thanks, artur. i got so excited about ning that i went off and made a network for my neighborhood, about 850 households in a well-defined area in chicago. then i found out that i'd have to pay $300 per year to take my name off of the thing... in that "About" box in teh sidebar. so i turned that account into the admin acct... and it took my stuff here with it... i guess it was all the same "ning id". but i'm back. and smarter for the journey!