[Imc-uk-features] hiding comments
ac.thomas at ntlworld.com
Sun Mar 25 06:48:22 PDT 2007
No site that hides posts from neo-cons, cops, and zionists, or from the
BNP or the National Front, or Hitlerites or Stalinists should lay claim
to Open Publishing.
The benefit of open publishing is that you have the enemies public
statements so that your arguments against them are soundly based. It is
no good getting abusive about them when your arguments are unsoundly
based, or based on lies.
It might be acceptable if the front page carried information so that
anyone could read the hidden comments - at least how to use ?c=all
should be mentioned in the place in the Guidelines that leads to View
all posts to see the hidden articles.
Moderators should pay much more attention to the Guideline that says
what MAY be hidden. You do not have to hide it.
freethepeeps at aktivix.org wrote:
>> On Sun 25-Mar-2007 at 12:37:51AM +0000, Ilyan wrote:
>>> If you are going to hide comments from the opposition
>>> you really ought to drop the claim to Open Publishing.
> One of the tech jobs that is keenly awaited is the introduction of a tickbox
> system so that the reason for hiding can be added to each hidden post. That
> would certainly make the modding more transparent. As almost every post can be
> viewed by anybody (personal addresses and details are edited out), I don't see
> how the claim to open publishing is compromised. If your understanding of open
> publishing is a site where nothing is ever hidden, then that isn't something
> that is claimed by Indymedia. For those who relish the same bunfight day after
> day, week after week, month after month and year after year, then ?c=all is
> your guide to a pleasurable experience. If you really think that Indymedia
> should be a platform where we encourage people to post up news of their actions
> so they can be ripped apart by neo-cons, cops and zionists then you might well
> need to ponder on that a bit longer........
> Quoting Chris <chris at aktivix.org>:
>> Allowing pro-war comments and then rebutting them might
>> makes sense if you want people to have a chance to hone
>> their debating skills but my worry about this is that it
>> probably puts more people off than anything -- how many
>> people look at articles on Indymedia in order to see
>> debates with people posting comments in support of US /
>> Anglo imperialism in the Middle East?
>> Are more comments than necessary now being hidden? Do we
>> want to have a policy of allowing pro-Nuke and pro-Empire
>> comments posted to the site?
> Hmmm, they could always hone their debating skills at urban75 where the
> 'sophisticated' debates are littered with personal attacks, spamming, swearing
> and where no-one has ever changed their mind or adopted a new political
> A bulletin board is a completely different animal to a newswire, and I do
> believe that reams of negative comments are offputting.
> The hidden comments are there for those who want them.
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