Ning used to be sort of fun, but now it's a paysite AND nobody goes on it. Now I thought FRIENDSTER was dead and badly-run, but Ning...wow. The idea of allowing people to create their own social networking site for free is great, but they're running it horribly. Perfect example of how not to run a site. They've been known to use bait-and-switch techniques in marketing, too, I hear. If you want your own site, go to Wikia or Proboards or Piczo or Angelfire or something. Heck, even Wetpaint! Anything but Ning.
I like the ning network. I was rather shocked when I found, during an antivirus scan that 3 of the tracking cookies contained viruses. Other than that, I think it is a good network. I hope they find and eliminate the malware, as I am certain they are not spreading it deliberately, but got hit themselves. I have heard rumors that they are discontinuing free networks. I have already seen one ning network go down. That is sad because ning offers so much.
I have made good friends on a ning site: real friends. It is a joy to have them as friends. I hate that my rating is red, but the viruses were there. Otherwise, I have nothing bad to say about them.
My life has been enriched by the ning network of which I am a member.
any site that allows members to add emails of third parties to send unwanted "invitation" messages is a spam and a nuisance.
I am not interested in any networking with unknown friends where my email gets added to uncontrollable lists !
NOONE NEEDS THIS STUFF - PICK UP THE PHONE IF YOU WANT YOUR FRIENDS.
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"in a manner that is hateful or discriminatory based on race, color, sex, religion, nationality, ethnic or national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or age or is otherwise objectionable, as reasonably determined by Ning;"Stalk" or otherwise harass anyone;"
Joined, got harassed, no way to report it...
Over all NING is a ok site, but they need to tell you more about how to set your privacy settings when you join. They all so seem to have a really bad problem with child porn. Granted they seem to kill the site quick but they pop back up just as fast. If you join this site check out all the people that send you friends requests. I screen every one now before adding them.