dust will be gatherig on yet more problem reports.
The image below shows on this site if you enter an incorect url. Recent experience leaves me tempted to conclude that this is a picture of the support team sharing the latest crop of problem reports: