I’ve decided to get rid of Charley’s links section. It’s ludicrously out of date; I haven’t updated it in like three years. Frankly, I don’t have the energy or the inclination to overhaul it and then keep it up-to-date henceforth. I figure people who want to see other missing persons sites can get links from the source info at the bottom of all my casefiles.
And speaking of casefiles, I have decided to add mine to StumbleUpon. For the uninitiated, StumbleUpon is this really cool thingy where you tell it what your interests are, and add their toolbar to your browser, and if you click on the button that says “stumble” it will send you to some random site that matches your interests. If you like the site, you press the thumbs-up button; if not, you press the thumbs-down button. That way the program gets to know your tastes better and can refer you to more sites you like. I’ve found some awesome places this way.
To add a new URL to StumbleUpon’s database, you just go to that site, press the thumbs-up button, and then it will show you a page where you can pick out from a list of topics what the site is about, and you select something and presto, other Stumblers interested in that topic might get sent to that site if they press the stumble button. (To “like” a page you’ve just added, you have to press the thumbs-up button a second time.)
I added the Charley Project frontpage to StumbleUpon ages ago, back when I first joined, but it didn’t occur to me till now to start adding individual casefile. I’m picking them pretty much off the top of my head, listing the topic as “crime” of course. I’m focusing on the casefiles that have a lot of information, not the “few details are available” ones, because I think other stumblers will be more likely to press the thumbs-up button on those. So far I’ve added:
But one member can only add so many URLs from the same site at a time, because after so many additions (not sure how many; I got away with eleven as you can see but that seems like an strange limit) StumbleUpon won’t accept any more by you from that site for another day or so. Once you reached the limit, when you try to add another case it’ll say “failure to add URL” even though the URL is plainly there. Shrug. I suppose it’s to prevent spam. I’ll have to wait awhile before I can add any more.
So, if you want to help me out, dear readers, anyone who’s a member of StumbleUpon can help me by adding Charley cases of their own choosing.