[Imc-uk-features] reply to questioned hiding and hiding in general
email2004 at tiscali.co.uk
email2004 at tiscali.co.uk
Wed Jan 11 17:35:49 PST 2006
In my experience of posting on Indymedia for a couple of months, I have noticed
comments being hidden more than once in every 76 years. And it is usually
comments on a politically controversial topic!
I accept what you have said, and if you say that posts/comments are only
hidden and not intentionally deleted, then I would accept this.
However, I would repeat that if posts or comments are intentionally deleted
under any circumstances, then this should be acknowledged in the Editorial
>-- Original Message --
>Date: Sat, 07 Jan 2006 00:10:17 +0000
>From: GarconDuMonde <gdm at fifthhorseman.net>
>To: email2004 at tiscali.co.uk
>Cc: ac.thomas at ntlworld.com, imc-uk-features at lists.indymedia.org
>Subject: Re: [Imc-uk-features] reply to questioned hiding and hiding in
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>email2004 at tiscali.co.uk wrote:
>> I know of instances where comments on postings have appeared on the site
>> and have subsequently disappeared and cannot be found in 'View all posts'
>> so they must have been deleted. In other cases the comment never appears
>> on the site and cannot be viewed in 'View all posts'.
>i think this may be a "hangover" from the site before recent upgrades....
>unfortunately, hidden comments have never been visible previously once hidden
>(this was a flaw in the software) but this has now changed. however, what
>not happened, i would guess, is that the articles/comments generated before
>recent upgrades have not all be re-generated again - this would probably
>publishing on the site completely for at least several days! - and so they
>appear to have been deleted. in fact, they *are* in the database.
>> I heard elsewhere that this has happened with actual posts themselves,
>> they are deleted entirely.
>no, that is false. articles are only ever hidden.
>> If Indymedia sometimes deletes comments or posts entirely, rather than
>> hiding them, I think it would be fair to say this in the Editorial Guidelines.
>halley's comet is visible once every 76 years, but is not included on a
>all the stars in the sky. i think that the scenario we are talking about
>more rare than this (in comparison to the amount of articles we have published,
>etc) and so i think it's not worth including.
>love and solidarity,
>i have a NEW key:
>gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 594B97C2
>Key fingerprint = 7B70 F22D F275 D111 3A04 F9EE 0E25 4944 594B 97C2
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