Support #8978

removing old groups

Added by Marilyn Weber about 4 years ago. Updated about 3 years ago.

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Weirdly, I have just gotten two tickets on Redmine that complain about the same thing: a new directory or chair of a CUNY entity is complaining because they have found a group that seems to consist of people in their position, but the group is defunct. I would imagine this has happened before, and my understanding is that we won't remove old groups without an admin request to do so. Is that right?


#1 Updated by Matt Gold about 4 years ago

Yes, that is correct

#2 Updated by Matt Gold about 4 years ago

though if the admins have moved on/can't be reached, and the request is legitimate, we can do this

#3 Updated by Marilyn Weber about 4 years ago

Is there a way for me to see who the admins are? Some of the groups are hidden. The groups I'd need to contact are:

Please add me as admin to both. Thanks!

As an alternative to removing the groups, could we make the new requesters new admins?

#4 Updated by Boone Gorges about 4 years ago

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Generally we don't like to make these changes without first reaching out to the existing admins.

The admins of the groups in question are:
cuny-esl-discipline-council -
cuny-writing-center-directors -

I'd encourage you or the reporter to reach out directly to these admins. If they can't be contacted after some time, let's figure out how to handle group ownership.

#5 Updated by Marilyn Weber about 4 years ago

We now have a request for removal from one of the admins:

Dear Commons Administrator,

Please remove the “CUNY Writing Center Directors” from the CUNY Commons.

I should have closed the group some time ago, and now it is causing confusion.


Jason Schneiderman

Jason Schneiderman, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of English

Borough of Manhattan Community College

#6 Updated by Boone Gorges about 4 years ago

Thanks, Marilyn.

Matt, could you please sign off on this before I delete? There's only a single piece of content in the group (a cross-posted announcement from last year), so I don't think there's anything that would warrant a different strategy (like putting the group into some sort of hidden status), but I'd like your OK on this before an irreversible delete.

#7 Updated by Matt Gold about 4 years ago

yeah, let's delete. Thank you

#8 Updated by Boone Gorges about 4 years ago


#9 Updated by Boone Gorges about 3 years ago

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