Well, i had a very enjoyable visit to NING this week. They have hip (new) offices downtown in Palo Alto, California (about 2 blocks from Facebook, btw). I spoke briefly with the CEO (Gina, one of our members here) and had an enjoyable conversation both with her and with the Product Manager of this website.
While I won't go into details that would make anyone involved uncomfortable, i will say that they have a number of upcoming improvements that will address some of my more pressing issues and - dare i say it - some of YOUR concens. In particular, it sounds like they intend to update the way these Forums are organized and I think it will be easier to follow when that happens. I left encouraged and looking forward to the next few months of updates.
they are growing rapidly and adding new talent all the time, which can only help us out here with the features and usability of their site. So i'm satisfied. Let's use this discussion to add any feature wishes, bells-and-whistles, usability problems, that I can peruse and prioritize when talking with ning in the near future about our community. Okay?
I just had a few suggestions, not sure if they are at all possiable but figured I'd give it a shot.
Having a chat room or IM .Some of us spend alot of time on this website and I thought some people may enjoy a chatroomor IM'ing.
Also a spell check options for someone like me that isnt the greatest speller.
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