Re: website

From: M.B.Roberts (
Date: Tue Apr 10 2001 - 13:10:13 EDT

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    I agree with Ted but ask if links can be allowed with members of equivalent
    foreign/alien sites from bona fide members of the Canadian ASA, the british
    Christians in Science and whatever they have in Australia.

    I wuold suggest the mild censorship there is on the ASA website should
    continue, which eliminates rubbish.

    Sorry to try some old fashioned colonialism and tell Uncle Sam what to do!

    Seriosly the ASA website is one of the best available



    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Ted Davis" <>
    To: <>
    Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2001 3:17 PM
    Subject: website

    > 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
    > 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
    > 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
    > advertising.
    > Ted Davis

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