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Old 24th January 2013, 10:11 AM   #1
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web tech issues for Swift blog

If you click on the "swift" link at the top of every forum page. this older entry is always the first showing at the following link ,
http://www.randi.org/site/index.php/swift-blog.html
even since Swift has been updated? Is it some kind of "sticky" or a tech error?


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Chelation for Autism - Putting the Cart before the Unicorn
Swift
Written by Dr. Steven Novella
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a challenging neurological condition characterized by difficulty with social interaction and communication. As the name implies, it occurs across a wide spectrum from barely detectable to debilitating. ASD is usually diagnosed by 3 years old, but studies have found that signs are often present as early as six months old.
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But this is an old swift entry from weeks ago as clearly on the home page
http://www.randi.org/site/
you don't see it first and there have been several entries under the Swift tag since so it isn't "stuck" there.


The menu link to Swift archives is also broken
http://www.randi.org/site/index.php/...-archives.html
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Old 24th January 2013, 02:15 PM   #2
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One other problem is that the articles have no dates. So it can be hard to work out when it was written. But you are right the newest one is not on the top.
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Old 24th January 2013, 03:01 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by rjh01 View Post
One other problem is that the articles have no dates. So it can be hard to work out when it was written. But you are right the newest one is not on the top.
The ones showing on the home page have dates but as you've found, not on the other link.
A blog without dates? Who'd have though it?
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Old 24th January 2013, 06:36 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Rrose Selavy View Post
The ones showing on the home page have dates but as you've found, not on the other link.
A blog without dates? Who'd have though it?
A blog that talks about many subjects without a date is not worth much. Information gets out of date, so people need to know when it was written. Example this blog http://www.randi.org/site/index.php/...e-unicorn.html mentions "Chelation therapy is a legitimate treatment for real heavy metal poisoning." What happens if some other treatment is found to replace Chelation therapy? A person who then reads it without realising it is old may think that the person does not know what they are talking about and reject SWIFT entirely not realising it is old.
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Old 31st January 2013, 11:11 AM   #5
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Still the same. Nobody from the JREF bothering to read or monitor a JREF forum section on the JREF itself .
Why does that not surprise me?
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Old 31st January 2013, 01:09 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Rrose Selavy View Post
Still the same. Nobody from the JREF bothering to read or monitor a JREF forum section on the JREF itself .
Why does that not surprise me?
I can give you some more evidence of that. In the last 12 months there has been only two articles that reference the forum. Both of them have happened in the comments and not the article itself.

The forum should be a valuable resource for JREF however it is ignored by them. Except when they have an issue with it.

Edit. The search I used https://www.google.com.au/search?hl=...pe=&as_rights=
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Old 31st January 2013, 02:19 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by rjh01 View Post
I can give you some more evidence of that. In the last 12 months there has been only two articles that reference the forum. Both of them have happened in the comments and not the article itself.

The forum should be a valuable resource for JREF however it is ignored by them. Except when they have an issue with it.
Or when it's that time of year for fundraising when the forum membership mailing list suddenly comes in handy.
Ok we are guests here for free, as with most forums. but as I've said before we are mostly just tolerated if not ignored here.
The swift blog is however the JREF' s window to the world and my post was simply to try to help plug a fault with that.
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