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Monday, August 10, 2015

Website Update - Top 10 Page List for July 2015

Top 10 ListWith July behind me, it's time again to look at the server logs to see what pages on this site were most popular last month. Every page that made it this time had made it some time before, and in fact, most of them made the previous month. So, no surprises.

Overall traffic is down a bit, but I suspect that might be because I haven't been very active here recently. About a month ago, I went on vacation and was out for about a week and a half (pictures coming when I get a chance to work on them). And since I got back, I've been working in the field as opposed to in the office, and lunches have been going out to eat rather than my normal microwaved lunch at my desk, so I just haven't had free lunch breaks to work on this blog. And believe me, with things like the Republican debate and the smear campaign against Planned Parenthood, there have been things I want to write about. But for the next few weeks, at least, it looks like I won't have any free lunch breaks to do so.

So, since I'm not writing anything new, you can still check out my past 'hits'. Here's the top 10 list for last month.

Top 10 for July 2015

  1. Origin of Arabic Numerals - Was It Really for Counting Angles?
  2. A Skeptical Look at MBT Shoes
  3. Email Debunking - 1895 8th Grade Final Exam
  4. Review of Ray Comfort's New Movie - Evolution vs. God, Part I
  5. Slowed Rotor/Compound Technology- Why Isn't There More Research?
  6. 22 Responses to 22 Creationist Misconceptions
  7. Casio EX-F1 - First Impression of the High Speed Video
  8. The 2014 Texas Republican Platform
  9. Response to an Editorial by Ken Huber
  10. Friday Bible Blogging - 2 Chronicles 31 to 2 Chronicles 36

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Website Update - Top 10 Page List for June 2015

Top 10 ListNow that June's over, it's time to look at the server logs to see what pages were most popular on this site. There was a bit of shuffling this time around. Two entries made the list for the first time, Slowed Rotor/Compound Technology- Why Isn't There More Research? and Follow Up: Leaving Comments on Other Sites - Birds as Dinosaurs and Fossil Evidence for Evolution, the latter of which is related to an entry that has made the list a few times, Creationist Dishonesty and a Follow Up to Previous Entries. Speaking of which, I wonder if I'll see any uptick in traffic to this page, Response to Kent Hovind Video - Bird Evolution, now that Kent Hovind is scheduled to be released from prison?

There were also two entries that hadn't made the list in a little while, Friday Bible Blogging - 2 Chronicles 31 to 2 Chronicles 36 and The 2014 Texas Republican Platform.

Overall traffic is up a bit compared to what it's been for a while. In fact, by 'Unique Visitors', June was the busiest month ever for the site, but by other measures, such as Pages and Hits, it was a bit up, but not the highest it's ever been.

Anyway, here's the list for last month.

Top 10 for June 2015

  1. Origin of Arabic Numerals - Was It Really for Counting Angles?
  2. Slowed Rotor/Compound Technology- Why Isn't There More Research?
  3. Follow Up: Leaving Comments on Other Sites - Birds as Dinosaurs and Fossil Evidence for Evolution
  4. A Skeptical Look at MBT Shoes
  5. Email Debunking - 1895 8th Grade Final Exam
  6. Creationist Dishonesty and a Follow Up to Previous Entries
  7. Review of Ray Comfort's New Movie - Evolution vs. God, Part I
  8. 22 Responses to 22 Creationist Misconceptions
  9. Friday Bible Blogging - 2 Chronicles 31 to 2 Chronicles 36
  10. The 2014 Texas Republican Platform

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Website Update - Top 10 Page List for May 2015

Top 10 ListWith June here, it's time to look over the server logs to see what pages on this site were most popular this past May. The top pages were very similar to the previous month, with the only shuffling being dropping a Friday Bible Blogging entry (Joshua 1 to Joshua 10), and adding a movie review that's made the list before, Review of Ray Comfort's New Movie - Evolution vs. God, Part I.

Overall traffic is still in line with what it's been for a while.

Anyway, here's the list for last month.

Top 10 for April 2015

  1. A Skeptical Look at MBT Shoes
  2. Origin of Arabic Numerals - Was It Really for Counting Angles?
  3. Email Debunking - 1895 8th Grade Final Exam
  4. Creationist Dishonesty and a Follow Up to Previous Entries
  5. Autogyro History & Theory
  6. Golden Compass - A Surprise at the Bookstore
  7. Response to an Editorial by Ken Huber
  8. Aviation Books
  9. 22 Responses to 22 Creationist Misconceptions
  10. Review of Ray Comfort's New Movie - Evolution vs. God, Part I

Friday, May 15, 2015

Website Update - Top 10 Page List for April 2015

Top 10 ListWith April behind me, it's time again to take a look at the server logs and make the list of the most popular pages on this site. There were no newcomers this time. Every page on the list had made it previously. I was happy to see one blog entry, 22 Responses to 22 Creationist Misconceptions, make the list again. The previous month was the first time it had ever made it, and I do rather like that entry.

Overall traffic in line with what it's been for a while now.

Anyway, here's the list for last month.

Top 10 for April 2015

  1. A Skeptical Look at MBT Shoes
  2. Origin of Arabic Numerals - Was It Really for Counting Angles?
  3. Autogyro History & Theory
  4. Creationist Dishonesty and a Follow Up to Previous Entries
  5. Aviation Books
  6. Email Debunking - 1895 8th Grade Final Exam
  7. Blog - Friday Bible Blogging - Joshua 1 to Joshua 10
  8. Golden Compass - A Surprise at the Bookstore
  9. Response to an Editorial by Ken Huber
  10. 22 Responses to 22 Creationist Misconceptions

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Official Commenting Policy, Updated

No SpamI posted an Official Commenting Policy a few years ago, but I figure it's time for an update. Additionally, this policy will now get a link in the sidebar so that it's available for everyone to see.

This policy is an attempt to foster constructive discussions, as well eliminating spam.

  1. As usual for any blog, I reserve the right to do anything I want. This is my blog, not a completely open public forum. If you disagree with my reasons for deleting a comment, write about it on your own blog.
  2. Threats or extremely vile comments will be deleted (not that I've yet had any problems with that).
  3. No one line insults, please. I've been fairly liberal in the past about leaving these up, but it really adds nothing to the discussion if your only contribution is to call me an ass (example). If you disagree with me, please take the time to point out where and why you think I'm wrong.
  4. Do not simply copy-and-paste comments from other sites. This isn't a problem if you're only leaving the comment on a couple sites, but it is irksome if I do a Google search and find your comment repeated on a few dozen sites. If you're using the same comment on so many sites, it probably means the comment isn't targeted to my post or any possible discussion in the comments.
  5. Do not copy-and-paste articles to post as a comment, even if it's something you wrote yourself. You can leave links and a brief summary of the article, or short, relevant excerpts from other sources, but not entire articles. Also, if you're only copying excerpts, be sure to reference what you're quoting, preferably with a link, and not presenting it as your own original material.
  6. This is more of a request than a rule, but please, please, please provide references for any factual claims you make. Anybody can claim anything they want in a comment, but you'll give your claim some credibility if you back it up. However, keep in mind...
  7. There is a limit of two links per comment before the comment will be tagged as possible spam. If you want to include more links, simply e-mail me right after leaving your comment, and I'll approve it.
  8. Spam and pure advertising comments will be deleted. I've had such a problem with this that I tend to err on the side of caution. Links to commercial sites are allowed, but if it seems like nothing more than an advertisement, the comment will be deleted. If the comment linking to a commercial site doesn't add anything constructive, it will be deleted. If the comment is nothing but a short compliment about how great my writing is, with a link to a commercial site, it will be deleted. I've noticed a trend of spammers parroting part of my original entry, and then giving links to commercial sites with no relevance at all to the entry. Deleted.

All that being said, I try to remain fairly open. I don't usually delete comments, even if they're not particularly constructive (for example, the first comment on the entry where I acknowledged my atheism, or the numerous comments disagreeing with my stance on MBT shoes or politics). In short, comments are welcome, even (especially) comments disagreeing with me. Just please, leave comments that further the discussion at hand. Spam will be deleted, as will any comments in the grey area between spam and legitimate comments.


On a side note, let me just add that I love the canned meat product, Spam. So, don't confuse the image in this entry as being in any way against that delicacy.

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