[IMC-Boston-Editorial] IP logging/filtering
rrbaker at gmail.com
Wed Nov 30 21:38:11 PST 2005
Sorry I haven't contributed earlier, but I have been reading the
conversation. Two followup on the main points:
IP logging should be out of the question. I understand why it keeps
coming up.. between the trolls and spam comments on the site are out
of control and banning IPs would be perhaps the easiest solution. But
I can't stress enough how much it will hurt Boston Indymedia's
reputation in the IMC Network as well as cause undue stress on our
visitors to track that kind of information, even if this information
is purged on a regular schedule. I recommend dropping that idea
Solution: I think working on a solution within the current Content
Management System, dadaIMC, isn't worth it. Our new system, Drupal,
has several things we can do. There's a spam filter to remove
comments based on certain keywords, some ability to handle some troll
moderation based on users accounts, it's extremely easily to prevent
comments for anonymous users, moderating comments is done on the site
itself, and there's always community moderation as well, should we
decide to enable that someday. Much easier, right from the start.
As for moving to the new site, we're close. I believe there's a few
major hurdles to overcome, but that's about it. First, as Jon has
mentioned the process of attaching images and files to posts.. still
looking into available modules. Second, a hidden articles newswire
and the actual process of hiding posts, which Joe and Robby have been
meeting about recently and are doing a lot of awesome work. Finally,
we'll also have to discuss moving over the features content and who
can help with that. Other than that though, I think we're installed,
configured, or built every current feature dadaIMC has, so we're in
The most current site IS on the development server at the address Jon
mentioned, and it's certainly available for any other volunteers to
setup an account, bump around inside it, let us know what you think.
We can make a more formal announcement at the meeting.
On 11/30/05, Sofia JarrinT <sofiajt at yahoo.com> wrote:
> hi there,
> From IP logging/filtering, we moved on to talk about the new web site. I
> just wanted to know if you guys were interested in getting feedback from
> the group as whole about the new site. I took a look and it's fabulous.
> It's such amazing work.
> Would that be at all helpful? What would you need from us to keep it
> "Jonathan D. Proulx" <jon at csail.mit.edu> wrote:
> Maybe we need to start cross posting this to the tech list, don't know who's
> subscribed to both...
> We all seemed hit our own personal walls at the end of the summer and
> progress ahs been spotty.
> There is a development site up, though I think the "current" version is on
> Rob's laptop because I fried the development server for a while and just got
> it back online.
> I personally feel like we're chasing too many goals and if we can pare down
> to a short list of "must have" features we can get the site up and then add
> more bells and whistles as we choose. The big outstanding issue I know of
> is media upload, there's a bunch of different ways to attach media to
> stories and they all have their own problems.
> Anyway if your curious a version is at:
> I think it's functionality is near the best we've gotten yet (but missing a
> good media upload), the look isn't current I'm sure someone had a more
> Indymedia-ish layot and logo setup.
> Two big wins I see even at the current state are the calendar and the
> headline feeds from US and Global in the right column.
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