The moderators of deletetheborder.org would like to thank you for your patience as we put together this document. It is an attempt to inform people about DTB and encourage more interactive use of the site. Thank you for being a part of this online community. Please direct any questions to: deletetheborder at gmail d0t com
Below you will find some information about the type of site it is and how to use it. The theme for the site is noborders. We are trying to collect stories about migration, noborder movements, anti-immigrant racism, and collective struggles against globalization. We welcome you to our community and look forward to you contributions.
deletetheborder.org is an open-publishing content management platform. What that means for site users is that we can easily publish, manage and organize the site. It means that everyone can work on the content not just an oligarchy of techs holding all the power. Like indymedia sites but more focused by topic.
In addition, we have recently added better multi-lingual support to deletetheborder.org, in order to make this site more accessible and useful to a wider audience. We will also continue to work on and improve the multi-lingual options of the site in the future.
Multilingual functions now include:
– language selection buttons on the upper right
– translated buttons and menus when you select a different language
– a translation tab for each story, which allows anyone to add a translation
– a list of translations at the bottom of stories that have them
When you log in to deletetheborder, you will see the following list down the right side of the page (it will be in a different order but this is the order of instructions below) :
> create content
> news aggregator
my image gallery
The greatest thing about open publishing sites is that all users can create content. If you click on the create content link, it takes you to a page that lists the different types of content that you can add to the site. (You can choose from either the drop down list under create content in the right column or the main list that also has brief explanations of each type of content.) Depending on which you use, they will either be automatically published or be sent to the moderation queue. On the right hand side in each content area is a box where the appropriate selection in regards to moderation and publishing is checked. Even if you are not posting stories regularly, deletetheborder users can post comments on existing stories. ! ;
Unfortunately, there are many haters out there who try to access our site. This is why we take time when it comes to approval of new users. Sometimes we cannot filter out those with destructive intentions so we use these moderation filters to ensure that the site stays usable for those who are interested in its role as a tool towards a world without borders.
To supplement the basic instructions for using deletetheborder.org, here are some links and excerpts for basic html that would be useful when posting stories on deletetheborder (borrowed from livejournal.com). Below that are more instructions specific to deletetheborder functions.
Bold: Bold text by surrounding it with and tags. You can place as much text between the beginning and ending tags as you want, and all of it will be bold, even if there are spaces and
â†’ Example: This text is in bold.
Italics: Italicize text by surrounding it with and tags. As with the bold tag, you can place as much text between the and tags as you want.
Underline: Underline text by surrounding it with and tags. Again, you can place as much text between these tags as you want, and it will all appear underlined.
Center: Center a line of text by surrounding it with and . These tags work very much like the tags described above, but you must start the text you would like to center on a separate line.
To add an image to your journal entry, user bio or comments, use an tag where you want the image to appear, as follows: title or descriptionWithin the code, http://www.example.com/image.jpg must be replaced by the actual URL of the image, and title or description can be changed to give the image a title or description of your choice.
When adding an image to a LiveJournal page, you can turn the image into a link by putting the code for the image between the opening and closing tags. For example:title or description
If you would like a border to appear around the image you are using as a link, change 0 to a positive number; increasing the number increases the size of the border.
News aggregator is a function that siphons news postings from various other sites around the world. If you scroll down any page on the site, in the right column after your menu and popular content is a list of other web sites that deletetheborder.org pulls from. Underneath the name of each one is the headlines of the three most recent articles posted. When you go into the news aggregator function in your account, you can see a more extensive newswire that lists the date, time and first paragraph of each story pulled as well as where it was published from.
Within this function, you can also organize how you want to view the news stories using categories or sources as a means of order. Right now, this site list is decided by the deletetheborder administrators – please contact us with comments or ideas for adding other sites to pull from.
Recent posts is broken into two sections where you can link to either all recent posts made to the site including other people’s blogs OR just look at your personal recent posts.
Clicking on my blog or my image gallery allows you to view these things.
Clicking on ‘my account’ allows you to access a handful of things including viewing your personal history of blog entries and private message as well as your image gallery. You can also edit your personal information like your username, e.mail address, password, language setting, etc. Your notify settings and post tracking are also here.
If you have any further questions, please direct them to the moderators, currently at deletetheborder at gmail dot com