We just wanted to pass along some quick notes about the updated navigation bar and dashboard that went live tonight.
The new navigation bar (seen once logged in) will further be expanded to include other shortcuts and information as those new features become available. As of right now, it is mostly a cosmetic update, though a few segment related shortcuts were added in.
The dashboard also got a facelift as part of this update. It will now group your active segments by those requiring action or those pending review. It also includes information on expiry dates, but that feature isn’t being enforced yet.
On the right hand side of the dashboard the New and Notable section is also starting to show more information, though this area still isn’t as ‘smart’ as we plan on making it. In the future the dashboard will get better at listing segments that have been recently flagged/voted/commented on, revised, etc. and list why it is being shown on this list. Right now this section is mostly being generated by the ‘last update’ time on a segments which often does not take the previously listed factors in to consideration.
The Skeptographer Production Team would also like to take this opportunity to welcome all of the new website members who’ve signed up this week and to thank the few hundred of you who have downloaded our pilot episodes so far.
Hello Skeptics and TAM7 Attendees,
Welcome to The Skeptographers website. We’re now online, visible to the public, and in possession of a pilot episode. Many of the Skeptographers (and the production team) are at TAM7 in Las Vegas. There’s still a little bit of last minute work to do (such as adding the RSS feed), so you’ll be seeing new features and information on the website throughout the weekend.
So, why do you care that The Skeptogaphers exists? We’re hoping to provide the worldwide skeptical community with an opportunity to participate in a regularly released podcast as much, or as little as they wish. Instead of just listening the same group of podcast hosts every week, we want to give you a chance to get involved with the Skeptical Podcast community too.
Do you not have the time for your own podcast, but want to get your voice out there? Are you new to podcasting? Do you just want to write segments for someone else to record, or record segments that someone else wrote? Perhaps you perform skeptical-themed music or comedy? Or maybe you’d just want to help review segments before they get approved. The Skeptographers will give community members many ways to get involved.
Adverts for free bets are everywhere at the moment, but as we always say here at Skeptographers, read the damn small print! If you really think there is such a thing as free money you’re on the wrong site. You can’t threaten an internet bookie like this guy did but you can make sure it never becomes an issue by checking what is actually on offer before you get involved.
You’re not really going to get handed £200 by a bookmaker without having to do something in return, so don’t whinge about it after the event – do your research first and then if you’re still interested, proceed in an informed manner.
Most big names will probably be ok but we have heard stories about certain companies, and yes we will name names Betway and Unibet.com, that many players have had bad experiences with. However others such as Betfred.com and SkyBet remain very popular with players. You don;t find this out unless you do some reading first!
Find A Site You Can Trust
Everything you need will be in the terms and conditions which must be displayed on the same page as each offer. But if you don’t understand these or want further clarification, find an independent review from a trusted source such as whichbookie.co.uk. Get the facts about what is on offer and read other people’s experiences on the bookmakers they joined and what happened with the free bets, whether they paid out quickly and whether they made any excuses not to give the bonuses to any other players.
Due dilligence always pays off in the long run, and “whichbookie” is certainly a valuable resource which gives you more honest appraisals than certain other betting sites we could mention.
Stay informed, stay skeptical. Have fun, and thank us later.
Following our recent post on football betting, it appears we have found our way onto a couple of mailing lists that we didn’t join of our own free will. No matter, there are systems in place to deal with such. However, occasionally one or two e-mails slip through the net which is why this morning, the “100% betting system” was sitting in my inbox.
Things like this just defy belief, I seriously struggle to understand which parts of our population are stupid enough to fall for such crap. Do people seriously expect that a “system” could be developed that can win every time? They must, as some people actually buy these things – but seriously? Just stop and think about it people!
I am not going to link to this system because if by chance some moron reading this decides to click on the link and then buy this betting system I will feel I have contributed in some way, which would be upsetting both for me, skeptics everywhere, and the balance of the universe.
Skepticism, alive and well in the betting world. That’s 100% skepticism as well. Shame nobody thought of a betting system that reliable…
Football is unarguably the most popular sport on earth. There is something primeval yet artistic about how twenty two testosterone charged males skilfully fight over the possession of ball. Is it any surprise that this is also one of the most bet upon games?
Now betting is serious business and if you are inclined to extend your passion for the game to betting on your favourite team or players you better get some good Football Betting Tips.
You will find that there are a number of experts willing to give you Football Betting Tips. Quite a few of them would offer free tips to beginners to initiate them into the world of football betting.
It might not be such a bad idea to try out a few of these, to not only gauge how good the tip was, but also to get to know the process. However before you decide to become a serious punter get some advice from people who have been in the football betting business a long time.
- The first rule to becoming a good football punter is to not put on stake money that you can’t afford to lose. You need to be prepared to forego the amount you bet. That is the surest way to prevent serious loss and ruination, as it is very easy to get carried away with the initial flush of any little money one may have made on a bet.
- The second tip would be to go with what you know to be a fact. If you live in England and follow the English Premier League, restrict your betting to the matches within the league, rather than bet on a South American tournament, you don’t know the first thing about.
Lastly don’t get carried away by your own success and always be circumspect in your choices, even if others hail you as somebody with a Midas touch. You can never be too careful. And one last tip-avoid tips from those who claim to have inside information like the plague!
Just by comparing a few websites, you can easily see that they are not all the same. You will find that there are major differences in the appearance and useability of these very different sites. If web design is something that interests you, as a great way of sharing your videos and podcasts, we can help. Continue on for some helpful tips.
Avoid wasting time by programming your domain and user name into your file server. Doing so ensures that every time you log on, you have the option to quickly select your customized settings. This can be a real time-saver.
Make sure you have enough details on your company page to allow your visitors to know more about who you are and what you can offer them. Most websites don’t have very interesting copy in this area. Make yours exciting and interesting! Let people see who you are by sharing your educational background, career moves and future goals.
Visitors want to have access to a website quickly, which is why your pages should load easily. Your visitors are more likely to lose interest in your website and leave the page if they have to wait for a few minutes before having access to the content.
Make sure that your clients can cancel an action when they need to. This includes completing forms, enrolling in email newsletters and searching the site to find certain information. Forcing your user to complete an action they don’t wish to will ensure they never sign up for anything on your site again, nor are they likely to return at all.
Use Photoshop to create professional looking graphics for use on your website. Using this type of program can assist beginning web designers in creating sites that look professional, extremely quickly. Although a copy of Photoshop represents a significant investment, the time it will save you and the improvement it will make in your results can easily justify the program’s cost.
You should always be ready and willing to learn new things during the process of designing your website. Once you master any facet of web design, move on to another. This could slow down the process of site-building, but you’ll be rewarded with information that you need to create dozens of sites once you learn it.
You may not come up with the next big thing on the web. Only one site in a million enjoys that sort of success. A good design will attract more visitors and there is no reason why your website could not be as successful as a site like Twitter. Use what you’ve learned here and get started today!
Some tips on how to start with traveling makes a great start for beginners. The following article contains some very useful advice designed to make travel planning easier and more successful. It is important to plan well in advance, so that you can enjoy yourself, and gain some valuable education along the way.
If you are going abroad and transiting through different countries, find out about the visas you need. Obtain the correct visas for each country you will be visiting. Some visas will not give you access to certain countries. Consult your travel agent, as well as the embassy’s website corresponding to the country in which you are going.
Beware of emails concerning travel deals. Unless you specifically asked for the emails, don’t open them.
If you want to adjust faster to a different time zone, try to stay awake until 8pm local time. Though you may be exhausted, succumbing to sleep earlier than you should may end up making your jet lag worse because you have not allowed your body to recalibrate. So adjust as fast as you can to the new time zone, so you’ll get over being jet lagged faster.
Get a nice sum in the local currency before you leave to save time. Many times, currency exchanges have restrictive hours, and you might not be able to get local currency when you arrive. Generally, larger banks have access to all foreign currency and will be happy to exchange with you while you are still in your country. By doing this, you will be able to start buying things and having fun the moment you land.
By now you should have learned some good advice about getting the most from your travel. Remember that this collection of tips cover the basics of traveling: find out more about your destination and apply this advice to your particular vacation.