[IMC-pgh-discuss] so much name calling on the IMC site!
daniel_kyle at hotmail.com
Fri Mar 21 12:09:39 PST 2003
Might I suggest, as a longer term answer, a seperate message board
specifically for issues NOT directly related to the posted article. We can
claim that these posts are moved to facilitate discussion, but to keep the
discussion of issues unclouded. This, to put it bluntly, allows editors to
weed dumb spam into a seperate area, without being called censors (thier
idiocy would still be out there for people to read).
>From: Andy Mulkerin <arm58+ at pitt.edu>
>Reply-To: imc-pgh-discuss at indypgh.org
>To: Pittsburgh IMC <imc-pgh-discuss at indypgh.org>
>Subject: Re: [IMC-pgh-discuss] so much name calling on the IMC site!
>Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2003 14:38:30 -0500 (EST)
>they know what's up. they're lame spammers who sit in their downtown
>offices all day and try to fuck with us. they'll go away eventually . . .
>So grab a pen turn off the CNN and scratch me out some plans
>to get together again.
>On Fri, 21 Mar 2003, emma rocket wrote:
> > Ok folks:
> > I know this is something the editorial collective would discuss on their
> > own, since it pertains mostly to features and sorting/hiding posts, but
> > need to get a wider view of this situation, I think.
> > Our indymedia site is turning into a huge name-calling session. I hope
> > you've all been following it a little, but if you haven't : there are
> > posts with 40, 50, 150 comments on them. Very few of these comments are
> > real discussion - they're mostly name calling, slinging epithets, being
> > condescending, making stereotypes ...
> > I am wondering if it's maybe just not clear to people that the IMC is a
> > news source and a news system, NOT a political message board. Partly I
> > think it's just that people are really worked up right now, but I also
> > think this might be a sign of the larger problem of the IMC's mission
> > being clear.
> > any ideas on what to do about this?!
> > Emma, the tired tired editorial collective member
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