Support #7619

outside users for a site that isn't a class?

Added by Marilyn Weber over 5 years ago. Updated over 4 years ago.

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Professor Feisal Mohamed (English fac at GC) writes:

For my "Executive Watch" site - - I wanted to add non-CUNY authors. Is that possible in the Commons, or do I have to move the site to Wordpress? When I try to add a user, I get a screen saying that it has to be someone in this network.

I told him I'll have to look into policy for this. What do you think?


#1 Updated by Matt Gold over 5 years ago

Generally, we are willing to allow people to create accounts for non-CUNY users when the involve less than 20 people. In this case, you might ask how many authors he expects to need to add; if it's just a few, no problem. If it's a much larger group, then yes, an alternate platform would be better. Though, of course, he could always post for others, the way that JITP and other sites do --

#2 Updated by Boone Gorges over 5 years ago

  • Category name set to Membership
  • Assignee set to Marilyn Weber
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I'm happy to help with the technical details (either creating a non-CUNY signup code or generating the accounts manually) if we decide to go that route. Marilyn, please assign back to me if that time comes.

#3 Updated by Marilyn Weber over 5 years ago

  • Assignee changed from Marilyn Weber to Matt Gold

Feisal responds:
I certainly don’t expect to have more than 20 regular authors on “Executive Watch.” But Matt has not addressed HOW to add a few non-CUNY users. It might be nice to switch format to something like the JITP site, where posts look like articles. Which template is that?

Matt, what do you think about the how - codes or upon request via Boone?


#4 Updated by Boone Gorges over 4 years ago

Is this still an issue? I generally don't handle the creation of non-CUNY signup codes - I think Matt does? - but I would create one for this case if it's still needed and if Matt signs off on it.

#5 Updated by Marilyn Weber over 4 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Resolved


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