Guide to Filters Topics and Regions

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This is the filter bar, use the dropdown menus to choose the topics and regions you are interested in finding out about specifically. This is one way of searching for the information you are looking for on the site. The \x91Topics\x92 drop down menu categorises articles into various issues, such as Anti-War, Workers Issues or Environment. The \x91Regions\x92 menu allows you to specify filtering into certain areas, all regions, international, national or county by county.

Regions
International
National
Ireland 32 Counties...

The site is quite adaptable to your particular interests for example you can use the URL http://www.indymedia.ie/workers-issues to get all the most recent features and stories on that issues displayed on the front page.

You can also use the URL http://www.indymedia.ie/derry or http://www.indymedia.ie/cork which will display all the latest features and stories from that part of the country that were designated the region cork when uploaded.... but you can further filter this to http://www.indymedia.ie/cork/bintax to get all the latest stories from Cork Related to Bin Tax...

You can bookmark these various address so you can have the tailored Indymedia Ireland whenever you use that bookmark.

Types
Features
News Report
Opinion/Analysis
Press Release
Event Notice
Other Press

Current Topics
Workers-Issues
MayDay2004
Crime and Justice
EU
Consumer Issues
Help Wanted
Elections
Bin Tax
Irish Social Forum
Rights and Freedoms
Anti-Capitalism
Anti-War
Environment
Sci-Tech
Arts and Media
Miscellaneous
Migration
Animal Rights

If you think there is a need for another topic filter for an issue that is covered regularly and would benefit from being more defined and accessible on the site please email imc-ireland@lists.indymediaSTOPSPAM.org


How the oscailt filters work is as follows though:

Method 1:

You can go direct to a filtered version of the index, newswire, gallery and events pages by applying something like the following to the end of the url

?region=dublin&topic=bintax&language=english

You can use the urlgenerator on the syndication page to get these urls.

Method 2: Now in additon to that oscailt has a redirect.php script which in the event of a request to the site that doesn't point to an actual file, oscailt parses the url and attempts to find any categories mentioned (topic, region, type, language) in any order and then redirects to an index page filtered for those categories.

Eg any of the following works

http://www.indymedia.ie/galway

http://www.indymedia.ie/galway/antiwar

http://www.indymedia.ie/galway/antiwar/english

http://www.indymedia.ie/antiwar/galway/english

http://www.indymedia.ie/english/antiwar/

etc etc

Note that in both method 1 and method 2 searches for the category are case insensitive and strip out any whitespace, hyphens and slashes. Also in the case of languages you can use the language name (english), the full language code (en-IE) or the shortened language code (en)

-- PaulCummins - 07 Nov 2004 initiated Page, transferred from new users guide as it would be too long winded for that brief help guide...

-- PaulCummins - 07 Nov 2004 second part is from a mail from Vinnie describing use of URLs
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