[Translation] invitation to help with g8 reporting
gdm at fifthhorseman.net
Mon Jul 4 18:18:10 PDT 2005
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the protests against the G8 in Scotland have started now. the main imc venue is
in Edinburgh, another one in the Glasgow Convergence Center, and a few more. a
lot of features writing, dispatch and translation activity going on. We need
We need people to help with:
- - writing features for the UK indymedia page
- - updating the timeline with information coming from dispatch
- - confirming unconfirmed news
- - translations
- - posting translated articles, timelines, features to imc pages that use other
In other words, we need people to help fill these 'positions':
- - CUT AND PASTE PERSON: - pastes the nicely formatted text from the dispatch
tool (see below) into the channel #g8-dispatch. This can then be disseminated
throughout the indymedia network and elsewhere as appropriate.
- - CUT AND PASTE PERSON: - pastes confirmed reports from #g8-dispatch
into the Dispatch Tool http://input.indymedia.org.uk/add.php, so that stuff can
- - WRITERS - write features and update timeline with confirmed information taken
from #g8-dispatch and the dispatch tool outbox:
- - TRANSLATORS - translate and post translated pieces and articles both into
the translation section of the dispatch tool and onto different imc websites.
The way we work is this:
We communicate via irc (https://chat.indymedia.org or http://irc.indymedia.org)
in these channels:
#g8 - anyone can speak, chat, post news etc.
#g8-dispatch - CONFIRMED news only. moderated: only confirmers can speak
#g8 internal - private channel for UNCONFIRMED news
#g8-translators - open for translators to discuss
If you have any question please try to find us in either #uk or #g8. We're
obviously rather busy but we'll try to 'guide you into the system' whenever
we can. Please use #g8 to find out what needs to be done. If no-one reacts to
your offer please repeat in a little while!
We are also using a Dispatch Tool: http://input.indymedia.org.uk, described
here: http://docs.indymedia.org/view/Global/DispatchTutorial - anyone may post
news to the dispatch tool, but it is designed that only news able to be
confirmed by people linked to the protests will come out the other end.
We need translations!
If you can translate, please go to
http://input.indymedia.org.uk/translation.php and see what still needs to be
translated into the language you can translate into. also check in the dispatch
translation channel on irc: #g8-translation - to be sure someone else isn't
doing the same. to translate a text, click on the 'Add a Translation' link and
then select the appropriate language. Please also use the material here to put
together reports and post these to those imc pages that use your language!
Please also help to translate larger texts, e.g. the features from the UK IMC
page. You can help to check that they are posted to the Indymedia Translation
Tool: http://translations.indymedia.org/ - this way those people usually
translating for indymedia via the specific language translation lists will be
notofied as well.
You can add text that needs to be translated directly to the translationtool
here: http://translations.indymedia.org/Translations/addPostingForm? and pick up
things that need to be translated if you click 'to do' at
Thank you all for your support! we are winning!!
love and solidarity,
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