Gina Bianchini
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Update: these changes should be live now. Thanks!

I just wanted to thank everyone for the feedback you’ve been giving us on the new Latest Activity feature that we’ve been rolling out since Sunday to the social networks on Ning. We’re making a few updates later today that I wanted to flag:

  • We are adding back in links to replies and comments today. This was an unintended issue on our part and we’re fixing it now.
  • We are replacing the profile comments excerpts in the Latest Activity feature on the Main page with a simple link. The comments on blog posts, photos, videos, events and groups will remain in the Latest Activity feature on the Main page.
  • We are adding back in line separators for individual feed items for better readability. We’ll also look to make these lines more subtle in a future release.
  • As for the member avatars, we will be relaunching them as rollovers in an upcoming release.

For those of you who don’t like the new icons, we’re listening to your feedback, however we’d also love to ask that you live with them for a few weeks first, and then let us know what you think. It’s definitely a change from the old activity feed design; however, we also believe in the end that it will make the feature much more dynamic and compelling. We appreciate your patience on it and keep the feedback coming. Thanks!