This Ning was set up as part of a European project as most of you I hope will have discovered. It has been funded since the end of the project by the University of Manchester. However, after the coming academic year 2015-2016, this funding will cease as the University will no longer be obliged to provide support. I'm just letting you know so that alternative arrangements can be made in good time before the Ning goes off line.
When will this NING go offline?
It will go offline sometime this summer (2016) around August.
We can do this in a managed way, but the University won't continue to fund the Ning or the domain name after this summer.