ekes at riseup.net
Sun Jan 8 16:46:20 PST 2006
> So... tomorrow I think the promoted wire could be deployed
> Editorial Guidline amandments can stay on hold for the
> time being...
> Shout if you disagree!
I've been one for doing it and working from there. So support Chris in
just doing it! BUT I know so many people have I expressed a feeling
about codafying this...
So folks yes, no, comments or additions to the wiki PLEASE
the text for those of you that have missed out:-
at the moment it looks like:-
Editorial Guidelines Static Text, for editing and discussion
The Independent Media Centre (IMC/Indymedia) UK is an open-publishing
platform for news, issues, actions and analysis reporting on grassroots,
non-corporate, non-commercial social justice, environmental and
political issues. IMC UK is maintained by a network of volunteer media
activists and groups. IMC stands for Independent Media Center, UK stands
for United Kollektives.
IMC UK is dedicated to the open publishing ethos, this means that
content is generated by anyone who wants to contribute. The rest of this
page is to explain how content on the site is generated and how you can
Types of postings to Indymedia UK
* Newswire: On the front page and as well as on all topic pages,
there is a Newswire on the right hand column. Everybody is free to post
on this newswire.
On the front page you have a choice of two views of the newswire:
one shows all the posts for the front page with the exception of those
that have been hidden (more info about hidden posts) (more about posts
not for the front page - topics & regions); the other a promoted
selection (more info about promotion). (Please see below for more
information about the reasons for promoting and hiding.)
* Comments: Everybody can add their own comments at the end of each
article. Comments can be used to:
o State an opinion about any given posting.
o Add information.
o Correct inaccurate or malicious information.
o Rectify misinformation.
Corrections and rectifications can be given prominent status as
additions (more info about additions). Just as newswire articles,
comments may be hidden (more info about hidden comments).
* Calendar: Please list all announcements and upcoming events on
the Calendar. Just click the calendar link on the right hand column, on
top of the newswire.
* Features: The features on the middle column of the IMC UK front
and topic pages usually reflect postings to the newswire. Features are
highlighting specific issues to make them more accessible. They are put
together and online by volunteers, but everybody is welcome to propose
them - (more about proposing and creating features).
Newswire and Comments - Open Posting Guidelines
IMC UK volunteers are moderating newswire articles and comments,
promoting and hiding. They work openly on the site with discussions
taking place on the imc-uk-features list. Any suggestions or concerns
should be e-mailed there. Moderation issues are not discussed on or
through the newswire, and newswire posts on these topics are usually hidden.
Articles may be highlighted in the Promoted Newswire selection
To highlight articles, particularly those featuring first hand
reporting, promoting the mission of IMC UK, they can be placed in the
promoted newswire on the front page of the site. Notifications of all
promoted posts and any discussions about promotion are posted on the
imc-uk-features list. This is the list to contact if you think a post
should be promoted.
Comments may be highlighted as Additions
Comments that give corrections or rectifications can be given prominent
status as additions. Please contact the IMC UK Features list if you have
the qualified accurate information.
Articles and Comments may be hidden
To maintain the integrity of the newswire and meet its purpose articles
may be hidden. Hidden articles and comments continue to be visible in
the view all posts section.
* Repeated : content that is reposted, or text that was originally
a comment posted as a report.
* Non-news : posts which are clearly purely comment, opinion or
rants unrelated to a recent event or action etc.
* Discrimination : posts using language, imagery, or other forms of
communication promoting racism, fascism, xenophobia, sexism, homophobia
or any other form of discrimination.
* Inaccurate : posts that are inaccurate or misleading.
* Advertising : posts with personal or product promotions.
* Hierarchy : The newswire is designed to generate a news resource,
not a notice-board for political parties or any other hierarchically
* Disruptive : Contributions by individuals who habitually publish
above mentioned discouraged content. Posts where topical or regional
selections disrupts the utility of the sub pages (ie spamming regional
and topic selections).
* Reposts : Articles that are simply pasted from corporate news
sites. Please write something original, by all means link to articles
elsewhere and quote from them but don't just copy them.
The features in the centre columns on the UK Indymedia site are
typically highlights from the newswire. Typically 24 hours are allowed
from the moment a feature is proposed on imc-uk-features list, to allow
for amendments, objections, and/or improvements. After these 24 hours,
the feature is usually uploaded, in html, by members of the
Anyone can contribute to developing and proposing features by contacting
and/or joining the imc-uk-features list. There is more information and
help in the Features How To.
Topics and Regions
IMC UK has Regional Kollektives each with their own pages. Regions may
operate different Editorial Guidelines, these are linked from their
pages. Regional features often appear on just their pages and not the
IMC UK front page. Some newswire articles may appear on only their
pages, these have the 'UK box' unticked - see the publish form. Postings
to all regions can be seen on the All Regions page.
The IMC UK site also has Topic pages with related features and
newswires. As with regions often features, and sometimes newswire
articles, not on the front page are on these pages. Postings to all
topics can be seen on the All Topics page.
IMC UK is an interactive site offering inclusive participation. All
postings to the open publishing newswire are the responsibility of the
individual authors and not of UK indymedia. Although IMC UK volunteers
attempt to ensure accuracy of the newswire, they take no responsibility
legal or otherwise for the contents of the open publishing site. Mention
of external web sites or services is for information purposes only and
constitutes neither an endorsement nor a recommendation.
More information about the Imc-uk-process