[Imc-drupal-dev] looking to clone setup of indymedia.be
andrew at scoop.co.nz
Mon May 1 03:00:29 PDT 2006
On Sun, 30 Apr 2006, robbt wrote:
> The other instance is other press vs. original articles.
> Many people who are contributing to indymedia just copy and paste
> mainstream news articles into the site which violates copyright but also
> just shows the lack of time/energy/dedication people have to writing
> stuff, at the same time it's better to have a place to discuss these
> articles than nothing. And perhaps a way of allowing people to tag them.
An idea I've been mulling over for a while is to add a separate node type
for remotely published articles, with slightly different behaviour to
normal story nodes.
I first thought about this for an activist site which lists publications
which mention their campaign, but the same thing could be useful for
IMC's for the reasons you cite.
I imgaine that a user should be able to enter the URL of the remotely
published article, plus the text of that article, and the remote
publication date. The article's public display should by default only
include the short teaser, with a link to the remote article, but in the
event that the remote article is taken offline, it would be nice to be
able to make the whole lot visible at the administrator's discretion.
Having the full text available would also be good for searching for
articles based on the local database. I imagine that indexes of remotely
published items probably want to be listed by remote publication date
rather than the time it was added to the local collection, though both
might be useful, and should be accessible, with the default option being
> Another area that could use work is the events module.
> It would be really helpful if someone could develop an RSS feed for it.
> If I ever get around to actually coding for drupal this would probably
> be my first project, but there is so much to do just in terms of trying
> to keep up with development already happening.
RSS is Good, and probably easy, but for events iCal would be in many ways
a more useful basis for syndication, particularly if it could be set up so
you can recieve iCal even notifications, and (with some admin
intervention) put them up on the site. This would allow publication of
events from eg. KOrganiser, Outlook, Apple iCal, etc, and publication back
into the same.
Looks like the event module does have iCal export, but not import.
There's bugs somewhere between drupal's event.module and KOrganiser's
import - I'm not familiar enough with iCal to say which. commas and
cariage returns in the description field need escaping.
Andrew McNaughton http://www.scoop.co.nz/
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