[Imc-nh-editorial] a first: a classified on the newswire
nhym2001 at SoftHome.net
Wed Nov 30 11:18:28 PST 2005
I do too... and particularly support the reasoning that Nick used to get
there, more so than the actual word he chose... although it's quite adequate,
and I can't think of a better one. I see this a case of definition 3 of
"commercial" from dictionary.com... "having profit as a chief aim." That's
still somewhat vague, but more useful than just "product."
On Thursday 20 October 2005 12:01 am, Carli E Stevenson wrote:
> I support that change.
> Quoting Nick Copanas <nick.copanas at unh.edu>:
> > Carli et. al.
> > Our mission to provide a censorship-free forum for discussing
> > political issues and collectively visualizing alternative social
> > structures.
> > With this in mind, I see two problems with the classified:
> > 1.) It is an advertisement for a commercial arrangement (You give
> > the author $500 a month or the equivalent in labor and the author
> > gives you a room in a private home.)
> > 2.) The content falls outside the scope of NH IMC's purpose
> > In the past we have hidden and removed posts because they were not
> > political. For example, we frequently remove MP3's from the media
> > gallery that are shared not for any political purpose but simply for
> > entertainment. We did this because these posts fell outside our
> > mission.
> > We do not provide a site for any kind of content. As a group, we
> > have specific goals and we are filling a certain need for the people
> > in this region. Our site is intended to provide a forum for
> > discussing political issues and collectively visualizing alternative
> > social structures. Other sites, such as NH.craigslist.org already
> > provide a space to advertise for apartments, housing swaps, real
> > estate, furniture, free junk, jewelry, jobs and gigs, etc. As it is
> > an advertisement for a room rental, I do not think this post fits
> > with our site and its mission.
> > I proposed changing the policy to commercial advertising from
> > "product advertising" because I think that the change would better
> > sync our policy to the intention behind the creation of the site to
> > provide a space for political discussion outside of the din of
> > commerce.
> > Nick
> > On Tue, 18 Oct 2005, Carli E Stevenson wrote:
> >> Hmmm...this is a tricky one. Technically it violates the policy, but
> >> I'm inclined to be sympathetic to this one because they are not
> >> selling anything, they're just looking for a roommate. I would be
> >> concerned however about creating a double standard and NHIMC turning
> >> into apartments.com. However, I think for now I will defer to
> >> others' opinions on this. ~Carli
> >> Quoting Nick Copanas <nick.copanas at unh.edu>:
> >>> Someone advertised for an apartment on the newswire (they listed it
> >>> as an announcement.) What should we do about this?
> >>> Here's the ad:
> >>> "Love animals and nature but want to live near town? Have a cat,
> >>> dog, goat, or pig you want to move with but can't find a place?
> >>> I own a 3.8 acre farm on the Saco River in Bartlett,NH. and am
> >>> looking for someone to share the trailer I live in. With heating
> >>> costs and electric costs going up, I am looking for a quite,
> >>> non-smoking, preferably vegetarian to share the trailer and help
> >>> with expenses. Private bedroom, heat, electric,water, plowing, use
> >>> of washer and dryer, kitchen, computer, and there is cable hook-up,
> >>> for $500.00 per month. If you are handy and can help with chores or
> >>> minor work around, we can barter. I am not opposed to cats, small
> >>> dogs, or the negotiation of having another horse here. Other farmed
> >>> animals may be acceptble, depending on their temperments.
> >>> This is a very quite place, a great writers retreat that borders
> >>> the Saco and trees line both west and east boundaries. Call me or
> >>> email me if you want to talk.
> >>> maclaura (at) netzero.net 374-1996 "
> >>> <http://nhindymedia.org/newswire/display/2811/index.php>
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