My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Erowid Center, Grass Valley, CA, USA
Erowid is my primary information database regarding anything it contains articles on. Most people would think that would mean illegal drugs, but actually I've been using it lately for legal drugs (amanita muscaria, coffee, etc.) and the 'mind & spirit' section (for example, fasting).
This website is clearly among the very small Internet elite: it's been around for more than a decade, it's operated by experts who let in only extremely valuable free material and is beyond reproach in being a transparent and responsible compendium even while addressing matters that might be seen as dark, dangerous or criminal (even though they aren't). When reading Wikipedia I sometimes follow references to cross-examine facts; on Erowid, each word I read is final as far as I'm concerned.
Even if it were to shutdown tomorrow, it'd still occupy a spotlight on Internet history and in the users' hearts.
PS: while I evaluated the stars below I gave it 5 stars in every category. How often can you do that after careful judgment and evaluation?
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Although I'm very used to the intuitive, traditional interface and would be annoyed at first, a webdesign redrawing wouldn't be unwelcome since it looks like the "old" web 1.0. Not that it's without it's charm!
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