OAC Help

Community group for help and technical assistance

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Latest Activity: Feb 15, 2013

OAC Help

The purpose of this group is to provide technical or practical assistance to all OAC members. You do not need to be a member of this group to browse the threads for answers to frequently asked questions.

To post a question in the discussion forum, first log in, then join this group by clicking on '+Join OAC Help' at the top right-hand side of the page. Then, click on '+Start Discussion' (see below) to begin a new thread.

If your question relates to a feature or problem with the Ning website, please review the comprehensive Ning Help pages, which you can search by keyword or browse by topic here: Ning Help.

It is likely that most issues have already been addressed there.

If you are still having difficulty with any of the features on this website, such as groups, forums, blogs, photos, or user profiles, ensure that your thread in the forum clearly indicates the problem. All members (including moderators) can then respond to your query and the solution will remain publicly available for future reference.

A detailed FAQ will also appear here shortly.


Discussion Forum


Started by Safet HadziMuhamedovic. Last reply by Safet HadziMuhamedovic Feb 28, 2011.

Cannot change profile picture 6 Replies

Started by Susan Burns. Last reply by Susan Burns Aug 24, 2010.

[FAQ] Can I access the OAC from my mobile phone?

Started by Francine Barone Mar 17, 2010.

what appears in my page 2 Replies

Started by Micol Brazzabeni. Last reply by Francine Barone Jan 6, 2010.

Enhancing the OAC through anthro-relevant news feed aggregation 3 Replies

Started by Francine Barone. Last reply by Francine Barone Dec 14, 2009.

[FAQ] How do I stop/add email notifications?

Started by Francine Barone Dec 6, 2009.

Blog Platform Capabilities 2 Replies

Started by Jacob Lee. Last reply by Jacob Lee Nov 12, 2009.

[FAQ] What can I do about the ads on this site?

Started by Francine Barone Oct 13, 2009.

[FAQ] How do I view an alphabetical list of all OAC groups?

Started by Francine Barone Aug 11, 2009.

[FAQ] Group Image Not Displaying on Profile

Started by Francine Barone Aug 7, 2009.

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Comment by Francine Barone on December 20, 2010 at 12:22pm

Hi Curro,


We don't put any search engine restrictions on this site. You can set your page privacy settings here, so that if someone clicks on your profile page in Google, they'd have to authenticate as an OAC member in order to view it. Anything else you post on the site will remain public, as per our ethos and general guidelines (see About).


I hope this helps.


Comment by Curro Maya on December 20, 2010 at 8:38am

Hi! I noticed google indexed my profile. Could be there a way to set it up in order to be ignored by the search engines crawlers?


Comment by Francine Barone on January 5, 2010 at 8:17pm
Hi Philip,

Are you still experiencing this issue?

If your browser is freezing on your new machine, this can be caused by a number of compatibility problems. Software updates might be needed as an incompatible version of flash, java or browser widgets could be clogging up the works. Ning has quite a lot of rich content (ads, the chat bar, rss feeds, photos and video players, etc). Different antivirus or firewall programs might also be slowing you down.

Are you experiencing this problem with any other sites? Also, a few more details about the specs of your laptop (operating system? Browser type and version?) might help us to troubleshoot it.
Comment by Philip Carl SALZMAN on November 28, 2009 at 1:15am
On my new IBM laptop, whenever I enter OAC it freezes, so I can't really do anything, even go from one page to another. Any ideas about what could cause this, and what I should do? (I am currently connected on my old IBM laptop.)
Comment by Francine Barone on June 11, 2009 at 2:11pm
With regard to Keith's post on the Policy Forum, if anyone archived the help thread relating to blocking ads in Firefox, I would be grateful if you could send it to me or re-post here in the forum.

Comment by Francine Barone on June 3, 2009 at 11:57am

Thank you for sharing that. Yahoo! Pipes looks like the most versatile and effective tool for RSS mash-up. I'm going to add that feed to my live bookmarks and I'm sure others will find it useful too.

Comment by Cosimo Lupo on June 2, 2009 at 11:28pm
There is something that I would like to share with you, and I think this is the right place, also considering the discussion that I started here in the group forum.

I used Yahoo!Pipes Feed Filter application ( in order to filter the main "Latest Activity" RSS of OAC on Ning, so that it does not display the boring "X updated theri profile..." and "Y joined that or that group..."

here is the url of the rss pipes filter; the original is very long so I had to shrink it, otherwise Ning truncates it:

You can add the url that will show up on your favourite rss reader, or you could create yours via Yahoo! Pipes.

Comment by Francine Barone on June 1, 2009 at 4:05pm
In response to a request for a technical help forum, let's hope this can enable us to better assist each other.


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