[Imc-cymru] [Fwd: Re: [Imc-uk-process] New UK IMC process/ Swansea
ac.thomas at ntlworld.com
Fri Jul 16 01:05:55 PDT 2004
Are there Welsh people involved in this?
Is this a deliberate Sais takeover by UK?
Swansea is asking for Swansea IMC. Bristol is pushing for 'Wales'.
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Subject: Re: [Imc-uk-process] New UK IMC process/ Swansea IMC
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2004 17:02:54 +0100
From: cc at riseup.net
To: imc-uk-process at lists.indymedia.org
References: <20040715154235.E6D8923C0A at ws5-3.us4.outblaze.com>
On Thu 15-Jul-2004 at 11:42:35PM +0800, Sam wrote:
> Hi Just to let you know that a couple of us from Bristol
> IMC met up with a group from Swansea who are interested
> in forming a IMC.
> I have requested a mailing list to facilitate the
Great, the listwork application had been noticed already
> We had a discussion with them about getting other groups
> involved, the ethos of indymedia and about holding open
> meetings etc.
> They do not have a teccy person at the moment and so we
> suggested the easiest thing would be to have a regional
> page within IMCUK.
> As far as I'm aware there is no agreed process for
> getting a regional page at the moment.
Well there have been a few starts made on this...
This suggestion should be added there or at least linked
> Personally I think that it's important to have a
> rigourous process at the start so that each new IMC is
> sustainable, and that a small number of volunteers dont
> get burnt out and disillusioned.
Yep, makes sense to me...
> My suggestion for a process is this:
> 1. Hold a advertised public meeting to discuss the
> possibility of IMC in your area, (at least 6 people must
> attend)(and exchange e-mail addresses)
> 2. Request a mailing list and a development page of the
> UK website (not hyperlinked to uk frontpage but
> otherwise a working site)
> 3. draft a mission statement/ editorial guidelines/
> agree to principles of unity
> 4. submit mission statement to imc uk process list (this
> 5. After 10 days with no objections, the application is
> sent to the global 'new imc list' and 'uk contact list'
> 6. After five days of no objections from those lists the
> group become a affiliated IMC
Yep, seems fine, you realise though that this won't enable
groups to be listed on the global cities list?
> My view is that you need at at a bare miniumum six
> committed people to run a IMC webpage. To make it too
> easy is actually unfair on the new groups who will then
> struggle with inadaquate help.
> As with everything IMC this is of course up for
> discussion, and this is just my two pennith worth...
> PS. anyone heard from Southcoast, Lancaster or
> Birmingham IMC's?
I fear they were somewhat overwhelmed with the amount of
work is needed in setting up a regional set of
My plan to address this problem to to create a
'new-region' set of tempates that are well documented and
can be changed by simply adding a new icon and changing
some colours in a CSS file... I'll try to get this done at
some point... the new (beta) set of World templates do
have a lot more annotation and I was thinking of using
these as the basis of a new-region set...
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