[Imc-nh-editorial] a newswire post
Carli E Stevenson
carli at cisunix.unh.edu
Fri Nov 4 14:33:17 PST 2005
As per silence, I think we should say that after a certain amount of
time, a couple of days, (or whatever) anyone who has not weighed in, it
will be assumed that they are yielding to whatever the rest of the
Quoting Rob Wolff <rcwolff at cisunix.unh.edu>:
> I say delete it.
> Also, regarding the change in the editorial policy from "product
> advertising" to "commercial advertising," I support this as well. So
> far only three editors (Nick, Rob, Carli) have weighed in, I believe.
> What do others think?
> Also, what do people think about how we regard silence on proposals?
> Right now, I guess we think of proposals as not "passed" until
> everyone approves and any dissent has been accounted for, but quite
> often people don't respond -- maybe they're too busy, it happens to
> me too sometimes -- but then we're left with silence and things just
> sorta stall out.
> On Fri, 4 Nov 2005, Nick Copanas wrote:
>> There is a post on the elsewhere section to draw attention to a .com site:
>> It is nearly identical to another advertisement for this site posted
>> in June:
>> Two things:
>> First, I think the post is basically a duplicate of the June post,
>> though there's less content in this recent post than in the June
>> post. There's no more content in this post than what was displayed
>> in June.
>> If it's a duplicate it should be deleted. I am inclined to think
>> this is a duplicate.
>> My second point: I suggest editors visit the site
>> <http://www.oneglobalcommunity.com> The site designers may have good
>> intentions, but the merchandising dominates the site content. I am
>> not saying the post on NH IMC is a product advertisement. It is,
>> however, clearly an ad for a commercial site. It is not an article,
>> review or announcement that links to a commercial site. It is not
>> even an article, review or an announcement. The purpose of the post
>> is to advertise a commercial site.
>> To demonstrate that this post is an advertisement, replace
>> OneGlobalCommunity.net with Geocities.com, Livejournal.com or
>> Myspace.com (commercial blogging sites,) so that the post reads:
>> Jump In *Anytime* Help Create
>> A Global Network of People & Community Centers
>> In Every Neighborhood, Village, Town, Tribe & City
>> All Connected Together With ( Web Sites ) ( & Blogs )
>> Created, Built & Maintained By and 4 All of Us
>> Every-Where - All Around - Our - Planet Earth"
>> I have said before that I think we should change the editorial
>> policy to commercial advertising. As for this post, I see no reason
>> to continue hosting it. It is a duplicate, it adds no content to
>> the site, and it is an advertisement for a commercial site.
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