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Old 22nd November 2014, 10:56 AM   #1
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What happened at the JREF website?

Hmmmm. When I go to www.randi.org, the most recent post is from September 20 and it's about the new website.

Gone are more recent announcements about the upcoming TAM, the NY Times article about Randi, updates from Sharon Hill's website, etc..

Anyone know if this is just a glitch or if the JREF is retreating even further from the cyber-world?

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Old 22nd November 2014, 11:52 AM   #2
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Looks like just the home page. Swift is up to date.
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Old 22nd November 2014, 04:36 PM   #3
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The wayback machine archived it on November 18 and all of the content was present on the homepage. No way to know whether it is intentional or not. Maybe JREF doesn't even know 2-3 months of posts have vanished.

A sufficiently motivated individual could mail them to let them know that this has occurred and possibly ask why.

I am insufficiently motivated to do so.
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Old 22nd November 2014, 05:35 PM   #4
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I never knew there was much difference between the home page and the Swift page. I don't think there was recently until now.

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Old 22nd November 2014, 06:05 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by wardenclyffe View Post
Hmmmm. When I go to www.randi.org, the most recent post is from September 20 and it's about the new website.

Gone are more recent announcements about the upcoming TAM, the NY Times article about Randi, updates from Sharon Hill's website, etc..

They are all showing up fine for me.
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Old 22nd November 2014, 06:34 PM   #6
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They are all showing up fine for me.
Yup, same here. Were I to guess, someone did something silly which was then fixed.

It's not as if JREF recognises any importance of the intertubes. Else we would not be here on ISF.
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Old 22nd November 2014, 06:49 PM   #7
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It is, indeed, back to normal. Nothing to see here, folks. Move along.

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Old 22nd November 2014, 07:23 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by wardenclyffe View Post
It is, indeed, back to normal. Nothing to see here, folks. Move along.

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Does anyone actually check the JREF site these days?
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Old 18th December 2014, 06:30 AM   #10
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Does anyone actually check the JREF site these days?
Yeah, NSA.
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Old 18th December 2014, 06:30 AM   #11
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I saw a tweet last night about how the JREF site was supposed to be down for a bit. Would it have anything to do with that?
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Old 18th December 2014, 09:55 AM   #12
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Hmm, last update was Dec 7 -- today is the 18th. Last one before that was Nov 30. And there's very little there anyhow. It makes me sad, looking back on the days I looked forward to Fridays for a new Swift newsletter.
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Old 18th December 2014, 11:05 AM   #13
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Hmm. First Sony, then the JREF. Who's next, Timecube?
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Old 18th December 2014, 11:28 AM   #14
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The Swift blog keeps getting updated, but that does not always show up on the home page the way it used to, and when it does, it seems like they get the dates wrong so it's confusing.

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ETA: I learned to check to see if Swift was updated from icerat upthread.
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I just looked at the JREF web site; how long has it looked like this? It looks like a bad Wordpress blog.
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Old 23rd January 2015, 05:40 PM   #16
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And last updated on December 7. The JREF has fallen on hard times, it seems.
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Is anyone surprised?
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Old 23rd January 2015, 05:55 PM   #18
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This page is more up to date. http://web.randi.org/swift. Though what other differences there are between the two pages I am not sure. Maybe they should be combined?

Apart from that the pages have been looking like that probably since September. This is the last page which is dated then http://web.randi.org/swift/previous/7. I make no judgement on how good these pages look. That is something I am not good at.


Edit. In case anyone is lurking in several months time here is the oldest article in that format http://web.randi.org/swift/still-ama...m-miami-herald. It is actually dated 8/30/14
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