[Imc-uk-features] Re: Publishing server and server appeal
maqui at syndicate.org.uk
Fri Nov 5 09:41:22 PST 2004
>Makes sense, would could paste the text into the static
>solidarity page, but then we would lose any comments... So
well, maybe that banner could just point to the feature an not to a
Whenever we decide that this feature should be removed from startpage
special, then we just click it as "feature" and eventually it will go
down the middle column until it dissapears. It can then be linked to that
banner and keep the comments active, no?
>I'm not sure about using flash but a nice banner would be
Ok don't mind if its flash or not. I mentioned flash because the banner
could have 2 or 3 sentences changing slowly , not to much in your face
type of thing.
it could say something like:
First: Seize the Media, Not the Servers
then move to: IMC-UK needs new Servers
then: Please support our appeal (or something similar)
then: Click here ... or, More Info ... or, Go on, You'll Feel Great! :)
Problem is I don't know how to do these things. I can ask a mate that has
done some banners for indy before, but if anyone in this list can have a
go, maybe that would be quicker.
>Also there have been various suggestions about if an
>amount for the appeal should be set:
>- "I think a fixed sum should be set"
>- "£500 a month"
>I don't know if there is a consensus on this so I didn't
Yes I know, I've been thinking the same. Although I see Chris's points, I
personally also think that it's better if a sum is set for some of the
reasons expresed in these mails, but still, it needs to be agreed before
changing it in the feature. I think it is probably better if this sum is
a bit too 'generous' than fall short later on. Also, if we mistake the
sum agreed, the appeal can always be re-launched later on explaining why
the ammount has been changed. I know this would not be very
"professional" but then again, indymedia is often chaotic and always
volunteer based. And I definitelly would not be too worried about
appearing "amateurish and disingenuous" as chip mentions in one of his
mails ... for me amateurism (is that a word?!) can sometimes be a bonus.
Anyhow, so my question is: who can decide on this quickly? ... I mean,
the sum. I think the best it is probably if the tech crew could have a
quick chat and decide on a number. I'd personally would go for whatever
they decide ... surelly they could make a better decision than most of us
(non tech humans :-))
I personally don't have any problem whatsoever if a group decides for the
network on matters that refer to their specific area of work ...
specially if the people in that group have repeatedly proved to be
trustworthy. Obviously, then the network needs to be informed and
decisions open to discussion and/or challenge. But at the end of the day,
I don't think every single detail needs to go through a long consensus
process before it gets done. Having said that, consensus decision making
is still for me, the best and more fruitful way of making group (network)
decisions, and the only possible way of deciding on fundamental network
anyhow ... i think i'm rambling
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