How to make a formal proposal

Proposals are made on the indymedia email lists. Anybody can make a proposal about anything by siging up to the list and following the procedure below.

1) identify which working group is the relevant one for your proposal.
  1. The general collective list is reserved for proposals which effect the entire collective \x96 eg. Changes in mandates, election & recall of members, changes in guidelines.
  2. If you want to propose a feature (highlighting a story on the front page), you should contact the features list indicating the story you think should be highlighted (with a link)
  3. The editorial list is where moderation is discussed.
Once you have discovered the mailing list, you should sign up to it if you aren't already a member \x96 as the proposal will be debated on that list, you will have to be a member of it or you will not be able to participate. Anybody can sign up to our lists.

2) Send a mail to the list with PROPOSAL being the first word in the subject line. Make the rest of your subject line as descriptive as possible. Eg: PROPOSAL: featurise /article/34353 or PROPOSAL: RECALL chekov from moderators working group

3) The body of your mail should fully explain your proposal and should provide a detailed argument as to why your proposal should be passed. You should provide all relevant links and quotes in the proposal and reference the guideline or constitutional clause that support your case, if possible.

4) Persistently sending spurious, ill-formatted or undocumented proposals to the lists is a serious abuse and will quickly lead to banning.

-- ChekovFeeney - 27 Sep 2006
Topic revision: r2 - 28 Sep 2006, ChekovFeeney
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