Publishing Articles on RIMC Will Now Require Accounts
After a couple months of dealing with mountains of spam on the open newswire, we've decided to change the our policy on postings. From now on, in order to post to the newswire you need to register for an account on the site.
This was a hard decision to make, since we've allowed people to post articles without a login for many many years now. However, in the end, it was simply too difficult to combat spam.
It's still quite possible to post anonymously, it just requires a couple of steps that weren't required before:
- Create a new email account using a free service like riseup.net, gmail.com, yahoo.com, etc. and use that email account to post the article. This is the simplest method, however it contains some security risks. Someone like the FBI could potentially trace the posting to you if they were able to access the IMC server, find the email associated with your account, then trace the email account to you. This is pretty unlikely and would probably require a seizing the IMC server and either seizing the email server, or getting the operator to cooperate.
- Using an anonymous remailer to email the IMC editorial collective at firstname.lastname@example.org. This process is somewhat more complicated, but secures your anonymity much better. Read the Anonymous tutorial for instructions