If you posted an article and cannot find it, the reason is usually one of the following. It would be nice if well meaning posters would read this before posting as it it would show respect for IMC policies. It is tiresome when people post otherwise good articles without consideration of the way we operate, the rules being:
Some posters do not understand that IndyMedia Japan is for the community in and around Japan. Therefore, we require that articles have some Japan connection. Articles written in English must therefore be about Japan or, in some cases, areas nearby if they relate to Japan. Articles in Japanese can be about other regions since the Japanese language serves as a bridge between the geographical areas.
ALL posts that do not fit these rules will be deleted or hidden in accordance with IMC policy. This includes spam, advertisements, reposts from other progressive site, and certainly articles that are not involved with promoting political or social justice. In short, these will be deleted:
1) The article, if in English, is not about Japan or Asian social and political issues
2) The article, if in Japanese, is not about a social or political issue
3) The article is from the perspective of authority and/or governments and not from the perspective of peoples movements
4) The article is not original-it was posted elsewhere (Exception--you can link to an article published elsewhere with a short introduction)
5) The article is written from a racist or sexist point of view
These are the main reasons you will not see certain articles that have been posted. Some will have been hidden. Others will have been deleted.
Thanks. And do us a favor and READ these guidelines before posting. You dilute the effectiveness of local Indymedias if you view them as a platform for disseminating your article widely. There are websites that are ok with the same article on a million sites. IndyMedia is not one of them.