1) DELETED ARTICLES
If your article is spam, advertising or proselytizing for a religious organization , it will normally be DELETED. IMC sites are for social justice related issues, and our ours is Japan and Asia reated.
2) HIDDEN ARTICLES
If your article is about social justice, but not related to Japan/Asia or in Japanese, it may be HIDDEN. This is standard across all IndyMedia sites. An article may also be hidden in special circumstances: For example, an article entitled "How to Heal from Radiation Exposure", while it may be related to the crisis in Fuushima, contains one link to a hate site. We decided to hide it rather than delete it since the overall intent of the article does not appear to advicate hate, but the article linked to exists on a site that does advicate hate.
3) OTHER PRESS ARTICLES
If your article is basically a link to other social justice related sites and articles, it may moved to OTHER PRESS. For example, a person regularly posts BETWEEN THE LINES radio commentaries, despite our notices that this is not what IMC Japan is for. We have begin moving these to OTHER PRESS. (In the past they were hidden.) It would save us work if the posters would do this themselves. NEWSWIRE ARTICLES are only for Japan-related, social justice issues in English, or social justice related issues in Japanese.
4) CALENDAR ENTRIES
Some entries have been frivolus or spam. These may be deleted or marked as spam.