Sean, thank you for staring this thread.
On Friday morning, Ning's new CEO announced they would no longer be providing free social community services, and that the Ning platform we use here every day would, in the future, only be available to paid service subscribers. Unfortunately, they did not release the details of the new structure as well so we won't know for several weeks what the pricing structure for this service will be. However... it's important for me to point out that Kreg places an incredible amount of value on this community and it's ~10,000 members. We feel that the community serves a tremendously important role in educating and inspiring all levels of Kreg Jig owners.
In short, thanks to support from community members like you, we'll do what's necessary (within reason) to ensure that this community continues to grow and thrive. Please use this thread moving forward to give your opinions on the issue, what you'd like to see done, how much you value this community, etc. Then, stay tuned... I'll post our plans here as soon as we know them!
Good luck and good woodworking,
Sean, thank you for bringing this to the forefront.
Kreg Rep, I for one am whole heartely behind this community going forward. I beleive that this is not only needed for the 10k + members as the membership has shown extensive growth everyday, but also for Kreg tools to get us out advertisement about all of Kreg tool companies product line. Any salesperson can tell you that there is no better way and gratifing testimonial to gain LOYAL customers than through word of mouth and quality products, you have both. And whether or not this thread reaches all members, the fact that the Kreg Community indeed has 10k + members tells me that the tools you sell and our word of mouth should be your testimonial. Great job, and please keep this community moving forward.
I was going to start another blog about my pie safe I'm making. Should I hold off until our "new home" is set up?