Organization Migration Complete

11/10/2013 in Community Updates, News
IMPORTANT: if you need help please see the forum at help.datahub.io.

In particular: you now need to be part of an organization to create datasets and to register an organization requires admin assistance (via the forum)

The planned organization migration has happened, and we’ve managed to get rid of a lot of spam, but not all.

As a result of the migration, all datasets must now belong to an organisation, and this has meant that datasets that were not part of a group previously, have been moved into a single org (Global – http://datahub.io/organization/global).

If you find that your datasets have been moved into Global, chances are you won’t currently be able to move them to another Organization without help. I’m planning to make it possible for users who created a dataset to be able to move it, but you will still need help in setting up an organization. If may be that you’re happy to leave it in the Global org, in which case you’re probably just waiting for me to enable you as an editor on the dataset – this will hopefully be before the end of the coming weekend, if you need it sooner, please get in touch and let us know.

We’re expecting that it is now a LOT harder for spammers to post to datahub.io, and only slightly harder for users, although there is still some cleaning up to do, and old data to purge, we’re pretty close now to a place where we can add new features (add some more ideas in the issue tracker) and improve the performance.

Whilst waiting for my migration script to finish last night (it took about 5 hours to clean spam and move the datasets) I also installed varnish, so if you see any caching irregularities, please just shout.

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