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Lenox, MA


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January 1


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Admin


Tell us a bit about your network (example: Creators is a community of Ning Network Creators who gather together to collaborate, troubleshoot, and share tips and tricks)

Helping folks live well in faith. I own and help manage several Ning networks.


George Swann replied to Jennifer Peterson's discussion
How to back up my network in the event of a crash?
"Am I correct in thinking that on Ning 3.0 there is neither a network Archiver tool nor the option for a free test network...?  On 3.0, networks are entirely dependent upon Ning to keep backups of sites. 
Plus, the lack of an Archive/Backup tool make…"
Aug 3
George Swann replied to SweetPotato's discussion
Max width of images - does Ning resize to max width 1400px?
"Makes no sense at all to just squash everyone's photos disproportionally.
Please, Ning needs to simply fix this on all networks, shouldn't be a difficult thing- it's common sense to not squish gallery photos as if pressing a panini.  Customers shoul…"
Jul 29
George Swann replied to ⚡JFarrow⌁'s discussion
Experiment: Ning Community Showcase -Seeking Beta Testers
"Great idea for a site.  Pretty ironic though, that it's neither created on the Ning platform, nor created by Ning despite their name and logo right up front in the banner.  The link to "Ning Help" doesn't go to Ning's Help pages, which I would have…"
Jul 19
George Swann replied to Alex's discussion
Facebook Integration
"Actually, everyone's been waiting since before Facebook existed. "
Jul 3
George Swann replied to Fabricio Giugni's discussion
How long Ning does not work with Facebook?
"I don't know that it ever actually worked."
Jul 2
George Swann replied to Jeff Gilder's discussion
Saying Goodbye To Ning After 9 Years
"Jeff migrated his several sites to Jamroom.net  platform a while back, and seems glad to be there. Others have gone there and are also doing well, as I have observed.
Here's a site where they've made a comparison chart for migrating ning features."
Jul 2
George Swann replied to Naveen Jain's discussion
Security error when accessing Ning network
"Everyone still has to wait until Ning updates their platform to be https/ssl compatible.  IMHO should have taken care of this many months ago already- a major paid platform ought not be behind the times like this. Maybe older ning customers are used…"
May 20
George Swann replied to Marie Mushing's discussion
Registering Guests for Events
"Marie, ning is a social network, so people have to be members in order to post any kind of content in it.  This is a good idea, to prevent random spamming of your site by all kinds of kooks online.
To accomplish what you are asking, I'd think you'd…"
May 9
George Swann replied to Anastasiia_NING support's discussion
Ning 2Q 2017 plan!
""Transparency is a real big deal and you would not be able to understand this until you have been a customer vested in some Ning project only to be disappointed by the service... In all such cases, the key is open communication and transparency... T…"
May 2
George Swann replied to Poppili's discussion
Urgently looking for a designer to improve my Ning website design
"Looks relatively straightforward to me.  I have a couple of friends with current Wix sites that do well and look fine, though they've kept them fairly simple because they aren't 'techie' and they have low budgets. With any platform, site results and…"
Apr 29
George Swann replied to Poppili's discussion
Urgently looking for a designer to improve my Ning website design
"Poppili, you're right about our sites needing to have a fresh modern look.  Need things to both look and function as one would expect these days, and be automatically responsive on all devices.
It's been a while since I looked, but gotta say Wix is…"
Apr 29
George Swann replied to Jords's discussion
Ning Website Gets A Facelift
"The growth on that big N looks like it should be lanced.  ;D"
Apr 13
George Swann replied to Anastasiia_NING support's discussion
Ning 2Q 2017 plan!
"You're right Traddie. You mean the site being showcased on the home page slideshow showcase?  
Can you tell somehow- maybe someone else can tell better than I, but from a glance at 'page source' it looks to me like maybe that site is now being run o…"
Apr 13
George Swann replied to Anastasiia_NING support's discussion
Ning 2Q 2017 plan!
"Important is right, Anam.  For folks who depend on their online sites, it's absolutely essential to have a way to export/archive/backup one's own site content.
Ning is a third party platform where we rent the use of their platform (without owning it…"
Apr 13
George Swann replied to Fabricio Giugni's discussion
Ning 2.0 or Ning 3.0 ?
"All newly created Ning networks are 3.0 by default. You cannot create a new 2.0.
You can however buy an old 2.0 from another creator and then adapt it for yourself.  I do not believe you can backwards-migrate content from a 3.0 to a 2.0.
Be aware ho…"
Mar 20
George Swann replied to David Carr's discussion
Being a Ning Network could ruin the deal
"My question is this, can my network be moved off the Ning platform to another, one that would not be on a 3rd partly platform??

Just my opinion, but I think it's a real smart idea to have ownership, control, and server access over your site yoursel…"
Mar 20
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