[Imc-communication] [IMC-Process] Melbourne IMC Closes
alster at indymedia.org
Sat Apr 5 17:25:09 PDT 2008
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melbourne indymedia wrote:
> Hi Alster,
> we're still doing some tidying up actually so we'd prefer it if you
> didn't close everything down just yet.
sorry, I just wasn't aware of this. It has happened quite some times
that an IMC has closed down and it has been missed entirely, as such
it's important to not miss the point when there is a curfew, and to
deactivate any links to sites and services before those become
unavailable, cracked, or crowded by spam. Madhatters IMC is just one
example for this (see imc-communication archives).
> We're aiming to put up the old 'active' archive of the site before we
> went to sf-active and we'd like to keep the list functioning to so we
> can let people know about this.
This is great news, the more content can be retained the better.
> Also there are some people interested in possibly forming a new
> collective, so the list should be left available for them to take
> over should they choose to go through new-imc and be successful.
Normally, listwork (the mailing list server working group) only provides
mailing lists to those who have already passed new-imc. As such, it
would be logical to close down the list once you're all set with things
and to reactivate it (all content is retained!) once the possible new
IMC passed new-imc process. This bears the important advantage of
allowing us to not take action should the supposed new IMC not make it
to go through new-imc (as has happened before).
> Also there are plenty of dead sites listed in cities.inc so does melb
> imc need to be removed if other's aren't?
I believe in fact all of the no longer active IMCs need to be removed
off this list and moved to an 'archive' section instead. This is what
several people have started working on, but it is a tedious job and a
boring one, too, as so much work is involved and you get so little out
of it (once again, see the process of de-listing Madhatters IMC as an
> There are 6-7 years of
> archived content there and a place through which people who might
> want to start a new independent media project could connect through.
> Perhaps there should be a whole archived section, probably 20+ sites
> these days.
I don't mean to propose to cut off history, not at all! I believe moving
inactive or historic IMC content to such an archive section would be a
great improvement - while still allowing easy enough access to them, it
would not make people who are looking for news end up on historic
websites and make Indymedia look like a big outdated book to those who
only click two or three web links.
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