In the spirit of the congratulatory postings proliferating of late, I figured that at least one more was in order for David Veksler, the webmaster who has played a major role behind the recent changes to the Ludwig von Mises Institutes website.
One of his latest additions to the main website is a sidebar widget labeled “Related” which as you might suspect contains links to other Mises daily articles, literature, media files, and store products which share topical relation; or at least that is what is aimed to be accomplished.
This is the part where we turn to all our site visitors and ask them to pitch in a hand to improve the accuracy of those resulting links, by utilizing the websites tagging function, located conveniently at the bottom of every daily article where the reader is provocatively invited to “Tag this document!” (as Walter Block might have them do to unowned ‘public’ property.)
All you need to do is think of one or a few words which best describe the content of the daily article, type them in, submit, and voila! What you have just accomplished is to create a relationship to other articles, books, or media which discuss those related topics. The more attributes those articles share, the more likely it is will be linked to, thus laying the groundwork to help new readers further explore and expand their education on any specific topic that what might have occurred otherwise.
For example, a visitor who enjoyed the recent articles discussing the Methodenstreit debates might be keen to discover that Ludwig von Mises wrote a number of books dealing with those very same topics.