So we had to shut-down our Ning.com site today. We did not want anyone to use it any longer, as Ning.con is having problems, and need to have something solid to support our books and tutorials. Please join us using Disqus. Right now it is solely for blog comments, but I also plan to create some open “forums” (pages) to talk about general topics (Flash, Silverlight, HTML 5, etc.). It will be like a rudimentary forum, but ties back to Disqus.
Anyway, I hope no one is mad about this. Ning was not being used very much, and while we liked it, it was a bit too clunky and disjointed to really be what we needed.