I see on Ning's homepage that they have decided to end free web hosting. This will of course mean the end of many fine communities that have arisen here over the last few years. The paid thing is going live May 4th or thereabouts. I know that paying for this service isn't an option for many of our members, and I can't really see paying for it myself, since I already have a hosted website to promote my work.
I must say that it has been tremendous fun and a growing experience belonging to Crimespace, and I hope that it survives in some form elsewhere on the Internet. I'd like to stay in touch with the people I've met here on Crimespace. I can always be reached through my web site,www.southerncrime.com
All the best wishes to everyone.
Timothy C. Phillips