How You Can Help

Truth Squad Central doesn’t need money–yet. I’m currently financing all out of pocket expenses of this website and expect to do so unless it becomes so successful its audience grows beyond my ability to support it. My web host contract includes a specified number of page views, but if very successful that may come to include more than I can afford. As a retiree I’m living on a fixed income.

What I do need is capable volunteers, people in a position to invest time or make in-kind contributions. Let me know if you are interested in helping. If you are not capable of contributing at this time I will appreciate referrals to people with the skills and inclination to help.

I have the following wish list:

  • People with writing skills, good judgment and a general agreement with the purposes of this website to help with content development. I’m looking for people who are well qualified to represent conservative, moderate or liberal views.
  • Editors and proofreaders.
  • Website designers who are familiar with the WordPress platform. Graphics and layout upgrades are needed. I designed some websites as a side hustle in the early days of the Internet but website design has become more sophisticated in the decades since I was active in this area. I know when I am out of my depth. No great technical skill will be required to create something much better than what I have been able to do, so this could be a great opportunity for someone with a little knowledge who is looking for practical experience and an addition to their resume. (I write great recommendation letters, by the way).
  • One or more people qualified to set up additional methods of distributing content from this website. The WordPress platform includes easy RSS feeds, but more is needed. This could include helping set up interfaces with Twitter and a companion Facebook page, a robust and scalable mailing list and other promotional techniques that haven’t yet occurred to me. I can and will be doing some of this, but if others can assist that will let me concentrate on administration, issue analysis and writing.
  • One or more people willing to assist with comment moderation. We will not be censoring any political viewpoints, but human review will be needed to filter out obscene comments, spam that evades the Akisment spam filter I have installed as well as otherwise objectionable material. No great technical skill is needed for this task. I should be able to handle this unless the site becomes very popular.
  • People who are knowledgeable about search engine optimization (SEO). The software used for this website contains some built-in SEO features, and I can supplement this, but real expertise would be very helpful.
  • People with a IT/website security background, especially involving the WordPress platform. If this website does become successful, it’s possible it could become a target of troll or hackers. I’m paying a premium for various security upgrades, but expert help is needed to supplement my efforts.
  • Lawyers who are willing to help me on a pro bono basis in setting this operation up as a non-profit corporation. It is my impression that this reduct the possibility that contributors could be exposed to frivolous litigation. Those interested in this could contact me with a link to relevant websites, or even better, contact me for personalized assistance.
  • People who are knowledgeable about search engine optimization (SEO). The software used for this website contains some built-in SEO features, and I can supplement this, but real expertise would be very helpful.

This is a pretty lengthy wish list, but if you see some other way you could contribute please let me know.