Put simply, the exported member data should also export a row of links for profile avatars. Without it, we are forced to employ other methods / processes and /or 3rd party services just to reverse scrape out the profile images in order to make any sort of directory. Simply adding the ability to export the field for profile photo makes the export all the more valuable... i understand privacy issues ..for a professional community, such and such is mentioned in Terms of Services....if would make Ning more valuable to me. The new archiver should provide an array of export possibilities in various formats and file types..its should give communities the ability to create new things and extend the reach of a community, in my opinion
As it is, if I want to build a member map (documented how to here and here), i must export/import/remove fields for public/reverse scrape thousands of profile URLs just to retrieve a simple image/add a column and hope they align exact/geocode the location column and then- only then- do i have what I need to make a simple member map. Exhausting.
I think about this request and I wonder how such a request is prioritized. Who's desk does this request land? Who is in charge of how time is alloted? Can I meet him/her?
i might like to at least say
3.0 is the 3rd version of a product that some of us have used since V1 I understand Ning needs new business and must push the 3.0, but shouldn't the earlier customers be getting some sort of focused if not special support? I would think that an entire microteam dedicated to helping those who have been here since 2007 should be established. Such a microteam could be instrumental in helping ease transitions and could focus heavy on a truly unique archiving tool that the community loves. I would love to head up such a group, if none such group exists..
If I could get a rough estimate of when we can expect migrations from 2.0-3.0 to resume, when might that be? June? December? Next Solar Eclipse?
On a scale of 1 to 10, how high is this migration on the priorities?
such a group would be working towards establishing solutions to these problems.
I would love to know, offer my support and look forward to the day that I can stop talking about migration as it has been a hovering dark cloud since 2014. For the love of all good things on this earth please let today be the day that these questions are answered for me and those like me. It will not go away-the problem- until a solution is developed. For communities with 20k/50k members, being trapped in 2.0 is an SEO death wish..add no SSL certificate and you've got search engine blooper style ranking..
How do we fix this? Who is fixing this? Can I help?