As mentioned before, there have been some changes made to the site. The biggest change has been the elimination of the groups on the site. This is due to ongoing maintenance issues associated with BuddyPress, the software used create groups, and the changing nature of the structure of Occupy Wall Street. The primary group features [...]
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You may notice some changes to NYCGA.net. Here’s what happened, and why: The servers went down for ~8 hours last week. Possibly a DDOS attack, but definitely made worse by our social networking plugin (BuddyPress). GREAT job on the detective work, Pea and Ross. The groups feature was thus deactivated. Maintenance costs outweighed the benefits, [...]
Now all posts on this site (minutes, proposals, site news, etc) will display their revision history at the bottom. You can see who changed what when and you can check out previous versions. Take a look at any past minutes post to check it out. Hello, transparency! Special thanks to the Minutes Working Group for [...]
Dear OWS Family, As part of a series of dialogues surrounding power hierarchies, access, and accountability we would like to invite you to a dialogue on the digital environment of OWS. Sunday February 19th 3-7PM 16 Beaver We come together for a discussion having to with access to our inward and outward facing internet platforms. [...]
We’re pleased to announce that our direct democratic process is now easier to follow than ever before! Livetweets from our fearless @LibertySqGA team are now built right into nycga.net and new posts will appear every night there is a livetweeted assembly. Check out the archives here: http://www.nycga.net/category/assemblies/livetweet/
Dear Community, On December 20th, the General Assembly consensed that all groups must provide the following information in order to make it easier for people to join the movement: A mission statement which does not violate the Principles of Solidarity A working email or phone number Day and time of a weekly open meeting (this [...]
Toll-free, real-time voice access to nycga.net events, schedule and announcements.
Ever been looking for information about a proposal on tonight’s agenda? Ever wanted to check on the status of a proposal that you’re pretty sure was at GA last week? Us too! While proposals are being posted online, sorting through them to find the one you were looking for has been too difficult and confusing. [...]
So we got word that some members are getting unsolicited emails and notifications. We’ve added spam to the ‘Report type’ drop down menu in the feedback form. When reporting spam please provide the account username along with a copy of the email or notification for verification. Spammers suck, if you get something sketchy. Tell us.
A while ago, we launched group email subscriptions. One of the components of that launch was the ability for group admins to send out an email to every member of that group. However, we learned after launch that while most of the functionality of the emails (subscribing to emails from your group) was working great, [...]
Check it out! In your sidebar, you’ll now always see the upcoming GA and Spokes Council events featured in their own little box at the top. We are working hard on a big homepage re-design which will make these even more easy to find and interact with, but in the mean time, we figured it [...]
Finally! Search functionality has come to the site. All the way at the top of the page, you will see a search box in the top right corner. This will allow you to easily search groups, members, forums, and posts (including all GA and Spokes minutes and proposals). Have at it, sleuths!
There are currently about 100 groups on the NYCGA web site and we get more requests for added groups every day. We, at Tech Operations (formerly known as Internet), are very concerned with this situation and after many conversations with other groups in the movement, we know that the negative implications of this are vast [...]
Last night the Call to Action group passed the “Statement of Autonomy” through the GA by consensus.
We’re pleased to announce that along with rolling out a new look and feel for the site, we have also just introduced another frequently-requested feature: Group Email Subscriptions. Now, all members of a group can subscribe to email notifications for activity within that group. On the group’s main page, if you are a member of [...]
As you have surely noticed by now, we have rolled out a new look and feel for NYCGA.net. This is the result of lots of hard work and collaboration between the Internet Working Group and the Design Group. We feel it is a much cleaner, sharper, and fresher look for the site and we hope [...]
Tonight will be the first Spokes Council for Operations Groups. This meeting will have no agenda beyond reviewing the groups that are interested in being a part of the Spokes Council and seeking consensus on how to define what Operations Groups are. All groups wanting to participate are asked to come prepared with three things: [...]
In the interest of full transparency and openness, it is time to share with you, dear reader, a story about a group, a group that is no more. Yes, that’s right. I am referring to the “99Declaration” group. You may remember this group from its presence on the site for the past few weeks. During [...]
Take a look at your activity feed on the site. Notice anything? Notice a serious lack of annoying posts about new members and people joining groups? Well, we’ve heard your feedback and I am pleased to announce that we have now removed these two types of activities from all activity feeds by default. If you [...]
I am writing this post in the interest of full transparency. This afternoon, I deleted the group “Occupy Intelligence Agency” from the site. At the time of deletion it had 46 members and very little activity. I made this move for the following reason: I was contacted by an admin from the Think Tank group [...]
That’s right. In a daring move away from the Zuckerberg standard, we have tweaked our Like Button to now better reflect our direct democracy hand gestures and say “Twinkle”. It may be a bit of an inside joke, but hey – everyone is an insider here, right?
We are very please to be rolling out another new feature of the site tonight: Event Subscriptions and RSS Feeds!
Unfortunately Forums are currently not working for all groups. To enable them, an administrator from your group should do the following: Click on the admin tab for your group, then click on the settings tab in the next row of tabs. Make sure the box in front of ‘Enable discussion Forums’ is checked. scroll to [...]
Hey everyone, Tonight we’re going to be doing a migration of this site over to a new, better server. If this goes well, we will also be re-pointing the nycga.net/cc domains over to the new server for the world to see. In order to preserve all the content that you lovely people have put into [...]
Ok. So for the past 2 days, we’ve been so excited to see everyone starting to use the site. As the activity stream has filled up with awesome posts, we’ve all been itching to express our deep appreciation of what is going on around the park and on the site. The thing is, not every [...]