[cmi-cr] New IMC Binghamton
fabzgy en linksunten.ch
fabzgy en linksunten.ch
Mie Feb 24 22:45:26 PST 2010
hay un solicitud de un indymedia de los EEUU que quiere ser parte de
la red Indymedia.
Nuestro collectivo en alemania tiene algunos problemas con la
propuesta de Binghamton. (todo en ingles)
Aqui se encuentra la propuesta de Binghamton:
Abajo les adjunto el argumento de nosotros (preversion):
we are against the application form of the media activists from
Binhampton in the current version. We are severely interested in the
opinion of other IMCs concerning this subject and we hope to get a lot
The application form submitted in English only. But the international
lists are multilingual and should stay this way. English is the
dominant language anyway and should thus not be the only language.
We do not agree with the spirit of OpenPosting as we conceive it from
the application form of the media activists from Binghampton. We
acknowledge the vulnerability against hate or troll authors but this
should lead us to give up the principle of anonymous posting.
The effort to hide articles is the underbelly of OpenPosting and must
be accepted from our point of view. Anonymity is essential for free
We strongly believe that it should be possible to post anonymously on
all Indymedia websites without prior registration. We propose that
existing Indymedia websites change their practice if a registration is
necessary at the moment.
It is unacceptable for us that IP addresses are logged by any
Indymedia website. We acknowledge that the media activists from
Binghampton generally do no want to log IP addresses. But the website
should not call itself Indymedia until the logging of IP addresses is
We know that this is done by existing websites and we are not agree
with this behaviour. We strive for a general rule which mandatory for
all IMCs that prohibits any (even temporary) logging of IP addreses on
the server as well as by the CMS. Much too long do users of some IMCs
imagine themselves save from IP logging.
It is necessary to preserve anonymity of the authors to impede the
persecution of critical opinions. For this it is essential that their
postings cannot be tracked down to an internet access point. Even the
temporary logging of IP addresses is a severe problem for their
anonomyity as at least system administrators but sometimes even all
moderators can monitor the IP addresses of all authors.
One argument used for (temporary) IP logging is the battle against
spam. But there exist other methods like captchas which compromise
anonymity far less severe and help to diminish spam nearly completely.
For example Indymedia linksunten had a serious spam problem which
could be solves withour IP logging.
We hope you see that we do not want to end the discussion about the
integration of the media activists from Binghampton. We try to clarify
the circumstances under which they can be integrated into the
worldwide network of independant media centres.
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