Current status of the Ning Platform is always available on the Ning Status Blog.
What's your role? Network Creator (NC) or Admin?
I have been involved in The Palace Network (http://pixiespalace.ning.com) since it's early days as a Last FM group. The Creator, Marie aka. Pixieguts, recently handed me the reigns to its Ning incarnation while she took a break, and now she is sharing the administrative duties with me.