Dispatches from the Creation Wars

What’s Up with Snopes.com?

All of a sudden I’m getting a bunch of hits from snopes.com, the site that debunks urban legends. But the referral page is the bulletin board/forum and I can’t find anywhere in the forum that I’m mentioned. So one of you people who linked to here from snopes.com, leave me a comment and tell me where and why I was mentioned there on the bulletin board and what it’s about. Thanks!


  1. #1 TheTachyix
    August 27, 2004

    Uhhh….I don’t know about the snope’s trackback, but I’m raising a slightly different issue.
    I didn’t get here in from the main page. Or any of today’s updates as a matter of fact. Rather, on the comments screen at the top there are options to go to the next posting, previous posting, or the main page. Would it be possible to establish the posting back on the main page? It wasn’t really that inconvient today, but since the last “main post” was from yesterday, I think that the current format will become mighty annoying to go through the many, many subject that are covered on an extended basis.
    Josh (different from other Joshes that may have posted before)

  2. #2 Ed Brayton
    August 27, 2004

    *scratching head* There is no “main post”, and my last post was not yesterday (obviously not, since you replied to one that was less than an hour old). And I have no idea what “establish the posting back on the main page” might mean.

  3. #3 SailorRigel7
    August 28, 2004

    It’s this thread about Leonard Shlain’s Alphabet versus the Goddess book.

  4. #4 TheTachyix
    August 28, 2004

    When I say the main page, I mean the page with your self info, constant links to blogs, archieves, etc. In the past, the most recent post would show up, and if one scrolled down, they could the next most recent post and so on. For the actual site, I’m refrencing to http://www.stcynic.com/blog/.

    The “problem” is that the main page I see is stuck on August 26th. I can get to the more recent posts (as seen here!) by going to the comments section and following a setup at the top that links your postings by going “Previous, Main, Next.” Each one of these is a link. Thing is, in order to see the most recent, I have to go through all other posts made today. And tomorrow, (or whenever you next update) it seems I’ll have to through today’s posts, and tomorrows, and then the day after it will be all the postings of the 27th, 28th, and 29th.
    And now I’m wondering if this is merely me.

  5. #5 Lynn
    August 28, 2004

    The Tachyix,

    Geeze, why not first refresh then click on the word “MAIN” at the top of the page?
    Are you by chance a rocket scientist?

  6. #6 Ed Brayton
    August 28, 2004

    Josh, I think it’s only you. The problem you describe is so strange that my first reaction to your description is to think of the old Richard Pryor line from the wino saying, “You better lay off that narcotic, boy, that shit done made you null and void.”

  7. #7 Aaron M
    August 30, 2004

    TheTachyix: I’m guessing there’s a recalcitrant cache upstream from you. If you’re using a Mozilla-derived browser, try shift-clicking the Refresh button while on the main page; that should hopefully force the cache to request a new copy.

  8. #8 KeithB
    August 30, 2004

    It was me that linked it in, but I guess you figured that out…

    It was interesting that a few folks on the Snopes board had already been assigned that book for course work. Sigh.

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