Dear Members of the New Toulouse Ning,
I believe that today, Wednesday, June 30 will be the last day that we have access to our Ning. The new pricing structure starts tomorrow, and we are not continuing with Ning.
Please archive anything that you want to save from the Ning TODAY! I am working on archiving "historic" photos. I have defined historic photos as the 100 or so photos that were already in the Ning when I took over New Toulouse at the end of January 2009. If you have added photos in the last 18 months please archive them yourself!
We do have a new repository for photos, in Koinup at http://www.koinup.com/group/newtoulouse/ . I am archiving the Ning photos to http://www.koinup.com/group/ntningphotoarchive/ and I will move them into the New Toulouse Group after I have them all uploaded.
As of right now, we do not have a replacement for the Ning, however I am working on a solution. Please use the New Toulouse Google calendar at http://calendar.newtoulouse.org/ to document events.
Please let me know if you have any questions. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Visit New Toulouse at: http://newtoulouse.ning.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network
This is really a shame because I think if SL communities are going to work they need Web 2.o tools to support them. But more and more Web 2.0 from Facebook to Flickr are proving themselves not to be at the level needed for a community as rich as an SL neo-tribe to use.