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This is a mockup for the proposed:

Filters Page

for Seattle Indymedia

What filter do you want today?

Select a filter from the list below.
If you don't like how it works ...
try another ... or create your own

-- Tips for effective use of filters --

mandatory filter

A mandatory filter will hide articles which (1) expose Indymedia to legal problems (mainly threats) or
(2) link to (or obviously promote)
neo-nazi webpages or groups.

All other filters can be disabled by choosing the "No Filter" filter.

default filter

The default filter (ie: seaimc-4 ) will be installed for all new readers (ie: until or unless you choose a different filter). It will hide articles from right-wing trolls and the brain-damaged as well as commercial spam, duplicates and test posts.

one filter can include another

Filters can include one another. This means that many filters can be combined into a single filter.

For example, many of the filters here use the default filter so that they do not need to find and hide a lot of the newswire spam.

In the table below there are columns which show what filters are used by other filters.

personal webpages or blogs

If you click on website under a person's name, you will go to her website / blog.
creating your own filter

Anyone can create their own filter and share it with all other readers. All you need to do is (1) register and then (2) click here.
how to choose a filter

To install a filter -- simply If you click on the filter name in the table below.

Or -- you can instead simply install a filter from the Seattle Indymedia home page:
Just select your filter from the dropdown box at the top of the Newswire column and click the "change filter" button.

cookies

Cookies (if you decide to use them) will allow your filter to be automatically applied on all future visits to this site. If you don't use a cookie -- then when you visit the site in the future the default filter will be applied and you will need an additional click to reinstall your favorite filter. (Many privacy advocates do not like cookies because big corporations use cookies to track your web surfing habits.)

If you click on the "no cookies" icon then the filter will be applied without cookies and all cookies from Seattle Indymedia will be removed from your computer.

If you click on the "cookies are ok" icon then the filter will be applied with cookies.

editors

If (editor) appears next to or under a person's name -- this means that he or she is a member of the Seattle Indymedia Editorial Board

filter name
ie: name of
person who
created filter
allow
cookie
?
description of what will be filtered
this filter uses
this filter is used by
filter was
last updated
No Filter
Minimal filtering
No filtering, other than the mandatory filtering for legal issues
and obvious neo-nazi posts (see above)
none
none
July 6
2005
anti-fascist
website
zero tolerance for neo-nazi trash
articles which promote neo-nazi and neo-fascist websites.
Holocaust revisionism
articles by "journalists" like Wendy Campbell who write
  for neo-nazi websites such as National Alliance or Stormfront
seaimc-4
too many
to list
July 6
2005
anti-freeper
no "free republic" trolls
Articles by "freepers" (ie: people who are mobilized to come here by http://FreeRepublic.com ) and similar apologists for Bush's right-wing agenda. (I make occasional exceptions for intelligent or useful articles)
seaimc-4
anti-fascist
xxx
July 6
2005
Bob  (editor)
website
title
blah ... blah ... blah ... blah ... blah ... blah ...
seaimc-4
anti-fascist
xxx
July 6
2005
charlie-23
title
blah ... blah ... blah ... blah ... blah ... blah ...
seaimc-4
anti-fascist
anti-freeper
xxx
July 6
2005
charlie-54
title
blah ... blah ... blah ... blah ... blah ... blah ...
none
none
July 6
2005
Jane77
I combine the best filters
I don't do much independent filtering -- but my filter combines many of the best filters.
seaimc-4
anti-fascist
anti-freeper
Bill, Bob
Charlie-23
Dave, Rick, Tom,Wally
xxx
July 6
2005
Mary
No treesonis anti-american poison
I delete posts that are disrespective to our wondurfull, god-fearing presidunt.
Tim
xxx
July 6
2005
Rick
No one-liners
I delete all posts that are a single sentence or shorter than a hundred words
seaimc-4
to many to list
July 6
2005
seaimc-4
 (editor)
default indymedia filter
This is the filter which will be installed for all new readers (and for everyone who does not select a different filter). It will hide articles from right-wing trolls and the brain-damaged as well as commercial spam, duplicates and test posts. Readers can disable this filter by chosing the No Filter filter.
none
too many
to list
July 6
2005
Tim
website
No Israel-bashing
I hide articles which attack Israel or support Palestinian terrorism.
seaimc-4
-
July 6
2005
Tom
website
No zionist propaganda
I hide articles which justify the suppression of the national rights and aspirations of the Palestinian people.
seaimc-4
anti-fascist
anti-freeper
-
July 6
2005
Wally
website
No tin-foil hat articles
I hide articles which promote conspiricy theories about 911 or the London bombings supposedly being the work of the CIA or the British secret service. I also hide articles where the author explains how the FBI is controlling his thoughts with microwaves.
seaimc-4
anti-fascist
anti-freeper
-
July 6
2005