- js reader version
- view hidden posts
- tags and related articles
by Rational Normal Person
Thursday, Nov. 06, 2003 at 11:07 PM
The recent removal of the "Latest Comments" function at LA-IMC was predicted, and is the right way to go.
Discussion spawned from http://la.indymedia.org/news/2003/08/78363.php but in a FORUM!!!!!!!!!
""Look around the IMC sites. some are zoos, others just give news.
There is a reason.........""
""The IMC sites that are just informative don't have the "comments" function. You know, the link you click on and it shows you the latest comments. Those are just chat rooms. (LA SF.....)
However the sites such as Boston IMC just post articles and nobody really comments, it does not "bump the thread to the top"
I sort of like the yahoo news system where you can forum chat about the article but it is separate. Combined with the BBC system where they invite you to comment on a topic. That is strictly moderated. The comments are delayed and screened so the comments on an article are just that. comments on the article. The discussion an article spawns should be in a discussion thread. There the topic can develop.
Look at how many news articles on LA IMC develop into "discussions" about nothing to do with the article! Here you got the mix, a news posting and comment section and then a back end free for all forum.
On LA IMC the majority of "news" items posted are things that on a forum would be topics. LA IMC is running a BBS using newswire code.""
Now, if LA-IMC would just take the lead and open a free for all forum so all the people here could discuss issues with the newswire and comments section seperate and moderated so that only comments on the NEWS article were allowed then that would be perfect!
You need to define what is "NEWS" and what is a "TOPIC" then news and comments on that news are in one section, Topics and general discussion points are in another section.
Registering a username would help stop people posting under other peoples "identities" and we could bring some sort of order to the anarchy that has destroyed LA-IMC.
You have anarchy here at the moment, anarchy you are trying to bring under control. You are combatting DISORDER.
One entry found for anarchy.
Main Entry: an·ar·chy
Pronunciation: 'a-n&r-kE, -"när-
Etymology: Medieval Latin anarchia, from Greek, from anarchos having no ruler, from an- + archos ruler -- more at ARCH-
1 a : absence of government b : a state of lawlessness or political disorder due to the absence of governmental authority c : a utopian society of individuals who enjoy complete freedom without government
2 a : absence or denial of any authority or established order b : absence of order : DISORDER
Thank you for your time.
Report this post as:
LATEST COMMENTS ABOUT THIS ARTICLE
Listed below are the 10 latest comments of 6 posted about this article.
These comments are anonymously submitted by the website visitors.
|False definition of anarchy.
||Thursday, Nov. 06, 2003 at 11:15 PM
|Please define "external"
||Rational Normal Person
||Thursday, Nov. 06, 2003 at 11:31 PM
|a few comments
||Friday, Nov. 07, 2003 at 1:51 AM
|LA-IMC Runs Amuck!
||Friday, Nov. 07, 2003 at 1:20 PM
||derailed to the left
||Friday, Nov. 07, 2003 at 1:23 PM
More Pix: "Families Belong Together," Pasadena
"Families Belong Together" March, Pasadena
Short Report on the Families Belong Together Protest in Los Angeles
Summer 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert!
Watch the Debate: Excluded Candidates for Governor of California
Change Links June 2018 posted
The Montrose Peace Vigil at 12 Years
Unity Archive Project
Dianne Feinstein's Promotion of War, Secret Animal Abuse, Military Profiteering, Censorshi
CA Senate Bill 1303 would require an independent coroner rather than being part of police
Three years after OC snitch scandal, no charges filed against sheriffs deputies
California police agencies violate Brown Act (open meetings)
Insane Company Wants To Send Nuke Plant Waste To New Mexico
Change Links May 2018
Worker-Owned Car Wash on Vermont Closed
GUIDE TO REBEL CITY LOS ANGELES AVAILABLE
lausd whistle blower
Help KCET and UCLA identify 60s-70s Chicano images
UCLA Luskin: Casting Youth Justice in a Different Light
Change Links April 2018
Nuclear Shutdown News March 2018
Join The Protest Rally in Glendale on April 10, 2018!
Spring 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert!
Anti-Eviction Mapping Project Shows Shocking Eviction Trends in L.A.
Steve Mnuchin video at UCLA released
Actress and Philanthropist Tanna Frederick Hosts Project Save Our Surf Beach Clean Ups
After Being Told He's 'Full of Sh*t' at School Event, Mnuchin Demands UCLA Suppress Video
More Local News...
The System Question as a Survival Question
“Animaniacs in Concert!” Starring Voice Legend Rob Paulsen
Nation's Largest Voting Machine Co., ESS, Admits Lying Re Having Installed Remote Control
Du pain et des jeux
Fbi joins with Facebook to remove this report
Paraphysique de martyrologie
Asian Countries:Cambodia, Vietnam, N. Korea do not permit unlawful immigration
Children Incorporated Earns 4-Star Rating on Charity Navigator
Democratic Socialists of America
Leonard Peltier Non Violent Native American Political Prisoner since 1970's
Paraphysique miscellanées de l'aggiornamento
Actress and Philanthropist Tanna Frederick Hosts Project Save Our Surf Beach Cleanup
FBI Investigated LA County Sheriff Baca,Why Not Hank Skinner's Persecution?
Updated Partial List Of Famous Vegetarians, Vegans, & Fruitarians
The Shortwave Report 07136/18 Listen Globally!
Social Policy as Social Infrastructure
Vol I: 84 Varieties Of GOP Election Fraud
Texas Can Call it An Execution,But It is A State Sponsored Murder of Hank Skinner..
June 2018 Honduras coup update
Maria Estrada doubles down on racist support
New York Women in Film & Television Announces 2018 NYWIFT Ha Phuong Scholarship Recipients
Trapps de la domination, trapps de l'aliénation
Please Work For The Defeat Of Brett Kavanaugh And Why
Change Links 2018 July posted
Transinhumanisme ( transe inhumanisme )
Google, World's Biggest Censor, Was Founded By The CIA
For a World Free of Nuclear Risks
Corrupt CDC Ignores Meat Fish Recalls
More Breaking News...