[IMC-pgh-editorial] rule proposal: articles from and for non-pittsburgh
david at heartofdarkness.org
Fri Oct 7 08:37:25 PDT 2005
so you are proposing that we should, in effect, eliminate the "elsewhere"
category? that strikes me as being a little too extreme.
as an alternative, perhaps we could more consistently enforce the
"repost" rule -- that would eliminate most of the clutter in the
in addition, we could add to the publish form a line that says "please
don't use this site to repost articles" or something like that.
On Fri, 7 Oct 2005, Daniel P wrote:
> I propose we amend the editorial policy for the website.
> The proposal is that we amend this rule:
> - have no relevance whatsoever to our area (ie., an IMC meeting in
> to read:
> - have no content that is specific to our area, and is written by an
> author that is known to not be from our area.
> The idea is that if you are from anywhere and are writing independent news
> that's relevant to our area, it's okay. If you're from our area and are
> writing independent news about anywhere, that's okay too. But independent
> news written by people who are not from our area for people who are not
> from our area clutters the global newswire to the point where it's
> We obviously still have to respect the right of people to contribute
> anonymously. But it's not the anonymous stuff I'm worried about. It's
> when there are people who are identifying themselves as being from another
> area/a group from another area then I think they've crossed the line into
> something we shouldn't support.
> I think we should maintain and maybe improve our displaying RSS feeds of
> other sites to remain connnected to the outside world.
> My understanding of the process for dealing with this proposal, coming
> largely from talking to Andy at the meet-n-greet, is that the editorial
> collective is empowered to set rules for the website. I would like to see
> if we can reach consensus as the editorial collective on this issue, and
> if we can, we should represent it at an IMC general meeting to see if
> there are any concerns we can address.
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