[imc-alberta] What it takes to make the site work [was: Of actualities and consciousness]

Grant Neufeld media at activist.ca
Tue Feb 8 00:57:08 PST 2005

At 11:40 PM -0400 2005/02/07, Bernard D. Tremblay wrote:
>We have been offered bandwidth.
>We have an intact data base.
>The URL remains available.

A key factor in the closure of alberta.indymedia was that those things alone are not nearly enough to maintain a functioning site.

There's a lot of volunteer work needed - on an ongoing, daily, basis - to ensure the functioning of the site, and prevent it being overwhelmed with crap. Then there's the tech side of it, and responding to emails.

And that's not even getting into the production of content.

There would need to be a team of dedicated volunteers in place before the site could be reasonably reopened.

>let's get the record back online.

The archives would be best left offline until there are volunteers who will clean up those archives (the content is a big mess - another factor that contributed to the closure of the site).

In the mean time, this list may continue to be a suitable venue for independent media workers and advocates in Alberta to connect, try to advance the cause, and build mutual support.

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