I had given up on Ning several months ago when it suddenly started crashing my browser whenever I tried to access messages or friend requests. However, I thought I’d try again after seeing mention of the Building a Better Blog group and several others related to learning and education.
Unfortunately, things don’t seem to have improved at all. In Firefox 2.0, it completely crashes, leaving me with a blank white page under the title bar–no menu bar, no toolbars, nothing. I’ve tried letting it sit for several minutes, but I always end up having to shut the program down through the task manager. In IE6, sometimes I get nothing; sometimes if I wait long enough, I see just a “Loading…” screen that doesn’t actually load anything. I just tested IE7 and got to the Loading screen quickly, but then it just sits there indefinitely and I never see my friend requests. I even tried testing on Opera and Safari for Windows this morning; Safari shows the same page as IE does, and Opera crashes like Firefox.
I tried submitting a bug report through Ning’s site, but of course, that crashed too.
Is anyone else having these issues, or is it just me? If you’ve experienced any of this and have found a way around the problems, please share!
Update: Ning is working for me now in Firefox 3. If you’re on Firefox 2 and having problems, try upgrading to the new version.