Our website with links to member pages can become a very valuable source,
but only *if* we take care to ensure an appropriate level of quality for
things placed upon it. We currently do this with our main asa site, where
we link good articles on various subjects and do not link material that does
not meet a high standard of rigor. I am concerned that we take steps to
ensure that everything we place on our homepage meets similar standards.
Perhaps we can have a "free-for-all" submission process, but IMO some
editorial judgement will need to be used to determine what we actually allow
the general public to see. One or two "crank" sites could ruin our
credibility for a long time.
Further, by maintaining a high quality set of links, we would not only
serve the public and our members, but also those whose links are actually
posted. In return, I suggest that only dues-paying ASA members be allowed
to put links on our site. This will (perhaps) give a nudge to those in
sympathy with our views, to ante up and help us out in return for the free
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