Looks like an issue may be brewing with the Ning folks and new sign ups. Preliminary tests by several creators have turned up the issue that new members may be discouraged from signing up because of password issues. Some preliminary tests have discovered that people although correctly entering passwords are being rejected by the software. Nothing is firmed up as of yet, but it is an issue that creators should be aware of and watch closely. Have you had people email you that they cannot sign in or sign up? Let us know.
Good post, and sorry I didn't post it. Yes, I've received several emails about potential new members not being able to sign up. And what's worse, I see significant more hits on the sign-up page than members joining. It's a bad deal. Ning needs to do what Ryan said - - something to the effect of "camping out" until this is corrected. Obviously it's been going on for a while. And how more critical does it get, really?
Yes. Very critical. You will see I added a post to the Creators page. I am now is a bit of a panic. How long has it been this way and how many potential new members have we lost....critical is the word. Now I AM still getting a sign up or two every day. But I am thinking, now, that it may be old members coming back from a season out working that had forgotten passwords or something. I am a little ticked off because I am just now finishing a very big promotional campaign on the carnytown network. But I am not mad at ning (just yet)...I am mad at myself for not noticing something was wrong. My visitor count is down by 100 a day from this time last year. I wrote it off to the economy...but...now I am not sure.
Me either - - not sure. I didn't even catch on that there was a problem until I had a Client who received a wonderful News Report or Feature on her network. She was receiving many emails that new members could not sign up.