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The downtime experience yesterday, and Ning news.

I think this is good news....

The company which bought Ning out a few years back... (probably around the time that Ning development ceased and support started to flounder)  has closed its doors abruptly.

Here is the article:

Mode Media shuts down.

After several hours having taken Ning down, Ning came back, and released the following statement on their twitter and facebook feeds.  (if you recall I mentioned no new word had come from Ning for months.)

"Mode is gone, but we aren’t (despite appearances to the contrary)! We’re aware and all Ning Networks are currently inaccessible and are working to disentangle our setup from Mode’s to return service as quickly as possible! Please bear with us in the interim."


"Happy to report we've restored services to and all Ning Networks. We appreciate your patience while we worked to sort this out. Please keep an eye out on our Creators Network,, for more updates and news soon!"

This to me might also explain the sudden increase in price, as Ning is intending to continue, now the governing forces of the past few years are no longer a factor.

Sorry for any anxiety that was caused by anyone trying to log into the Ark yesterday.   Smile.  I have a good feeling about this.  Something I have not felt about Ning due to recent appearances.

Your captain,


and damn it... we have to get to those life boats.   Vimeo, is fine, but it lacks a lot of what we have here.

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Comment by lima on September 17, 2016 at 3:44pm

i don't know how to join the vimeo group.  :/

Comment by BlancheNoE on September 18, 2016 at 10:03am

Hey Lima ! Go to :  from your vimeo page (if you have one?) and in upper right hand corner is a " Join Group " mini-banner. Just click it. You do have to have an account first but the 1st tier is free. It allows uploading, commenting and such but if you want to see your stats and upload really big files they make you upgrade. I've been experimenting with full HD files (really big ones) so I pay 54.00 a year for 2nd tier.

Comment by SydTheSkeptic on September 18, 2016 at 11:17am

Thanks Chig.  You have done more as a captain in one week than I have in the last ten years, lol.  

Comment by SydTheSkeptic on September 18, 2016 at 11:18am

OMG...ten years.  Dang.

Comment by BlancheNoE on September 18, 2016 at 9:27pm

fast forward to 1:01-

I can not believe Chig got on Family Guy and never said a thing..

Comment by SydTheSkeptic on September 19, 2016 at 12:14am


Comment by NatureJunkie on September 21, 2016 at 3:13pm

@ Blanche: Chig is modest that way.

Comment by Chig on September 29, 2016 at 5:14pm

Lima, did the invite work?   I.e was that the only missing piece?

Comment by lima on September 29, 2016 at 11:27pm
Oh.not sure. I will check in morning on computer. Responding from phone at moment.
Comment by lima on September 29, 2016 at 11:32pm
I'm in. Thank you, Blanche and Chig. :)


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