The iPeace network now works and relies on the NING platform.  Until now, basic services were free and advanced services were not. David Califa established iPeace and used to pay directly for some NING services.  We are all grateful to David for that. 

Recently, NING has decided to charge for all its services. There is more information here: http://about.ning.com/announcement

The options NING is offering are at: http://about.ning.com/announcement/plans.php.  Because iPeace has more than 150 members, the only viable options for maintaining iPeace at NING are:

  1. NING PLUS which costs $19.95/month or $199.95/year, or
  2. NING PRO which costs $49.95/month or $499.95/year.

There is some related general discussion here:  http://creators.ning.com/forum/topics/ning-update-introducing-ning .

It is now up to the current active members of iPeace to determine NOW whether and how the iPeace network and its community are maintained. 

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Dave,
No decisions have been made about subscriptions. This is a discussion where All here are discussing and making suggestions these are all but suggestions as means to keep this ning site alive & thriving as it is. Not migrating to another platform. Yet ,yes this too is something suggested,just in case it is only possibility to keep ipeace going. I and others do not want this,for many reasons. However, it may be alternative to loosing all created,shared and our community of peace makers together?
Please do not take personal that ANYONE in any way is being: as you wrote "eliminate me and others "
Peace & Hope
Right, Leah! And thanks for pitching in Dave, with your ideas. It is all very valuable!
Who are THEY? Should we be afraid of THEM? Will THEY eliminate us? Who is THEIR leader?


No, but seriously @ Dave Streater - very sounds comments, I agree, and thanks for your writing. I too see iPeace as a home and a noble place. Such amazing people on here, so much to learn and such a great place to interact and meet many wonderful people.

I guess You need an Angel to kiss those dirty little Froggy lips. Will this turn the Froggy with the dirty little lips into a Prince? Only "Time will Tell" All I know is that what I think of the iPeace Family is......

Ohhhh Dear Dear wonderful Hippy Al Hardyharrharrharr..I needed this little "commercial break" giggle from all the seriousness of days and days of peacefully, diplomacy,writing, discussing ,blogging ,etc..
The image I have in my head now of YOU kissing (u are an angel Al) those DIRTY LITTLE FROGGY Lips is high light of my day. :)) LOL and eeeeeeew!.a good laugh is good for the soul. My tired brain & typy fingers needed a bit of a break. THANK U,both.

LOL , Well that be the problem isn't it? left Wondering ? Who They or Them is?? There isn't any..only a He...
Yes joni, it is..or should be :)
BOY that commercial break was more fun than the show itself!!
Hey, I think we ought to start a discussion group where we PULL the questions out of this forum, and start making the questions that need to be asked of the PEOPLE ON THIS SITE.
I can also see how, not only is it difficult to get people to come to this forum, (hate to repeat myself...but we need to get our discusion onto GOOD OLD HOMEPAGE!!!!!) but we need to have a place to collect the questions we need answers to...
we can pull them out of things that have been written here, put them on a discussion group and when it is done, put that on homepage....YOO HOOOOO ANYBODY HOME THERE ON HOMEPAGE? Or are they out to lunch.....
I will put my effort into this, and am doing so along with loads of others...but it is our TIME and like everyone's TIME should be respected.
I am asking for collaboration on HOMEPAGE!!!!!!!! (yes, I am shouting!!! I tried at the door, and it really looks like nobody is home anymore....do we just keep shouting, leave message and hope they are picked up...or go onto the next house.........?)
(ps anything wrtten on homepage at this point should be done by US....because the message has to be studied out well to get to the people....and in a way that we get responses!!)
First Steph, LOL and ouch! All that shouting hurt my poor sensitive ears,
I am an impath ya' know :D Yes, I will collaborate, Yes I agree on all u wrote,shouted and have repeated. What most don't get is only person with the BUTTON to write anything,post anything on HOMEPAGE is DAVID..ok,is that loud enough?
We now have funding, due to the love & generosity of Clicia..NOW we need do all you wrote above me...sort out a small group of ADMIN, some dedicated help on the WELCOME TEAM,as only 3 actively doing so & spammers are attacking iPeace faster and more aggressively every day. The Welcome Team is only line of defense against SPAMMERS!!! I am an honorary spammers slammer on Team right now. Just learning the codes,how all works & getting my net connection fixed (did today,YAY)
So, LET"S DO IT PEOPLE..HERE and DAVID CALIFA..I truly hope the flame in your heart for ipeace is shining brightly,as we need YOU. To keep this COMMUNITY
P&L
I come to this discussion 8 days after it starts and it's already 12 pages long.
I just haven't got the time to read through all that (though I DID notice that other issues [e.g. donations to other organisations from iPeace without full membership consultation] have been added to the original one), so some of what I say now may already have been covered by others.
I want to contribute to Peace in whichever way I can, and I WAS very active in iPeace when I was staying in a place where I had 24/7 access. Now I'm back home and have to rely on cybercafés for my Internet access, which means limited time for
a) dealing with my e-mail (too much of this time is taken up with detecting and erasing spam), reading and writing
b) deciding which petitions to sign and signing them
c) dealing with my own web-site
d) dealing with iPeace, MyPeace, Facebook, CouchSurfing...
e) keeping myself informed of world news

A LOT of iPeace (personal messages that aren't personal, i.e. they're mass-sendings to everybody in a friend's friendship list; blogs and discussions; groups) is filled up with cutesy Internet-designed "postcards" which really have nothing to do with me or the subject under discussion.
Although I enjoy the feeling of warmth among iPeace members, a lot of us just DON'T HAVE THE TIME to react to (or even look at) this stuff.
Which means that I'm spending a LOT less time on iPeace than I used to.

Any suggestions for another site in support of Peace where my time and energy might be more effective? [I don't know when I'll be looking in on THIS discussion again, so would appreciate it if you sent a message AS WELL to my personal inbox... clearly titled "effective Peace sites", so that I'll know to read it. Thanks!]
I definitely see one of the big problems even with a forum like this.
It gets long and people don't have the time to read all of it.
It should be condensed!
but who wants to do it?
Who wants to be the secretary of iPeace?
Who is even electing someone to run this place?
Lots of questions.....
and looks like maybe, no one is home to give out the answers!
Like jimmsfairytales up top.....when you don't get all you want from one house, you move onto th next.
THIS is yet another problem. .....sure are a lot of them here....tsk tsk

Huge Huge thanks to Clicia Pavan who single handly saved iPeace network and gave it a lifeline for another year at least. Clicia who's been a dedicated member of iPeace from inception, just donated $500 which will allow us to pay Ning's new charges. iPeace still needs your donation to revamp its design and content (you can use the DONATE button on the right). Thank you again Clicia, you are an angel.

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