Things that I would like to see improved about this site:
- Linkrot. Linkrot is a serious Web problem, especially for a site like this one which relies heavily on external links. I can save archives of webpages into, say, Evernote, but I don’t know of any way to automatically redirect to the archived version if the original link dies, or if the content on the original page changes in significant ways—ideally, this site shouldn’t need an active administrator to remain useful. Please let me know in the comments below if you have ideas on how to improve this situation.
- Ads. Right now this site uses Google Adsense to generate revenue and compensate the administrators for their time and effort in maintaining the site, but that’s less than ideal. I have not approved of these ads, do not specifically endorse them, and therefore can’t actually suggest that you patronize our sponsors. I would love to see a service that allows site administrators to choose whose ads they allow on the site. Regardless, if you would like to see your ads on this site, please contact us.
- Vetting. The purpose of this site is not merely to provide partisan resources for those of a particular belief set, but to at least try to ensure that the arguments presented are good ones. There is a lot of crap out there, and even libertarian resources are not immune to Sturgeon’s Law. Amusingly, even Sturgeon’s Law isn’t immune from Sturgeon’s Law. I have always heard it as “True, 90% of science fiction is crap. But then, 90% of everything is crap.” But apparently he never said it it quite that way. Also, he termed that “Sturgeon’s Revelation,” while “Sturgeon’s Law,” to Sturgeon himself, was something else. This illustrates the great difficulty of making sure that what we say is actually accurate. In fact, it’s often impossible to be certain that it is. What we can do is commit to correcting error when it’s brought to our attention, and to do some fact- and source-checking before we speak or post. The problem is that that process can take a lot of time (I probably spent half an hour just researching Sturgeon’s Law!), and doing anything more than a cursory check of every source and argument we post here would take so much time that we would be able to post very little. I would love to improve this somehow, but without a dedicated staff, I don’t see how. If you’ve got ideas, please let us know in the comments. In the meantime, understand that nothing on this site is guaranteed to be true or accurate, though we have made a good-faith effort to ensure that it is. And if you see anything you think is inaccurate or just plain wrong, please leave a comment on the page in question.
If you have any other suggestions to improve this site, please let us know in the comments below.