[New-imc] Re: [imc-commwork] contact database
mark at indymedia.org
Fri Apr 29 09:18:09 PDT 2005
you can add stuff (as well as questions/suggestions
for stuff to add) here
I think it is underused partly because no one is
advertising it on global lists (sending out
occasional messages reminding/informing people about
it and encouraging them to use it) though it could
also be made easier to use.
On Fri, 29 Apr 2005 09:53:10 +0200, clara wrote:
> Do we have a good summary of what the contact data base is and how it works?
> Every time somebody fills in the new-imc form an entery is made in the
> contact data base, and once an imc is approved it's somehow the entry
> somehow makes the new collective appear in the cities list.
> and then things seem to stop somewhere... a lot of IMCs have outdated
> information on it. especially the contact information sometimes doesn't
> work at all. that means if a site is down (like quite a few sites were
> yesterday when dada sites got hacked) it becomes rather difficult to
> contact an imc.
> the contact data base is also used for the syndication of features on
> the global site, something which about a half of the imcs don't use.
> it can also be used to send out emails to all imc's in a given region.
> for a while and due to some bug, the passwords for the contact db were
> not send out automatically, so quite some imcs might not even know that
> it exists.
> so my question basically is: is there a good summary about the contact
> db that we can give to new collectives so that they can make full use of
> (...while we of course also need to catch up with the existing imcs so
> that they update their data as well...)
> love and solidarity
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