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Minutes for Dec 12th 2007

This contains Meeting Minutes for Dec 12th and the agenda and actions to be taken. Date of the next Indymedia meeting is given
Minutes of Dec 12th Indymedia Meeting from 7:50:pm to 9:10pm
5 People in attendence

Agenda
1) Review actions from previous meeting on Nov 14th 2007
2) Site Enhancements
3) Front page (Reddys')
4) Outreach

1.1) Prv Action: Mark to contact NGOs for outreach.
Status: This is still ongoing and hopes to complete in January.

1.2) Prv Action: To prepare for Indymedia Open Day in Feb.
Status: No work done yet. It was reckoned 2 or 3 meetings will be needed before it to organise it.

1.3) Prv Action: To implement auto generation of email to list when an IP is banned and aim to ban people for only 2 or 3 days.
Status: Done and ban periods in effect.

1.4) Prv Action: Ant to continue video hosting investigation.
Status: Bit torrent for Route Irish now a success. Some basic bittorrent (tracker) software installed. Ant will explore this area more. There was some discussion about additional links for other torrent files.

1.5) Prv Action: Static Oscailt page to be updated with info on this and new film Route Irish
Status: Basic pages done, but this is really an ongoing exercise

1.6) Prv Action: Ter to announce story with ability to publish embedded YouTube video in stories and comments.
Status: Done and now 10+ other embedded video formats supported. Also it may be possible to do flash audio

1.7) Prv Action: Ant to see if James and or C. will come back to List Administration
Status: James not interested and C. not asked yet.

1.8) Prv Action: For each person present, to respond to list with review of Reddys Proposal within 2 weeks Status: Not done by anyone
Action: Ter to send a reminder to list to try again.

1.9) Prv Action: Padraic to send email to list to kick off discussion on procedures for joining the collective.
Status: Not done.

1.10) Prv Action: Ter to create static Oscailt page(s) of meeting minutes. This can grow to include decisions of the Collective.
Status: Partially done (minutes done for last 2 meetings), but currently only viewable by editors. Blank page template ready to add decisions by collective.

1.11) Prv Action: Padraic to submit proposal on more relevant site documentation
Status: Not Done New Action: Ter to ask Mark C. to do this
New Action: Ant to investigate wiki software for documenting this.

Main Agenda -
2) Site Enhancements
Overview and demo given of some recent additions over last few months to the site, covering the editorial logs, reported posts, Oscailt messaging and publish validation.

Action: Ter to investigate if publish preview of feature stories can be done within the front page so that sizing and widths of headings etc can be seen better.
Action: Ter to investigate if icons on the main administration page can be re-organised.
Action: Ter to investigate if code can be easily added to track status of latest comments and stories in one place, like the new reported post page.
Action: Ter to update latest comments page for editors so that full comment text is visible, but with ability to control this via user settings.

2) Front page (Reddys') Since no work was done on it, this item was skipped.

3) Outreach Since this work was not complete, this item was skipped.
Action: To work on the leaflet + text and get this ready for the Indymedia Open Day in Feb 2008.

Next Meeting: Wed 7:30pm to 9pm 16th Jan 2008. Same place.

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