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Welcome to the new imc uk site! (1)

andi/ionnek/ana | 27.06.2003 11:57 | Indymedia

After 3 years of green red & yellow on black, IMC UK has changed to a new codebase called Mir. Welcome to the brand new site!
We proudly present a UK startpage and 5 regional pages in various stages of (im)perfection. We are working on some unfinished functions, so don't be surprised if weird things pop up on your screen. Users and moderators alike need to get used to the new code - please bear with us during this transition.
Click "Read more" for info on various browsers and instructions for publishing.
Check our Documentation of the migration to Mir
Your Comments are welcome at the imc-uk list.
If you come across any problems please mail to the tech list - thanks!

We'll keep you posted
IMC United Kollektives

Why upgrading?
Imc-uk needed an upgrade, because the number of daily postings has gone up from five per day in September 2000 to 169 per day in June 2003, because lots of people had to be VERY patient trying to upload media files, and because a number of regional IMC groups are ready to maintain their own IMC pages.

Security certificate
When you publish your news, a window will pop up two or three times, and ask you to accept a security certificate. If you don't accept it, you won't be able to upload your reports.

If you use mozilla as a browser, you can tell it to accept and remember the certificate. Then you will be prompted one time less.

If you use explorer on a macintosh browser, you will need to click here instead of the bigger button.

Once on the publish page, (this link for all others) you will be given some options that were not available in the old publishing interface:

Region this is optional. All postings appear automatically on the UK frontpage newswire. If you tick a region, your article will also appear in the local page you choose.

Topic this is optional too. All postings appear automatically on the UK frontpage newswire. If you tick one or two topics, for instance 'ecology' and 'migration', your article will in addition appear in the pages dedicated to 'ecology' and 'migration'. People who only want to read articles on these issues will see it.

We are currently regenerating all old articles including their comments, to make them appear in the new format and colour scheme. They are over 72,000, so this will take some time. Because of this massive activity, the server will be even slower than the old one and you will have to wait some minutes until your article appears in the newswire.

Until the complete 'transfer' of the 72,000 articles is finished, some links will redirect you to the old site, with its white on black colour scheme. Please bear with us and the techies helping us in this transition.