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Message to Indymedia Users and Others

by realtimeaaa Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021 at 12:55 AM

Re-start LA Indymedia with funding, forgetting the old data and a new file system.

It is difficult to organize anything without a national website. Is anyone interested in bringing back Indymedia and in particular Los Angeles Indymedia, but hopefully many of the local state and city websites? I do not think it is practical to bring it back in its old form with a central server because it is too easy to take down the server by a law enforcement that is interested in censorship and against free speech. I know some work was being done to reconstruct it, but I believe that it is easier to simply start over with new data and a new file system.

I am a former software person, but all I know is somewhat obsolete and it makes no sense to me to use any central server, but a modern distributed file system where data resides on the user’s computers. The distributed file system is called IPFS, Interplanetary File System. It is relatively new, but used on several progressive websites, including Panquake a new non-censored Twitter, which is beginning to enter Beta testing. Panquake was funded by the people interested in having a Twitter like application with no censorship or banning and by small donations.

If there is enough interest and a willingness to contribute small donations, it can be discussed.

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I'm all for it.

by johnk Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021 at 5:55 AM

I'm all for it.

I think a single site is easy to take down, but it hasn't been taken down.

IPFS is good.

I think any of the nosql databases like Couch could work, as well. They replicate the data, and you can copy the entire database across multiple machines.

We could call a meeting.

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won't work

by in the know Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021 at 1:05 AM

Someone the likes of nessie would fuck it up too.

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by johnk Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021 at 6:39 PM

Yeah, the site is pretty moribund, and it's constantly being spammed by some asshole who keeps posting articles saying covid is a hoax. Also, they go anti-semitic. There's also Aleth the Italian red-brown nazbol leftist anti-immigrant anti-semite guy, who seems to have left. There's also Patrice Faubert, who was tolerated, but has been spamming so hard that he's harmed the SEO placement of this site. (He also has gone misogynist at times, I've learned.) (He posts duplicates of old posts, and crossposts to many sites. Search engines basically knock down the ranking of a site with too many duplicates. The translations by mbatko are also at risk due to this de-duplication in the search indexes.)

For better or worse, a lot of the news coverage of protests has gone onto Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. We need to be getting content from there into a "listening post" to see what's going on.

Ed Filowatt did a project around listening to social media news, many years ago. It's where we're at now, for now.

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by bill gallagher Friday, Dec. 03, 2021 at 7:01 PM

i have wanted to get the nm site going but all i have is volunteer time, when they took everything down they hit it in the money, a trickle up kind of effect....i want news i dont see anythwhere else, iwant people putting up pictures of the sky after school shootings, and stuff the regular dough heads wont touch because its their living....i dont want to have to toe the party lines or be zio-labeled by some frat doggie who is strictly serving the elite, even though they seem too dumb to know this. there is a lot of weird science, and many other interesting things, the panama papers is a site in itself, that will last ten years as material....and if you want to get a different outlook check this out.

i never saw much good come from protests except animosity with the pigs, why even feed their machine? they too are dumb as sox...if you are a protestor today you are being targeted with secret biotech, chemtech, and active auroral tech, and if you cannot glom that you need to try....b

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keep the old articles on internet

by Archives Saturday, Apr. 30, 2022 at 6:38 AM

please keep all articles accessible on internet

.. there is no need toerase them in getting a new file system

thank you

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