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    Arrow Anyone Using Ning?

    I've been using Ning for a few sites. It's come a long way from even a few months ago...

    Here are a few sites that have been custom developed away from the standard Ning templates:

    The People's Lounge
    Wine 2.0
    Pretty Ricky's
    iseecolor
    Straight No Chaser
    Ryan and Sean
    Indiepublic
    Tay Zonday
    STAIND
    smart car
    Z Spot Now
    The Twilight Saga
    Recruiter Earth (this is my favorite one; both look, categories...etc.)

    Many of these sites have thousands of members, some are selling sponsorship/ad space and/or are selling "groups" where content is featured. Ning has many features to easily customize the site. However, to do the really cool stuff, you need to know "CSS for Ning"; they sponsor a decent developers forum, but looks to mostly feature the basics...

    Anyone using Ning beyond friends/family networks?

  2. Looks really cool. I have never heard of Ning. Is it a script you buy and then install and template?
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    I've heard of Ning, but I never really checked it out. I didn't know you could host a Ning outside of Ning. Looks like I am going to have to take a look

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvduval View Post
    Looks really cool. I have never heard of Ning. Is it a script you buy and then install and template?
    There are some scripts for sale, but they are limited. Here's a posting: Customizing Ning

    It looks like people are starting to sell services in this space. Given Ning is growing, it looks like there will be more and more opportunity for developers to make some $.

    I'm looking around for someone to create some custom features...

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    I have a few Ning groups. Mainly Conservative Views and also Mortgage Brokers - Financing every corner of the world! and Costa Rica Real Estate - Real Estate in Costa Rica

    I am also member on a few Ning groups. Love how I can use the same login for all of those. Makes it very easy to respond to messages when you get email alerts from them all.
    I am also a writer for Serpholic Media. You can find some of my articles here: Serpholic Media Blog

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    I think I'm going to take a look at this. Never heard of it before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firetown View Post
    Love how I can use the same login for all of those.
    I Like that too, but since they've changed the "home page" it doesn't show the random Ning sites...the "most popular, active...etc". Am I missing something? I liked that, and found some pretty cool ones just from the random posts...

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