[Imc-uk-features] useability and hiddens
freethepeeps at gmail.com
Sun Nov 13 01:47:59 PST 2005
My proposal is that on the comments upload page we rename the header to
read "Newswire comments" and underneath we have a highlighted box which
Newswire Comments should be used to make clarifications and
rectifications which are a direct response to the article. Newswire
Comments are subject to the same <a
Guidelines</a> as newswire articles, and comments which do not meet the
guidelines may be hidden. For further information on comments see [link
to new page on comments]
I am wondering whether we should make a clear statement about bulletin
boards on the new page - they require a different form of moderation,
and pose a danger that a few individuals will dominate the
discussion........... which means that they are not as inclusive as
Indymedia seeks to be.
>On Wed 09-Nov-2005 at 07:25:01AM +0000, Roy Bard wrote:
>>Is it worth putting a clear statement about what the
>>comments section is for, so that people are clear when
>>they make comments?
>Yes, probably... or perhaps a link to the comments section
>of the guidelines...?
>Also will the current guidlines on comments need updating?
> # Comments: Everybody can add their own comments at the
> end of each article. Comments are subject to the
> guidelines for hiding. They can be used to:
> * State an opinion about any given posting.
> * Add information.
> * Correct inaccurate or malicious information.
> * Rectify misinformation.
> Corrections and rectifications can be given prominent
> status by contacting the IMC UK features list with the
> qualified accurate information.
>>Off the top of my head - something that states clearly
>>that IMC is a newswire for alternative news , and that
>>comments are intended for newswire purposes, are subject
>>to the same criteria as posts and with a link to the new
>>information about comments that is in preparation?
>Do you want to suggest some wording to put to imc-process?
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