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August 17, 2013 at 4:53 pm #3456
Hi Daniel —
The CBOX/CUNY Academic Commons team does indeed have this on our roadmap, though I don’t think we yet have a release date on the books. cc @cbox_admin
MattAugust 9, 2013 at 8:44 pm #3384
@visionsynergy: Like you, I think it’s vital that private interactions and
documents be kept private; as you note, this is at the root of the trust
that site members place in their online communities. On the CUNY Academic
Commons (the project from which CBOX emerged), we have always given any
privacy-related bugs the highest priority and have addressed them
immediately. And our team has done the same on CBOX, as shown by the very
comment thread you pointed to.
We can’t promise that our software will be free of bugs (all software has
bugs, though the owners of proprietary software projects tend to be less
than open about them) — and it’s notable that we’re dealing with a complex
system that involves a number of constituent parts (WordPress, BuddyPress,
and BbPress) whose new versions occasionally cause hiccups. But in order to
address bugs, we need to hear about them. I encourage you or anyone else
working with CBOX to let us know about any privacy-related issues you find
— either by posting here or on github — so that we can resolve them.
MattAugust 8, 2013 at 8:42 pm #3360
I don’t think that there is cause for concern, Dale, aside from the
BbPress bug. That bug is obviously major, but it will be fixed and
aside from that, I’m not sure what cause there is for concern.August 7, 2013 at 10:50 am #3313
Hi Helene — here’s the info we give on the CUNY Academic Commons about that subject – http://help.commons.gc.cuny.edu/faq/#What.27s_the_difference_between_public.2C_private.2C_and_hidden_groups.3F.C2.A0August 7, 2013 at 8:01 am #3310
Private and hidden group activity should be hidden from both logged-out and logged-in users unless they are members of the groups in question or superadmins.August 6, 2013 at 4:52 pm #3302
Just want to check on something. Are you a superadmin on this site?
And are you looking at the site feed while logged in? If so, you’ll
see content in the site feeds that others won’t see; try logging out
and/or viewing the site the site in a Chrome incognito window or
Firefox private browsing window.
If the content shows up for logged-out users, look to Bowe’s advice.
MattAugust 2, 2013 at 12:45 pm #3256July 25, 2013 at 11:34 am #3227
The simplest solution is to tell your members to use the “Text” tab on the forum rather than the “Visual” tab. This will prevent the gobbled code from being posted. It will also prevent formatting from being copied over, but that can be re-added manually.
MattJuly 24, 2013 at 12:19 pm #3219
The only way I’m aware of to prevent MS Word/Outlook code from being posted
into a message when cutting/pasting is to use the Paste From Word button.
You can find that and other tips here –
Then, it’s mostly a matter of educating your users to either use the Paste
From Word button or to copy/paste into Notepad first to remove Word’s ugly
On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 12:08 PM, Commons In A Box wrote:July 24, 2013 at 11:30 am #3216
Hi Helene —
What does “rogue HTML” mean? Can you please include a screenshot and also
explain what you mean by “the advanced editor”? This will help others
troubleshoot your issue.
One thing to beware of: something like what you’re describing can occur
when people post text from MS Word into a rich text editor.
MattJuly 16, 2013 at 1:08 pm #3182
Great idea — thanks for starting this. We’ll make it a sticky forum post.July 16, 2013 at 1:07 pm #3181
That’s expected behavior, I’m afraid — blogs and groups can be synced
together in terms of members and activity updates, but they each have their
own administrative interfaces and must be deleted separately.
On Tuesday, July 16, 2013, Commons In A Box wrote:July 14, 2013 at 9:34 am #3157
Hi Helene —
No, not a plugin — we’ve embedded the search form directly into the theme
files. Think we have an open ticket on Github related to adding a search
box to the CBOX theme.
On Jul 14, 2013 8:57 AM, “Commons In A Box”
>July 14, 2013 at 7:19 am #3154
We use Google custom search for this on the CUNY Academic Commons — http://commons.gc.cuny.eduJuly 13, 2013 at 11:57 am #3145
Thanks, Helene. We definitely appreciate your contributions to the project
and do see them as contributions. But I’d quibble with a few of your
points: (1) there’s a difference between a free-software project like CBOX
and what I think you mean when you call it a “product”; and (2) I don’t buy
the distinction between a “community of practitioners” and a “community of
developers” — our developers *are* practitioners, both in CBOX spaces and
in larger larger open-source communities like BuddyPress and WordPress. Our
entire project is built on an open-source ecosystem that we take very
seriously and contribute to as part of our mission.
But these are relatively minor points. The larger issue is that the project
wants and needs the kind of feedback you have been providing. And we
consider seriously all of those suggestions and implement them when and as
we can by looking at them in the context of our larger goals for the
project and, again, our limited resources. We are very much interested in
fostering work on this platform and appreciate all suggestions about it;
but what we can’t promise is that suggestions made by community members
will be implemented according to a particular timeline, and so we ask that
you be patient with us and consider engaging your own developers to work on
those suggestions if you find that our timeline is not suitable for your
needs. That’s the beauty of an open-source free software project — it has
the potential to be a joint endeavor, but it takes patience and good will
all around to make it work. Thanks again for your contributions to it.