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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I like the way you think Steph :) okay,so my lil bloggies are edited,updated..now to your thought,my thoughts too..how to reach all the rest of ipeace ACTIVE members? That are online,come HERE..to discuss too? I honestly don't know,but I agree that a condensed version of the Forum discussion,pulling out the most pressing questions,concerns,all that so far by so few were agreed upon as important to keeping ipeace running smoothly. Now that the "current" issue of financing is covered,for now. These other issues still need to be addressed and NOT just by this few English speaking,writing communicators. However,we are only ones here,so far..communicating. Okay, my 2cents worth,oh wait inflation and all..10 cents worth..
I think all of the above Steph! And all of the above too dear Leah!

My brain is "out-of-service" for an hour or two, so please forgive the short reply. :)
You simply haven't got the point. All, I mean ALL human relationships are run and ruled by LAWS. Including the one between ning administrators and the site users.

1. Gee, revise everything concerning citizenship. Moral obligations, especially word, are bilateral.

2. Gee you just don't get it. Free users of the net owe nothing either to David or to the platform for he paid because he wanted and he has never mentioned that to anyone at the net or put any payment as a condition for anyone to join the net. The same way, David owed nothing to the platform for its administrators gave their word to offer the service for free.

*** The next step ning will take will be transforming everyone's accounts into payed ones.

wow! please revise everything in your concepts.
Gordie,

This reply was not to you but to Paul. Guess the site got crammed for so many replies at the same time. Sorry about the kind of misunderstanding. Paul, it was for you, k?

LEAH ANOTHER GREAT IDEA!!!
Print out the photo you see here.
Get some lightweight cardboard. Glue on the money
Cut out the coins and VOILA'!!!! YOU GOT MONEY HONEY...ALL THE MONEY YOU WANT AND NEED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you spray them with varnish they will look like real dough!
Your pockets won't be empty anymore. Just print as many as you need!!!!
No copyright needed, I can assure you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And THAT my dear is the solution to our first problem.
Now, let's look at the others!
psst...enlarge the photo, I think these may be a wee bit smallish
PEOPLE ON THIS FORUM
Can we create a GOOD TITLE for a page, either a blog or a discussion on forum (maybe confusing to put it here on this section though) regarding
QUESTIONS iPeace members want to ask about the workings of iPeace
1. Will it be necessary to pay?
2. If so, why?
3. The money that was donated by Clicia and others, what does it cover?
4. What other money is needed, and for what?
5. etc etc.....
People can put all questions that have arisen here on the group OR any other questions they have about ipeace
Of course......are we just asking these quesitons between ourselves or will we get an answer from administration....and does administration exist? I wouldn0't want to think that we prepare questions, put out energy, and no one wants to answer us. it is too time consuming. If there is no hope in getting answers, is it worth it???
Yes, is what I THINK TOO..Steph..I would honestly like if David Califa could or would start a Forum/discussion with the Title for the questions,or for Paul to do it.?? As no admin left I know of anyway,other than the two just mentioned. I for 1 (of many) have put sooo much Time and energy into this HERE and into iPeace over last weeks that I have many many personal life issues not taken care of,put off ..to dedicate MY energy & TIME HERE..to help save ipeace!
Now, I need to take care of me..my health is severly suffering from the 15hrs or so a day dedicatted to ipeace ning site..whew! I am wore out,sore head,no food to eat...
So, I will see if our writings are replied to. If, anyone will answer questions for ipeace future..beyond the right now -that is no longer currently in peril of going Poof,gone anymore.
At least for now..plans for future,issues to sort out still,blogs,discussions,Forums yet to be written..should be done so while have peoples attention and momentum.
I may be going on Strike soon (as another Welcome Team member is currently)..'till I know someone is going to answer? Why write the Forum/discussions in one place,if not answered by only one that can? I don't know how much more TIME or ENERGY I have left to give..??
Thank you Maria, Wendy, Leah, Gunilla, Stephanie....and all others......thank you girls for all your tireless work posting and writing........its awesome!

I think your title is purrfect Maria......as it will give all the members of iPeace a forum to openly express what things they like and don't!

All people on iPeace need a place where they can voice their opinions, so hopefully this is a good place to start.
oh, yes I do think s worthy to do Maria..I am just so very tired and wore out..I fully intend to continue and of course to help sorting the questions from discussion. The part of my post of maybe going on strike..is from exhaustion and feeling not cared about or listened to by Admin. I'm a "never give up" kinda girl :)
Thank you too dearest Maria for your kind words to care for myself,I am trying to..
Hun, if you need rest, please take some...
PERFECT..both of you,Stephanie and Maria..yes Maria,it was a "sarcastic"..joke :))

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