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Monday, August 30, 2004

We Have Moved

We have moved to our new website. Click the image to go there now.

Thursday, July 01, 2004

Channel Emergencies

If you should find yourself in #MajorityReport surrounded by Hannity clones and with nary an op in sight, you can contact leftnut or EmeliusBrowne via email. We'll organize a posse at the nearest opportunity.

P.S. ops: If you'd like to be added to the emergency contact list, contact me. you@mrirc.com forwarding addresses are available for the spam-wary.

Saturday, June 19, 2004

Our Web Design

       On our site we collect anonymous data from our guests on every visit. This info includes what browser you are using. We use this info to help aid in the design of our website. While we try to make our website run smoothly for everyone, we also try to take advantage of certain coding that IE and Netscape offer. Many of these browser specific codings are done to expand our ability to offer you information in a way that is both useful and attractive. Two codes we use on the site are Javascript and CSS and suggest that if you do have problems that you check to make sure your browser supports these. All this said, we can not test every browser and every OS and apologize if a part of the site does not work or appear as it should. We ask that you give us some feedback. Let us know what you think about our site design and what features you would like to see or if you are getting errors or things are not working correctly for you. It is only through your feedback that we will know what to add, remove, or refine. Thanks for all the wonderful input to date and to everyone who supports the channel.

Thursday, June 03, 2004

New webchat

The new site at mrirc.com is hosting a #MajorityReport-customized version of the PJIRC Java applet IRC client. It provides a newbie-friendly interface that takes most of the technical jargon out of using IRC. Suggestions from regulars on how to further streamline the interface are welcome.

Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Annotating Web Links

As a courtesy to channel goers and the hard-working moderators at our content blog, please be sure to annotate any links you post in #MajorityReport with a minimal description of what you're linking to. For instance, rather than pasting a naked link:

leftnut> http://www.salon.com/news/wire/2004/06/01/ban_unconstitutional/index.html

on a line all by itself, mark it with a brief phrase:

leftnut> Federal judge rules partial-birth abortion ban unconstitutional: http://www.salon.com/news/wire/2004/06/01/ban_unconstitutional/index.html

Even if the subject can be partly inferred from the link, it's less likely to draw the notice of users or the blog moderators without a description. This is especially true for garbled links (http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000102&sid=aSRAXJBOQmkk) and shortened links (http://www.tinyurl.com/ysuqx) that don't suggest any context by themselves.

If your link points to a news article, its headline is frequently suitable as a description. If it's to a blog thread, start with the name of the blog plus the thread's topic. Links to static webpages may be marked up with the page's title if it is sufficiently descriptive.

See the blog for examples of good link descriptions.

Note: Once you've annotated your link in a descriptive and interesting way, there isn't a need to post excerpts of the article or page to the channel. Please refrain from flooding!

Monday, May 24, 2004

Channel Guidelines

The #MajorityReport ops encourage free discussion and try hard not to stifle free expression. However, the following behaviors are unacceptable and will result in a response from the ops:

  1. Personal attacks on channel users.


  3. Excessive repetition, especially of a useless comment, or other forms of channel monopolization.

  4. Obvious trolling (i.e., insincere statements intended to inflame).

  5. Relentless and obnoxious pursuit of fallacious arguments (see here to brush up).

  6. Stalking and/or harassment.

Ops have substantial discretion to interpret these rules; please do not appeal to technicalities. Just remember, mutual respect is the key to a happy channel.

Saturday, May 22, 2004

Attn: OPs

Please make sure you fill out your profile with a valid email address. If for some reason you are needed, this email will be used. Invites are coming to bring OPs in as posters to Majority Report Blog in the coming days. Majority Report Blog will be a great place to elaborate on things outside of the IRC Channel. Please visit the site and see the wonderful work already being done.

AAR Radio Guide

   This is a guide of known AAR stations. Please leave a comment on corrections, recommendations, or updates. A final version will find a permanent spot on this site.

Main AAR Streams
Stream 1 Real Player
Stream 2 Real Player
Stream 3 Ogg Vorbis

Broadcasting entire lineup
New York City - WLIB 1190
Portland, OR - KPOJ 620

Some shows
Key West, FL - WKIZ 1500
   ITunes | WinMedia
West Palm Beach, FL - WJNO 1290
Riverside, CA - KCAA 1050
   WinMedia | ITunes

No Stream
Chapel Hill, NC - WCHL 1360
Plattsburgh/Burlington, NY - WTWK 1070
Portland, ME - WMTW/ WLVP 870 (Liberal Voice of Portland)
Anchorage, AK KUDO 1080
Honolulu, HI KAOI 1110
Minneapolis, MN WMNN/WLOL 1330
Sacramento, CA KSQR 1240
Santa Cruz, CA KTEE 93.7 FM
San Luis Obispo, CA KYNS 1340

Air America Place
Ogg Vorbis Archive

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