Goodbye Ning.com, Hello MeetUp.com

Hello there! Yes, you haven’t gotten rid of me yet 🙂

So apparently BurdaStyle are just as sick of Ning.com as we are (spam, navigation like a maze, more spam etc) so they are swapping us over to MeetUp.com and it sounds like they will eventually drop the Ning community.

Sarah has kindly set us up already but the four of us are lonely so why don’t you come over and join us?

The great thing about MeetUp.com is it is less hierarchical (I looked that one up, it’s a real word!) so any of you can post a meet (maybe you spot a great craft fair or just feel like inviting a few of us for coffee) and everyone on the community gets a heads up from the website. Trust me, Ning.com was nowhere near that easy to use and did I mention the spam? We lose the pretty photos and the whole Facebook style interface but we have our blog which is waaaay better anyway.

So, click on the picture above, sign up, then join our Perth community. The next meet is another Potterama and I am sure that will be up soon so join up quick to be kept in the loop.

OMG the spam! 😉

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4 responses to “Goodbye Ning.com, Hello MeetUp.com

  1. SPAM! I went onto Ning yesterday, and only yesterday a person called “favour” had left messages for heaps of people. Such crap. Yay, Meetup! BSC Perth is already leading the groups with #s of group members… but we’ve got to keep our lead. I’m feeling competitive!

    • Go us! 🙂 It’s a shame there isn’t a discussion page associated with the group page…there is one on the separate Wellington group site, must be how it is set up?

      If you do find you’ve been spammed by some random member email the link to their profile page to david[at]burdastyle.com and he will remove them then you can delete the spam off your own page

  2. Im not sure if Im doing something wrong… Ive joined meetup.com but I cant find the group through a search. I can use a link to the group but there is nowhere to actually joing the group.
    Oh…. sorry … no – looks like I am a member now.

    Do you ever get the feeling that its all run by 15yr olds and thats why we cant follow along?

    • sarahscustard

      Hi Catherine! Apologies for the confusion… if it’s any consolation, you’re not the only person who has had this trouble! There’s a great chunk of logic missing in the not-being-able-to-search-for-BurdaStyle… but for the moment, that’s what we’re working with!

      Regardless, I’m glad to see you were able to join us :). Looking forward to seeing you at an upcoming meet!

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