Author Archive | Matthew K. Gold

Spam Comment Moderation Messages on July 8

Several bloggers on the Commons contacted us to let us know that they received a flurry of spam comment moderation notifications yesterday, July 8th. WordPress, the platform we use for the Commons, sends such messages to blog owners when it receives spam or spam-like comments; rather than publishing them directly to the site, it puts […]

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Akismet Spam Protection for Any WordPress Installation on a CUNY Domain

Thanks to the terms of a licensing agreement generously made available by Automattic, the CUNY Academic Commons recently purchased a subscription to Akismet, the premier spam-prevention service for WordPress blogs, that can be shared with any WordPress installation on a cuny.edu domain. We would very much like to spread the word about the availability of this […]

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New Outreach Coordinator: Michael Smith

It gives me great pleasure and excitement to announce that Michael Smith, Assistant Professor of Communications Technology at York College, has agreed to join the CUNY Academic Commons Community Team as our new Outreach Coordinator.
If you’ve been around the Commons for a while, you’re probably already familiar with Michael’s work, which includes the York […]

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Boone Joins the BuddyPress Core Team

We’re very proud to announce that CUNY Academic Commons Lead Developer Boone Gorges has been named a core committer on the BuddyPress project, along with Paul Gibbs. Congratulations to both Boone and Paul!
As Boone explains in his post about the promotion, this means that he has been “handed the keys” to the software; […]

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Send Us Your Images!

Since we’re (finally) about to update the photos on the homepage of the CUNY Academic Commons, we thought that this might be a good time to put out a call for new images. To wit: we’re very much in need of CUNY-related photos that can be posted on the front page of the site, […]

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What We Did Last Summer

As you might know from Brian’s ( @brianfoote ) excellent post on the Ground Control blog and from our About page, the CUNY Academic Commons is administered by several groups:

The Development and Community Teams: The Development team handles the technical side of the site — writing code, administering servers, troubleshooting bug reports — while the […]

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