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Informatics runs a blogging service at
It should only be used for Informatics and Informatics-related blogs.

Create a blog

Staff and postgraduate students can create new blogs. All users can contribute to existing blogs.

To create a new blog, click the "Create a new blog" link on the front page of You may be asked to login if you have not already done so, and redirected to

Configure your blog

Once you have created a blog you should:

  1. Enable the "Anti-Spam" plugin from your blog's Dashboard;
  2. Change the Settings -> Discussion -> Default article settings, particularly to turn off "pingbacks and trackbacks";
  3. Review the other comments settings.

When you leave

Once you leave Informatics, your blog will remain (unless you ask for us to remove it, or it needs to be removed for legal or technical reasons), but you will no longer be able to update/maintain it.

You can save a copy of your blog as XML via the Dashboard Tools -> Export page.

The Systems blog

You should read the Computing Systems blog which gives news about the Informatics computer systems.

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