PLEASE READ. NEW SITE INFO.

Folks - most of you (at least those taking the time to read here) know that I've been looking for a solution that will accomplish a coupe of things for AfricanAmerica.org:

1 - to upgrade the social/interactive functionality of our community

2 - that will reduce the financial burden of operating the site

I had explored the Ning platform - which most liked - but which would have meant us losing all of our content. We've been up and running for 7 years. There's some extraordinary content here. It broke my heart to contemplate losing it. Recently, though, I came across a rather elegant solution that accomplishes all of our objectives while also allowing us to retain our content!! cabbage

As with any site change, its going to involve some adjustments and its going to take some time to for all of us to get used to it. Like Ning, it is more of a contemporary, social networking platform. The functionality will be a bit different, but the package is from the same manufacturer of this site - so you should find it familiar.

In the next few days you when you come back to the site you will see a page that asks you to register. That's about the only upfront thing that you will have to do. To make the transition smooth, we will need to integrate the registration systems and it works best if as many people as possible are registered before the change takes place.

Please don't hesitate to let me know if you have any questions. This will be new to me as well, so we'll be learning together, but I am very excited about being able to enhance our functionality and keep our legacy of content!

© MBM

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Great info
I too have not forgotten but with the holidays coming up and us hosting Thanksgiving, the family giving me the weekly "we never do anything as a family" or "you care abot the kids more than you do me" speach, I'm playing catch up. bang

I need to be cloned!!!!!!!
OK - folks, the changes are a happening. The next time you log out - to log back in to AfricanAmerica.org you'll be asked to submit your UN and PW into the LiveCloud registration. This will link your current profile here with a new profile on the new site and with all of your content from here.

Please let me know if you have any questions but it should be pretty smooth.

FINGERS CROSSED! 15
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Originally posted by zensufi master:
kresge here:
It is not allowing me to access my old account. I tried last night, and this morning, I created this one and tried to relink, to no avail.
Suggestions?!


Since you're an OLD timer, it may somehow be pulling an older UN and PW. I think it did that for me.

Try some older versions of UN/PW and see if that works. If not, I'll talk to the software folks about it.
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Originally posted by Black Viking:
I'm in as well.

Glad you found this solution MBM... I wasn't diggin' Ning. Smile


Well - I hope you dig this new thing. It's going to take some getting used to, but it's got many more features and we keep all of our content!
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Originally posted by ricardomath:
Should we be noticing a difference?

Thde only difference that I see is a little "Live Cloud" logo in the upper right corner.


The only difference at this point is that we are merging our old registration system into a new one. Has the system asked you to re-register? If not, you may want to log-out and then log back in. As you may have seen, some folks are having some issues - it seems to be looking for OLD user name/password combinations. I think, for me, it wanted the original UN/PW from back in 2002. So - be aware of that little nuance. Other than that, we're just waiting to get as many of our core users registered on the LiveCloud platform so that when we "flick the switch" and change to the new system people are already linked up to their existing/old profiles and content.
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Originally posted by MBM:
Has everyone registered with the new system? Are we ready to make the switch??? 15

Please let me know one way or the other!


Oh dang! ek I thought we already had! Big Grin

Okey dokey ... lemme just buckle up my seat belt here ...

Yep! I'm ret 2 go! Smile
Hey MBM ...

I was playing around in my profile and it listed the old email addy that I had to use to get in. It also told me I hadn't confirmed my LiveCloud acct. by not responding to the email. Then it asks me if I want to "Edit" my 'LiveCloud Credentials'.

Any idea what would happen if I did that? Confused Would I lose "me"?? 19
fro I registered a while ago...but! I think I've forgotten how to log on.Eek I know I know....but! I've been extremely busy lately and haven't been back on since I registered. So. Am I in trouble? [cuz it has been much easier for me to just continue logging on in here...you know...no brainer...but! again am I in trouble cuz I've forgottenEek]

If so....please help a sista out! All this new way of loggin into a new site/playin' around with it is quite complex.....cuz it is difficult breaking old habits. So. Please advise cuz I have no clue as to what I'm suppose to be doin'. In the new site, that is.bang
fro
@ Koco ...

I think ... I think ... that the fact that you are here, now, and were able to type what you posted means that you have made it through the first hurdle! Smile

If I understand things correctly ... you will still log in/sign on the same way here to this site ... however after the *change*, the site itself will look different and navigating it will be done in a different way (i.e., there will be different things to click in order to do the things you want to do .. like post or add pics, etc.!)

Now .. I may be wrong, but I think that's the way things are supposed to happen! But ... so far, so good! We've all made it this far .. and I think we're good to go!
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Originally posted by EbonyRose:
@ Koco ...

I think ... I think ... that the fact that you are here, now, and were able to type what you posted means that you have made it through the first hurdle! Smile

If I understand things correctly ... you will still log in/sign on the same way here to this site ... however after the *change*, the site itself will look different and navigating it will be done in a different way (i.e., there will be different things to click in order to do the things you want to do .. like post or add pics, etc.!)

Now .. I may be wrong, but I think that's the way things are supposed to happen! But ... so far, so good! We've all made it this far .. and I think we're good to go!


ER's right - a week or so ago you should have been asked to register into the new system. If you did that OK, then you're fine. One day we'll all just wake up and it will be a different site. 15 If you haven't registered yet, then please log out and then log in. Sometimes the system is looking for older user name and password combinations. If the current one doesn't work, just keep trying older combinations and you should be fine.

Thanks!
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Originally posted by Fabulous:
I did log in but I was never asked to register. How do I register?


If you logged out over the last week or so, you should have been asked to register on a new LiveCloud page for our site. You haven't seen this?
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Originally posted by Fabulous:
I did log in but I was never asked to register. How do I register?


I think the registration was just that you had to give it an email address instead of a screen name! 19 And then it linked you into your name and acct here. I don't remember it being very involved.

If you're signing on with an email address instead of a screen name now, you're in. Smile
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Originally posted by MBM:
The change will happen any day now! :-)


OK - it looks like later in the week will be the day of the change to the new AA.org. For those who have yet to log off and register here, please do so. It will make things easier to simply register on the new site. Also, if you had to play around with the registration, of course please remember your UN/PW combination. 15

When the change occurs, the site will be down for about an hour or so. And then - the NEW AfricanAmerica.org. I'm not exactly sure what all to expect, so we'll be exploring together!!! 15

I trust we'll get more of these: cabbage appl dance than these: 17 18 stck
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my stinky ole computer at my job will not let me in during the day now.  A big pop-up appears on my screen that says this is a social networking site and thus restricted by my agency.  DANG!  Now i'll have to actually increase my productivity.  I can only peep in during nonwork hours.

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