Over the last month we’ve made some changes here at CopBlock.org. The most-visible and biggest undertaking was the a site revamp. Thanks to some good planning ahead of time and the involvement of the good folks at Liberty Web Alliance it went off without a hitch. While the last iteration of CopBlock.org was functional and well-received, this new theme has a more intuitive layout that’s much more friendly to mobile devices, where around 40% of visits originate.
Cop Block gets a good amount of traffic – over 5,000 unique visitors per day from around the globe*. Since the site was founded over four years ago, the trend has been steadily upward – a reflection both of the caliber of content and resources here, as well as the timeliness of the police accountability conversation in general.
Our monthly expenses are pretty lean, especially when compared to the reach we’ve had, both online and in the real world, but still, they exist. To help offset those outlays we recently added two new affiliate programs – for Amazon and for Amagi Metals.
This Amazon graphic is now located on the right sidebar of CopBlock.org. Also, a slider widget showing electronics that can be gotten from Amazon is also on the sidebar and some book suggestions are located on the footer.
If you plan to a purchase on Amazon, please take a moment to click through one of those portals and Cop Block will get a percentage of your total (usually 3-6%). It won’t cost you anymore and it’ll help this site stay afloat; and most importantly, will help us continue to introduce to others the fact that badges don’t grant extra rights.
The second affiliate program now included on the sidebar of the site is for Amagi Metals. If you recognize the need to divest yourself of Federal Reserve Notes or are an advocate of free banking and click through that graphic and purchase any gold, silver, or other precious metals, a small percentage will come back to Cop Block, again, to help offset IT costs.
The page CopBlock.org/JoinUs was just revamped. Here’s an excerpt:
“Can you please contact me regarding becoming a member?”
“I was thinking about joining Cop Block but I’m not sure how would I go about doing it…“
“I would like to be a part of your group!”
Those statements are just a few of the many received from individuals who’ve reached out and expressed their interest in getting more involved with Cop Block. Perhaps you are now wondering the same. This page exists to provide an answer, indirect as it may initially seem. You see, Cop Block doesn’t have a membership process per se – it’s more of an idea than an institution. If you agree that badges don’t grant extra rights and you abstain from actions that initiate force, you’re welcome to consider yourself part of Cop Block.
We added the widget “RSS Aggregator” to the sidebar of CopBlock.org, which displays the content posted from many of the city- or region- based groups to get more eyes on the active groups and to underscore the interconnectedness of this growing decentralized network.
Thanks to all who’ve been involved thus far! Remember, the end goal is not to grow CopBlock.org but to live in a world where the need for the site is nonexistent.
- Liberty Web Alliance on Cop Block’s 3-Year Anniversary published February 21st, 2013 http://copblock.org/liberty-web-alliance-on-cop-blocks-3-year-anniversary
- Cop Block’s About page http://CopBlock.org/About
*The issues Cop Block addresses are not constrained to one location. This is a global struggle. Where ever the bad ideas that “legalize” two classes of people exist, institutionalized corruption, heavy-handiness, and unaccountability flourishes. Since this site was launched, visitors have hailed from 222 nation-states, from most- to least-visitors that includes: US, Canada, UK, Australia, Germany, Netherlands, India, Sweden, Mexico, Ireland, France, New Zealand, Japan, Norway, Philippines, Brazil, South Korea, Spain, Denmark, Italy, Finland, South Africa, Belgium, Romania, Puerto Rico, Russia, Switzerland, Indonesia, Portugal, Turkey, Poland, Thailand, Pakistan, Greece, Malaysia, Singapore, Israel, Argentina, Costra Rica, Austria, China, Croatia, Colombia, Czech Republic, Serbia, Ukraine, Hong Kong, Bulgaria, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Estonia, Egypt, Chile, Taiwan, Slovakia, Hungary, Iceland, Vietnam, Slovenia, Kuwait, Lithuania, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Kenya, Guam, Trinidad and Tobago, Bolivia, Morocco, Jamaica, Iran, Iraq, Latvia, Dominican Republic, Nigeria, Qatar, Panama, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Lebanon, Algeria, Guatemala, Jordan, Afghanistan, Luxembourg, Tunisia, Cyprus, Malta, Kosovo, Uruguay, Bahamas, Bahrain, Georgia, Honduras, Barbados, Cambodia, Nepal, Albania, Ghana, Nicaragua, Oman, Isle of Man, Maldives, US Virgin Islands, Moldova, Aruba, Yemen, Mauritius, Bermuda, Kazakhstan, Paraguay, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Zambia, Jersey, El Salvador, Uganda, Netherlands Antiles, Fiji, Mongolia, Dominica, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Cayman Islands, Liberia, Belize, Montenegro, Myanmar, Armenia, Syria, Libya, Namibia, Senegal, Kyrgyzstan, Guernsey, Brunei, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Macau, Suriname, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Curacao, Botswana, Palestine, Cote d’Ivoire, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Faroe Islands, Saint Lucia, Mozambique, Antigua and Barbuda, Gibraltar, Northern Mariana Islands, Sint Maarten, Laos, Reunion, Turks and Caicos Islands, Angola, New Caledonia, Rwanda, Papua New Guinea, British Virgin Islands, Benin, Cameroon, French Polynesia, Anguilla, Congo (DRC), Guadeloupe, Malawi, Madagascar, Monaco, Aland Islands, Swaziland, Djibouti, Tonga, Andorra, Bhutan Uzbekistan, Martinique, Greenland, Lesotho, Seychelles, Gambia, Somalia, Tajikistan, Burkina Faso, Caribbean Netherlands, Turkmenistan, Liechtenstein, Saint Martin, Togo, Vanuatu, Burundi, Mali, Solomon Islands, Cuba, Cape Verde, Gabon, Mauritania, Niger, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Cook Islands, Micronesia, French Guiana, Guinea, Marshall Islands, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Congo (Republic), Norfolk Island, San Marino, South Sudan, American Samoa, Eqatorial Guinea, Kiribati, Montserrat, Timor-Leste