[Imc-nh-editorial] timeline proposal
rcwolff at cisunix.unh.edu
Tue Nov 8 06:08:07 PST 2005
Michelle et al,
If people are comfortable with having a set time line for discussion on a
proposal, what would be an appropriate length of time? Carli suggested a
few days or more; Michelle suggested a week or two or perhaps as long as a
month. I guess it depends on how religiously one checks their email. :)
What do people think about two weeks? If folks need an extention on time
-- they're on vacation, or can't check email for a while, etc. -- they
could just let others know. And whoever makes the proposal could send out
an email letting people know when time is running out. In other words, it
doesn't need to be a hard deadline, but two weeks (or whatever we agree
on) could be a starting point.
Btw, in suggesting this, it's not that I think we need more rules
necessarily; I'm just wondering if we might need a little more structure
with proposals for policy changes. Obviously, if there's dissent on a
proposal, then we would still want to address it before proceeding.
On Fri, 4 Nov 2005, Michelle Racine wrote:
> changing the policy to "commercial advertising" is fine by me. Deleting
> the post Nick has raised is also fine by me.
> Re: Policy changes, I think if a week or two is offered as a time line
> to "respond by this date to participate in the discussion" with a
> reminder email at the end of the decided on time period would work well
> for me, allowing time to discuss, think it over, return from vacation,
> etc. An agreed upon time frame could be as long as 30 days. Having an
> end date for discussion/review would create the conditions for greater
> follow through on policy changes.
> ~ viriyalila
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Rob Wolff
> To: Nick Copanas
> Cc: imc-nh-editorial at lists.indymedia.org
> Sent: Friday, November 04, 2005 4:26 PM
> Subject: Re: [Imc-nh-editorial] a newswire post
> 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:
> > <http://nhindymedia.org/newswire/display/2860/index.php>
> > It is nearly identical to another advertisement for this site posted in June:
> > <http://nhindymedia.org/newswire/display/2504/index.php>
> > 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:
> > "Myspace.com
> > 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.
> > Nick
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