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 […]
Have you always wondered how many people are visiting your blog on the Commons? The Commons team is happy to announce that visitor statistics reports are now available to the CUNY Academic Commons community via Google Analytics. New features in Google Analytics have made it possible for the Commons team to provide personalized reports to […]
The Commons In A Box project aims to provide universities and similarly minded organizations with a powerful, professional, free, and easy-to-use platform for community engagement. A central part of any such platform is its interface. CBox is built on BuddyPress and will work with any BP-compatible WordPress theme. Thus, organizations with the right kind of […]
Cross-posted from the CUNY Academic Commons Dev Blog
The CUNY Academic Commons is delighted to welcome two new members to its development team: Raymond Hoh and Dominic Giglio.
Raymond Hoh is one of the most respected members of the WordPress and BuddyPress community. Known around the WordPress community as r-a-y, Ray is a frequent contributor to the […]
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 […]
On Wednesday, January 18, the CUNY Academic Commons will join hundreds of sites around the web, including Wikipedia, Reddit, and Boing Boing, and around CUNY, including the Macaulay Honors College ePortfolios and OpenCUNY, in a protest of SOPA, the Stop Online Privacy Act, and PIPA, the Protect IP Act. As part of this protest, the […]
We’re happy to announce that version 1.3 of the CUNY Academic Commons is now live!
All upgrades to the site are important, but this one brought a considerable number of new features and revisions (our highest to-date). Here are some highlights:
New Members Directory Filters
Our biggest, and probably most noticable difference, is the new directory filter on the […]
Traffic on the Commons was up 44% throughout the week as news of the Commons In A Box project circulated through academic journals, blogs, and Twitter. Comments on our initial announcement were numerous – some congratulatory, but most written by representatives of institutions anxious to chat and gather more information.
The same day as the announcement, in […]
The CUNY Academic Commons is proud to announce the establishment of The Commons in a Box, a new open-source project that will help other organizations quickly and easily install and customize their own Commons platforms. With generous support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the CUNY Academic Commons team will launch the free software project […]
We are delighted to report that André Pitanga, IT Senior Associate (Level 2) at the CUNY Graduate Center and Systems Administrator for the CUNY Academic Commons, received an Employee Recognition Award for Outstanding Achievement today in a ceremony held at the CUNY Graduate Center.
This is very well deserved news. Most users of the Commons don’t […]