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Bug #9319

Question about group/site connections

Added by Matt Gold about 4 years ago. Updated about 4 years ago.

Status:
Duplicate
Priority name:
Normal
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Category name:
Group Blogs
Target version:
-
Start date:
2018-02-27
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Description

Hi Boone and Ray,

I recently set up a group and a site for a course I'm teaching on the Commons -- https://commons.gc.cuny.edu/groups/approachingdh/ and https://approachingdh.commons.gc.cuny.edu/

Tonight, in class, some of the students told me they had put up blog posts, and I realized I had never received notifications of them. After looking into it, I believe that the reason for this is that I selected the following privacy setting:

I would like to block search engines, but allow normal visitors

Instead of this one:

I would like my site to be visible to everyone, including search engines (like Google, Bing, Technorati) and archivers

when I created the group.

Can you please confirm that this is the case? (I just changed the settings to the latter setting, btw)? If so, I really think we need to update the privacy instructions and options to make the ramifications of such choices clear, as I was really surprised not to receive notifications of blog posts


Related issues

Related to CUNY Academic Commons - Feature #8075: Non-public sites should generate activity items with hide_sitewide = 1Resolved2017-05-01

History

#1 Updated by Boone Gorges about 4 years ago

  • Related to Feature #8075: Non-public sites should generate activity items with hide_sitewide = 1 added

#2 Updated by Boone Gorges about 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Reporter Feedback

Can you please confirm that this is the case?

Yes, I believe this is the case.

The issue has come up in the past. There's a ticket in the 1.13 milestone proposing to change the behavior so that this privacy setting does not block activity items from being created. I propose we close this ticket in favor of that one, and ensure that it gets done for the spring release. #8075

#3 Updated by Matt Gold about 4 years ago

Thanks, Boone. The solution you suggest sounds perfect.

#4 Updated by Boone Gorges about 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Reporter Feedback to Duplicate

Great - let's fold it in there.

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