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    • I'd love to know more about what you liked about Google+ communities, what worked, what didn't.

      I'll admit, I did love the private aspect of Communities on G+. I have several (golly, many!) learning groups on G+. I've been at the helm of the "G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers" for years now getting folks involved in free photography mentorships and run the "Mentorship for Mentors" to teach folks how to mentor. Those kinds of things are better when the public isn't looking over the shoulders of those trying to learn ... as well as mentors who are volunteering their time, giving it a go to pass on their knowledge––it's nervous-making enough as it is when it's a mentors first time with a group of 20-30 people ... ;oD. Plus, I'm one of the photography Masters at Trey's Arcanum and we've been running our communities there ... also private. So, yes, I do love the wonderful things here on Cake, but ultimately hope for a place with Communities/Groups that can be private too. And display big, beautiful images, of course ... ;oD.

      I can't think of what didn't work with the Communities there. I've had grumbles/annoyances, of course (missing posts and the like), but for the most part, they work well.

    • I have, @Heidi ... I tested it out … too much bad there (they strip metadata completely and people can download your photos whether or not you have “download” turned off) … I already have sites that do that. I really don’t like it there. It is so much like Facebook (but less blue at least … ;oD). Here at Cake, it feels a little like the early days at G+, conversation-wise. I only wish for a more robust image experience here. Though, I know it isn't intended for photographers here, so I am still looking for a perfect home. I do wish I could follow people here. While I understand why the "topics" over "people" follow option (less focus on "follower count", popularity, etc.) I prefer to follow people so I can learn more about them through the topics they're interested in ... it is a much fuller adventure when one can connect with individuals and all their myriad interests. You can do that on MeWe, but the interface there leaves me feeling a little "meh".

    • I prefer to follow people so I can learn more about them through the topics they're interested in ... it is a much fuller adventure when one can connect with individuals and all their myriad interests.

      Robin, I’m still adjusting to the new paradigm but I came up with a hybrid solution that may be useful for staying connected with Google Plus refugees here.

    • That was the workaround that I came up with as well, @apm ... I have a little folder on my desktop that I added folks to when I started here. Not an elegant solution, but whatevs ... ;o7

    • not yet!

      In this thread - https://cake.co/c/yzgJBVC/fF51zw8 - there is a comment from @Chris about why the iOS app was developed first.

      I added a shortcut to Cake on my Android phone and I find it works quite well. I didn't know that was possible until someone here pointed it out. With the site open in Chrome on your phone, click the 3 dots in the upper right, then "Add to Home Screen".

      I plan to try the Android app when it is available but for now the shortcut is very usable.